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Wondering what options are out there in the world of 29+ bikes? Here's our complete Gear Index of 29-plus wagon-wheeled rigs, including everything from steel drop-bar dirt-tourers to titanium hardtails to full-suspension 29-plus machines. Dig into the full roundup with details on nearly 40 bikes...

Updated May 2022

Believe it or not, it wasn’t until the summer of 2012 when plus tires first debuted. Surly Bikes was the originator, launching both the Instigator with 26+ tires and the Krampus with massive 29 x 3.0″ rubber. Coincidentally, it was around that same time when bikepacking began its rise in popularity. We aren’t saying that 29+ was the impetus for bikepacking, but the two seem to be cosmically intertwined. That’s to say, those mammoth 3.0” tires seemed to open up a dreamworld of possibilities by expanding what a bike without suspension could do with added floatation, loads of traction, cushion, and supreme rollover. By borrowing a couple of cues from full fat tires, but without as much weight and rolling resistance, 29+ bikes trumped what a regular rigid mountain bike could accomplish.

A year and a half later, Surly unveiled one of the first “bikepacking specific” bikes. When photos of this rig initially surfaced, folks referred to it as the bikepacking Krampus, and once it was officially released, the Surly ECR set new precedents for capability and utility in a rigid bike. Following Surly’s lead, several companies have since created bikepacking-specific models around the 29+ platform, as well as drop-bar bikes, hardtails, and even full-suspension 29+ mountain bikes.

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As with other Gear Indexes, the factors we found particularly important to highlight are listed in red. These include maximum tire size (to the best of our knowledge) and hub/dropout width specs. In addition, note the bottom bracket spec. Many long-distance bikepackers prefer a threaded BB for certitude and serviceability on the road. Click each list item to expand the details and see a larger photo. The list of 29+ bikes is displayed in alphabetical order, with bikes we’ve tested grouped at the top and accompanied by a hexagonal “T” icon. We’ve decided to pay homage to the discontinued options by including them at the bottom of the list. Here’s the full cast of characters:

  • $3000
    Esker Japhy

    Esker Japhy

    • Frame: Steel/Titanium
    • Tire Clearance: 29 x 2.8"
    • Bottom Bracket: 73mm Threaded
    • DROPOUTS (F/R): 15 X 110MM / 12 X 148MM
    • BB Drop : 65mm

    Released as a 29” alternative to the incredibly versatile Hayduke, the Esker Japhy is a chromoly steel hardtail with 29+ tires, a 120mm travel fork, and three value-packed builds to choose from. It features adjustable rocker-style dropouts, progressive trail-ready geometry, and clearance for 29×2.8″ tires. We’ve heard that some true 29 x 3.0” tires will fit with the dropouts backed all the way out, but can’t confirm.

    From Miles’ review: There’s no question that the Japhy offers a lot of bang for its buck and is incredibly capable. If your perfect day on the bike involves long service road climbs, backcountry singletrack, or rambling down forgotten trails, the Japhy should be near the top of your list. On the other hand, the Hayduke is a little less progressive but arguably better suited for general purpose bikepacking, especially for smaller riders who prefer 27.5 x 2.8” tires and want more frame bag space. In the end, both bikes are dialled for trail riding and singletrack-heavy bikepacking and are shining examples of what modern, steel hardtails should be.

    Want a space metal version? The Esker Japhy is also available as a titanium model and features all the same specs.

    • Price: $3000 (J1 Complete)
    • Place of Manufacture: Taiwan
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  • $1375
    Jones Plus LWB

    Jones Plus LWB

    • Frame/Fork: Steel/Steel (or ti Truss)
    • Max Tire Size: 29 x 3.25"
    • Bottom Bracket: 68mm Threaded Eccentric
    • Dropouts (F/R): 15 x 150mm / 12 x 148mm
    • BB drop: 88mm

    When we tested the rigid-specific Jones Plus (now rebranded LWB), we were blown away by its trail manners; we never expected a bike that was so upright and comfortable to ride could also be so capable on technical singletrack. The latest iteration features some tweaks; there’s now provision for a rear rack and the rear hub is Boost-spaced (rather than 135QR), which helps clearances with 1x drivetrains and wider plus tires. As per all of Jones’ bikes, all forks can be shod with 26 x 4.3” fat tires, if you want some extra ‘suspension’ to your ride. And, in addition to the steel and Ti truss options, there’s now a more user-friendly steel unicrown fork, with the exact same offset and dimensions. Note that the BB drop is offset by the ability to rotate the eccentric bottom bracket by as much as 12mm, and the fact that all Jones bikes are specced with cranks 5mm shorter than usual. There are two sizes to choose from and a number of colors. We tested the steel diamond frame, but there’s a space frame available as well, as well as titanium options too.

    Priced below with truss fork. You can also purchase a frameset for $1100 with a Steel Diamond frame with unicrown fork (most economical build) or with a steel truss fork for £1350. Top of the line is the ti spaceframe and truss fork, which goes for $4,550.

    • Price: $1375 (Frame/Truss Fork)
    • Place of Manufacture: Taiwan
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  • $1499
    Kona Unit X

    Kona Unit X

    • Frame/Fork: Steel/Steel
    • Max Tire Size: 27.5 X 3.0″ / 29 X 2.8″
    • Bottom Bracket: 73mm Threaded
    • Dropouts (F/R): 15 X 110MM / 12 X 148MM
    • BB drop: 65mm

    The Kona Unit X was completely revamped in 2020, and these changes hold true today. It’s now built around 29×2.6″ tires, boost hub spacing (148 x 12mm rear and 110 x 15mm front), and its geometry was updated to follow modern trail bike trends. The frame has two standard bottle mounts in the main triangle, downtube mounts, and triple pack mounts on the fork legs. It also has front and rear rack mounts and fender bosses for even more versatility. Logan was so impressed with the 2020 Kona Unit X that it was our top pick for our 2020 Bikepacking Awards. Make sure read our full review here.

