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Santa Cruz Tallboy D 29
Santa Cruz Tallboy D 29 2017
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Giant Anthem 2
Giant Anthem 2 2017
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Specialized Camber Comp 29
Specialized Camber Comp 29 2017
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Trek Fuel EX 7 29
Trek Fuel EX 7 29 2017
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Niner Jet 9 1-Star NX1
Niner Jet 9 1-Star NX1 2017
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Awards  Editors' Choice Award         
Price $2,599 List$2,575 List$2,600 List$2,600 List$2,600 List
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Pros High fun-factor, super playful, rides like a longer travel bikeSuper playful, great acceleration, responsive handlingExcellent climbing skills, versatile and easy-to ride, sharp handlingVersatile, dropper postGets more confident with speed and straight lines
Cons Weak build kitSome pedal strikes, long stem, narrow barLimited technical downhill abilities, lacks a dropper postUnder-treaded tires, tall feeling bikeSlower handling, not so good in the turns
Ratings by Category Santa Cruz Tallboy D 29 2017 Giant Anthem 2 2017 Specialized Camber Comp 29 2017 Trek Fuel EX 7 29 2017 Niner Jet 9 1-Star NX1 2017
Fun Factor - 35%
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Downhill - 25%
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Climbing - 25%
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Build - 15%
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Specs Santa Cruz Tallboy D 29 2017 Giant Anthem 2 2017 Specialized Camber Comp 29 2017 Trek Fuel EX 7 29 2017 Niner Jet 9 1-Star NX1 2017
Wheelsize 29" 27.5" 29" 29" 29"
Measured Weight (w/o pedals, Medium) 31 lbs 15 oz 28 lbs 2 oz 29 lbs 12 oz 31 lbs 12 oz 31 lbs 13 oz
Build D (SRAM NX 1x11) 2 (Shimano SLX 1x11) Comp (SRAM GX 2x10) 7 (Shimano SLX 2x10) 1-STAR (SRAM NX 1x11)
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