29er Reviews and News


Stan’s NoTubes redesigns Arch, Crest and Flow alloys wheels

The preeminent pioneer of all things tubeless is going wider and lighter with its cross-country, enduro and downhill-oriented alloy hoops.

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Maxxis releases new plus-size tires

Recognizing the exploding popularity of plus-size bikes, Maxxis today showed off some of its newest rubber, including 3.0-inch wide versions of its much loved Minion DHF and DHR II tires.

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Norco Optic trail platform first ride review

Perhaps best known for their North Shore inspired gravity bikes, Norco’s latest offering is a short travel fun machine that comes in two wheel sizes. Click through to see if they pulled it off.

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Yeti SB5.5c long travel 29er: 7 burning questions answered

While we haven’t had the opportunity to ride Yeti’s new long travel SB5.5c 29er, the press kit left us with several burning questions. Head past the break to see what nuggets the Colorado bike maker’s product team dished out.

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Yeti SB5.5c long travel 29er debuts

Do you like to go fast? Like really fast? How about over really gnarly stuff? Answered yes to all those questions? Yes? Well then, we have a bike you might be interested in.

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Mavic Crossmax wheels get wider and boosted

Mavic is unveiling upgrades to its popular Crossmax Pro and Crossmax Elite alloy XC mountain bike wheels, adding boost compatibility, widening rim profiles, and reducing price.

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YT Jeffsy 29er trail bike

When most riders think YT, they either think bitchen prices, or good times. The direct-to-consumer brand has set itself apart from competitors with its ultra low prices and party attitude, so their latest offering may surprise a lot of existing fans, and attract a number of new ones.

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FOX 32 Step-Cast fork

FOX went on an all-out assault in the XC fork category as they created an incredibly light, plush and tunable fork called the 32 Step-Cast.

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DT Swiss rolls out new Spline ONE wheels

The proven DT Swiss Spline ONE wheel series gets a serious upgrade — now with three categories, two wheel sizes, and five different rim widths to choose from.

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NAHBS 2016: REEB Cycles new full suspension prototype – the SqWEEB

Owned by the same guy who runs Oskar Blues Brewery, REEB Cycles is based out of Longmont, CO and they are now producing a 27.5 Plus bike with 135mm of travel.

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Bontrager Line Plus TLR 29 wheels review

If you can live with the loud color scheme, the Bontrager Line Plus TLR 29 wheels are a terrific upgrade for any 29+ bike. Find out why in our full review.

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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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