    • Price: $1499 (Complete)
    • Place of Manufacture: Taiwan
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  • $2600
    Salsa Fargo

    Salsa Fargo

    • Frame/fork: Steel/Carbon
    • Max Tire Size: 29 x 3.0" / 27.5 x 3.0"
    • Bottom Bracket: 73mm Threaded
    • Dropouts (F/R): 110 x 15mm / 12 x 148mm

    The Fargo is the bike that started it all. Built for long rides like the Tour divide, it’s a dirt-drop 29er at heart. Since then, Salsa has refined it to be a versatile machine. 29 x 2.6″ (or 27.5+ tires) are its sweet spot, although with a 70mm BB-drop, it can run just about anything, including 27.5 x 2.1″. While we haven’t reviewed the Fargo directly, we’ve spent plenty of time on the 29+ Deadwood, which is essentially the same bike with a color and graphics change. Here’s details about Gin’s 29 x 2.6″ Deadwood set up.

    • Price: $2600 (Apex 1 Build)
    • Place of Manufacture: Taiwan
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  • $1799
    Surly Krampus

    Surly Krampus

    • Frame/Fork: Steel/Steel
    • Max Tire Size: 29 x 3.0"
    • Bottom Bracket: 73mm Threaded
    • Dropouts (F/R): 15 x 110 / 12 x 142/148mm
    • BB drop : 60mm

    The Surly Krampus started it all. The first plus tire bike, the first 29+ bike, and arguably the first bike that drew the term “bikepacking bike.” Why? Although the comparable bikepacking-specific Surly ECR can do it all, between the two, the Krampus dominates steep rooty singletrack, rock gardens, and technical conditions. It’s a trail bike at heart. The high bottom bracket and slack geometry make it a thrill ride, and honestly one of the most fun, confidence inspiring bikes you’ll come across. The best analogy is that it’s comparable to being a big kid on a grown up BMX bike, one that can plow over anything. Even loaded with a frame bag, seat bag, and handlebar luggage, it performs well and feels solid and confident. If you are waffling over other bikes, and enjoy trail riding as much as you do bikepacking, the Krampus is a must-ride.

    • Price: $1799 (Rigid Complete)
    • Place of Manufacture: Taiwan
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  • $2929
    Trek 1120

    Trek 1120

    • Frame/Fork: Alloy/Carbon
    • Max Tire SIze: 29 x 3.0"
    • Bottom Bracket: PressFit 92
    • Dropouts (F/R): 15 x 110mm / 12 x 148mm

    The Trek 1120’s unique rack and harness systems are smart, well executed, and what set this bike apart. In addition, the fork that comes on it might be the best in its class, as far as carbon 29+ forks go. This is what will sell this bike. And, as some riders can’t quite get their pack list down to the standard kit, or others need bigger kits or space for more water, or smaller riders need an alternative packing option, the 1120’s harness system and rear rack provides a very innovative, functional and solid solution.

    When we tested this bike the Baja Divide sprang to mind… as did other such long-distance, sandy, water-starved bikepacking routes. For such trips 29+ tires are ideal, and having all the gear you need on the two racks frees up five bottle mounts for water storage. The Trek 1120 begs for such pursuits.

    • Weight: 13.34 kg (29.41 lbs)
    • Price: $2929 (With Racks)
    • Place of Manufacture: Taiwan
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  • $2700
    Tumbleweed Prospector

    Tumbleweed Prospector

    • Frame/Fork: Steel/Steel
    • Max Tire Size: 26 x 4.0" / 29 x 3.0"
    • Bottom Bracket: 73mm Custom EBB
    • Dropouts (F/R): 100 QR or 110 thru / 135mm QR
    • BB drop: 58mm

    The Tumbleweed Prospector is a unique do-it-all expedition bike made specifically for bikepacking and dirt-road touring. The Prospector’s headline feature is a custom yoke designed to allow its steel, symmetrical frame accommodate fat tires up to 4″ wide with a standard-width, über reliable Rohloff Speedhub. Translation? Without need for an extra-wide bottom bracket shell, there’s no increase in the distance between the pedals and the resulting Q Factor, a fat bike trait that’s irksome to many.

    However, there’s more to the Prospector than that. For those plus-tires, the prospector has a custom eccentric Bottom Bracket allowing a half an inch of bottom bracket height adjustability (12mm), in turn making it equally as suitable for 29+ and 27.5+ tires. The frame is built around a standard 135mm dropout for easy-to-source hubs as well as a 100mm QR fork (or 110mm with an optional thru-axle fork). The frame also features a suspension-corrected geometry. And, it has as all the necessary braze-ons for racks, panniers, and a myriad of water bottles. All of which makes for a very versatile bike, one that Tumbleweed promotes as a rugged, adaptable, backcountry explorer, as well as a fun rig to spin around the local trails.

    To learn more, find two Rider and Rigs on this site featuring the Prospector, one with filmmaker Jay Ritchey set up 27.5+, and one with world traveller Pepper Cook. Also, read the pre-launch QA with founder Daniel Malloy.

    • Price: $2700 (Frameset/Rohloff Kit)
    • Place of Manufacture: Taiwan
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  • $4999
    Why Cycles Wayward

    Why Cycles Wayward

    • Frame: Cold Formed Titanium
    • max Tire Size: 29 x 3.0"
    • Bottom Bracket: 73mm Threaded
    • Dropouts (F/R): 15 x 110mm / 12 x 148mm
    • BB Drop: 75mm

    The Wayward is a beautifully made titanium 29+ rig with a penchant for singletrack trails. It was updated in 2020 with proper 29+ tire clearance, the geometry was tweaked to handle 120mm suspension forks, and the seat tube was shortened to leave room for longer dropper posts. Both Logan and TJ have spent some serious time on the Wayward, and agree it is extremely versatile for bikepacking and trail riding, and perhaps one of the best riding 29+ out there. Why offers three different build kits for the Wayward: SRAM Eagle GX ($4,999), Eagle XO1 ($5,999), and Eagle XX1 AXS/ENVE ($9,499). Make sure to check out TJ’s review of the original Wayward here.

    • Price: $4999 (GX Eagle Build)
    • Place of Manufacture: China
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  • $2099
    Binary Havoc

    Binary Havoc

    • Frame: Titanium
    • Max Tire Size: 29 x 3.0"
    • Bottom Bracket: 73mm Threaded
    • Dropout: 148 x 12mm
    • BB Drop: 70mm

    The Binary Havoc is a versatile titanium adventure bike designed to ride fast and long. It was designed around drop bars and big 29+ tires, has a big front triangle for a massive frame bag, and mounts for racks, fenders, and cages. It’s 1x and 2x compatible, has internal dropper post routing, and can even be set up with a 100mm travel suspension fork for those looking to really push its capabilities. The Havoc is offered in five sizes and Binary offers custom options like sizing tweaks, cable routing options, and rear dropout selection.

