29er Reviews and News


RockShox updates Recon, Sektor, and Paragon Forks with improved internals

SRAM has updated several of its entry to mid level forks with improved internals. They are also available for a number of different wheel sizes and axle standards.

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Domahidy Designs new Ti hardtail with internal gearbox

Famed Niner co-founder expands his line of boutique frames with a new titanium hardtail featuring an indestructible drivetrain.

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Ellsworth celebrates 25th anniversary and offers redesigned lineup for 2016

The all new Epiphany headlines the changes to Ellsworth’s bike line-up for 2016 with both carbon and alloy versions available in 29er, 27.5 or Plus sizes.

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Santa Cruz Hightower

From the ashes of the Tallboy LT, the new Santa Cruz Hightower has risen. This is a 135mm trail bike that is incredibly agile and capable. It is sold in either 29er or Plus form as it reveals a bike with a massive sweet spot.

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9 Dream Bikes That Will Break Your Budget

Amazing bikes from GT, Marin, Norco, BMC, Intense, Rocky Mountain, Pivot, Scott and Cannondale for the Powerball winning mountain biker.

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Best new mountain bikes of 2015

The Mtbr staff has ridden everything from electric assist fat bikes to ultra light cross-country whippets this past year. But which ones made our Best of 2015 list?

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Ibis launches Trans-Fat fat bike

Using the same front triangle as the Tranny 29, the Trans-Fat features a new rear triangle that accepts 4” fat bike tires, making it a highly versatile package.

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First Ride Review: Canfield Brothers Riot

Canfield Brothers was one of the first companies to make an aggressive and fun 29er. Now they’ve refined (and maybe defined) the genre with the new Riot. Find out why.

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Round up: Best value mountain bikes under $1000

27 interesting options for the entry level rider on a tight budget from brands like Trek, Specialized, Giant, Cannondale, GT, BMC, Scott, Rocky, KHS, Kona, Marin and more.

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First Ride Review: Intense Spider 29 Carbon

Intense’s take on the increasingly popular 29er trail bike was tossable in back and forth S turns without feeling too big wheel sluggish. Find out more in our First Ride Review.

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First Ride Review: Rocky Mountain Instinct 990 MSL BC Edition

From general trail riding to long adventure rides or backcountry stage races to steep and blown out shuttle descents — this bike is ready.

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Round up: 13 affordable mountain bikes under $3000

Check out our collection of some of the hottest new mountain bikes for riders on a budget. Brands highlighted include: BMC, Breezer, Cannondale, Fuji, GT, Haro, Jamis, KHS, Marin, Norco, Rocky Mountain, Scott and Surface 604.

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First Look: Canfield Brothers Carbon EPO 29er

Utah brand’s first carbon offering is no ordinary hardtail. The EPO is an all mountain oriented 29er with slack and low geometry.

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First Ride Review: Evil Bikes The Following

The Following has created quite a stir in the bike industry. Evil Bikes carved out a whole new niche in the bike world with this short travel, aggressive geometry 29er trail shredder. Find out more in our First Ride Review.

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First Ride Review: Pivot Mach 429 Trail

Pivot’s newest steed is a do-it-all 29er trail bike that’s comfortable and capable on a variety of terrain.

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BMC MTB bikes get welcome splash of color

BMC is undeniably best known for its road bikes. The Swiss company is a stalwart in the Tour de France world. But it’s mountain bike line is nothing to shake the proverbial stick at — and now the bike’s are more colorful.

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Round up: Six new wide mountain bike wheels

The trend towards wider rims, improved tubeless compatibility, and asymmetric rims continues with these six new mountain bike wheels.

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First Look: Foes Mixer Enduro and Mixer Trail 79ers

Does a big wheel in front, smaller wheel in back make sense? Find out what the designer and the builder have to say about a bike with a 27.5″ wheel in the back and a 29″ wheel in the front.

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Sneak Peek: e*thirteen teases new TRSr and TRS+ tires

Fed up with the lack of tires developed around the new crop of wide rims, e*thirteen is taking matters into its own hands. Read on to find out how the new TRSr and TRSr+ tires take advantage of wider rim profiles.

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First Look: Fuji’s MLink equipped Auric 27.5 and Rakan 29er

MLink technology provides the platform for the all new full suspension bikes from Fuji – the Auric with 27.5″ wheels and 160mm of travel and the Rakan with 29″ wheels and 120mm of travel.

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First Ride Review: Niner RKT 9 RDO XC 29er race bike

Niner’s new XC race bike is a ruthlessly efficient climber that’s nimble going downhill, too. Find out more in our first ride review, plus get all the details on pricing, geometry and build specs.

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Whyte Bikes coming to U.S. via consumer direct model

Initial offerings from the U.K.-based bike maker will include the Saxon Cross Team cyclocross steed ($2100) and T-129 RS 29er trail bike ($3350).

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Pivot Cycles Interbike 2015

Pivot Cycles launches a redesigned Mach 6 Carbon, an all new Mach 6 alloy, and the versatile new 429 Trail.

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Review: Trek Stache 9

With its big, meaty Bontrager tires, nimble hardtail design with stubby 420mm chainstays, and attractive $3700 price tag, is the Stache 9 an affordable alternative to a full-suspension trail bike?

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Marin Interbike 2015

Marin Bikes celebrates it’s 30th anniversary by introducing a fresh spin on their on their classic Pine Mountain hardtail.

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