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.
Tom has been mountain biking since the age of 13, with a love of fast and flowing trails, or steep, slow and tech. He spends most of his time riding trail and enduro bikes, but will happily dip his toes into the murky world of XC and gravel.