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.
FRAME AND FORK
6061-T6 Custom Butted OS Aluminium Tube. Wheel Size: 29.
FPD 44mm For Tapered Steerer
Fox 34 Performance 140mm 29
Bolt Type Allen Key Head (Boost 148mm Hub)
SRAM Descendant 6K Dub
SRAM GX Eagle 12spd
SRAM NX Eagle
SRAM NX Eagle 12spd
SRAM NX Eagle 1230 11-50T
WHEEL AND TYRES
Kore Realm 3.0 on Joytech 29
Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5 WT and DHR II 2.4 WT 29
Shimano SLX 180/180
Race Face Ride M35 50mm
RaceFace Chester 780mm M35
Strange 130 Lock – On Grips Black
Kore Rivera Thermo