Mondraker was at the forefront of the development of the long, slack geometry that has reshaped mountain bike design over the past several seasons. Now, the company is unveiling a 29-inch version of its popular Foxy trail bike that looks even more inviting and more aggressive than its 27.5-inch sibling.
Mondraker Foxy 29 highlights
- 160/150mm front and rear suspension travel
- Adjustable head angle via headset cups
- Designed around shorter fork offsets
- Metric shock with trunnion mount
- 1x specific frame design
- 73mm threaded bottom bracket
- Available in S, M, L and XL sizes
The Foxy Carbon 29 shares the lines that make Mondraker’s frames easy to identify Courtesy
While the Foxy 29 shares the same 150mm of suspension travel as the latest 27.5in Foxy introduced last season, it’s a decidedly different machine that’s intended to make the most of the speed and rollover benefits of 29in wheels.
Mondraker’s dual-link Zero Suspension system has been adapted for 29in wheels with greater anti-squat to improve pedaling performance.
In keeping with Mondraker’s design philosophy, the Foxy 29 uses the company’s Forward Geometry, which employs a combination of long front centers and very short stems to improve high-speed handling.
Foxy Carbon 29 geometry Courtesy
Like the Mondraker Summon, Dune and Foxy 27.5, the Foxy 29 gives riders the ability to fine-tune handling through the use of headset cups that can adjust the head angle plus or minus one degree from the stock head angle of 66 degrees.
In line with the trend in long-travel 29ers all three versions of the Foxy 29 are equipped with shorter, 44mm offset Fox forks.
An integrated fender protects the shock from dirt and other debris Courtesy
Other highlights of this new model include a 73mm threaded bottom bracket, ISCG-05 chainguide tabs and internal routing through tubes molded into the carbon frame.
Mondraker Foxy Carbon 29 build kits, weights and pricing
Foxy Carbon 29 XR
The Foxy Carbon 29 XR Courtesy
The Foxy Carbon XR 29 is the flagship model. It sports a SRAM Eagle XO1 drivetrain with SRAM Code RSC brakes with 200/180mm rotors. The suspension comes in the form of a 160mm Fox Float Factory 36 with the FitGrip2 damper and a Fox DHX2 coil shock.
The Foxy Carbon XR 29 has a claimed weight of 13.42kg / 29.6lb for the complete bike. The frameset has a claimed weight of 3.25kg / 7.17lb.
Pricing for the Foxy Carbon XR 29 is set at £7,799 / $9,999 / €8,699 for the complete bike and $4,399 for the frame with Fox DHX2 coil shock. (The Foxy Carbon XR 29 frameset is not available in the UK)
Foxy Carbon 29 RR
The Foxy Carbon 29 RR Courtesy
The Foxy Carbon RR 29 has a slightly more approachable build and pricing. It features a mixed SRAM 12-speed drivetrain with an XO1 Eagle derailleur, GX Eagle cassette and shifter. Braking comes from SRAM’s Code R disc brakes with 200/180mm rotors.
The suspension is supplied by a Fox Float Factory 36 with a Fit 4 damper upfront and a Float DPX2 shock in the back.
The claimed weight for the complete Foxy RR build is 13.56kg / 29.9lb. The use of the DPX2 rather than the coil found on the XR model brings the weight for the frameset down to a claimed 2.98kg / 5.57lb.
The Foxy Carbon RR retails for £5,899 / $7,699 / €6,599. The frame with Fox Float DPX2 shock retails for £3,299 / $4,199 / €3,299.
Foxy Carbon 29 R
The Foxy Carbon 29 R Courtesy
Rounding out the Foxy Carbon 29 line is the R model. It sports a SRAM GX1 drivetrain and SRAM Guide T brakes with 200/180mm rotors. The suspension is supplied by a Performance-level Fox 36 Float fork and DPX2 shock.
The Foxy Carbon 29 R has a claimed weight of 13.94kg / 30.7lb. It is not offered as a frameset.
Pricing for the complete Foxy Carbon 29 R is set at £4,499 / $5,799 / €4,999.
Visit mondraker.com to learn more.