Deal of the Day – Easton Haven 29er Wheels

7 Aug

Today’s Deal of the Day comes from Easton with their Haven 29er wheelset.

“The result of Easton’s passion for engineering perfect solutions for specific types of riding, the Haven performs in any Trail or All Mountain situation. Featuring an internal rim width of 21-millimeters, the Haven wheel is wide enough for 2.5-inch tires but still exceptionally light at just 1,650 grams. We built these wheels to last, no matter how hard or reckless you ride.”

Click here to get them with 50% off!!!

29er Iodine Wheels coming soon from Crank Brothers

7 Aug

Crankbrothers, who produce some of the most tasty bike candy around, are releasing their Iodine wheelset in a 29er size. It will be optimised for the more extreme end of trail and all-mountain riding and bikes with 100-130mm of travel. Lots of hub options will be available.

They will use Crankbrother’s twinpair spokes with 12 points of contact on a 24-spoke wheel. There will be no holes in the rim bed or wall, making them ideal for tubeless riders.

The wheels will weigh 1930 grams per set.

Available now in some shops and more will follow soon.

You can check out the whole Iodine range here

An insight into Mavic’s 29er wheels

28 Jul

Twenty-niner testing with Cannondale riders from Mavic on Vimeo.

Orbea Occam S10 29er – First ride review

27 Jul

BikeRadar have released their thoughts on the Orbea Occam S10 29er. More famous for their road bikes, Orbea have priced this at the high end of the scale at £6699.99 but with a suitably impressive spec.

“A long uphill drag got the test started, and with Fox’s CTD (Climb/Trail/Descend) suspension system switched to Climb the bike surged forward under power. The Shimano XTR group worked effortlessly smoothly too, with no noise but the Geax AKA tyres biting against the asphalt.

A long top tube length gives a cross-country racer position on the bike, encouraging an efficient stance and allowing us to make best of our lungs as we got closer to the summit.”

You can read the full review here

2013 Specialized Stumpjumper

24 Jul

Couple of good pieces of content on the 2013 Stumpjumper from Specialized.

First we have a video from VitalMTB that compares the Stumpjumper Carbon EVO 26in and 29in and asks which is quicker.

The second is another first look article from them discussing the new 29er with lots of pics and commentary.

Click here for the article



2013 Felt Nine 29er hardtail

19 Jul

BikeRadar have put together a good article on the 2013 range of bikes from Felt, including the Nine 29er hardtail.

Check it out – click here

Giant Trance X 29er

13 Jul

Interested to see what Giant have in store for 2013? Check out the Giant Trance X 29er 0:

Read more of BikeRadar’s preview here

You could also read BikeMag’s article and see their video of a prototype – click here

Scott Genius 2013 – A look ahead

7 Jul

It says a lot about Scott’s feelings on larger wheeled bikes when they completely scrap the 26in wheel size and concentrate on 650b and 29in wheels!

Read more at BikeRadar

GT Xizang returns!

24 Jun

When I was growing up, the Zaskar was legendary, but above it was this near mythical frame called the Xizang. Now GT have released it for 2013 and it’s a 29er!

Head over to Singletrackworld for pics and more details

Lapierre XR 29er First Ride Reports

20 Jun

Lapierre’s Zesty and Spicy bikes have been heralded by almost 100% praise. The XR is Lapierre’s 29er for 2013 and it’s looking very good!

Check out these ride reports: