29er Reviews and News


Video: 2017 Norco Sight 29er


We’ve been riding the Norco Sight 29er for a while and the bike just works without calling attention to its wheel size or its travel. It excels quietly on climbs, singletrack and descents, the type of riding that the majority of folks do on their regular fun rides.

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Santa Cruz Syndicate moving to 29er V10 DH bike


No, it’s not April 1st. The Santa Cruz Syndicate will be hitting the World Cup this season on V10 29ers.

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Video: Specialized Build Your Dream Stumpjumper program


At the high end of the market, folks like having options with their component selections. It adds a personalized touch and optimizes the bike for the riders style and terrain.

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Are 29ers the future of downhill?


It’s no secret that a number of World Cup Downhill racers have been testing 29” wheels over the past year, but will they be at the start gate this year?

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New Ibis Ripley LS trail bike details


In its third generation, Ibis made room for big tires. The big new 29 x 2.6 tires will now fit giving this bike a bigger sweet spot to handle bigger, more aggressive terrain.

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Teravail Kennebec and Cumberland tires debut


Capitalizing on the mid-plus trend, Minneapolis-based Teravail has launched two versatile new tires, a 27.5×2.8 and 29×2.6. Not ignoring the hardliner plus crowd, it’s also unveiling a 3.0 all-arounder.

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Fat Chance updates Yo Eddy, debuts new cross bike


To say that the cycling world was ready for Chris Chance to make a comeback would be an understatement. The reception to his Kickstarter campaign aimed at resurrecting the much-loved Fat Chance brand was exceptional and since then Chance has quickly ramped up production of the Yo Eddy.

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Breadwinner Cycles Goodwater rolls out


Breadwinner Cycles was on hand at Sea Otter, showing off the new Goodwater, a bike the Portland-based custom builder calls its most versatile to date.

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Spot Bikes Mayhem 29er trail bike launched


After the success of the Rollik, Colorado’s Spot follows it up with the 130mm travel Mayhem using the same Living Link system.

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Giant Anthem 29er sneak peek


Here’s an exclusive first look at what the world’s largest bike maker calls its ultimate racing machine – and it’s first 29er offering in several years.

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American Classic Smokin’ Gun wheels unveiled


Aimed at riders using 2.5” or wider tires, new aluminum rim is a “mini plus” design thanks to its 40mm internal width.

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Knight Composites and Project 321 carbon MTB wheelsets


A composites legend and master machinist team up to offer a wide range of custom built MTB wheelsets with ENVE performance at a lower list price.

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Whyte Bikes debuts 150mm travel 29er


U.K.-based direct to consumer brand debuts a sharp looking and capable 150mm front and rear travel 29-inch trail bike.

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Marin Wolf Ridge first ride review


Curious about the new Polygon Square One, but prefer wagon wheels? The say hello to the new Wolf Ridge from Marin.

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2018 Ibis Ripley LS first ride review


The 3rd generation Ripley is here. It shares the same geometry as the beloved LS, but features a brand new rear triangle that can accommodate massive tires.

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2018 Fox 36 first ride


Three years ago, Fox was thrust once again into the lead position of big hit fork performance with the introduction of the Fox 36. Today, the chassis is still sound as the latest Fox updates are applied to push it even further.

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A new tire size is coming and it doesn’t suck


Plus sized erupted in popularity last year. The problem for many aggressive riders is that they didn’t hold up. Now a new tire size is coming that should split the difference between plus size and traditional tires.

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Bontrager Line Pro 40 29+ carbon wheels review


The Line Pro 40 carbon wheelset is one of several new Line Pro components that have significantly upped the quality and design aesthetics game of the Bontrager brand. Is it worth the price of the upgrade over aluminum?

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Pimp My Ride: Jamis Dakota Team XC racer


Inspiration for his custom decal set is the Rescue Racing Team, an organization that raises money for the Charles Smithgall Humane Society, a no-kill shelter in northern Georgia.

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Santa Cruz/SRAM Team custom painted Hightowers


This beautiful trio of custom Santa Cruz bikes would be equally at home on the trail or in an art gallery.

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RockShox Judy returns as budget plus-compatible fork


Remember the RockShox Judy? Well, she’s back. But this time elastomers are ditched in favor of some new Pike-derived suspension technology.

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2017 Santa Cruz Chameleon first look


Still aluminum and more versatile than ever, the new Santa Cruz Chameleon is here with plus tire compatibility, configurable dropouts, and very modern geometry.

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2018 Santa Cruz Chameleon 27.5+ spy photos


This new Chameleon from Santa Cruz has been spotted in several Santa Cruz dealers. It not only looks promising but the the rumored pricing is attractive as well.

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Project Alloy trail bike


For the same money, should you go for a carbon frame with a budget build kit or an alloy frame with a higher end spec?

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2017 Norco Range C 9.2 first ride review


Norco has debuted a pair of enduro beasts, one clad in 27.5 wheels with 170/160mm of travel, the other a 29er with 160/150mm of travel. Check out Mtbr’s thoughts after a first ride on our 29er test bike.

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