A 29er is a different variety of mountain bike that has slightly larger wheels than most mountain bikes. Mountain bikes generally have 26” wheels whilst the 29er uses 29” wheels. There are two types of 29ers available, the standard 29er or the 29er dual suspension.
First originating in the early 1980s, the 29er took some time to become a popular off-road bike. It wasn’t until 1999 that the first successful 29er was produced and fully accommodated with adequate accessories such as suspension forks, both front and rear, that suited the different set up on these bikes.
The advantages of the 29er include: better traction, more comfortable, roll over obstacles easily and provide a less bumpy ride.
The 29er is generally used for touring, trekking and cyclo-cross. The many advantages of the larger wheels have increased its popularity and although taking a long time to launch, can now be found in nearly every bike shop.
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