Yeti SB 6 Turq
On the surface it may be difficult to see what differentiates this bike from a conventional SB6, but it’s what’s beneath that counts. This bike is made with Yeti’s Turq carbon that shaves 300 grams from the weight of the frame.
The update has been applied across the Yeti range, but the SB 6 is our favourite. Surprisingly the frames we saw didn’t actually come in signature turquoise, just stealthy black, but production models will come in both colours.
Rocky Mountain Slayer
A legend reborn from Rocky Mountain. We remember riding the original Slayer 12 years ago so were more than excited to see this one in the flesh.
With its downhill-bike capability, 170mm fork and 165mm of rear travel this all-new Slayer goes head to head with our favourite enduro bikes such as the Radon Swoop, YT Capra and the revised Commencal Meta AM V4.2. Some tough competition with this bunch, but Rocky Mountain promise us that the Slayer’s pedalling responsiveness is matched with an uncanny ability to find and hold speed in rugged terrain.
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Pivot have been on spree of releases at the moment with the Switchblade, and updated 429 and now the Firebird all being added to its catalogue.
If you were at Whistler for Crankworx then you may have already seen this but for us Europeans this was our fist glimpse of the 170mm travel super-enduro monster.
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