The 2015 model year is coming to an end and 2016 is bringing with it some awesome and exciting new bikes. Here's a few things we're excited about in 2016.
Specialized Mountain Bikes
Specialized has redesigned several of their trail bikes for 2016. The Stumpjumper and Camber are two bikes that were already great and Specialized has made them even better. With 650b, full-suspension, hard-tail, fat tire sizes, and SWAT equipped setups on the horizon, there is something for everyone. From Specialized:
"Mountain biking has come a long way since the Stumpjumper first debuted in 1981, but one thing's stayed the same for decades: The Stumpjumper FSR is the ultimate trail bike. And this year, it solidifies its position as the best handling and most efficient trail bike in history with revolutionary new technology like our proprietary Rx Trail shock tune, never been done before, fully integrated SWAT technology, 650b and 29er options, the shortest chainstays of any trail bike out there, and an even slacker, trail-eating geometry. Add it all up, and you have a bike that's ready for anything that the trail can throw at it."
Five minutes over 40k. That's about all we can say regarding the new Specialized Venge. We're still waiting to get our hands on this bike, but we're beyond excited to see what it can do.
Cannondale Road Bikes
Always a contender in the road arena, Cannondale is focusing its energy on improving two of its most popular bikes. The legendary CAAD10 gets an update to the all new CAAD12. Not to be left out, the SuperSix EVO has been redesigned with a focus on balance in everything. Expect faster, more confident, and more compliant performance bikes from Cannondale in 2016. Those looking for something radically different will enjoy the new Cannondale Slate.
Adventure by bike is going to be a ton of fun and a whole lot faster in 2016. With a Carbon Tour Divide racer, new fat bikes, and big changes to the Warbird including a Carbon model, Salsa is taking the adventure game to another level. Look for bikes to start shipping over the next 8 weeks.