29er Reviews and News


Spotted: New Moots Frosti 5” (And 29er+) Fat Bike

The latest creation from Moots is a titanium fat bike frame with spacing to accommodate 5-inch wheels — and 29er+ wheel and tires. That means you can conceivably ride it all year long — on snow, sand or dirt.

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Review: Fuji Tahoe 29 1.1

Whether you are XC/endurance racing or just trail riding, the Fuji Tahoe 29 1.1 is a highly capable ride that is smartly spec’d and offers a solid value.

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Review: 2014 FOX TALAS

The 2014 FOX 34 TALAS offers a great ride, that is plush, smooth and supple, with support and control, and the significant features of the two-level travel adjustment and CTD damper are highly useful and functional.

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Mongoose Teocali, Salvo 29 and Beast fat bike at the Dew Tour

Mongoose is one of the main sponsors of the Dew Tour, an action sports event that was in San Francisco this past weekend. Check out some photos and info about 3 of their new bikes, the Teocali, the Salvo 29 and the Beast fat bike.

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Interbike 2013: Syntace, Liteville, SQLab and 66sick

Radsport USA brought along the German contingency to Interbike, and besides showing the upgraded Liteville 601 bike, wider Syntace Vector bars, SQlab 611 active MTB and trick carbon fiber Super6 and 66sick saddles, they were occasionally seen wearing lederhosen and drinking beer.

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KRob’s Outerbike 2013 Bike Demo Reviews – Part 2

Part two of KRob’s Outerbike bike tests. Here he gives us his opinion on the new Norco Sight, Pivot Firebird 27.5, Intense Carbine 275, Devinci Troy, Turner Flux 27.5 and Santa Cruz Heckler 27.5.

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KRob’s Outerbike 2013 Bike Demo Reviews – Part 1

Part one of KRob’s Outerbike bike tests. Here he gives us his opinion on the new Ibis Ripley, Yeti SB95 Carbon, Intense Spyder Comp 29 Carbon, Ibis HDR 650b, Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt, GT Force, and Giant Trance 27.5

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Video: Fall BC XC 29er’ing with the Turner Czar and Pivot 429

Fall in BC brings back rain. Rain brings saturated green vibrant moss, ferns, evergreen and deciduous trees back to life. For video entertainment here’s some Czarring in Northern Yukon.

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Interbike 2013: WTB Tires and Rims

WTB was showing their new aggressive Warden and Vigilante and cross country Bee Line and Nine Line tires, along with their lightweight race KOM and a wide and stiff Frequency Enduro rim.

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Interbike 2013: Schwalbe Tires – Magic Mary and Rock Razor

For 2014, Schwalbe has two new gravity oriented tires, the aggressive Magic Mary and semi-slick Rock Razor, along with the cross-country Thunderbolt.

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Feature: American Classic Wide Lightning and other 2014 Wheels

The Wide Lightning is American Classic’s new lightweight tubeless ready mountain bike wheelset with 32mm width rims for both 27.5″ and 29″ sizes, that is stiff, strong and tough.

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2013 All Mountain Bike Tests at Interbike – Part 2

Part two of Krob’s Outdoor Demo bike tests. Here he gives us his opinion on the new Turner Czar, Santa Cruz Bronson C, Pivot Cycles Mach 6 Carbon, Specialized S-Works Enduro 29 and the Rocky Mountain Altitude.

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2013 All Mountain Bike Tests at Interbike – Part 1

Krob is back from Outdoor Demo and he tested a bunch of bikes including the Santa Cruz 5010, Giant Anthem 27.5, Niner RIP 9, Niner JET 9 and the Yeti SB 75.

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Crank Brothers 2014 Cobalt 11 27.5 and 29er Carbon Wheels

Crank Brothers has two new versions of their Cobalt 11 carbon wheels for 2014 including the new 27.5 size and redesigned 29er version. Rim profiles have been changed and are now wider and taller improving strength and stiffness.

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The New Niner RLT 9 Gravel Grinder

Niner has joined the drop bar fray with the RLT 9 (Road Less Traveled). The first Niner for both 700 and 29″ wheels, the RLT 9 is how Niner sees its staff and customers going from the office to the backcountry and back.

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Interbike 2013 Outdoor Demo: Rejuvenated Merlin Goes ‘Back to the Future’ with Magical XLM 29

The XLM 29 combines new school features with old school Merlin mojo for a magical riding experience.

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Tested: Motobecane Fantom 29 XTR

A few rides in, I’m happy to report that the bike checks out. It rides as a proper hardtail should, responsive yet smooth.
The Motobecane has a stiff front end with its head tube area and it steers accurately with the Rockshox fork.

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Tested: Trek Fuel EX 29 – Project One Bike Arrives

Trek read our minds as they invited us out to Sedona to try out their new Trek Fuel EX 29 for a few days in some of the most challenging terrain available. The Trek Fuel 29 has big wheels and all the refinements of the 26er version.

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Niner WFO is ready to the battle it out for 29er All Mountain Supremacy

We were pumped to see the new WFO. It now has 150 mm of rear travel and it sports a 67 degree head angle. It is lower to the ground and the top tube is shorter for better all mountain fit.

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Review: WTB Vigilante Tires

The WTB Vigilante 2.3″ tire is sticky, durable and pliable, and its open tread design and square knobs, along with it large footprint and volume, offer great traction, braking and cornering.

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Revealed: BMC TF01 29 – Trailfox All Mountain 29er with 150mm of Travel

The numbers looks right on the TF01 29 and Aaron Bradford rode it to a 4th place finish in the Enduro World Series, Winter Park, CO.

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Eurobike 2013: World’s Lightest 29er Hardtail?

There is no UCI minimum when it comes to mountain bikes, but if there was it’s safe to say two new concept bikes from Open would be flagged illegal. As it is the pair of hardtail 29ers on display at Eurobike (one fully rigid, one with a 60mm leaf spring fork) are both under the UCI’s 6.8kg minimum for road bikes.

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Review: Airborne HobGoblin 29er

The Airborne HobGoblin 29er offers a great value for the budget-minded rider or beginner who is looking for a trail oriented all arounder.

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2014 Marin Bikes – More 27.5 Mountain Bikes

Marin Bikes shows their new bike line-up for 2014 including several new 27.5 models and several new women’s specific bikes. Check them out here.

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First Look: Felt Virtue Nine 1 – 130mm Travel All Mountain 29er

We visited the friendly folks of Felt USA at their headquarters in Irvine, CA and they proudly showed us their new 130mm travel 29er.

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