If there’s any place to test out a long-travel 29er, designed to tackle the roughest of trails, then Switzerland has to be near the top of the list. Over the course of six days of riding I covered everything from mega-fast flow to super nadgery tech, and everything in between.
And what did I discover? The Foxy 29 is hugely capable, but if you’re after a sofa-like ride, look elsewhere. This is a bike that likes to be ridden fast and pushes you to your limits. However, if you’ve not got deep pockets, the price might be hard to swallow.
Riding since the age of 13, Technical Editor Tom has ridden hundreds of bikes over the past few years, from aero race bikes to EWS-ready enduro rigs, with a fair few others in between. Most likely found in the woods practicing his scandi-flicks.