29er Reviews and News


Outerbike Test Sessions: In search of perfect 29er trail bike


Mtbr headed to Outerbike Crested Butte to ride eight mid-travel 29er trail bikes. Find out which were our favorites and why.

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Framed Bobtrax Carbon adventure bike review


Mtbr tested this “adventure bike” that’s billed as being equally capable on trail, dirt road, and even pavement. Find out how it fared.

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DVO Diamond 110 Boost fork review


It’s not the lightest fork in this class, but the DVO Diamond 110 Boost is bar none one of the best trail/enduro forks we’ve ridden in a long time. Find out why.

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Rocky Mountain Instinct and Pipeline first impressions


Two-day test session in Fruita, Colorado, aboard revised 29er and 27.5+ options from North Vancouver-based bike maker.

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Going deep with Thomas Vanderham and Sam Schultz


Stretching through high mountain meadows and down deep winding valleys, the trails of Sun Valley, Idaho, are absolutely world class. Thomas Vanderham and Sam Schultz went to see for themselves.

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Rocky Mountain Element BC Edition review


Rocky Mountain’s new Element BC Edition is an XC race bike that’s fully embraced the benefits of trail-oriented geometry and components.

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Curtis Keene’s Specialized Enduro 29er race bike


Curtis Keene has ridden some of the best looking bikes on the EWS this year. For the final race of the season, Specialized built him this showstopper.

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Scott Spark 900 review


If you like riding mountain bikes uphill and downhill with equal precision and efficiency, the Scott Spark is a serious no-compromise option.

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DT Swiss Interbike 2017


With three main MTB wheel families (XC, all-mountain, enduro) and multiple price points within each family, DT Swiss has all your riding bases covered.

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Maxxis Interbike 2017


The highly-regarded tire maker continues to expand its popular Wide Trail lineup with new versions of the Rekon, Forekaster, Ardent Race, Aggressor, High Roller II, and more.

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Pivot Cycles Interbike 2017


Straight from Interbike in Las Vegas, here’s Pivot front man and lead designer Chris Cocalis running through the company’s hottest bikes, starting with a very special 10-year Anniversary Edition Mach 5.5.

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X-Fusion Trace 36 long travel 29er fork


Been waiting for a long travel 29er fork from X-Fusion? Well, the wait is almost over. Meet the new Trace 36.

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Whyte Bikes Interbike 2017


The Whyte Enduro team will have a secret weapon in 2018 – the S-150 Works is their “out of the box” race bike for all-round events. Find out about that bike and much more.

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Nukeproof Mega 275c launched


Not only is the chassis 320g lighter than its aluminum counterpart, the strength of the frame has also been improved enabling its rider to push harder, faster, and with more confidence.

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Nox Teocalli carbon wheels review


Interested in carbon wheels, but don’t want to drop used car money? If you answered yes, then these hoops from Nox are worth a look.

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Maxxis adds host of new MTB tire sizes


Maxxis has once again upped its number of available tires/sizes, with plus tires getting ‘normal’ size options, narrow cross country rubber getting wider, and more.

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FSA cranks go modular, Afterburner wheels get WideR


FSA has a new modular style crank that can be quickly converted between different axle standards and drivetrain configurations. They also have an affordable new alloy wheelset with a wide rim.

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Pivot Shuttle e-bike introduced


We’ve often wondered who would be the first among the boutique brands to offer an e-bike. Our questions have been answered as Chris Cocalis of Pivot designed a very intriguing machine.

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Evil Following gets updated ‘More Better’er’ geo


The Following is one our favorite short travel 29er. For 2018, it’s received a number of updates to make it “more better’er,” including plus compatibility.

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Rocky Mountain Instinct, Instinct BC, and Pipeline revised


Rocky Mountain’s new Instinct serves as the platform for three different bikes. Which version is up your alley?

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2018 Specialized Enduro: longer, adjustable geo, new spec


For 2018, the Specialized Enduro doesn’t look that different, but the Big Red S has lengthened the reach, integrated a hidden flip chip, and added some clever new spec features.

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2018 Transition Bikes line-up unveiled


For model year 2018, the Patrol, Scout, and Smuggler get major geometry tweaks, and welcome a new bike to the stable, the Sentinel 29er with 160mm front and 140mm rear travel.

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Industry Nine Grade300 wheelset ready for park laps


Don’t trust carbon? Industry Nine’s new Grade300 wheelset features a new alloy rim that’s designed to take a beating.

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2017 Norco Range C9.2 review


Norco surprised us with a Range that came with 150mm of travel and 29er wheels. With a 65.5-degree head angle and steep seat angle, it came with best of breed components read to get rowdy.

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Kestrel introduces carbon 29ers


One of the top names in carbon fiber frame construction is getting into the mountain bike game — and offering some screaming deals in the process.

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