As if proof were needed of the popularity of 29er mountain bikes, even Italian brand Colnago is getting involved: it unveiled a 29er hardtail at Eurobike.

The new Twenty IX’s 6000 series aluminium frame has been hydro formed to increase stiffness and lower weight where possible.

The one model available, of which the pricing is yet to be confirmed, is specced with Shimano XT and SLX parts, DT Swiss 485 wheels and a RockShox Reba RL fork.

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