Atherton Bikes Launch Their All-Aluminium S170.

The Atherton Bikes range grows with the addition of the S170, an all-aluminium, subtractive manufactured version of the AM170.

With 170mm rear travel, 180mm fork and Mullet wheels, the Atherton Bikes S170 might be built differently but it’s designed for the same terrain the famous family are known for.

The first in the planned Atherton Bikes S-series is the S170. Very much following the blueprint of the A170 additive manufactured bike, the S170 is ‘subtractive manufactured’ in that the custom butted 7075 tubes are bonded into CNC’d lugs with double lap shear joints. An anodized finish protects the frame from corrosion.

With 170mm DW4 driven travel out the back paired to a 180mm fork and rolling on Mullet wheels, this bike is designed for some serious riding. The all-alloy frame though allows complete bikes to start at a similar price to the AM170 frameset whilst still being manufactured on-site in the UK.

You know fine well that these will have seen the usual lab tests but testing under some of the wildest conditions Dan Atherton can conjure up, with that, the S170 has passed EFBE Tri TestCat 4(Enduro) and Cat 5(Downhill) meaning that Atherton can offer a lifetime first-owner guarantee wherever you ride. That DW4 link is also simpler and easier to maintain than it’s bigger brothers’ DW6 link.

A straight through seat tube gives maximum dropper insertion and the usual massive spread of size options are available with 12 different reach sizes in 10mm increments on offer.

Three complete bikes and a frameset will be on offer to begin with, though no custom build options are available. Build 3 kicks things off at £4,799 rising to the range topper Build 1 at £5,999. The frame with a Fox DHX2 is £2,799.

UK Patent Application Number GB2400886.4

Geometry

The Atherton S170 comes in 12 sizes.

Reach on Size 6 is 455mm with a seat tube of 420mm. Head angle is 63.6 degrees with an effective seat tube angle of 77.6 degrees. Chainstays are 435mm with a wheelbase of 1244mm.

Atherton S170 models

Atherton S170 Build 1

Key features:

  • Rockshox Zeb Ultimate 170mm fork
  • Rockshox Super Deluxe Ultimate Coil shock
  • SRAM GX/XO1 Eagle 12-speed drive
  • Hayes Dominion A4 brakes
  • Stans Flow EX3 wheels
  • Fox Transfer Performance dropper
  • £5,999.00 RRP

Atherton S170 Build 2

Key features:

  • Fox 38 Performance 180mm fork
  • Fox X2 Performance shock
  • SRAM GX Eagle 12-speed drive
  • Hayes Dominion A4 brakes
  • Stans Flow S2 wheels
  • Fox Transfer Performance dropper
  • £5,499.00 RRP

Atherton S170 Build 3

Key features:

  • Rockshox Domain R 180mm fork
  • Rockshox Deluxe Select shock
  • SRAM NX/GX Eagle 12-speed drive
  • Hayes Dominion A4 brakes
  • Stans Flow S2 wheels
  • Fox Transfer Performance dropper
  • £4,799.00 RRP

You can check out the Atherton Bikes S170 over on their website here.


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