20 Hot Bikes and 6 Trends for 2013

A sneak peek at the trends and bikes that are set to dominate in 2013… – By Neil Gardiner

Come the Northern Hemisphere summer, all the bike brands prepare feverishly for the arrival of cycling journalists at carefully-chosen exotic locations, keen to have the jaded bunch try out their crop of new bikes that are ‘set to revolutionise the industry’ and ‘set the cat among the pigeons’. Well; not all of them promise as much, but it’s safe to say there’s a lot of hype around the following year’s range. Amid the ballyhoo, we spotted some trends as to where we think the future is heading. Have a read, bookmark this page, then click on it again in 2015 to see if we were right.

Trend 1 | Trend 2 | Trend 3 | Trend 4 | Trend 5 | Trend 6


6 Responses to 20 Hot Bikes and 6 Trends for 2013

  1. Grant November 22, 2012 at 2:40 pm #

    Why does your site/articles take forever to load. It is one of the few that is consistantly slow.

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      Bicycling November 22, 2012 at 3:11 pm #

      Sorry that you’re experiencing issues. Will let your developers know asap.

  2. Eddie November 23, 2012 at 9:55 am #

    With regard to the trend of 27.5 inch wheels becoming more popular: Nice try, you Marketers out there! Now that most people have bought 29ers, you need us to buy something else, so you try and flog a 27.5 inch wheel!

    No way will a 27.5er be faster than a 29er.


    • LesGp December 28, 2012 at 10:39 am #

      Very good point Eddie. Always buy buy buy. Aren’t they all just bikes at the end of the day?

  3. LesGp December 28, 2012 at 10:38 am #

    Hey I love my 2013 Aspect 920, 29er. Can’t you guys do a shootout for bikes under R10k?

  4. mervin March 29, 2013 at 6:56 pm #

    i have waited for the 650 b and i am not dissapointed,i am riding faster, easier, less effort to get uphill. i only now use my 26er to train on. extremly happy

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