29er Bike Overview
Different from standard 26” mountain bikes, 29er bikes have larger wheels that allow the bike to navigate rough terrain and obstacles with ease. Essentially the only difference is the wheel size. Most standard mountain bikes have 26” wheels where as a 29er has 29” wheels. Just like standard mountain bikes 29er are available in hard tail and dual suspension variants.
29ers origin can be traced back to the 80’s but only becoming well known in the late 90’s. The first successful 29er was released in 1999 thanks to modified accessories such as suspension forks and rear suspension.
The advantages of the 29er include: better traction, more comfortable, roll over obstacles easily and provide a less bumpy ride.
29ers are best suited for touring, trekking and cyclo-cross riding styles as they take full advantage of the larger wheels. Today 29ers can be found in most bike shops.
- 29" Wheels
- Better Traction
- Smoother Ride
There is a wide range of 29er bike brands available, bellow is a list of popular 29er bike brands:
- Search for Giant 29er Bikes.
- Search for Specialized 29er Bikes.
- Search for Scott 29er Bikes.
- Search for Trek 29er Bikes.
- Search for Cannondale 29er Bikes.
- Search for Avanti 29er Bikes.
- Search for Merida 29er Bikes.
- Search for Orbea 29er Bikes.
- Search for BMC 29er Bikes.