Specialized Unveils Carbon Race 29ers

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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…

Chipps Chippendale

Singletrackworld's Editor At Large

With 22 years as Editor of Singletrack World Magazine, Chipps is the longest-running mountain bike magazine editor in the world. He started in the bike trade in 1990 and became a full time mountain bike journalist at the start of 1994. Over the last 30 years as a bike writer and photographer, he has seen mountain bike culture flourish, strengthen and diversify and bike technology go from rigid steel frames to fully suspended carbon fibre (and sometimes back to rigid steel as well.)

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