It seems like one of the main bottlenecks to building the ultimate all mountain 29r was sourcing the right fork for the job. Now that fox has unveiled the new 34mm 29r platform, it seems all 130mm 29rs are popping up all over the place to take advantage of the stiffer 140mm travel fork. The latest addition to the fray is Transitions Bike’s new Bandit 29.
The new Bandit 29 has all the bells and whistles you would expect from an AM bike, including use of the 142x12mm rear axle system, tapered head tube, direct mount front derailleur, Fox RP23 BV shock, and cable guides for a dropper seat post.
Other than that, there aren’t a whole lot of details out yet, but jump past the break for more close ups!
Like the Bandit 26, the Bandit 29 routes the rear derailleur cable through the chainstay. All other cable and housings are external.
A tapered head tube is pretty much a standard affair these days, but it sure looks good with the new Fox 34.
The Bandit 29 will come stock with the 142x12mm Shimano E Thru axle system, but will be adaptable to 135×10 if desired.