The trail hardtail benchmark
The 629 is a fast, light weight and award-winning trail hardtail with handling that’s perfect for making the most of every bit of fun you can find – whether going fast and far in the hills, sessioning singletrack, or lapping trail centre trails. It’s confidence-inspiring geometry and specially selected components have all been crafted to to combine together to unlock your riding potential, wherever you ride. With a perfect 10/10 score from MBR it's the trail hardtail benchmark.
– Light yet tough 6061 T6 hydroformed, multi-butted Singe Chain Ring (1X) 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).
By blending progressive 29er geometry together with specially curated components and tyre choice, we've engineered the 629 to deliver you the very best handling and ride experience possible. Both exhilarating and confidence-inspiring, the 629 is a 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 for the real world
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.
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||Gloss Silver with Gloss 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 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|
|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|