Ride far, have fun
Our great value 529 is a fast, lightweight and capable trail hardtail with award-winning handling that’s your perfect partner on your favourite singletrack, trail centre loops or epic all-day rides in the hills. Using the same perfect 10/10 MBR test-winning frame as our flagship 629 trail hardtail, the 529 delivers confidence-inspiring and capbale handling so you can always ride your best, combined with low weight and smooth-rolling 29er wheels to cover ground quickly and efficiently.
– Light yet tough 6061 T6 hydroformed, multi-butted Singe Chain Ring (1X) frame.
– 120mm RockShox Recon RL suspension fork.
– Capable, smooth-rolling 29er wheels + grippy Maxxis tyres.
– SRAM SX Eagle 1x12 transmission (32T chainring x 11-50 cassette).
– Tektro M535 four-piston hydraulic disc brakes (180mm rotors front + rear).
– KS dropper post (with frame size-specific drop).
By blending progressive 29er geometry together with specially curated components and tyre choice, we've engineered the 529 to deliver you the very best handling and ride experience possible. Both exhilarating and confidence-inspiring, the 529 is fast out of corners and up climbs, but never freaks out when you’re pushing it, sending drops, or sliding turns faster than ever. Short offset forks and custom Whyte short stem, bars and grips complete your connection to the feisty but flowing, calm but hard-charging character that pro test riders and trail riders love.
Engineered to perform – and last
To ensure that living with it for the long-haul is as good an experience as riding it, we’ve loaded the 529 with all the bad-weather-beating and practical features possible to keep it running brilliantly ride after rider, and year after year. That includes weather sealing the internally routed control cable ports and seat post collar to keep the water and muck where it belongs – outside; maximizing mud clearances – as well as allowing space for up to 2.6in tyres in the rear – thanks to our big-tyre friendly Single Chain Ring frame design; as well as a custom chainstay guard to both protect the frame from chain slap damage and silent your ride.
Ride faster and smoother
Bigger diameter 29in (aka ‘29er’) wheels boost performance in several ways. Their larger size effectively shrinks every bump, so they can roll over rough terrain faster and smoother so you can go further, with less fatigue and more control. They also have more gyroscopic stability so you can hold your line better when things get loose, adding more control and confidence.
|COLOUR||Matt Olive with Matt Black||CASSETTE||SRAM PG-1210 Eagle, 11-50, 12 Speed|
|FRAME||6061 Alloy, Hydro Formed T6 Aluminium, Multi Butted, SCR, Tapered Headtube, Internal Cable Routing with BBX63, Chainstay Post Mount Dropouts and 12mm X 148mm Boost Dropouts||CHAIN||SRAM SX Eagle, 12 Speed|
|FORK||RockShox Recon RL 29"", 120mm Travel, 42mm Offset, Solo Air, Fast Black Coating, Adjustable Rebound, Tapered Alloy Steerer, 110mm x 15mm Boost, Maxle Lite||CRANKSET||SRAM X1 Eagle, X-SYNC 2, Direct Mount 32T, DUB, 170mm, Boost 12 Speed|
|REAR SHOCK||N/A||BOTTOM BRACKET||SRAM DUB, BSA, 73mm|
|HEADSET||FSA No. 57B Orbit ZS, 1 1/2"" Lower and 1 1/8"" Upper Caged Bearings||SEATPOST||KS 900i, 30.9mm, S 125mm Travel, M/L/XL 150mm Travel, Southpaw Remote Lever|
|REAR HUB||Alloy, Double Sealed Cartridge Bearings, 12mm x 148mm Boost Thru Axle, 32 Hole||SADDLE||Whyte Custom|
|FRONT HUB||Alloy, Double Sealed Cartridge Bearings, 15mm x 110mm Boost Thru Axle, 32 Hole||HANDLEBAR||Whyte 6061 Alloy, 15mm Rise, 31.8mm, 780mm Wide|
|SPOKES||DT Swiss Champion 2.0mm, Black Stainless, Brass Nipples||STEM||Whyte Alloy, 45mm Extension|
|RIMS||WTB ST i27 TCS 2.0 System, Pinned Joint, Tubeless Ready, 32 Hole||GRIPS||Whyte Lock-on Enduro Grip|
|TYRE||Maxxis Ardent 29""x 2.4"" EXO Dual Compound, 60TPI, Tanwall||BRAKES FRONT||Tektro HD-M535, 4 Piston, 2.3mm gauge 180mm Disc|
|SHIFT LEVERS||SRAM SX Eagle||BRAKES REAR||Tektro HD-M535, 4 Piston, 2.3mm gauge 180mm Disc, Internal Routing|
|FRONT MECH||N/A||BRAKE LEVERS||Tektro M-535|
|REAR MECH||SRAM SX Eagle, 12 Speed||PEDALS||Fibre Reinforced Composite Platform|
|HEAD TUBE ANGLE||65||65||65||65|
|SEAT TUBE ANGLE||74.5||74.5||74.5||74.5|
|TOP TUBE HORIZONTAL||610||639||663||690|
|BB HEIGHT ABOVE GROUND||300||300||300||300|
|STAND OVER HEIGHT||791||805||819||838|
|CHAIN STAY LENGTH||450||450||450||450|
|SEAT POST DIAMETER||30.9||30.9||30.9||30.9|
|HEAD TUBE LENGTH||110||115||120||135|
|SEAT TUBE LENGTH||406||431||457||483|