29er Mountain Bikes
29er Mountain Bikes deliver more excitement for your biking enjoyment. The 29er mountain bikes have a larger rim than a “traditional” mountain bike, which uses a 26 inch wheel.
The advantage of the larger wheels includes less friction, because they don’t sink into mud and sand, better traction because of a larger surface area, easier navigation of rollover obstacles, and a more comfortable ride.
However, the larger wheels are relatively heavier, more flexible and therefore potentially weaker, and lead to a taller bike, which may not work for some riders.
In general, taller riders who spend a lot of time in wet conditions may find that the larger wheels are preferable, while shorter riders and those who require a very durable wheel may prefer to stay with the 26 inch bikes.
Both are perfectly capable of providing a superb ride. If you are ready to buy one or are just thinking about it, here are a few of the more popular 29er Mountain Bikes for you to consider:
Titus Fireline Ti 29er Complete Mountain Bike
Aerospace-grade titanium makes this bike incredibly durable and extremely light without sacrificing performance on either end. The 29-inch tires smooth out chattery trails without forcing you to go with a full-suspension frame and lose climbing power to pedal bob. This Titus bike handles cross country races, daily rides, and endurance events with equal ease. You can find it at Amazon for around $2500.
Fuji Tahoe 29 Pro Mountain Bike
A cross-country 29er ride that can handle loose or technical terrain with superior speed and control! It is an awesome bike for the price. There are tons of great points to speak of, however, here are a few of the most notable. It features a Fuji Altair 2 aluminum frame with PowerDiamond downtube gives you a tough and resilient ride, Rock Shox Tora 318 Air fork with 80mm of travel delivers smooth, predictable and reliable bump absorption over uneven terrain and an SRAM X.7 27-speed drivetrain with TruVativ 5D 3.0 triple cranks put rigid power transfer and plenty of gear options right at your feet. It sells for around $1500 at Performance Bike. Visit their website to get the full specs on this bike.
Thruster 29er Mountain Bike
It is the latest in mountain biking with 29″ wheels for unparalleled obstacle clearance and low rolling resistance. The strong, gusseted aluminum frame features a supple front suspension fork and disc brakes up front coupled with linear pull rear brakes for sure stopping power. A twenty one speed Shimano drivetrain with Tourney derailleurs and EZShift shifters provide crisp, accurate, and easy shifting.