29er Reviews and News

Grammo Introduces 650b and 29er Full Suspension Bikes At Sea Otter

Check out the new carbon 650b bikes and wheels that Grammo was showing off at Sea Otter!

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Shimano – New XTR, Carbon 29er Wheels and more!

Shimano announces all new XTR carbon tubular 29er wheels! Also, some highlights from the new XTR group including improvements to the new disc brakes, hubs, bottom bracket and chains.

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Turner Does Carbon – New Czar 29er Race Bike

Turner Bikes has finally and officially launched their first carbon framed bike. It is a 29er XC race bike called the Czar and features 100mm of travel, DW-link suspension and more.

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Niner Reveals New Airformed RIP 9

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Niner 2013 Special Edition IMBA Frameset

Niner builds a Special Edition IMBA frameset that will be revealed this week at the Sea Otter Classic. Enter the raffle and you could win this true one-of-a-kind bike!

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WTB Introduces the Vigilante 2.3″ Tire

Charles Bronson endorses the new WTB Vigilante Tire! WTB had a fun April Fool’s announcement the other day in which they had Mr. Death Wish himself proclaim his love for WTB’s new Vigilante Enduro tire.

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Niner Naming Contest on Mtbr Blows Away Expectations

Niner Bikes chose Mtbr as the place to run their naming contest for their brand new bike. With the input and creativity of thousands of mountain bikers, the response was overwhelming!

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Ibis Ripley 29er Now Available

Ibis does did not have a 29er bike… until today. Today marks the day when the last of the Mohicans, the last of the good brands sells a 29er bike.

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2013 Specialized Roval Control 29 Carbon Wheels for $1200

Is it ok to say great value wheels for $1200? These carbon wheels are light, stiff, tubeless and have all the popular axle cups included.

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Review: Trek Stache 8 – Rally 29er Hardtail

Here comes the Trek Stache  with its short stays, slack head angle, dropper post eagerness. It is like a trail dog inviting you to play in the forest.

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Just In: Airborne Hobgoblin 29er

Airborne Bicycles Hobgoblin 29er is in for testing! With 100mm of rear travel and an MSRP of $1749, the Hobgoblin offers a good value for the XC/Trail rider looking for some big wheels with some cush.

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Pro Bike: Marco Fontana’s Cannondale F29 Hardtail

Last year’s 4th place finisher in the overall World Cup XC series is gunning to move onto the podium in 2013. To get there, the reigning Italian national champ will have the aid of the whip fast full-carbon Cannondale F29.

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Haro FLC 29 Pro Carbon 29er Hardtail Preview and Photos

At Interbike last September, a carbon 29er caught my eye. Turns out it was a Haro and the model was the FLC 29 Comp. We just received a test bike in for review, this one is the Haro FLC 29 Pro with XT build. The frame is Haro’s High Modulus T-700 carbon with a tapered

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Hammerhead is Back – New Thumper Full Suspension 29er – New Custom Powercoat!

Fresh off the announcement of Hammerhead Bicycle’s new mountain bike called the Thumper, they have announced New Graphics and a Special Offer for a Free Powder Coat from renowned bike painters Spectrum (Colorado Springs). The details about the giveaway can be found below along with some new images of the graphics update. Tulsa, OK –

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Updated: 2013 Felt Nine Series 29er

Update: Jan 31, 2013 Mtbr is about to receive this bike for testing so color us EXCITED! It’s just in time for the local race series and Strava hill climb challenges. A few of our users have purchased this bike and it now sports a perfect 5/5 rating with four reviews: Mtbr 2013 Felt Nine

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Industry Nine Introduces The Torch Series Wheels, Rims And Hubs

Industry Nine releases all new 2013 Torch series Mountain wheels and hubs Evolution leads to perfection – Hand made in Asheville, NC It seems like many bicycle companies have been coming out with tons of new wheelsets, and the likes of SRAM, Reynolds, Specialized, Syntace, and multiple others have been expanding the market with a

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Fulcrum Announces New 29er Wheelset

Advanced Red Metal 29 XRP Wheels Up the Game for Fulcrum Fulcrum is embracing their mountain bike wheel lineup for 2013 with expanded offerings, especially for 29ers. The all new Fulcrum RED METAL 29 XRP wheelset is targeted to XC riders and racers and particularly the endurance/marathon racers and hoping to be racers. This is

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BMC Team Elite TE01 29 – Ride Impression

We had a chance to ride the BMC teamelite TE01 29 and it is a great riding carbon 29er. Swiss brand BMC is not as well known in the mountain bike world as they are in the road cycling but their dirt offerings should not be overlooked. Let’s face it…a carbon 29er hardtail is the

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Niner News – Complete Bikes, S.I.R. 9 and New Colors, Autumn Travels

Complete Bikes Introducing more ways to get rolling on a Niner - complete bikes that arrive at your Niner Dealer with all the components necessary to hit the trails. Our Star Builds represent our most popular Niner configurations at various price levels from Mild to Wild: 5-Star Best paired with Niner’s RDO frames, our “spare no expense”

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Transition Bandit 29 Review

If Kevin could have taken pictures this is what he would have taken; Darrin getting loose – courtesy of Transition Bikes Normally I have the resources to grab a friend and talk them into going out and taking pics with me for reviews. The percentage of nights I was sleeping in my own bed and

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Schwalbe 2013 Tires – Hans Dampf, Rocket Ron, Nobby Nic

By Brian Mullin and Francis Cebedo For the 2013 product year, they’ll have most of the model range in 29er sizes (except gravity tires), and 650B will get the Hans Dampf, Nobby Nic, Racing Ralph, Rapid Rob and Rocket Ron. It’s nice to see Schwalbe stepping up to the plate with a big chunk of

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Industry Nine SRAM XX1 Hub and XC29 Carbon Wheels

SRAM XX1 Industry Nine is introducing the XD1 driver FH body, making Industry Nine wheels compatible with SRAM’s new XX1 groupset. The driver body will be available on new wheelsets, and as a retrofit to make an existing wheelset compatible. No other parts beside the driver body are required. The new freehub is internally identical

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Felt Compulsion LT3 and Nine FRD Carbon 29er

Felt Bicycles is a brand that is well known in the road cycling world for their carbon work especially in the Tri and TT categories. But that doesn’t mean their mountain bikes aren’t pretty special too. They are able to take that knowledge of carbon and port it over to their MTB offerings as well.

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Bike Review: Airborne Guardian 29er

Factory Direct, Well Spec’ed and in Effect The MBT Test Crew likes factory-direct mountain bike manufacturers and here’s why: We have our own in-house mechanics so assembling and tuning a brand new bicycle is daily routine. When we can save hundreds, sometimes thousands off the asking price of a given bike to do this, we’re

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2012 All Mountain Bike Tests at Interbike Outdoor Demo

Mtbr member KRob attended Interbike’s Outdoor Demo and test rode some of the hottest mountain bikes on the market for the coming year. These are his unsolicited ride impressions.

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