Mondraker was well-ahead of the long and low craze that’s been sweeping the world of mountain bikes recently, with its Forward Geometry. But it took them a long time to properly embrace 29ers.
It’s come out swinging with the Foxy 29 though, so I took one of its carbon bikes out to the Swiss Alps for an adventure, to see what it’s all about.
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.