Video: The Brother Cycles Big Bro On Test

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Not long ago, we received a brand new mountain bike from the crew at Brother Cycles. Called the “Big Bro”, this lovely-looking rig is a 29in mountain bike features sliding dropouts, and is built from tough 4130 cromoly steel tubing. It’s designed as a versatile mountain bike that’s perfectly equipped for off-road bikepacking, as it’s decked out with nearly every mount and lug you can think of for bolting on bottle cages, pannier racks and mudguards.

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The Big Bro is Brother Cycles 29in mountain bike that is eagerly awaiting bikepacking adventures.

The Big Bro only comes as a frame and fork package, so you can build it up in whatever configuration you so choose. The bike we have on test has been setup with a matching rigid fork, though the frame is ready for a short-travel suspension fork. It has clearance for up to 2.4in wide tyres, and you can bolt on a front derailleur. The sliding dropouts also mean you can easily set it up as a singlespeed too.

Wil has been chugging about on the Big Bro test bike, and he’s put together a short video to give you a close-up look of what it’s all about. Keep your eyes peeled on the website for an upcoming review on this versatile off-road bikepacking companion.

And for more info on the Big Bro in the meantime, head to

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