29er Reviews and News


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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Full suspension 29ers ten years later

Like the iPhone, ten years brought significant change to the full suspension 29er. From its infancy the 29er full suspension has evolved to the beast that it is today.

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Bike Check: Trevor’s “Proud Mary” Santa Cruz Hightower

Art’s Cyclery’s marketing and community outreach boss shows off his enduro race ready ride.

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SRAM Roam 60 carbon 29er wheelset rolls out

The new Roam 60 29er carbon wheelset from SRAM is targeted at the trail and enduro segment. Details, weight, and pricing here.

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Guerrilla Gravity The Smash 29er launched

Combination of Guerrilla Gravity-style geometry and approach to suspension design creates 29er trail bike that is ready for smashing rocks and going fast — up and down.

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Orbea Occam TR and AM updated

Whether you prefer little wheels and more travel or big wheels with less, Orbea’s new Occam is sure to please.

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Fox Float 34 fork with EVOL review

For model year 2018, Fox has updated the 34 chassis with a large volume negative air spring. Can something so minor really make a big difference?

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Santa Cruz Hightower LT first ride review

Launched last year, the original Hightower was the epitome of versatility. The new 150mm LT 29er is more focused and has no plus tire option.

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e*thirteen TRS Race SL carbon wheels review

e*thirteen’s new SL wheelset is targeted at trail riders, yet offers two times the strength of its current all mountain rims.

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Specialized Epic first ride review

The Specialized Epic is one of the most successful race platforms in history, so how do you improve on a two time gold medal winning bike?

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Specialized Chisel hardtail launched

Want to race XC on a budget? Specialized’s new Chisel hardtail might just be what you’re looking for.

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2018 Intense Carbine 29er first ride review

Intense ups the ante with a bigger, more aggressive 29er enduro rig with 155mm rear travel. Geometry is thoroughly updated with a 66 degree head angle and all the modern numbers. Read on to see how it performs.

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Transition Sentinel long travel 29er spotted

If these spy shots are to be believed, Transition is working on a new long travel 29er.

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2018 Giant Anthem 29 unveiled

New lightweight rig is an unapologetically XC race bike with 29er wheels, 100mm/90mm of front and rear, no stock dropper post option, and 1x on most builds.

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2017 BMC Speedfox first look

The Speedfox is a very capable steed with 120mm front and rear travel. With a dropper post integral to this ride, BMC designed a system that opens the rear shock when it’s down and puts it in Trail mode when it’s up.

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