Thanks to Gavin Thomas for the NXT29T27 Review
Finally getting round to doing a little write up/review on the Nextie carbon rims. I have been running them on my mtb since been lucky enough to win them racing in the Travers ESES race series. Thanks again Mr Travers
I have covered over 500 miles on them now mostly off the beaten track so feel now is the time to pass on my thoughts.
Certain people reading may be horrified to see them been run with wire beaded tyres and cheap inner tubes with each weighing substantially more than the rims themselves. However for the purpose of the review it is quite good as the tyres tubes and hubs are all the same ones that I was running on my Stan crest rims before so it really is a back to back test. However don’t worry I will be converting to a “proper” tubeless setup with fresh boots soon.
Firstly the Build of these from travers bikes is second to none. Lovely spokes evenly tensioned and well built with nice little touches like red anodised nipples and x2 black ones either side of the valve hole. Little touches like this really set them off and make them feel like a quality product. Setup is a breeze too with a good shape to the rim allowing tyres to go on and off a breeze (unlike the stans flat seat which makes getting tyres on and off an absolute T**T)
So popped the tyres, brake rotors and cassette on, slotted them in the bike and headed off for a ride. First stop Hadleigh! I couldn’t think of a better local testing/proving ground.
First impressions on the 10 boring road miles between Basildon and Hadleigh are great and I immediately noticed how responsive the wheels are to the stans. Just push on the pedals and the bike shoots forward eagerly. None of the flex and give that was there before.
Before getting to Hadleigh I couldn’t resist a little play/cut through the Glen. On the fast downhill run they really do feel great. Can push them into turns without flex and they really do feel direct. Climbing back out the other side the gain in pedaling efficiency is again very noticeable and they feel a pleasure to climb with.
Onto Hadleigh and after a quick pootle round the berms and the blue loop it was on to x4 back to back red loop laps to give them a workout. All previous statements ring true again and I feel I am flying along up and down hill at a good pace. The rocky terrain also lets another feature of the wheels shine through which is the feel they give over the rough terrain. They don’t flex but kind of cushion and remove the buzz from the trail. Hard to describe but anyone who has ridden a carbon and aluminium bike back to back may get what I mean.
I was also at first a bit hesitant about smashing down the A lines at Hadleigh on my nice new hoops but the fears soon went away. Despite the low tyres pressures that I choose to run the rims didn’t seem to flinch or feel worried. After many rides and a few heavy handed moments at Hadleigh and further afield trail centres they are still looking as good as new. Even after inspecting the spokes to see if anything had loosened nothing was a miss. Only issue they have had is getting a bit dirty and a splattering of cow s**t, (sooner someone makes them into gourmet burgers the better!)
Anyway if you’re in the market for some new hoops do give these a shout. Ride great, light weight, look bling, what’s not to like
Thanks to John for a photo of his titanium collection. 1x Rudy, 1x Angus, 1x Bat Fastard and a Jones interloper.
The new TCR 29 is the ultimate XC racers carbon rim, weighing in at just 366g and 27mm width it can handle pretty much anything your throw at it.
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www.team29er.pl have had one of our Rudy Fat 29+ bike on review for just over a month and its fair to say they loved it. It seemed obvious that we should also send them a Rudy 29er frame to make a direct comparison between the 2. The pictures below were kindly supplied by www.team29er.pl
We have added a new section to our website for used frames. It a place to pick up a bargain!
The frames are normally either ones used my our race team or built up for customers to test ride. The frames are all cleaned and fully checked over before they are available for sale and because they are titanium after a quick clean they look box fresh! All of the frames come with the usual Travers Bikes lifetime warranty.
For Sale: £899 Small titanium frame and Travers carbon 29er fork with KCNC headset. The frame has only been used twice. It is a custom built frame with special features not found on the other "Rudy" 29ers. It has the horseshoe chainstay bridge and split seat stay (so you can run a belt with a PF30 EBB).
Horizontal top tube: 580mm
Head angle: 69.5º
Seat Tube Angle: 72.5º
Seat stay: 438mm
Head Tube length: 105mm
Headtube: Tapered (integrated)
Seat Post size: 31.6
Wheel size 29er
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We have 2 new forks to add to our line up. Both forks will be carbon with a tapered steerer plus a 15mm axle and weigh in around 600g
First is the all new "Prong 29", its been a dream of mine to produce a brand new fork from the ground up to perfectly match our range of 29er and 29+ titanium frames. Prototype testing has now been completed and the first production models will be prized from the moulds next week for delivery towards the end of April.
The second model is our new "Fat Prong". This will feature the ultra stiff 15x135mm thru axle. I want to say more but...watch this space!
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