    • Price: $2099 (frame only)
    • Place of Manufacture: China
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  • $2099
    Binary Maniak

    Binary Maniak

    • Frame: Titanium
    • Max Tire Size: 29 x 3.0"
    • Bottom Bracket: 73mm Threaded
    • DROPOUTS (F/R): 15 X 110MM / 12 X 148MM
    • BB Drop: 58mm

    Arizona-based Binary Bicycles’ latest model was born from a collaboration with Steve from Hardtail Party. Together, they set out to design a modern, aggressive titanium hardtail, claiming that there’s nothing quite like it currently available. The Maniak is long, low, and slack, and has short chainstays. It’s designed around a 120mm fork but can handle up to a 150mm and has clearance for 29 x 3.0″ tires. It comes equipped with sliding Paragon-style dropouts for an adjustable chainstay length, which allows it to be set up as single-speed or geared.

    • Price: $2099 (Frame Only)
    • Place of Manufacture: Taiwan
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  • $2099
    Binary Molotok

    Binary Molotok

    • Frame: Titanium
    • Max Tire Size: 29 x 3.0"
    • Bottom Bracket: 73mm Threaded
    • Dropout: 148x12mm Boost
    • BB Drop: 60mm

    The Binary Molotok is a modern titanium hardtail designed around a long front centre, long wheelbase, long travel fork, and clearance for 29+ tires. It’s designed to climb well and hammer the downhills, complete with internal dropper post routing, boost hub spacing, sliding Paragon style dropouts, and a threaded bottom bracket.

    • Price: $2099 (Frame Only)
    • Place of Manufacture: China
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  • €2699
    Bombtrack Beyond+ ADV

    Bombtrack Beyond+ ADV

    • Frame/Fork: Steel/Carbon
    • Max Tire Size: 29 x 3.0"
    • Bottom Bracket: 73mm threaded
    • Dropouts (F/R): 15 x 110mm / 12 x 148mm
    • BB drop: 70mm

    The ADV is the bigger sibling of the Beyond+. Technically, it shouldn’t really be in our listing, as it’s not a fully rigid steel bike. But, the carbon fork comes with triple eyelets for cargo cages and you could also swap it out for an aftermarket rigid fork if you prefer the idea of travelling with steel over carbon. This aside, it fits the criteria of an overland explorer perfectly. With its 1×12 Eagle GX cassette, it boasts a wide gear range, along with WTB tubeless ready rims and our favourite Ranger Tough tires. It also comes included with the ultra comfortable Jones Loop H-Bar. This is a bike you could get rowdy on, too; it’s suspension corrected for a 120mm fork, set up with 25% sage, or you can even push it to 130mm, with 30%.

    Note that the Beyond+ Adv isn’t available in the US.

    • Price: €2699
    • Place of Manufacture: Taiwan
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  • $1499
    Breezer Thunder

    Breezer Thunder

    • Frame/Fork: Steel/Steel
    • Max Tire Size: 29 x 2.95"
    • Bottom Bracket: BSA Threaded
    • Dropouts (F/R): 110 x 15mm / 148 x 12mm
    • BB Drop: 70mm

    Breezer Thunder is a fully rigid steel mountain bike with a reasonable price tag and some pretty appealing features for bikepacking. It’s built up around a Chromoly steel frame and fork, boost hub spacing and thru-axles, external cable routing (as well as internal dropper post routing), and has clearance for tires up to 29 x 2.95”. The frame itself is fully kitted out with mounting options, including rack and fenders, standard bottle mounts, triple pack mounts on the fork legs and the seat stays, plus additional bosses on the top tube and under the downtube.

    • Price: $1499
    • Place of Manufacture: Taiwan
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  • $1499
    Carver Gnarvester

    Carver Gnarvester

    • Frame: Titanium
    • Max Tire Size: 29 x 3.0"
    • Bottom Bracket: 73mm Threaded
    • Dropouts (F/R): Interchangeable Sliding

    From Gabe in his Rider and Rig: “The Carver Gnarvester really does live up to its name, I can pick my way up tight lines, ride skinnies, drop ledges, and then unpack and make a cup of pourover. It’s an extremely versatile bike and I’m excited to see how the Plus platforms revolutionize not just the bikepacking world in the coming years— but the whole mountain biking realm.”

    Check out the aluminum Gnarvester for the same tire clearance but something much more affordable.

    • Price: $1499 (Frame Only (Titanium))
    • Place of Manufacture: China
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  • $2000CAD
    Chromag Arcturian

    Chromag Arcturian

    • Frame: Steel
    • Max Tire Size: 29 x 3.0"
    • Bottom Bracket: Pressfit 92mm
    • Dropouts (F/R): 15 X 110MM / 12 X 148MM
    • BB Drop: 73mm

    The Arcturian is Chromag’s most progressive hardtail, complete with rowdy angles for technical, steep riding and clearance for 29×3.0″ tires. They recommend a 140-160mm fork, the frame has external cable routing, you won’t find additional cargo mounts, and it’s handmade in Canada by Mike Truelove.

    • Price: $2000CAD (Frame Only)
    • Place of Manufacture: Canada
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  • Cineli Hobootleg Geo

    Cineli Hobootleg Geo

    • Frame/fork: Steel/Steel
    • Max Tire Size: 29 x 3.0"
    • Bottom Bracket: 73mm Threaded
    • Dropouts (F/R): 100 x 15mm / 12 x 148mm

    The new Hobo GEO features a COLUMBUS Cromor double butted steel tube set based around a 73mm bottom bracket shell. With that it fits tires up to 29 x 3.0″. Other frame features include three pairs of triple-pack eyelets (on the fork and down tube), flared handlebars, and a SRAM 1X drivetrain. We don’t yet know the price, but will update this once we do.

