A solid value from the Swiss manufacturer that presages good things to come
The European market has been slow to adopt the 29er trend. Just last summer, on a mountain bike press launch in Austria, after all 30 journalists (85 percent of whom were Europeans) took part in the two rides on new 26-inch platforms, the only riders to turn up for the 29er demo were the handful of Americans on the trip. Interest in big wheels has been slow on the Continent, which is why we were so happy to see lots of European manufacturers rolling out 29ers at Interbike last fall. Among them was the Speedfox SF29 from Swiss company BMC.