The Bird Aether 9 has just been crowned the best trail bike in BikeRadar’s annual Trail Bike of The Year test!
A big thanks to our sponsors for helping us make this year’s Bike of The Year a reality: Fox Clothing, Muc-Off and Garmin. The video contains product placement from our sponsors but rest assured our reviews will always remain impartial, backed up by our expert test team.
The Aether 9 is the newest addition to Bird’s flock of bikes, being the aluminium version of the Aether 9 C that launched in the middle of 2020, and sits alongside the Aether 7 that podiumed in last year’s Bike of the Year test.
The Aether 9 could easily have trod on the toes of the 150mm AM9, especially considering the geometry of the bike, however with a touch less travel and a tighter back end, Bird has managed to build a bike that’s noticeably different from its almost identical (looking) sibling.
Combine that excellent geometry and sorted suspension with top value for money and you have a bike that truly does it all, making the Bird Aether 9 a worthy winner of the trail category in our 2021 Bike of the Year test.
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