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:


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:


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


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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