Specialized Unveils Carbon Race 29ers

by Chipps 9

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.

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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…

Comments (9)

  1. couple of dorks with what seems to be their rain jackets tucked down the front ot their shorts

  2. That’s a very constructive comment.

  3. that hardtail looks ace.

    The 2 blokes in the top pic look like aliens.

  4. For 29er’s they look quite normal and well proportioned… (the bikes not the Aliens)… apart from those horrible bent Thompson seatposts which should be banned.

  5. To be fair to the aliens, it was sunny but freezing cold and windy yesterday, so we should forgive the beanies… 🙂

  6. WHAT!! I have that exact outfit, but with yellow socks to be seen.

  7. The hardtail looks absolutely gorgeous, would love to see how it rides.

  8. Mof » April 17, 2009 at 11:15 pm
    For 29er’s they look quite normal and well proportioned… (the bikes not the Aliens)… apart from those horrible bent Thompson seatposts which should be banned.

    Shortarse? It’s not all about looks, it’s about what works for individuals!

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