    • Place of Manufacture: Taiwan
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  • $925
    Crust Scapegoat

    Crust Scapegoat

    • Frame/Fork: Steel/Steel
    • Max Tire size: 26 x 4.0 or 29 x 3.0"
    • Bottom Bracket: 73mm Threaded
    • Dropouts (F/R): 135mm QR
    • BB drop: 71mm

    The Scapegoat is Crust’s expedition bike. 12 years in the making, the ScapeGoat features a low Q-Factor, go-anywhere design that fits about any tire. A tight rear end and longish top tube means its meant for trails, yet is has a lot of traits that are suitable for multi-year explorations. Unlike many fat bikes out there (although its not just a fat bike), the Scapegoat sports a 73mm Bottom Bracket shell, which allows a comfortable 170mm Q-Factor. The sliding rocker dropouts mean you can run 26 × 4,0” tires (on up to 80mm rims), 650b/27.5+ tires, or full 29+ rubber. The frame is 4130 double butted chromoly. But, what makes it most interesting is its non-suspension corrected fork. It features a 135mm spacing so you can run a rear hub (think single-speed) hub in the front for extra-apocalypse proofing. In addition, the bike is loaded with mounts.

    • Price: $925 (Frameset)
    • Place of Manufacture: Taiwan
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  • $4949AUD
    Curve GMX+

    Curve GMX+

    • Frame/Fork: Titanium/Carbon
    • Max Tire Size: 29 x 3.0"
    • Bottom Bracket: T47
    • Axle Spacing: 15 x 110 / 12 x 148mm

    The newly designed Curve GMX+ has clearance for 29 x 3.0″ tires and some very unique mounting features, including a new fork with six mounts per blade, and an unprecedented seven pairs of bottle cage mounts on the frame. As its name implies, the GMX+ has clearance for full 3.0″ plus tires and is positioned as Melbourne-based Curve Cycling’s ultimate titanium bikepacking bike.

    • Curve GMX+
    • Curve GMX+

    The GMX+ features a 3Al-2.5V Aerospace Grade 9 titanium frame with rear rack mounts and an unprecedented seven pairs of bottle cage mounts: two in the triangle, one under the downtube, two offset toward the top of the downtube, and one on each chain stay.
    The GMX+ frame comes in seven sizes ranging from XXS to XL. Sizes SM–XL are designed around 29″ wheels and clear 29 x 3.0″ tires, while XXS and XS frames run 27.5″ wheels and have clearance for 27.5 x 3.0″ rubber. This keeps the geometry proportions and handling characteristics consistent across all sizes, according to Curve.

    The GMX+ also has a much slacker geometry than the GMX, Boost spacing (15 x 110, 12 x 148mm), and a completely new non-suspension corrected carbon fork with 12 M5 mounts. Additional differences include the cable routing on the down tube instead of the top tube, a T47 bottom bracket shell, and an oversized seat tube for added stiffness.

    Find all the specs and details at our press release

    • Price: $4949AUD
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  • $3695
    Funk Cycles 29+ Taiga Hard Tail

    Funk Cycles 29+ Taiga Hard Tail

    • Frame: Titanium
    • Max Tire Size: 29 x 3.0"
    • Bottom Bracket: BSA Threaded
    • Dropouts: Boost (148) or Super Boost (157)

    The Funk Cycles 29+ Hard Tail Taiga is designed around 29+ wheels with a chainstay yoke made from 6Al/4V titanium plate. The design allows clearance for a 3.0″ tire with either a BOOST or super-BOOST chainline. The Taiga is named after the great coniferous forest that makes up over 29% of the world’s forest cover and circles the globe at high northern latitudes.

    • Price: $3695 (Frame only)
    • Place of Manufacture: Colorado, USA
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  • $4695
    Funk Cycles La Ruta (29+ Full Suspension)

    Funk Cycles La Ruta (29+ Full Suspension)

    • Frame: Titanium
    • Max Tire Size: 29 x 3.0"
    • Bottom Bracket: 83mm threaded
    • Dropouts: 157 x 12mm

    The Funk Cycles La Ruta 29+ is constructed from seamless cold-worked stress-relieved (CWSR) 3Al/2.5V titanium tubing, and a unique 6Al/4V titanium flex plate. The La Ruta Plus is a lightweight full-suspension frame that delivers 60mm of active, pivot-less suspension. Combined with the cushion, traction, and incredible rollover-ability 29+ tires, the La Ruta Plus is quite the unique machine. Other features include Paragon Slider dropouts, Super-Boost 157 x 12mm rear spacing, 83mm BSA bottom bracket, 30.9mm Seatpost, 6Al/4V chock mount, and a Fox CTD Kashima Boost-Valve Shock or Rockshox Monarch RT3

    • Weight: 2.16 kg (4.76 lbs)
    • Price: $4695 (Frame only)
    • Place of Manufacture: Colorado, USA
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  • $1399
    Hunt Bikes 29+

    Hunt Bikes 29+

    • Frame/fork: Steel/Steel
    • Max Tire Size: 29 x 3.0"
    • Bottom Bracket: PF30 PressFit
    • Dropouts (F/R): 15 x 100mm / 12 x 142mm
    • BB Drop: 62mm

    We’ve long admired Hunt’s frame from afar, as elegant as they are. Hunt is based in Australia, but framesets can be shipped worldwide. Designed to accommodate both 29” and 29+ tires, these bikepacking-orientated framesets come in three sizes and two colors: gloss black and brushed chrome. As you’d expect from a company enamoured by bikepacking (see the Hunt 1000) event that they put on across the Australian Alps), there’s no shortage of bag and water bottle mounts. Note though that there’s no provision for racks, as by their own admission, they much prefer soft bags, and the bottom bracket is press fit rather than threaded.

    • Price: $1399 (Frameset)
    • Place of Manufacture: Taiwan
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  • $3495
    Jones LWB HD/E Complete

    Jones LWB HD/E Complete

    • Frame/Fork: Steel/Steel
    • Max tire: 29 x 3.25
    • Droupouts F/R: 15 x 150m / 12 / 148mm
    • Bottom Bracket : 68mm threaded

    The Jones LWB HD/E is the latest addition to the Jones range. At first glance, it looks similar to the Jones LWB Complete. However, closer inspection reveals a very different beast. Although the reach, angles, and all-important fork offset remain the same, the HD/E sports 1in longer seats stays… effectively making it a Jones XLWB!

    These long stays free up more space for big panniers, help keep the bike stable under heavy loads, and prevents the front from lifting on heavy climbs. In addition, the clue is in the name: Heavy Duty / Electric. This bike uses a heavier gauge of head-treated tubing to ensure it can handle heavy heavy loads, or even an e-bike conversion kit, like a Bafang. The longer wheelbase creates enough space to fit one without any issues.

