April 17, 2009
Just a quick one for you. Specialized pro riders have been spotted riding brand new carbon 29ers – in both hardtail AND full suspension Epic flavours.
Todd Wells and Conrad Stoltz like the 29ers’ increased rollover and greater ground contact, which they claimed gives better traction during both climbing and riding over loose stuff. Wells has put this to the test during Round 1 of the USA Cycling Pro Mountain Bike Cross Country Tour in Fontana, California in March when he climbed to a tenth-place finish after a snapped chain in the first lap that cost him five minutes.
Even world cross country champion, Christoph Sauser, appears keen. We’ll see how they do at the Cross Country events over the weekend…