Bike Of The Year 2017! The sheer pace of the Trek Fuel EX 29 throws petrol on the heated wheel size debate and then fans the flames. A real firestarter.
Mojo’s groundbreaking Geometron G13 29er won’t cramp your style, no matter how tall you are. Here's Roo's final verdict on his longtermer.
The Whyte S-150 C Works looks set to be the new benchmark 29er trail bike. It feels more solid than a YT Jeffsy and more capable a Specialized Stumpjumper.
With the Norco Optic A9.1 the brand has the sizing of the bikr dialled in, the weight distribution sorted and the specification is on point.
The Kona Hei Hei is on another level. Tight responsive ride. A fast efficient bike. None of the twitchy-ness associated with short-travel rigs.
The all new Intense Carbine 29C is a 155mm travel enduro weapon rolling on 29-er wheels. We had a thrash of the top-end Factory model.
There's nothing logical but something magical about the Transition Smuggler. On paper it shouldn't really work. On dirt it's a different story.
The Specialized Stumpjumper 29 is a great trail bike – the suspension offers grip, the Yari fork is stiff and it has unique features like Autosag and SWAT.
In lustrous Sriracha red, you can’t failed to be won over by the stunning looks of the Santa Cruz Hightower C. The beauty goes beyond skin deep too.
Some positive changes to the geometry and handling of the Cube Stereo 140 29 C:62 SL for 2017. It’s also upgraded to a full carbon chassis and handlebar.
If we ignore the specification for moment and just consider the ride quality, the YT Jeffsy 29 CF Pro is one of the fastest 29er trails bikes we’ve tested.
Having endured all four of the UK’s seasons as one our fleet of long termer test bikes, how has the keenly priced Vitus Escarpe 29 VR held up?
Need to know 29er trail bike with adjustable travel 115mm or 130mm travel with carbon upper link SL frame saves 300g with titanium hardware and high-modulus carbon-fibre Lower link incorporates…
The Kona Hei Hei Race DL is the carbon-fibre version of the Hei Hei with Flex pivot suspension to save weight and cost. Slacker trail-friendly geometry for a short-travel 29er.
Cotic’s new Rocket Max is primed for take-off with either 29in or 27.5 Plus wheels
The Swiss are obsessed with purity and order, and these values are exemplified by the Linkin Trail from Bold Cycles. Hidden shock This exquisite full carbon 29er stashes its shock…
The Switchblade pivots (sorry) between 29in and 27.5 set-ups but which version really impressed?
While we’re constantly hearing about bikes getting longer, lower and slacker the reality is rarely radical. With two notable exceptions. These are Mojo’s Nicolai-built Geometron and the Pole that you…
With wider Boost hubs, frame and fork, the Occam TR H30 is a solid and stable package that goes exactly where you point it
Aa modern attitude but felt sluggish - £1,500