    A burly bike needs burly wheels. Hoops are Jones’ own. They’re 50mm wide and the rims have 36 holes, abd are double walled and eyeletted. They’re tubeless-ready too, using Jones’ own Shraeder kit. In other regards, this bike is similar to the Jones LWB Complete, as seen here. The LWB HD/E is available as frame only, and you can mix and match with a unicrown or truss fork.

    We did notice that the frame looses eyelets under the downtube, which is disappointing. Nor are there any on the seat tube due to the bend, though the upper side of the downtube does at least have provision for two water bottles, or a cargo cage and a water bottle cage.

    • Price: $3495
    • Place of Manufacture: Taiwan
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  • $2650
    Lenz Sport Fat Behemoth

    Lenz Sport Fat Behemoth

    • Frame: Alloy
    • Tire Clearance: 29 x 3.0"
    • Bottom Bracket: ??
    • Dropouts: 12 x 157mm

    The made-in-USA Lenz Sport Fat Behemoth is positioned to fit either 29+ or 27.5+ tires. Lenz claims incredible traction for climbing steep technical and loose trails, as well as a plush ride quality for fast descents. The Fat Behemoth can be built with either four or five inches of rear travel and fork between 120mm and 150mm. The short chainstay is designed for maneuverability and is specific to 1×11 component groups.

    • Price: $2650 (Frame/shock)
    • Place of Manufacture: USA
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  • $2650
    Lenz Sport Mammoth

    Lenz Sport Mammoth

    • Frame: Alloy
    • Tire Clearance: 29 x 3.0"
    • Bottom Bracket: ??
    • Dropout: 12 x 148mm

    The Mammoth+ is Lenz’s cross country plus bike. It can be set up 29+ or 27.5+ and can work with a 1x or 2x drivetrain. Lenz claims this as a fast and light bike with room for bottles or frame bags for bikepacking or long distance racing.

    • Price: $2650 (Frame/shock)
    • Place of Manufacture: USA
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  • $1325
    MONē El Continente

    MONē El Continente

    • Frame/Fork: Steel/Steel
    • Max Tire Clearance: 29 x 3.0" / 27.5 x 3.0"
    • Bottom Bracket: 73mm Threaded
    • Dropouts (F/R): 15 x 110mm / 12 x 148mm

    Designed around 29er or 27.5+ tires, with raw brass fillets, a bi-plane, curved offset fork, custom butted tubes, and short telescoping chainstays, this frame is a new take on a classic. According to Cjell MONē, it’s a drop-bar, plus, dirt tourer, born on the Tour Divide. Other frame features include Anything Cage mounts on the fork, two more triple mounts on the frame, and fender and low rider rack mounts. It’s non-suspension corrected, “a true dirt drop miracle designed to take on a grocery run, or a run down the Continental Divide.”

    Note that with a full 29+ setup, some toe overlap can be experienced on the S/M frames. As such, 27.5+ wheels are a great option for this bike. Also, with a 75mm bottom bracket drop, anything smaller than 27.5 x 2.4″ tires might make the bottom bracket a little low for those venturing into rugged and uneven terrain.

    • Price: $1325 (Frameset)
    • Place of Manufacture: Taiwan
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  • $1325
    MONē La Roca

    MONē La Roca

    • Frame/Fork: Steel/Steel
    • Max Tire Size: 29 x 3.0"
    • Bottom Bracket: 73mm Threaded
    • Dropouts (F/R): 15 x 110mm / 12 x 148mm
    • BB drop : 33mm

    Cjell Mon’s signature plus hardtail. The La Roca frame is hand-brazed, custom butted hardened 4130 tubing.La Roca features a unique, tuneable rear-end that allows a wide range of chainstay lengths depending on your wheel choice. 27.5 x 2.5″ minions will tuck right up to 413 mm if you run gears and slam it. Or, bump that number to a 420mm for your 29+ tires.

    As shown here, La Roca is offered with a 120mm suspension-corrected biplane fork with 2x Anything cage mounts (4 total on the frame). La Roca also has fender mounts and low rider rack mounts.

    • Price: $1325 (Frameset (with fork))
    • Place of Manufacture: Taiwan
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  • $1949
    Myth Cycles Talos

    Myth Cycles Talos

    • Frame: Steel
    • Max Tire Size: 29 x 3.0"
    • Bottom Bracket: 73mm Threaded
    • Dropout: 148 x 12mm
    • BB Drop: 61mm

    From Myth Cycles: “The Myth Cycles Talos frame is our big 29er, short chainstay, aggressive trail slaying machine. The bent seat tube and signature chainstay yoke allow you to run up to a 29 x 3.0 tire and up to a 32t chainring with a 1×12 drivetrain. With huge rollover and aggressive, modern geometry, Talos is a great option for singletrack bikepacking trips like the Colorado Trail. A high bottom bracket makes it a very versatile frame as well, working great with anything from a 2.6 to 3.0 tire. It’s available as a frame only or as a complete bike. And like all our bikes, it’s made right here in Durango, CO.”

    • Price: $1949 (Frame Only)
    • Place of Manufacture: Colorado, USA
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  • $2400
    Oddity Cycles Ghostship

    Oddity Cycles Ghostship

    • Frame/Fork: Steel/Steel
    • Max Tire Size: 29 x 3.0"
    • Bottom Bracket: 73mm threaded

    A NAHBS classic, the Oddity Ghostship is a 29+ ultra-tucked bike handbill by Fort Collins, Colorado-based Sean Burns, aka Oddity Cycles. Sean’s an architect turned bike builder, so aesthetics and structure are crystal clear in his bike designs. And judging from the geometry of his bikes, neither is flat out fun. The Oddity Ghostship is a beautiful work of art in the 29+ category. Photo from Oddity Cycles.

    • Price: $2400 (Frameset (starting))
    • Place of Manufacture: Colorado, USA
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  • $3990
    Otso Voytek

    Otso Voytek

    • Frame/Fork: Carbon/Carbon
    • Max Tire Size: 29 x 3.0"
    • Bottom Bracket: Pressfit 83mm
    • DROPOUTS (F/R): 15 x 150mm / 12 x 177mm
    • BB Drop: 58-62mm

    The Otso Voytek is quite unique among the world of fat bikes. Owing to its narrow Q-factor and XC-inspired geometry, it’s equally suited to running massive 26 x 4.0″ tires in the winter or 27.5+ or 29+ mountain bike wheels in the summer. The fork has three-pack mounts on both legs for cargo cages or racks and can now clear 26 x 5.4″ tires (the frame is maxed out at 26 x 4.8″). It’s built up around a carbon frame and fork, thru-axles, hydraulic brakes, and a well-rounded, performance-oriented component list that appears to leave little to be desired.

