29er Reviews and News


Sea Otter: Fezzari rolls out 27+ Cascade Peak

Consumer direct seller believes there’s a sea change underway with the way people buy bikes — and sees new 27+ platform as great entree into sport for new riders.

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News: SRAM RAIL 40 wheels

SRAM has made huge strides in its wheel development. They’ve dissected every part of the wheel system and improved all the components. They’re not very wide yet but the engineering is now very sound with the RAIL line of wheels. Performance and affordability are in the forefront as well.

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First Ride Review: 2015 Trek Stache

Not too fat, not too thin, the Angry Singlespeeder thinks Trek’s new Stache is just right. Check out his first ride review.

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Sea Otter: Haro brings back Shift line of full suspension bikes including the all new Shift Plus

Some prototype bikes from Haro’s 2016 line-up including the Shift S3, Shift R5 and R7 and the Shift Plus running the big 27.5+ tire size.

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Review: Trek Superfly SS singlespeed 29er

The Angry Singlespeeder puts Trek’s budget-friendly one-gear bike through its paces. See if he was still angry at the end of his ride.

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Sea Otter: Coming soon Norco Revolver 27.5 and 29

New full-suspension bike in final stages of development now.

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Pro Bike: Marco Fontana’s Cannondale F-Si Carbon Team

Lightweight racer of Italian national XC champ and Olympic bronze medalist spec’d with SRAM XX1 drivetrain, ENVE wheels, and Prologo saddle and grips.

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Review: Haro FLC 29 Pro carbon 29er hardtail

The Haro FLC 29 Pro offers a great value for the rider looking for a lightweight, carbon frame that can serve as an XC race bike as well as an all around trail bike.

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NAHBS 2015: Eclectic mountain bikes highlight show

The return of a legendary steel builder, new carbon layups, and everything in between highlight the mountain bike offerings at this year’s North American Handmade Bike Show.

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Review: RockShox RS-1 suspension fork

RockShox’s groundbreaking inverted fork offers superb performance — and a lofty price tag. So is it worth it?

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Review: BMC Speedfox 130mm travel 29er

Mtbr rode the BMC Speedfox 29er near BMC’s office in Switzerland and Noble Canyon in San Diego, CA. The bike exhibited great range and capability.

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News: Salsa Cycles Powderkeg 29er tandem mountain bike

In typical Salsa fashion comes the all new Powderkeg, a tandem 29er designed for the committed adventure racers and their partners in life and dirt.

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Santa Cruz unveils revised Highball carbon hardtail

Geometry has been adjusted from the previous iteration, with a longer front end and shorter chainstays, the goal being a snappier, more nimble ride.

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Review: Industry Nine Trail 29 wheelset

We put this American-made wheelset to the test and found it had outstanding durability, hub performance and lateral stiffness.

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KHS SixFifty 7200, 4 Season 1000 fat bike, BNT 29

Three highlights from the KHS 2015 lineup including their 160mm enduro bike with 27.5″ wheels, alloy fat bike hardtail and a specially designed 29er hardtail for big and tall riders.

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News: Niner launches new RIP 9 Carbon, revised JET 9 Carbon and EMD 9

New offerings for the new year give price conscious buyers more options and popular Niner models receive nice updates.

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Gear Review: Ibis 941 Wheels

Ibis’ first wheelset jumps on the legit wide rim trend with their impressive 41mm outer width and their 1770 gram weight in 29-inch diameter.

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Announced: Pivot Cycles Mach 429 SL Carbon

Pivot unveils the new half-pound lighter Mach 429SL Carbon with Shimano Di2 compatibility, 29″ wheels and 100mm of travel.

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Featured: Trek Fuel EX 7 29

The Trek Fuel EX 7 is a contender with its very capable Fuel lineage and reasonable $2,629 price.

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Long Term Test: 2015 Ibis Tranny 29

The Angry Singlespeeder puts Ibis’ latest hardtail—the Tranny 29—through the wringer to see if the versatile wagon wheeler has got the goods for the long haul.

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In the Queue: A look at what’s new in Mtbr’s review hopper

In the Queue: Mtbr’s new weekly look at gear we’re testing, staring with product from Ibis, Ellsworth, Kitsbow, Garmin and more.

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Review: Fuji SLM 29 – Carbon 29er Race Bike

The top of the line Fuji SLM 29 1.1 offers a race ready bike right off the shelf, but is also fun as well as fast.

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Quick Take: Vee Tire Crown all-mountain/enduro tires

Quick Take: Vee Tires’ new Mike King-designed Crown series enduro/all-mountain models take company up a notch.

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Round-up: 12 awesome value mountain bikes under $3000

Check out our collection of some of the hottest new mountain bikes for riders on a budget.

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First Look: Industry Nine PillarCarbon Wheels

Industry 9 and Reynolds team up on US-made carbon wheelsets.

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