When we set out to develop the Stereo 140 C:62 Race 29 we wanted to keep all the best qualities of the previous version of our mid-travel 29er full susser. So it had to be extremely light, unbelievably stiff and durable enough to stand up to unrelentingly hard use. With access to Twin Mould Monocoque technology and our Efficient Trail Control (ETC) dynamics, achieving these goals was like water off a duck’s back to our engineering team. But even that wasn’t enough for them. They improved our Agile Ride Geometry by adding a longer top tube and even more standover clearance. And the rear dropouts use the Boost hub standard for better steering precision and improved wheel durability – particularly important when you’re searching for the right line on tough singletrack. This is a frame that leaves our competition – and yours – in the dust.
A bike built to be taken to its limits needs components to match. We started with Fox’s 34 Rhythm fork and matching DPS rear shock, which combine incredible small bump response with a progressive feel that keen riders will love. Then we added Shimano’s 11 speed XT transmission, paired with a Race Face &ælig;ffect SL chainset with 29er-specific 34×24 tooth chainring setup. Shimano BR-M506 hydraulic discs take care of bringing everything safely to a stop, while tubeless-ready Fulcrum Red 44 rims shod with grippy Nobby Nic tyres keep you anchored to the trail. And we even fitted a dropper post, so that super-steep shortcut is now rideable…