Top 2016 Bikes - Giant, Cannondale, Whyte and Specialized

Words by Aaron Scott

on 04/11/2015 12:48:00

Top 2016 Bikes - Giant, Cannondale, Whyte and Specialized

With 5% reward points all our 2016 bikes, now is the perfect time to treat yourself to your dream ride. To give you some insight into what's going to be hot in 2016, we got our bikes buyer, Alex, to give us the low-down on his favourite 2016 bikes from Giant, Cannondale, Whyte and Specialized.

Giant 2016 Bikes

Here at Rutland we are big fans of Giant bikes. The 2016 road range has seen the biggest advancements, with the bulk of the mountain bike range remaining fairly unchanged from the 2015 range. The big news is the redevelopment of the TCR range, with the brand new TCR SL, Advanced Pro and Advanced models claimed to be lighter, stiffer and more efficient than previous models.

My 3 favourite 2016 Giant bikes:

Giant TCR Advanced 3

1. Giant TCR Advanced 3, £1049.00

For all-round road racers, a perfect balance of stiffness, light weight and smooth compliance is the key to success. With its Advanced grade composite frameset, the all-new TCR Advanced meets every demand. The frame is lighter, but it still retains its pedal stomping stiffness. The OverDrive steerer system and MegaDrive downtube are engineered for precise handling. The all-new Variant seatpost improves ride quality so you stay fresh until the finish on those big days in the saddle.

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Giant Propel Advanced 0

2. Giant Propel Advanced 0, £2,449.00

Best-in-class aerodynamics plus sharp yet stable handling on the road. You get it all with Propel Advanced. Engineered with AeroSystem Shaping Technology and Advanced grade composite, this race ready rocket ship delivers lightweight performance and a stiff chassis for sprinting. The Vector seatpost offers wide ranging adjustability with minimal drag. An OverDrive steerer tube and PowerCore bottom bracket help improve its sharp handling and pedalling efficiency.

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Giant Envie Advanced 1

3. Giant Envie Advanced 1, £1,599.00

The result of years of research, development and testing by riders including the multi-time world champion Marianne Vos, Envie Advanced re-defines the meaning of fast. Liv's 3F design philosophy harnesses the power of how women ride and employs state of the art aerodynamic innovations including AeroSystem Shaping technology and the SpeedControl SL brake system. The Advanced grade composite frame is handcrafted with the OverDrive steerer tube for precise handling. The final result: the ultimate aero race machine for sprints, short distance triathlons and everyday training on the road.

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Cannondale

The big Cannondale news for 2016 is... we will be stocking their bikes in store and online!!! We're particularly excited about being able to stock the SuperSix Evo range, which debuted at the Tour de France earlier this year, as well as the latest update to the iconic CAAD X.

My 3 favourite products:

Cannondale CAAD X Disc Tiagra

4. Cannondale CAAD X Disc Tiagra, £899.99

The 2016 Cannondale CAADX Disc Tiagra is a beautifully manipulated aluminium frame equipped with the latest Tiagra shifting from Shimano. A double butted aluminium frame complete with smooth welds means a light weight frame that snaps at competitor performance thanks to an amazing power response. A carbon bladed fork and flattened seat stays allow for riding surface vibration to a minimal. Mechanical disc brakes take care of stopping in the mud and the rain, and Shimano's new 10 speed Tiagra shifting delivers durability and accurate gear selection that keeps ticking in grime.

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Cannondale Supersix Evo Ultegra 3

5. Cannondale Supersix Evo 3, £1,899.99

The 2016 Cannondale SuperSix Evo Ultegra 3 out-climbs and descends every other bike to make a ride that eats the competition. With Speed Save micro suspension tech and smaller diameter frame tubes the SuperSix is sleeker and more comfortable. Out-climb, out-descend, out-corner and out-last the competition on a race bike so good, it's almost unfair.

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Cannondale Synapse Carbon 105

6. Cannondale Synapse Carbon 105, £1,599.99

The 2016 Cannondale Synapse 105 provides the perfect balance of an all-day geometry and performance. BalisTec carbon frame with a BB30 shell allows for excellent power transfer whilst specially designed seat stays and fork absorb vibration.

