May 23, 2011
We brought you exclusive news of the Charge Bikes Cooker 29er a while back as well as a video interview with designer Nick Larsen. The Cooker is their first foray into the world of big wheels, Nick admitting that he hadn’t thought much of other 29″ wheeled bikes he’d test ridden. The aim was to provide a bike that had benefits of the bigger wheel while keeping the fast handling and classic feel of their 26″ bikes.
Here’s a rather nicely shot bit of riding and interview from the lens of Alex Rankin….
All Cooker bikes share the same double butted Tange Infinity steel frame, Spoon saddle and Griddle grips, also a Charge 29 specific bar.
£700 Cooker rigid comes fitted with a Shimano Altus 8spd group and cable disc brakes.
£800 Charge Cooker Mid features Shimano Alivio 9spd group and hydraulic discs. Fork from Suntour.
£1000 Charge Cooker Hi has a 2 x 10 Sram X5 group and Avid hydraulic brakes. Fork from Rockshox.