29er Reviews and News


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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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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