The most influential bikes of the millennium

The latest BikeRadar Podcast covers some fairly important bikes…

The most influential bikes of the millennium

Both mountain and road bikes have developed massively in the past five years, let alone the past 21. So we thought it was about time we got together to discuss the most influential bikes since the millennium.

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First up, BikeRadar’s MTB tech team, Rob, Tom, Alex and Luke, talk through what they think have been the most influential mountain bikes from super-secretive DH bikes to steel hardtails that defined a genre.

The revamped SX Trail platform sports more standover clearance and seatpost adjustment range along with improved performance in square-edged hits.
It might look a bit goofy now, but Specialized’s SX Trail paved the way.
James Huang

Then we chatted with senior technical editor road, Warren, about the most influential road bikes this millennium.

Cannondale SystemSix Carbon Ultegra
The SystemSix is everything you’d want from an aero bike and more.
David Caudery / Immediate Media

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