KTM’s forthcoming Prowler 29er looks so damn right

Long-travel big wheeler from Austria

Hiding behind the reflections of its own Perspex box is this exciting new 29er from KTM. The Prowler marks KTM’s entry into the world of long-travel 29ers, and it’s certainly got our attention.

The Prowler’s full carbon chassis uses a Horst linkage rear end — albeit one with an additional swing link — to deliver 150mm of travel.

Its geometry looks on point, with a 67-degree head angle, 436mm (17.2in) chainstays and a 459mm (18in) reach figure on the largest of three sizes.

It’s also Boost spaced, is designed around 1x drivetrains and includes its own adjustable chain guide.

Colour co-ordination is obviously important to KTM, and we approve
Colour co-ordination is obviously important to KTM, and we approve

This nicely-built example, the Prowler Sonic, is set to retail for €6,999, and wears SRAM XX1 Eagle, a 150mm Fox 36 Float Factory fork and DT Swiss XM-1501 wheels.

There’s no word on this model's availability, its weight or any further details quite yet, but we’ll be sure to bring you more as we get it.

An adjustable chain guide adds extra security to SRAM's already secure Eagle XX1 drivetrain
An adjustable chain guide adds extra security to SRAM's already secure Eagle XX1 drivetrain

Oli Woodman

Section Editor, UK
With more than 10 years of experience riding mountain bikes, Oli knows the good from the bad when it comes to gear. He's a total bike nerd and loves few things more than fettling with spangly riding bits. Also, he seems to have a talent for crashing hard but emerging unscathed.
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