Contender’s Most Anticipated Bicycles of 2019

We’re always excited for bikes of all kinds, but there are a few that really stand out from the bunch. Here’s our list of some of our most-anticipated road and mountain bikes of 2019. Don’t see your bike of choice? Comment below!

ROAD

2019 Pinarello GREVIL & GREVIL+

2019 Pinarello Grevil & Grevil + Gravel Bike - Contender Bicycles

What makes us so excited for Pinarello’s newest bikes of 2019, the Grevil and Grevil+, is that it signals a total mindset change from the storied Italian brand. Road cycling has focused intensely on racing and pure performance, while leaving behind the exploratory side that makes cycling truly special. The introduction of the Grevil gravel bike doesn’t mean that they’re abandoning road racing (and the Dogma line); it just means that there’s finally a Pinarello that’s happy to be your companion mile after mile, even when the pavement ends. Read our review of the Pinarello Grevil HERE.

2019 Pinarello Grevil Gravel Bike - Contender Bicycles

2019 Orbea Gain e-Road 

2019 Orbea Gain E-Road Bike - Contender Bicycles

What more is there to say about the Orbea Gain e-road bike? This pedal-assist road bike isn’t just versatile, it offers truly smart integration of technology without diluting the road bike experience. Few bikes have received as many inquiries as the Gain, and as we get more of them into the shop, we expect enthusiasm for this bike to only grow. Read and watch our review of the Orbea Gain HERE.

2019 Orbea Gain e-Road Bike - Contender Bicycles

2019 TIME Alpe d’Huez 21

2019 TIME Alpe d'Huez 21 AKTIV - Contender Bicycles

TIME claims that their Alpe d’Huez 01, introduced last February, was “a turning point in TIME’s history”. It retained everything that sets TIME apart from the competition, but was lighter, stiffer, and a bit more agile. But we envision that their latest bike, the Alpe d’Huez 21, is going to be what everyone is going to be on. Compared to the Alpe d’Huez 01, the 21 has a more conventional wrap-around metal clamp that sits flush with the top tube, a simplified carbon fiber layup, with basalt fiber in place of Vectran in the carbon. Most impressive is price: at $3500, the complete bike with an Ultegra drivetrain is over $2000 cheaper than an Alpe d’Huez 01 Aktiv frameset. Read and watch our review on the TIME Alpe d’Huez HERE.

2019 TIME Alpe d'Huez 21 Road Bike - Contender Bicycles

MOUNTAIN

2019 BMC Fourstroke 01

2019 BMC Fourstroke 01 ONE - Contender Bicycles

The all-new 2019 BMC Fourstroke 01 is not afraid to get rad. Their new Race Application Dropper (RAD) offers an ultralight, integrated dropper seatpost option perfect for the heat of the battle, but it’s the updated geometry that really sets this bike apart from the pack. While we expected a new BMC Fourstroke for this coming year, we certainly did not anticipate the level of innovation and progressivity with which BMC has imbued their newest cross country mountain bike. Read and watch our BMC Fourstroke 01 review HERE.

2019 BMC Fourstroke 01 ONE Rear Suspension - Contender Bicycles

2019 Scott Ransom 900 Tuned

2019 Scott Ransom 900 Tuned - Contender Bicycles

SCOTT’s newest mountain bike also happens to be their most tech-laden mountain bike yet. It has enough suspension travel to make even a Baja trophy truck blush, but the SCOTT Ransom never feels overwrought or unmanageable on the trail. A new shock developed in conjunction with Fox features SCOTT’s new Ramp Adjust allows riders to effectively add a volume spacer at the flip of a switch to adjust how progressive the suspension is. Add in dialed handling and surprisingly low weight, and there’s plenty of reasons to be excited about the new Ransom. Read and watch our Scott Ransom review HERE.

2019 Scott Ransom 900 Tuned - FOX Suspension

2019 Orbea Oiz TR

2019 Orbea Oiz TR - Contender Bicycles

Sure, the all-new 2019 Orbea Oiz OMR (“Or-bae-a Oh-eeeth”) might looks similar to the previous Oiz, but under their OMR carbon frame is a truly evolved Oiz. Lighter and stiffer to match XC demands, but much plusher and more accommodating that before, too. Orbea has introduced both XC (100mm travel) and TR (120mm travel) models on the same frame and swingarm, which Orbea claims gives the bike two different personalities. The Oiz TR, with it’s 120 mm suspension travel and standard dropper seatpost, looks just about perfect for the kind of riding available around here. Read and watch our 2019 Orbea Oiz review HERE.

2019 Orbea Oiz - Contender Bicycles

What bicycle are you most excited to see in 2019? Let us know in the comments below, we’d love to hear what you think.

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