The New Atherton AM.170 | Everything You Need to Know.

Atherton Bikes add another string to their bow with a long travel bike park and enduro machine in the form of the AM.170.

Atherton Bikes add an enduro machine to their line up, making it a four bike range, with the new AM.170.

Essentially a blend between the AM.200’s descending capability and the AM.150’s climbing prowess created the AM.170, offering 170mm rear wheel travel via the DW6 link you see on all the other Atherton Bikes frames. Tubeset is the Additive Manufactured Ti 3D printed lugs with carbon fibre tubes.

A straight through seat tube was facilitated by the move to Mullet wheels (29″ front and 27.5″ rear) offering some serious dropper post insertion. All bikes will take the new SRAM direct-mount drive trains which are available as complete bike build upgrades.

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Three builds are available as well as a frame only option. Both will happily take coil or air shocks. Specs can also be customised to a point, or parts can be excluded, should you have your own preferred option ready and waiting. The frameset starts at £4,500.00 with a Fox DHX2 Coil or FoxFloat X2 shock. Complete bikes start at £6,950.00 and top out at £8,200.00.

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Geometry

The AM.170 is available in 22 different sizes, from 410 Low to 530 XX-Tall. Custom sizing is also available if you’re really that picky.

Reach on the 480 Reg (the 11th size, so mid point) is 480mm combined with a 420mm seat tube. Head tube angle is 64 degrees with a seat tube angle of 77.75 degrees. Chainstays are 435mm on the 480 Reg with a wheelbase of 1255mm.

Atherton Bikes AM.170 models

Atherton AM.170 Build 3

Key features:

  • Rockshox Zeb Ultimate 170mm fork
  • Rockshox Super Deluxe Coil shock
  • SRAM GX Eagle 12-speed drive
  • Hayes Dominion A4 brakes
  • Stans Flow S2 wheels
  • Fox Transfer Performance dropper
  • £6,950.00 RRP

Atherton AM.170 Build 2

Key features:

  • Ohlins RXF38 170mm fork
  • Ohlins TTX22.M2 Coil shock
  • SRAM GX Eagle 12-speed drive
  • Hayes Dominion A4 brakes
  • Stans Flow EX3 wheels
  • Fox Transfer Performance dropper
  • £7,900.00 RRP

Atherton AM.170 Build 1

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Key features:

  • Fox 38 Factory 170mm fork
  • Fox DHX2 Coil shock
  • SRAM XO1 Eagle 12-speed drive
  • Hayes Dominion A4 brakes
  • Stans Flow EX3 wheels
  • Fox Transfer Factory dropper
  • £8,200.00 RRP

You can check out the Atherton Bikes AM.170 over on their website here.