There's a well known adage: "This one goes to 11". You know it, we know it, and it makes us grin. And the same applies to this new version of our notorious Crush, but we've notched it a little higher – This one goes to 29.
If the latest Crush isn't nuts enough in the hardcore hardtail stakes then this one's for you – the Crush 29 has landed, fast and hard. This is one rip-roaring ride on the dark side, designed to crash through everything you chuck it at. Seriously, you've been warned, it's going to spoil you, trails won't seem the same after you've screamed through them on a Crush 29.
All the checkboxes that make the classic Crush so good are ticked in bold here. Slack and low, fast and fierce. What more do you need to know? Yes, it's got a bolt-through rear axle, stacks of big 29er tyre clearance and ISCG05 all present and correct for the hooligans. The frame also offers the clearance to allow you to run 27.5+ tyres up to a 3.0 inch carcass if that's how you roll.
It's difficult not to get over-excited about the Crush 29. It puts just about every other hardtail in the shade - and you've got to love it for that. We know we do.
WHY THE CRUSH 29?
F: 140MM | W: 29
- Frame designed in Britain
- 5 year frame warranty with Limited Lifetime Crash Replacement
- Custom butted 6061-T6 aluminium frame
- Frame geometry for 140mm travel fork
- Bolt through 12 x 148 hub spacing
- 73mm BB Shell with ISCG 05 tabs
- Internal dropper routing
- Yoked chainstay design gives clearance for 29x2.5 tyres or 27.5x3.0
- Minimal design cable & hose bosses
FRAME AND FORK
6061-T6 Custom Butted OS Aluminium Tube. Wheel Size: 29.
Bolt Type Allen Key Head (Boost 148mm Hub)
SRAM Maxle Ultimate (Boost 148 Hub) (£35.00)
FPD 44mm For Tapered Steerer
Fox Performance 36 Float 140mm 29
SRAM GX Eagle
SRAM GX Eagle
SRAM SX 1210 11-50T Eagle
OneUp Chain Guide (£50.00)
SRAM GX Eagle 32t
SRAM GX Eagle 12spd
WHEEL AND TYRES
Stans Flow Mk3 (Silver) + Hope Pro 4 (Black) 29 (£150.00)
Stans Flow Mk3 (Silver) + Hope Pro 4 (Silver) 29 (£150.00)
Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5 3C Exo / DHR II 2.4 Exo 29
SRAM Guide RE 200/180
Shimano SLX Trail 203/180 (£100.00)
Shimano XT Trail 203/180 (£200.00)
SDG Radar Cromo Rail Black/Black
Burgtec RideWide Enduro 800mm
Strange Grappler Lock-On
Fox Elite Transfer Drop
Burgtec Enduro Black 42.5mm