Atherton Bikes has finally announced its long-awaited trail bike, the AM.130. Like the AM.150 all-mountain bike and the AM.200M DH Bike, the new 130mm travel Atherton Bike is assembled from carbon tubing and titanium lugs, the latter made using the somewhat mesmerizing process of additive manufacturing. The made-to-order business model gives the brand flexibility to offer a much more comprehensive approach to sizing. As a result, the AM.130 is available in no fewer than twenty-two sizes . The Atherton AM.130 pairs its 130mm rear wheel travel with a 140mm fork There are two models to choose from, too. The AM.130 gets a 140mm travel fork delivering a 65.5 degree head angle, while the AM.130.X is bumped up to a 150mm fork and has a slightly slacker head angle of 65 degrees as a result.
All design, development, and a large portion of the manufacturing happens at the Atherton Bikes HQ in Machynlleth, Wales, a short drive away from Dan Atherton’s Dyfi Bike Park, and within reach of the hundreds of kilometers worth of hand-cut natural trails on which this bike was tested. Atherton AM.130
The AM.130 is a complete 29er pitched as a do-it-all trail bike, light and efficient enough for big days pedaling from peak to peak, but burly and supportive enough for bike park laps. As such, the carbon-titanium frameset has passed all of the most stringent EFBE Cat 4 (Enduro) and Cat 5 tests (Downhill), and is sold with a lifetime warranty that extends to the first […]