    • Price: $3990 (Base Complete)
    • Place of Manufacture: Taiwan
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  • $3500
    Priority 600X Adventure

    Priority 600X Adventure

    • Frame: Aluminum
    • Max Tire Size: 29 x 2.8"
    • Dropouts (F/R): 110x15mm / 148x12mm
    • BB Drop: 65mm

    The Priority 600x Adventure bike is an aluminum hardtail 29er optimized for bikepacking and long-distance trekking. It features fast-rolling knobby tires, a Pinion gearbox with 600% gear range, a Gates Carbon Drive belt drive system, and extra braze-ons for hauling more gear. Production frames will have rear rack mounts, bolt-on frame bag mounts, plus additional cage mounts on the seatstays, under the downtube, and on the top tube as well. The complete bike comes finished with a 100mm RockShox Reba RL fork, WTB KOM Tough wheels, and WTB Ranger 29 x 2.25″ tires.

    • Price: $3500 (Base Complete)
    • Place of Manufacture: China
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  • $1650
    Roca Roja Titanium Breezy 29+

    Roca Roja Titanium Breezy 29+

    • Frame: Titanium
    • Max Tire Size: 29 x 3.0"
    • Bottom Bracket: 73mm Threaded
    • Dropouts: 12 x 142mm sliding

    The Titanium BREEZY 29+ was one of the first few titanium 29= bikes out there. The frame features a 44mm headtube (for use with tapered steerer tube forks), 142 x 12mm Sliding Thru-Axle Inserts with included Shimano thru-axle, and Ti welded bottle bosses.

    • Price: $1650 (Frame only)
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  • £4245
    Shand Tam

    Shand Tam

    • Frame/Fork: Steel/Steel
    • Max Tire Size: 29 x 3.0"
    • Bottom Bracket: Eccentric
    • DROPOUTS (F/R): 135×10mm / 142×12mm
    • BB Drop: 72mm

    The Shand Tam is an Rohloff equipped, expedition bike that’s designed to be comfortable and extremely capable. It’s built up around a Reynolds 853/Dedaccia steel frame, has modular dropouts to accept singelspeed and geared drivetrains, and comes equipped with Shand’s very own steel fork with anything cage mounts and internal dynamo wiring. The Tam has front/rear rack and fender mounts, an eccentric bottom bracket, and the standard complete build is specced with hydraulic brakes, WTB Nano tires, and a swept back Ritchey Kyote bar.

    • Price: £4245
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  • £900
    Singular Gryphon

    Singular Gryphon

    • Frame/Fork: Steel/Steel
    • Max Tire Size: 29 x 3.0"
    • Bottom Bracket: 73mm Threaded
    • Dropouts (F/R): 100x12mm / 142×12mm
    • BB Drop: 70mm

    Originally released back in 2009, UK-based Singular Cycles describes its Gryphon as the “mythical mash-up of lion and eagle representing the ostensible clash between drop bars and big knobbly tyres.” It combines wide flared drop bars with big tires and a custom-drawn 4130 Chromoly steel frame for a versatile platform that’s designed to go pretty much anywhere. It features thru-axles, flat mount brakes, and clearance for 29 x 3.0″ tires. The frame is based around a 73mm BSA threaded bottom bracket shell with eccentric insert, external cable routing, triple pack mounts under the downtube, and all the other mounts we like to see. The fork has bottle cage mounts and internal dynamo routing.

    • Price: £900 (Frame/Fork)
    • Place of Manufacture: Taiwan
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  • £1900
    Smokestone Mr Harry

    Smokestone Mr Harry

    • Frame: Titanium
    • Max Tire Size: 29 x 2.8"
    • Bottom Bracket: 68mm threaded
    • DROPOUT: 12 x 148mm
    • BB Drop: 75mm

    The Smokestone Mr Harry is a titanium hardtail mountain bike with external cable routing, dropper post routing, adjustable dropouts, and clearance for 29×2.8″ tires. Smokestone also offers customization on their frames, so you can run a fixed rear axle, internal routing, and more mounting points if you want them. It’s based around a 120mm travel fork and they also offer several different rigid carbon fork options.

    • Price: £1900 (Frame Only)
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  • $5500
    Solace Cycles OM-2P

    Solace Cycles OM-2P

    • Frame: Titanium
    • Max Tire Size: 29 x 2.8"
    • Bottom Bracket: Pinion
    • BB Drop: 60mm

    Designed around a Pinion internal geared drivetrain, the Solace OM-2P is built for trouble-free exploration. As Solace explains “this drive system answers the call for a single speed chainline and a maintenance free drivetrain suited to muddy and winter conditions, while adding nearly 200% range of a traditional 1x drivetrain.” Compatible with both 27.5 x 3.0″ and 29 x 2.8″ tires, and built up around a 3A/2.5V titanium frame. The frame features numerous braze-ons for cages, cargo, and bags, including three-pack cargo cage mounts on both seat stays. The geometry of the OM-2P is close to that of the more trail-oriented OM-1, but slightly more upright for long-distance tours and cruising trails.

    • Price: $5500
    • Place of Manufacture: Taiwan
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  • £1995
    Stayer Groadinger OMG

    Stayer Groadinger OMG

    • Frame: Steel
    • Max Tire Size: 29 x 3.0"
    • Bottom Bracket: 73mm Threaded
    • Dropout: 142, 148, QR

    The new Stayer Groadinger OMG is a built-to-order custom mountain bike based around a Chromoly Steel frame, rigid fork, and massive 3.0″ tire clearance. Here’s how Stayer describes the OMG: “The idea is that anything you can think to do with 3″ tyre clearance and a no-suss frame can be done with the Groadinger OMG. If you want a big rig for long distance off road touring then we can do that with the OMG. If you want a hardtail with a short wheel base for chopping down the local trail then we can do that with the OMG. So it’s your mountain bike, what are you gonna do? It comes in mullet or 26’er or dropbar with fenders or trail rider, or long distance monster, steel fork feels or carbon for the win, whippy and bouncy, sturdy and looooong with racks, bags and buckets and places to keep your boat or board and so on, and so on.”