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Whyte

Since Whyte began in 1999, their motto has been �performance by design�. Their core R&D team, based in the Cotswolds, live, ride, test and design on the same roads and trails that you ride, and most importantly, in the same conditions - often worse. They know what it's like to be wet and cold and trying to operate a seat-post quick release with frozen fingers - that's why you'll see their bikes having a bigger lever than anyone else's. It's also why you'll find Crud-Catcher mounts on their mountain bikes (following too many afternoons being spent picking grit out of their eyes after lunchtime rides), and it's why they've taken a unique approach to geometry, designed to inspire confidence in all conditions on all different types of terrain.

My 3 favourite products:

Whyte T-130 RS Full Suspension Men's

7. Whyte T-130 RS Full Suspension Men's, £2,750.00

Go anywhere, ride anything and have maximum fun with the 2016 Whyte T-130 RS, the most versatile, one bike, every trail bike you'll ever need. With 130mm of Quad-4 suspension, 650b wheels and Whyte's innovative trail bike geometry, the 2016 Whyte T-130 RS is fast on fun from your front door all the way to the end of the trail centre.

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Whyte T-130 SX Full Suspension Women's

8. Whyte T-130 SX Full Suspension Women's, £1,899.00

Go anywhere, ride anything and have maximum fun with the 2016 Whyte T-130 RS, the most versatile, one bike, every trail bike you'll ever need. With 130mm of Quad-4 suspension, 650b wheels and Whyte's innovative trail bike geometry, the 2016 Whyte T-130 RS is fast on fun from your front door all the way to the end of the trail centre.

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Whyte 905 Men's 650b Hardtail

9. Whyte 905 Men's 650b Hardtail, £1,599.00

The 2016 Whyte 905 is the newest 650b hardtail bike featuring Whyte's unique approach to geometry, creating a tough, fast and controlled hardtail that is ready to take on any terrain found in the British Isles. With its light 6061 aluminium frame, designed with UK riding in mind, the 2016 Whyte 905 is resistant to mud ruining your ride - a British winter essential - thanks to special touches like the front facing seat slit, integrated Crud Catcher mounts, and full length outers.

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Specialized

Specialized goes all-in on 27.5+ (6Fatties) for 2016 with the Stumpjumper FSR, Fuse and Ruze. Compared with more cross country-orientated hardtails, the frames on the Fuse and Ruze feature slacker trail geometry and slightly lengthened fork travel for more aggressive riding. Once you ride one of these things, you'll soon realise 6Fatties, and plus-size bikes in general, are here to stay!

My 3 favourite products:

Specialized Fuse Pro 6Fattie

10. Specialized Fuse Pro 6Fattie, £2,200.00

The Fuse Pro 6Fattie is the next step in the evolution of trail riding. Now we know that sounds bold coming from a hardtail, but with our all-new 6Fattie Wheel System, the Fuse puts out more traction, more floatation, and better handling, all without sacrificing anything to efficiency. And when teamed-up with a low and slack geometry that keeps you glued to the trail, and our exclusive Diamond Stay design that keeps the chainstays as short as possible for snappy handling and quick accelerations, that bold statement above becomes undeniable fact.

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Specialized Ruze Comp 6Fattie

11. Specialized Ruze Comp 6Fattie, £1,400.00

The word comp is short for giving away something for free, or complimentary, and in the case of the Ruze Comp 6Fattie, we're giving away more traction, increased control, and elevated confidence. It's certainly not free in the traditional sense, but with the Comp's durable, no-fuss component spec, the only thing you have to worry about spending is how to better spend your energy harnessing the revolutionary characteristics of our 6Fattie Wheel System, women's-specific components, and our Women's Trail Geometry with an ultra-low standover height.

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Specialized Venge Elite Carbon

12. Specialized Venge Elite Carbon, £2,400.00

The Venge Elite is a purpose-built speed machine. With the aerodynamic benefits of a wind-tunnel-optimised frame and fork, along with the workhorse performance of the Shimano 105 drivetrain, the Venge Elite is the perfect entry into the aero road bike market.

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