So, I’m salivating over some of the hottest 29er full-suspension bikes on the market. Three in particular are going to be tops on my 2011 “must ride” list: Ellsworth Evolution, Pivot Mach 429 and Niner Jet9. I’m drooling and wishing that Santa Claus was real, because I’d definitely opt for one of these weapons instead of a Red Ryder BB gun!
With 120mm travel, the Ellsoworth Evolution will compete with the likes of the Niner RIP 9, Gary Fisher Rumblefish, Specialized Camber 29 and Turner Sultan. With a tapered head tube and Ellsworth’s renowned ICT suspension design, the Evolution looks killer.
Pivot Mach 429
WOW! The Pivot Mach 429 has been on my radar as a “must ride” for 2011, but just today I saw the new white/blue color combo on the Pivot Facebook page and all I can say is WOW! That bike is beautiful.
Niner Jet 9
I loved the 1st-generation Niner Jet 9 and have only heard more of the same about the updated version. It just looks fast and fun. Niner knows how to make killer, trail-eating 29ers.
I know Santa is a loyal reader… any of the three would fit just dandy under our Christmas tree this year.