Last but not least — new long travel 29er looks damn rad

Last Glen 160/140mm travel 29er combines modern geometry with a focus on liveability

Last Bikes has just introduced a new trail and enduro bike to its lineup — the Glen. Taking its suspension design from the proven Clay platform, the Glen has properly long low and slack geometry, and is even available in a size XXL for larger riders.

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Last Bikes Glen highlights

Trail, enduro, just ride what you want
Trail, enduro, just ride what you want
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  • 150mm/140mm travel front/rear
  • 29er platform
  • Size-specific geometry
  • Enduro bearings pivot hardware
  • Coil shock compatible
  • Threaded BB
  • Available in a Size XXL
  • Frame starting at €1,799, complete builds at  €3,899

Updated geometry

The new 6013 T6 frame is designed around 29-inch wheels and the Glen has likely the most radical geometry Last Bikes has put out to date. It’s bang on trend with a slack 64.4-degree head angle and a long reach of 487mm in a size L.

In comparison to its other bikes, Last has steepened the seat angle to compensate for the increased reach and improve the riding position when climbing.

Interestingly, Last has decided to size-specificspecific geometry. That means different chainstay lengths and seat angles for each frame size.

Wide bars and progressive geometry should make for good handling
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Last claims this helps place the rider in the right position on the bike for the optimum weight distribution while riding.

The short seat tube is also intended to allow riders to size up if they want without having to worry about standover issues.

A proven suspension platform

The single pivot design is actually derived from Last’s Clay trail bike, with a 210x55mm metric shock controlling 140mm of travel.

Last makes the usual claims of progressive suspension kinematics that provide a supple feel at the beginning of the stroke, with good feedback in the mid-stroke before ramping up towards the end.

You have your choice of whether to run an air or coil shock
You have your choice of whether to run an air or coil shock
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However, Last has ensured that the characteristics are linkage driven (rather than shock-tuned) allowing both an air shock or linear coil spring to be used.

It’s nice to see quality Enduro bearings fitted for the suspension pivot and in typically German fashion, Last talk about the attention it has placed an accurate machining of the pivots to ensure reliability and durability.

The single pivot suspension uses a slightly unusual linkage design
The single pivot suspension uses a slightly unusual linkage design
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As a complete build, the frame comes with a 150mm travel fork, but it is certified for use with up to 160mm of travel up front if that’s not enough for you.

Nicely executed features

It has to be said that this is a good looking bike with clear attention to detail. We’re particularly pleased to see a threaded bottom bracket for creak and woe-free performance.

We're happy to see a threaded bottom bracket
We’re happy to see a threaded bottom bracket
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There’s more than enough space for a bottle cage, an integrated headset and what we think is one of the nicest machined disc brake mounts we’ve seen.

The seat tube is designed to allow a seat post to be inserted without interfering with any pivot points, perfect for the slamming the seatpost if required.

Other details include ISCG05 chain guide mounts, Boost spacing and a 1x specific design. The cable routing is also neatly executed, and we’re happy to see it’s all external apart from the dropper post.

These have to be some of the nicest machined brake mounts we've seen
These have to be some of the nicest machined brake mounts we’ve seen
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The frame has quoted clearances for up to 27.5 x 2.6-inch tyres.

Pricing & availability

The Last Glen will be available in sizes M, L, XL and XXL in black anodized, blue or red. The bikes are available directly from the Last factory in Dortmund, Germany.

The bike is available as a frameset only option
The bike is available as a frameset only option
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The frameset is available from €1,799.

There are four complete builds available too.

Last Glen Ride specs

The last Glen is available in anodised black...
The last Glen is available in anodised black…
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  • Fork: RockShox Pike RC Debonair 150mm, 42mm offset, Boost
  • Shock: RockShox Deluxe RT3 Debonair
  • Headset: Cane Creek 40
  • Stem: Kore Repute, 35mm
  • Handlebar: Kore OCD, 800mm, 20mm rise
  • Grips: Kore Contour
  • Brakes: Sram Guide R, 200mm/180mmm front/rear
  • Drivetrain: SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed, 10-50 cassette
  • Crankset: Sram Descendant 7k, 30t, 175mm, DUB BSA bottom bracket
  • Wheelset: DT Swiss E1900 Spline, 30mm inside width
  • Front tyre: Schwalbe Nobby Nic 29×2.35, TL-Easy, SnakeSkin, Addix Speedgrip
  • Rear tyre: Schwalbe Nobby Nic 29×2.35, TL-Easy, SnakeSkin, Addix Speedgrip
  • Saddle: Kore Conex
  • Seat post: Bikeyoke Divine, 31.6mm, 185mm drop
  • Weight: 13.5kg
  • Price: €3,499

