1) Trek Session 9.9 – £9000
The detail and finish on the Trek Session is unparalleled, and it comes with the price tag to match.
The Session is the most expensive production downhill mountain bike on the market right now, but it’s also the one that carried Rachel Atherton to the perfect season, and has been proven on the big stage through Aaron Gwin and Tracey Moseley as well.
The suspension design is 10 years in the making, the bike is well-balanced and while the stock handlebars are narrow, the ride is sensationally fast. The Session isn’t perfect, but it is one of the best around.
2) Kona Supreme Operator – £7899
The Kona Operator will have an entirely new frame for 2017, burlier than the previous generations, and it’ll now be rolling on 27.5” wheels for the first time.
While the supreme Operator comes in at just under £8000 though, the entry level price for the base Operator has dropped significantly and it should be available for around £3000.