Are you a 29er convert? Check out our biggest shootout yet of 10 of these big wheelers each under the R20,000 mark.
- By Neil Gardiner
We were ready to stick our necks out on this test. When we decided to do a 10-bike shootout of the popular 29er format in the 20K bracket, we thought we would be able to pick a clear winner. After all, hardtails are usually for racing, so it would be easy – just pick the fastest one. We never imagined how different they’d all be and how many new categories would open up, making us rate them according to a whole new scale of factors.
Each of our testers were given a detailed rating sheet, a pen and a couple laps to test each bike. The bikes were reviewed according to features, ride feel, x-factor and value. The bikes are listed in alphabetical order, in case we mislead you into believing that one is better than the other.