First Impressions: Everti 29R

First Impression: Everti 29R

It has been quit a while since I’ve had the opportunity to test a bike other than the 26” dual suspension variety and I think it’s good to mix things up a bit. I’m completely happy and excited to now be riding an Everti 29R. I think the wheel size of this hard tail is apparent by the name.

Everti, a Canadian company, has been making reasonably priced titanium bicycles since October 2000. My size large 29R frame weighs 3.68lbs, retails for around $1595 and arrived a few weeks ago, preceded by a box full of components including:

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Fox F29 fork
Bontrager 29” Race X Lite wheelset
Truvativ Stylo crankset
SRAM X-9 twist shifter and front and rear derailleur
SRAM PG-990 Powerglide II cassette and PC-971 chain
Avid Elixir R brakes with a 185mm and a160mm rotor
Maxxis Ignitor 29×2.1 tires
Easton EA70 seatpost and EA-90 stem
Ritchey WCS Carbon Low Rizer bar and grips
FSA Orbit X headset
Fi’zi:k Gobi XM saddle
The 3/2.5 titanium tubing is double butted and both the down tube and top tube are bi-axial oval in shape. The “S” bend chain stays change from round to tapered oval in shape, and the entire frame has a brushed satin finish. It looks so damn good with clean welds and subtle decals. The frame measures as follows:

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24.2” top tube, center to center
19.09” seat tube, center of BB to top of seat tube
71.5° head tube
74° seat tube
17.5” chain stays
12.2 BB height

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With my old and trusty Shimano M520 pedals and the supplied build kit the 29R tipped the scale at 26.3lbs, and as far as I could tell on the sloppy snowy trail conditions we have here, it handles awesome. More importantly, it fits me like my favorite jacket, nice and comfortable. With a race or two already planned for this machine and regular trail riding to come, I’m so ready for spring that I can hardly stand it! –Shannon Mominee

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