September 11th, 2017
Today we reveal the 2018 range, which has plenty of fan favourites included in the line-up as well as some reinvented models designed to push the boundaries of the sport.
There are many standout bikes for 2018 but the highlights in this year’s range include the brand new top-of-the-range Carbon Ariel, expanded Kili Flyer line-up, a trail conquering Mountain E-Bike, the Zen E as well as more women’s specific bikes, a range of Dirt Jump bikes and more!
Here’s a quick look at just a few of the latest models for 2018
The all-new Ariel LT is definitely the model that will be turning the most heads. Taking inspiration from the Myst without losing its climbing abilities, it will take pretty much everything you can throw at it.
Using a 24T/40T/3K Toray UD Carbon blend on the front triangle and a Toray UD Carbon swingarm keeps weight low whilst not compromising on durability. As seen on the Myst, the custom headtube allows you to adjust the front centre +/-5mm in order to perfect your ride position.
Internal cable routing and a specific Di2 battery holder in the downtube keep the bike looking as fresh as possible whilst still being practical. Full Shimano 1 x 11 speed groupset with M8000 XT brakes taking care of stopping duties. DT Swiss M1900 wheelset wrapped in Maxxis Minion DHF II tyres and finished off with carbon Enve bars really help this big hitter stand out from the crowd.
The Myst Team is a pro-level factory build that is as fast as any race machine on the market today with many world cup victories to its name. A race bike pure and simple with no expense spared and features the best kit money can buy. Available in strictly limited numbers for the fastest riders on the planet.
The Myst Pro is built as a killer privateer race bike which offers a recipe that just works. A Fox Van RC rear shock together with a Boxxer RC fork are easy to set-up and get balanced. A 1x10 Shimano Zee drivetrain and powerful Zee brakes are solid performers that never miss a beat. It’s finished with Kore Torsion bars, seatpost and rims, rolling on Maxxis High Roller II’s with a Super Tacky compound.
Joining the hugely popular Kili Flyer Elite this year is the sub-£2k entry-level Kili Flyer that offers perfect trail manners at a cost that won’t break the bank. With 130mm travel, it is perfect for the kind of riding most of us are taking on. Trail areas like Cannock Chase, AE Forrest, Coed y Brenin and the South Downs to name but a few. The soul of the Kili Flyer goes much deeper than just trail riding with its long toptube and slack head angle and is more than ready to take on a day at Cwmcarn or Bike Park Wales.
Of course at the higher end, the Kili Flyer Elite, with its carbon chassis is still taking care of business in a brilliant new colour way. A women’s specific Kili Flyer Elite has also been added to the range which mirrors the unisex version in every way, with slight amendments to the touch points to cater for the female physique.