629 Trail Hardtail
The Trail Hardtail Benchmark
With a perfect 10/10 score from MBR, our top-of-the range 629 is probably the best trail hardtail you can buy. It’s progressive geometry and specially selected components have been crafted to allow any rider – both relative beginners and experienced riders alike – to be able to maximise their fun by confidently taking on technical trails as well as covering ground quickly and comfortably on bigger rides thanks to its low weight and smooth-rolling 29er wheels.
– Light yet tough 6061 T6 hydroformed, multi-butted Singe Chain Ring (1X) specific frame
– 120mm RockShox 35 Gold RL suspension fork
– Capable & smooth-rolling 29er wheels + grippy Maxxis tyres
– SRAM NX Eagle 1x12 transmission (32T chainring x 11-50 cassette)
– SRAM Guide T four-piston hydraulic disc brakes (180mm rotors front + rear)
– Whyte Drop.It dropper post (with frame size-specific drop)
The 629 is a fast, light weight and capable 29er with award-winning handling that’s perfect for making the most of every bit of fun you can find on your favourite singletrack and trail centre trails, as well as for going fast and far on big rides out in the hills.
Our big wheel hardtail handling has been the benchmark since we first did what everyone else said was impossible with our holistic ‘Total Geometry’ design philosophy: by blending progressive 29er geometry together with specially curated components and tyre choice to deliver you the very best handling and ride experience.
We’ve engineered the 629’s multi-butted alloy frame to ride better than carbon despite costing less, as well as putting just as much detailing into it as we do our full suspension bikes to ensure that living with it for the long-haul is as hassle-free as possible. 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.
Features & Equipment
Our flagship trail hardtail is equipped with a specially selected set of parts that will inspire you to new levels of riding: front suspension is provided by RockShox’s highly capable 35 Gold RL DebonAir 120mm travel forks; slick shifting with a gear for every gradient comes from SRAM’s NX Eagle 1x12 groupset; Maxxis High Roller II TR 29x2.3in front and Forekaster 29x2.35in rear tyres fly over the trails. Powerful, feedback-rich braking comes from SRAM’s Guide T four-piston hydraulic disc brakes to give you powerful braking performance to stay in full control; remote-controlled Whyte Drop.It dropper seat posts (150mm drop on size M; 170mm drop on L-XL) give you the clearance to push your riding further, and in more control, on descents and technical terrain, too.
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. While that can make some 29ers dull, our unique Total Geometry approach means our 29er bikes are still agile and fun as well.
“but if you want a faster-rolling alternative with equally sorted trail geometry, the 629 V4 looks like a smart choice”
|COLOUR||Matt Moss with Heather & Gold||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 NX Eagle, 12 Speed|
|FORK||RockShox 35 Gold RL 29"", 120mm Travel, 44mm Offset, DebonAir, Fast Black Coating, Adjustable Compression and Rebound, Tapered 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||Whyte Drop.it,, 30.9mm, M 150mm, L/XL 170mm Travel, South Paw MMX 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, 31mm Torque Caps, 32 Hole||HANDLEBAR||Whyte 6061 Alloy, 15mm Rise, 31.8mm, 780mm Wide|
|SPOKES||DT Swiss New 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 High Roller II TR 29"" x 2.3"" 3C MaxxTerra Exo Front, Maxxis Forecaster 29"" x 2.35"" Exo Dual compound Rear||BRAKES FRONT||SRAM Guide T, 4 Piston, 180mm Disc|
|SHIFT LEVERS||SRAM NX Eagle, MMX, 12 Speed||BRAKES REAR||SRAM Guide T, 4 Piston, 180mm Disc, Internal Routing|
|FRONT MECH||N/A||BRAKE LEVERS||SRAM Guide T, Matchmaker|
|REAR MECH||SRAM NX Eagle, 12 Speed||PEDALS||Fibre Reinforced Composite Platform|
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