29er Reviews and News


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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Niner SIR 9 trail bike launched


News out of the Niner camp today. The Colorado-based bike maker has re-released its original steel classic, the SIR 9, in a redesigned, ready for anything form.

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2018 Scott Genius first look


With 150mm of travel front and rear, the Genius sits squarely in the sweet spot for most riders. For 2018, it’s also received a number of key updates, including the capability to be run 29er, 27.5 or 27.5 plus.

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BMC Agonist XC race machine first ride


XC courses are getting more technical so BMC addresses the category with a very fast and capable machine. And it’s comfortable enough to handle the long courses of Leadville and Downieville.

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First Impressions: Santa Cruz’s new Reserve Carbon wheels


The new Santa Cruz Reserve wheels use an array of unique concepts to help address some of the major failings of carbon wheels today.

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Fastest bike in Trans-Sylvania Epic pro men’s race


Justin Lindine powered to his third career Trans-Sylvania Epic victory this past weekend. Here’s a look at the bike he used for the four cross country stages of the stage race.

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Video: Evil Wreckoning impressions


When we awarded the Enduro bike of the year last year to the Trek Slash 29er, a few were distraught that we did not get to try the Wreckoning. It was a contender, a few touted, so we made it our task to get to know the ‘Wreck’.

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Revamped Trek Session adds 29er option


Trek’s pursuit of downhill speed has led to a longer, stiffer, Session. A 29er version has been added as well to now that components have caught up with the demands of the big wheel.

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Video: Ellsworth Evolution 29er with 140mm travel


Following on the heels of the Rogue 40 and Rogue 60, Ellsworth has launched the Convert, a mid-travel 29er that was designed in collaboration with Brian Lopes.

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Specialized S-Works Epic 29er hardtail defies gravity


Snap poll: What’s the lightest bike frame in the Specialized line-up? Has to be one of their road or cyclocross rigs, right? Click through to find out.

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Video: Knight Composites and Project 321 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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Fezzari offers new return policy, scales tall mountains


The Utah-based direct-to-consumer seller makes a huge range of bikes, including a great selection of mountain and road bikes. Find out more about what’s new and cool.

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Spot Mayhem 29er/27.5+ first ride review


New 130mm Spot Mayhem 29er/27.5+ trail bike utilizes patented Living Link suspension system. Find out how it rides.

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Hot new wheels, tires, hubs, plugs and more – part 1


Check out this round-up of what is new and cool from Kenda, Stan’s, Schwalbe, American Classic, Dynaplug, and others.

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Devinci’s YYZ is the vintage bike of your dreams


To celebrate turning 30, Devinci built the most incredible (ugly) bike we’ve ever seen.

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10 hot new suspension products for 2017


Mountain bike suspension continues to get better and better. Check out some of the latest developments from BOS, Cane Creek, Fox, RockShox, and more.

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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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