Last Glen Trail specs

...red...
…red…
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  • Fork: RockShox Pike RC Debonair 150mm, 42mm offset, Boost
  • Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe RT3 Debonair
  • Headset: Cane Creek 40
  • Stem: Kore Repute, 35mm
  • Handlebar: Kore OCD, 800mm, 20mm rise
  • Grips: Kore Contour
  • Brakes: Sram Guide RS, 200mm/180mmm front/rear
  • Drivetrain: SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed, 10-50 cassette
  • Crankset: Sram Descendant 7k, 30t, 175mm, DUB BSA bottom bracket
  • Wheelset: DT Swiss E1700 Spline, 30mm inside width
  • Front tyre: Schwalbe Magic Mary 29×2.35, TL-Easy, SnakeSkin, Addix Soft
  • Rear tyre: Schwalbe Nobby Nic 29×2.35, TL-Easy, SnakeSkin, Addix Speedgrip
  • Saddle: Kore Conex
  • Seat post: Bikeyoke Divine, 31.6mm, 185mm drop
  • Weight: 13.7kg
  • Price: €3,899

Last Glen Race specs

...and blue
…and blue
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  • Fork: RockShox Pike RCT3 Debonair 150mm, 42mm offset, Boost
  • Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe RCT Debonair
  • Headset: Cane Creek 40
  • Stem: Kore Repute, 35mm
  • Handlebar: Kore OCD, 800mm, 20mm rise
  • Grips: Kore Contour
  • Brakes: Sram Code RSC, 200mm/180mmm front/rear
  • Drivetrain: SRAM X01 Eagle, 12-speed, 10-50 cassette
  • Crankset: Sram X1 Eagle Carbon, 30t, 175mm, DUB BSA bottom bracket
  • Wheelset: DT Swiss EX1501 Spline, 30mm inside width
  • Front tyre: Maxxis High Roller II 29×2.5 WT, 3C, MaxxTerra, TR
  • Rear tyre: Maxxis DHR II 29×2.4, 3C, MaxxTerra, TR
  • Saddle: Kore Frazer Ti
  • Seat post:Bikeyoke Divine, 31.6mm, 185mm drop
  • Weight: 14.2kg
  • Price: €4,649

Last Glen SL specs

  • Fork: RockShox Pike RCT3 Debonair 150mm, 42mm offset, Boost
  • Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe RCT3 Debonair
  • Headset: Cane Creek 40
  • Stem: 77designz, 36mm
  • Handlebar: Renthal Fatbar Carbon V2, 800mm, 20mm rise
  • Grips: Kore Contour
  • Brakes: Sram Guide Ultimate, 200mm/180mmm front/rear
  • Drivetrain: SRAM X01 Eagle, 12-speed, 10-50 cassette
  • Crankset: Sram X1 Eagle Carbon, 30t, 175mm, DUB BSA bottom bracket
  • Wheelset: DT Swiss XMC1200 Spline, 30mm inside width
  • Front tyre: Schwalbe Nobby Nic 29×2.35, TL-Easy, SnakeSkin, Addix Speedgrip
  • Rear tyre: Schwalbe Nobby Nic 29×2.35, TL-Easy, SnakeSkin, Addix Speedgrip
  • Saddle: Kore Frazer Ti
  • Seat post: Bikeyoke Divine, 31.6mm, 185mm drop
  • Weight: 12.5kg
  • Price: €5,499

It’s a pity that Last isn’t more widespread as we think its bikes are moving in the right direction. We’re very keen to get our hands on the Glen for testing. Not only is it a bit of a looker, but it looks like it might do the job on the trails too!

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