10 of the best new bikes
Fed up with traffic jams and squeezing onto public transport? Do you daydream of rolling countryside and twisting trails scything through forest glades? Then you need get on your bike pronto. We've picked out 10 of the newest and shiniest velocipedes from trade shows like Core Bike and The Bike Place to inspire you.
Pivot Mach 5.7 Carbon
from £3600, pivotcycles.co.uk
Granted, £3600 is a lot of money – but Pivot's Mach 5.7 Carbon is worth it if you're serious about your mountain biking. It takes the brilliantly effective DW-Link suspension of its alloy namesake and pairs it with an all-new carbon-fibre frame. That makes it lighter than many cross-country bikes, while still offering 145mm of plush, trail centre-friendly suspension.
The base model comes with Shimano SLX and XT parts, but you can spec it however you like – just as long as your wallet can handle it.