With 2023 beginning to gather pace, there’s surely no shortage of new mountain bike releases on the horizon.
Indeed, last year brought us a wave of new rides to froth over, from enduro bikes with integrated shocks to bespoke high-pivot frames .
But the bike industry never slows down and we think this year is going to be even more exciting.
Here are 12 new mountain bikes we want to see in 2023, covering machines we expect to see – including prototypes from GT, Specialized and Nukeproof already spotted – and bikes we’re simply hoping for. YT Decoy
Launched in spring 2019 as YT’s first foray into the electric mountain bike market, the YT Decoy remains the only eMTB offering in the German brand’s stable.
Offered as a full 29er and a mullet bike , the arrival of the existing Decoy preceded Shimano’s current EP8 motor and came specced with the older STEPS E8000 motor and a proprietary 540Wh battery.
In 2021, the Decoy was treated to a spec upgrade starring the improved EP8 motor, while, more recently, YT launched a larger-capacity 720Wh battery for all Decoy models. However, due to the size of the battery, this update works only with size-medium frames or larger.Is it time for a more meaningful update, then? The Decoy’s geometry is looking somewhat outdated four years after its launch. We’d love to see a new model with updated geometry, featuring the 720Wh battery across all sizes and the value for money YT has become renowned for. Specialized Turbo […]
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