Why Specialized 29ers?

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Our 29ers are nimble and fun, a result of our signature geometry: low bottom brackets, short chainstays, and roomy top tubes. No matter your height, riding style or experience level, we’ve delivered the performance advantage and benefits of Specialized 29ers to all mountain bikers.

WIDE RANGE OF FIT > 29ers are not just for tall people. Our dialled geometries allow riders of all sizes to experience the benefits of 29-inch wheels.

MOST-RESPONSIVE HANDLING > We keep our chainstays short on all our 29er frames, so the rear triangle remains stiff for a responsive ride. We also use shorter, tapered head tubes to keep the front end low for agile and controlled handling.

LOWEST CENTER OF GRAVITY > By keeping the bottom bracket at the already low height of our 26-inch bikes, we help the rider feel ‘in’ the bike as opposed to ‘on top’ of the bike – boosting stability and control over typical 29ers.

LIGHTEST 29ERS > Each of our 29er models is optimised for lightweight performance. From FACT carbon fibre frames to tubeless-ready Roval wheelsets, we shave weight to improve the riding experience.

To counter the inherent weight increase of a larger wheel, Roval XC race, Trail, and All-Mountain wheelsets are specifically engineered to meet the demands of each unique riding experience. The full-range of carbon and alloy Roval 29 wheelsets feature groundbreaking weight-saving technologies, a wider rim for stability and durability on technical terrain, and refined tubeless-ready capability for the ultimate in lightweight, hassle-free performance.
Our full line of 29-specific tyres includes the fast-rolling Renegade, the versatile Fast Trak and Ground Control, plus the all-new 2.3-inch Butcher.
We equip different 29ers with unique handlebars to keep the front end height in check, depending upon the bike and rider needs. Although our headtubes are super short, they meet our rigorous testing requirements to live up to years of trail-induced abuse.

Our custom RockShox SID Brain 29er fork combines Specialized inertia-valve damping technology with the World-Cup-proven performance of RockShox’s SID 29 slider. We get every bit of stiffness from the front end by utilizing 15mm hubs and thru-axles.
“We are fortunate that our bikes’ geometries are perfectly adapted for 29-inch wheels. We all ride stock frames and still find the perfect position. Every smaller wheel is a compromise.” — Christoph Sauser, XC World Champion.