29er Reviews and News


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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First Look: Transition powers new-gen 2015 bikes with GiddyUp suspension platform

First Look : Transition Bikes’ all-aluminum fleet of ‘up and down mountain’ bikes ditch trendy labels for practical four-bar link bikes that just work.

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Video: Vitus Sommet 155mm bike in stunning Northern Ireland trails

See the Vitus Sommet 155 mm travel bike in the some of the best trails Northern Ireland has to offer.

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Interbike: Jeff Jones Plus – 29er and then some

Check out the new 29+ adventure bike from Jones as well as some new carbon h bars, new hubs and “new” headset.

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Interbike: Niner IMBA ROS9+ bike

Niner Raises $40,000 with their IMBA ROS9+ fundraiser. This puts their bike campaigns for IMBA total to over $100k.

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First Look: Orbea Oiz full-suspension XC race bike

Spanish bike maker offers new whip in 27.5 and 29er platforms.

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Long Term Report: 2014 Specialized S-Works Epic World Cup Edition

For 2014, Specialized assembled their largest development team ever to revamp their top-selling bike, the Epic. They looked to make the Epic faster, lighter and smoother. And they added a 1×11 only World Cup Edition version.

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Eurobike: Ibis doesn’t debut 2015 long-travel enduro bike

Ibis doesn’t debut 2015 long-travel enduro bike.

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Eurobike: 2015 ENVE Mountain Fork

ENVE’s new adjustable rigid carbon Mountain Fork a Eurobike show-stopper.

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Eurobike: 2015 Marin Rift Zone 8 carbon trail bike

Marin’s revamped Rift Zone trail bike highlights brand’s resurgence.

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First Look: New 2015 Yeti AS-Rc cross country bike

Yeti’s new AS-Rc marks the storied brand’s return to cross-country. The 120mm front/100mm rear-travel bike comes with 27.5-inch wheels in its smaller sizes and is a 29er on the large end of the spectrum. Check it here.

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New ENVE carbon 29er fork

Carbon 29er fork with unique features and customizable options combine for an after market upgrade for the hard core rigid rider.

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Felt 2015 Preview: Compulsion 10, Virtue 60, Edict FRD, Nine 1 and more

Felt Bicycles has a ton of new models for 2015 including the all mountain/enduro Compulsion, the trail oriented Virtue, the XC Edict and Nine line of lightweight carbon 29er hardtails.

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First Look: BMC Speedfox Trail Bike 130mm travel 29er

BMC fills the void between the 100mm Fourstroke and the 150mm TrailFox with this very capable Speedfox 130mm trail bike.

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First Look: Ibis releases all-new Tranny 29 hardtail

Ibis releases a new 29-inch version of its vaunted Tranny hardtail. See it here–vaunted.

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Hot News: Santa Cruz launches more affordable carbon bikes, bars and grips

Santa Cruz launches lower-cost versions of carbon Bronson, 5010 and Tallboy. New colors, handlebars and grips also announced.

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First Look: New Niner ROS 9 Plus – Big wheels get bigger

The 29+ movement gains speed with the annoucement of the all new ROS 9 Plus from Niner Bikes. Check out our photos and some of the frame highlights.

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