    • Price: £1995 (Frame Only)
    • Place of Manufacture: UK
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  • £720
    Stooge Dirtbomb

    Stooge Dirtbomb

    • Frame/Fork: Steel/Steel
    • Max Tire Size: 29 x 3.0"
    • Bottom Bracket: Eccentric
    • Dropouts (F/R): 110x15mm / 148x12mm
    • BB Drop: 75mm

    The Stooge Dirtbomb is part klunker, part modern rigid trail bike. It’s offered in one size, since klunkers are only offered in one size, has clearance for 29+ tires, and uses a eccentric bottom bracket so you can run 27.5+ as well. As Stooge puts, “This is the bike in which function and form become best buddies and start hatching a plan to crash the party.”

    • Price: £720 (Frame / Fork)
    • Place of Manufacture: Taiwan
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  • £675
    Stooge MK5/MK6

    Stooge MK5/MK6

    • Frame/Fork: Steel/Steel
    • Max Tire Size: 29 x 2.8"
    • Bottom Bracket: Eccentric
    • Dropouts (F/R): 110x15mm / 148x12mm
    • BB Drop: 60mm

    The Stooge MK5 (soon to be MK6) is a classic mix of the Scrambler and the MK4. It has lots of bikepacking potential but doesn’t shy away from rowdy trail rides and big skids. The official wheel size is 29×3 front/29×2.3-2.6 rear, but it also plays nicely with 29 x 2.6″ – 2.8″.

    • Price: £675 (Frame / Fork)
    • Place of Manufacture: Taiwan
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  • $3800
    Tanglefoot Bull Thistle

    Tanglefoot Bull Thistle

    • Frame/Fork: Steel/Steel
    • Max Tire Size: 29 x 3.0"
    • Bottom Bracket: 83mm Threaded
    • Dropouts (F/R): 150x15mm / 177x12mm
    • BB Drop: 70mm

    The Tanglefoot Bull Thistle is a classic US-made road-fat bike designed for mud season and snowmobile roads. It has clearance for 26 x 4″ tires, a lowish Q-factor, and includes a quill stem and lugged, custom fork crown. The Bull Thistle is made by Alex Meade Bikeworks in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts. The Bull Thistle comes in five sizes; 51, 53.5, 57, 61, and 64. Prices start at $3,800 USD for a frame and fork, which includes a two-color paint job with lug lining. The frames are made to order with a six- to nine-week lead time.

    • Price: $3800 (Frame/Fork)
    • Place of Manufacture: USA
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  • $1975
    Tin Goat Hoopla

    Tin Goat Hoopla

    • Frame: Titanium
    • Max Tire Size: 29 x 3.0"
    • Bottom Bracket: 73mm Threaded
    • Dropout: 148 x 12mm
    • BB Drop: 75mm

    The Tin Goat Hoopla is a titanium hardtail that’s “fun, smooth, and efficient” for riding all day long. From Tin Goat: “In contrast with most other 29er and 29+ bikes that are marketed for bikepacking, the Hoopla is NOT an aggressive trail frame with a couple of added bolt-ons stuck to it. It is optimized as a bikepacking frameset first, but one that is happy with a squishy front-end, up to 120mm.​” It can be setup rigid or with a suspension fork, can handle 1x and 2x drivetrains, it’s Rohloff and singlespeed ready, and has loads of mounting points.

    • Price: $1975 (Frame Only)
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  • $1999
    Vassago Optimus Ti

    Vassago Optimus Ti

    • Frame: Titanium
    • Max Tire Size: 29 x 3.0"
    • Bottom Bracket: 73mm Threaded
    • Dropout: 148 x 12mm
    • BB Drop: 60mm

    The Optimus Ti is Vassago’s most popular bikepacking frame. It has adjustable dropouts for geared and singlespeed drivetrains, a threaded bottom bracket, internal dropper post routing, clearance for 29×3″ tires, and is optimized for 120mm suspension forks. Vassago describes it as “the perfect all-rounder”, great for trail riding, bikepacking, and everything else.

    Make sure to check out the Vassago Ludicrous Ti, Mooseknuckle, Verhauen, and Radimus—all of which have clearance for at least 29 x 2.8″ tires.

    • Price: $1999 (Frame Only)
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  • $1375
    Ventana Wolfram

    Ventana Wolfram

    • Frame: Aluminum
    • Max Tire Size: 29 x 3.0"
    • Bottom Bracket: PressFit 30
    • Dropouts: 12 x 148mm

    The Ventana Wolfram is a made in the USA frame that can be built around a standard PF30 bottom bracket or a Pinion Gearbox. The frame is designed around a 120mm fork and features a tapered headset (34mm/44mm), 30.9mm seat post diameter, and unique three bolt sliding adjustable 12 x 148mm dropouts with replaceable derailleur hanger. It’s also compatible with a Gates belt drive system.

    • Price: $1375 (Frame only)
    • Place of Manufacture: California, USA
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  • $3495
    XX – Chumba URSA 29plus Backcountry (RIP)

    XX – Chumba URSA 29plus Backcountry (RIP)

    • Frame/Fork: Steel/Steel (or carbon)
    • Max Tire Size: 29 x 3.0"
    • Bottom Bracket: 73mm Threaded
    • Dropouts (F/R): 15 x 110mm / 12 x 148mm (sliding)
    • BB drop: 56mm

    The Chumba URSA 29plus Backcountry was one of the first production, bikepacking-specific 29+ rigs on the market. Featuring a made-in-the-USA steel frame, sliding dropouts, and plenty of mounts, its a great option to consider when eying bikes such as the Krampus, ECR, and the Tumbleweed Prospector. Check out this report on it.

    • Price: $3495 (BC)
    • Place of Manufacture: Texas, USA
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  • $1900
    XX – Framed Alaskan Carbon 29+ Bike (RIP)

    XX – Framed Alaskan Carbon 29+ Bike (RIP)

    • Frame/Fork: Carbon/Lauf Carbonara
    • Max Tire Size: 29 x 3.0"*
    • Bottom Bracket: ???
    • Dropouts (F/R): 15 x 150mm / 12 x 197mm

    There’s not much info on the Framed Alaskan Carbon 29+ bike. We do know it’s based on their fatbike frame and built around a 197 x 12mm dropouts, so it will likely fit fatbike tires just fine. Same goes for the Lauf Carbonara fork.

