First Look: Breezer Cloud 9 Carbon Fiber 29er Mountain Bike
Originally introduced in 1993, the Breezer Cloud 9 makes its comeback as a high modulus carbon fiber 29er. The new Cloud 9 joins the recently announced Jetstream 29er to give Breezer two offerings in the big wheel market.
The new carbon version is aimed at cross country racers and marathon competitors, and it’ll be available in three trims: Limited Edition ($5,899), Pro ($2,999) and Frameset ($1,799).
The frame features Breezer’s D’Fusion carbon shaping to spread stresses evenly across the frame, and like all of Breezer’s mountain bikes, the rear brake is mounted on the chainstay within the rear triangle. They claim this provides 1.3x the torsional rigidity and reduces the likelihood of brake squeal.
The chainstays are kept very short for quick handling, and new 3D carbon Breeze-In dropouts claim to have twice the rigidity of flat dropouts at half the weight. Up front, the Cloud 9 has a tapered headtube.
Full specs for the Limited Edition version after the break…
Frame: High-modulus carbon fiber, 1 1/8″ – 1 1/2″ tapered headtube
Fork: Rock Shox Reba RLT
Crankset: Shimano XTR 2×10
Bottom Bracket: Shimano XTR Press-fit BB92
Derailleur: XTR 2×10
Wheelset: New WTB Stryker Tubeless
Brakes: Shimano XTR
Bars: Oval M800 Carbon
Stem: Oval M800 carbon 6-degree
Sadddle: WTB Silverado Custom
Seatpost: Oval M800 carbon