And they’ve done it! EWR Bikes recently introduced the OWB29er. One of that first batch is in my hot little hands, for the sake of Dirt Rag product testing. As I type this report, I’ve had the bike for a grand-total of 24 hours, with that time spent building, photographing and documenting the specifications of this fine-looking steed.
EWR Bikes offers the OWB29er in medium or large frame sizes for $1,395.00, including a Salsa Liplock seatpost clamp. The front end is made from True Temper Supertherm heat-treated/double butted tubing, and the rear end is made from Dedacciai A.B.T. double butted stays.
EWR Bikes OWB29er Geometry
- Head Tube Angle: 70.75Â° (engineered for 100mm fork)
- Seat Tube Angle: 73.5Â°
- Top Tube Length: 23.7″ (medium), 24.6″ (large)
- BB Height: 12.25″
- Chainstay Length: 17.43″
The boyz at EWR Bikes tell me that my medium frame weighs in at 5.65 lbs. I was not able to verify that, as my test frame came dressed with a solid suite of trail-worthy components. My test bike tipped the Dirt Rag scales at 26.8lbs. outfitted per below:
- Fork: RockShox Reba Team 29″ with Maxle QR (20mm)
- Wheels: Hope Pro II F/R hubs laced to notubes.com ZTR Arch 29er rims
- Cranks/BB: Truvativ Noir
- Brakes: Avid Elixir
- Rear D: SRAM X9
- Front D: SRAM X9
- Shifter: SRAM X9 trigger
- Cassette: SRAM PG 990
- Tires: Kenda Karma 29×2.2 L3R Pro
- Headset: Chris King
- Seatpost: Thomson Elite
- Seatpost QR: Salsa Liplock
- Saddle: Selle Italia C2
- Handlebars: Truvativ Team Carbon Riserbar (oversized)
- Stem: Truvativ Team (Al)
- Chain: SARM PC 991
- Grips: ODI lock-on
No ridingâ€”yet. That’ll come soon enough, and I promise to blog my experiences as the miles accumulate. In the meantime, I’ll share a bunch of out-of-the-box photos. Click on the thumbnails below to view full-sized images.
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