    • Price: $1900
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  • $5099
    XX – Salsa Deadwood SUS (RIP)

    XX – Salsa Deadwood SUS (RIP)

    • Frame: Carbon
    • Max Tire Size: 29 x 3.0"
    • Bottom Bracket: PressFit 41 x 92
    • Dropouts (F/R): BOOST 110/148

    The Deadwood SUS is a special breed of bike that maintains the feel of the 29+ platform yet blends modern materials and components with the ideal amount of travel to add to the experience… without taking away from it. To anyone who already has a love-affair with 29+ and is flirting with breaking out of a committed relationship with rigid steel—and even to those who don’t—we recommend demoing one.

    • Price: $5099 (GX Eagle Build)
    • Place of Manufacture: Taiwan
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  • $3199
    XX – Salsa Woodsmoke (RIP)

    XX – Salsa Woodsmoke (RIP)

    • Frame: Carbon
    • Max Tire Size: 29 x 3.0"
    • Botton Bracket: 41 x 92 PressFit
    • Dropouts: BOOST 110/148mm

    the salsa Woodsmoke is a playful bike with a few worthy adventure perks thrown in the mix. Regarding the 29+ version in particular, Salsa did a great job of reinventing this platform. Despite a few nitpicks that pertain to more of a big trip scenario—odd climbing characteristics, etc—the Woodsmoke is a blast to ride. Be it for trail riding, weekend singletrack bike packs, or even a race such as the Trans North Georgia, it’s certainly an interesting contender in the carbon hardtail segment.

    • Price: $3199 (SLX 1x11)
    • Place of Manufacture: Taiwan
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  • £599
    XX – Stooge Speedball (RIP)

    XX – Stooge Speedball (RIP)

    • Frame/fork: Steel/steel
    • Tire Clearance: 29 x 3.0"
    • Bottom Bracket: Eccentric
    • Dropouts (F/R): 142 × 12 / 100 × 15mm

    The Speedball is a 29+ bike featuring a Klunkpacker bi-plane fork with triple cage mounts. The speedball is offered in one size only: 23.5″ ETT and 18″ seat tube for anyone between 5’8′ and 6’1″. It has clearance for 3″ rubber on a 45mm rim in the rear and 3.25″ on the front, a 27.2 post, 142 × 12 and 100 × 15 dropouts, and an included eccentric bottom bracket.

    Here’s some geo specs: ETT – 597mm, Seat tube – 457mm, head angle – 69, seat angle- 72, BB drop – 75mm, chainstays – 450mm, fork axle to crown – 455mm, head tube – 140mm, fork offset – 55mm truss, 57mm biplane.

    • Price: £599 (Frame/Bi-plane fork)
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  • $1900
    XX – Surly ECR (RIP)

    XX – Surly ECR (RIP)

    • Frame/Fork: Steel/Steel
    • Max Tire Size: 29 x 3.0
    • Bottom Bracket: 73mm Threaded
    • Dropouts: 100mm QR / 12 x 142/148mm
    • BB drop: 80mm

    The magic of 29+ is that it provides a large rolling diameter as well as significant floatation and suspension qualities due to a wider footprint. And, all of this is at its disposal without the same penalties that 4″ fatbike tires possess. In essence, 29+ provides added cushion and confidence while not being as sluggish at a fatbike. The Surly ECR was one of the first few 29+ bikes, and the first to repurpose 29+ specifically for bikepacking. Many have followed in its wide footsteps, but it remains the archetype of its own niche.

    • Price: $1900 (Complete)
    • Place of Manufacture: Taiwan
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  • $3850
    XX – Trek Full Stache 29+ (RIP)

    XX – Trek Full Stache 29+ (RIP)

    • Frame: Aluminum
    • Max Tire Size: 29 x 3.0'
    • Bottom Bracket: PF92
    • Dropouts (F/R): 15 x 100mm / 12 x 148mm

    Full Stache is a first of its kind trail bike. It features 130mm of suspension, wide 29 x 3.0″ plus tires and some clever engineering to tucked those big tires into a trail bike that’s reportedly “nimble, pedalfriendly, and amazingly balanced.”

    • Price: $3850 (8)
    • Place of Manufacture: Taiwan
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  • $1889
    XX – Trek Stache (RIP)

    XX – Trek Stache (RIP)

    • Frame: Carbon or Aluminum
    • Max Tire Size: 29 x 3.0"
    • Bottom Bracket: PF92
    • Dropouts (F/R): 15 x 100mm / 12 x 148mm

    The Stache was one of the first 29+ bikes to come to market. Reportedly loads of fun, the Stache has super-short chain stays afforded by its elevated chain-stay design. The Trek Stache is available in carbon or aluminum in a number of complete builds as well as the frameset only.

    • Price: $1889 (Starting)
    • Place of Manufacture: Taiwan
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  • €2600
    XX – Wilier Jaroon Plus 29+ (RIP)

    XX – Wilier Jaroon Plus 29+ (RIP)

    • Frame/Fork: Steel/Carbon
    • Max Tire Size: 29 x 3.0"
    • Bottom Bracket: 68mm ?
    • Dropouts (F/R): 15 x 100mm / 12 x 142mm

    The Jaroon Plus is a steel frame welded with a special technique that hides all welding material inside, making the frame appear clean, and the seams flawless. The frame features a tapered head tube, 27.2mm diameter seat-post, mount for mudguards and a rear rack, and thru-axles. The build comes with a Rival/Apex 1×11 drivetrain and 16° flared handlebar.

    • Price: €2600 (Rival 1x11)
    • Place of Manufacture: China
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29+ Tire Options

Surly deserves full credit for creating 29+ with those two bikes and their Knard 3.0″ tires, but it wasn’t until 2014 when WTB introduced the 2.8″ Trailblazer that the entire mountain bike market became convinced that plus was here to stay.

  • Surly Knard 29+ Tires, 29 x 3.0
  • Surly ECR, Is 29 plus dead

Since then, thanks in part to the surge of 27.5+ and the advent of wide trail, which we consider 2.5-2.7”, the popularity of 29+ tires has slowed down a little. However, there’s still a solid range of options, including several proven bikepacking-friendly 29+ tires on the market. With numerous big brands producing bikes based around the 29+ platform, its future appears to be secure. Be sure to check out our full list of 29+ tires.

WHAT’D WE MISS?

We searched high and low to gather a comprehensive list of 29+ bikes. However, we surely missed a few. If you know of a 29+ bike that’s currently available to order or purchase, please let us know in the comments below.