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29+ Bikes (The Complete List)

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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 30 bikes...

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 is 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 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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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. 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.

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 the 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 top and accompanied by a hexagonal “T” icon. Here’s the full cast of characters:

  • 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
    • Manufacturer's Details: Link
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  • Salsa Deadwood SUS

    Salsa Deadwood SUS

    • 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
    • Manufacturer's Details: Link
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  • Salsa Fargo

    Salsa Fargo

    • Frame/fork: Steel/Carbon
    • Max Tire Size: 29 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″ tires are its sweet spot. 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
    • Manufacturer's Details: Link
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  • Salsa Timberjack Ti

    Salsa Timberjack Ti

    • Frame: Titanium
    • Max Tire Size: 29 x 2.8"
    • Bottom Bracket: 73mm Threaded
    • Deropout: 12 x 148mm (interchangeable)

    While the Timberjack isn’t a purpose-made 29+ bike, it works well as such… or at least with 29 x 2.6″ tires or 2.8s. The Timberjack Ti is a great frame overall with a geometry that leans toward a trail bike, but is still perfectly comfortable on gravel or dirt roads. With Salsa’s Alternator dropouts, its fairly versatile as well. Check out Logan’s Space Metal Dream Build. You can also get the Alloy version as a frame only for $449.

    • Price: $2499 (Frame only)
    • Place of Manufacture: China
    • Manufacturer's Details: Link
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  • Salsa Woodsmoke

    Salsa Woodsmoke

    • 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
    • Manufacturer's Details: Link
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  • Surly ECR

    Surly ECR

    • 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
    • Manufacturer's Details: Link
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  • 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 : 55mm

    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: $1550 (Complete)
    • Place of Manufacture: Taiwan
    • Manufacturer's Details: Link
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  • 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: $2649 (With Racks)
    • Place of Manufacture: Taiwan
    • Manufacturer's Details: Link
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  • 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
    • Manufacturer's Details: Link
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  • 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

    The Wayward is a beautifully made titanium 29+ rig with a penchant for singletrack trails. Why offers three different build kits for the Wayward: SRAM Eagle GX ($4,799), Eagle XO1 ($5,849), and Eagle XX1 ($7,799). Each complete bike also ships in an EVOC travel case that comes included with the purchase. The model we reviewed was the X01 build, which is specced with I9 wheels, Terrene tires, a 100mm RockShox Pike RCT3 fork, Race Face carbon handlebars, and a 12-speed X01 Eagle drivetrain. The Wayward’s not cheap, but it is a worthy investment if you value aesthetics, good trail geometry, and the durability of titanium.

    • Price: $5849 (X01 Build)
    • Place of Manufacture: China
    • Manufacturer's Details: Link
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  • 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
    • Manufacturer's Details: Link
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  • 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.”

    • Price: $1399 (Frame Only)
    • Place of Manufacture: China
    • Manufacturer's Details: Link
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  • Chumba URSA 29plus Backcountry

    Chumba URSA 29plus Backcountry

    • 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
    • Manufacturer's Details: Link
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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
    • Manufacturer's Details: Link
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  • 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: $825 (Frameset)
    • Place of Manufacture: Taiwan
    • Manufacturer's Details: Link
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  • Framed Alaskan Carbon 29+ Bike

    Framed Alaskan Carbon 29+ Bike

    • 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
    • Manufacturer's Details: Link
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  • 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
    • Manufacturer's Details: Link
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  • 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
    • Manufacturer's Details: Link
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  • 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

    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: $1299 (Frameset)
    • Place of Manufacture: Taiwan
    • Manufacturer's Details: Link
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  • 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: $2400 (Frame/shock)
    • Place of Manufacture: USA
    • Manufacturer's Details: Link
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  • 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: $2400 (Frame/shock)
    • Place of Manufacture: USA
    • Manufacturer's Details: Link
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  • 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: $1250 (Frameset)
    • Place of Manufacture: Taiwan
    • Manufacturer's Details: Link
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  • 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: $1600 (Frameset (with fork))
    • Place of Manufacture: Taiwan
    • Manufacturer's Details: Link
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  • 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
    • Manufacturer's Details: Link
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  • 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)
    • Manufacturer's Details: Link
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  • Stooge Speedball

    Stooge Speedball

    • 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)
    • Manufacturer's Details: Link
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  • Trek Full Stache 29+

    Trek Full Stache 29+

    • 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
    • Manufacturer's Details: Link
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  • Trek Stache

    Trek Stache

    • 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
    • Manufacturer's Details: Link
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  • 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
    • Manufacturer's Details: Link
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  • Wilier Jaroon Plus 29+

    Wilier Jaroon Plus 29+

    • 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
    • Manufacturer's Details: Link
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