Is 2012 set to be the year of the 29ers? Well that depends a lot on who you speak to. A good measure will be the bikes on show at the London Bike Show this week, held at the Excel Centre on 12 – 15 January 2012.
One brand that will be exhibiting 29ers is Whyte Bikes. They’ve just let us know that they’ll have the new Carbon 29er on display, available in two builds, C and CS.
This is the debut year for the brand into the 29er market, and based on our impressions when we rode a Whyte 29er last year, it’s been a well judged move.The Whyte 29er C is the entry-level of the range and costs £1999, with a lightweight Whyte X-C 202 wheelset Meanwhile, at the top of the range is the 29er CS. It costs £2599 and comes equipped with a top-end groupset and finishing kit