There has been much anticipation for the brand-new Nashbar AT29 29er Mountain Bike. 29ers are the newest in mountain bike innovation--larger wheels dwarf obstacles and have a larger footprint on soft terrain. So whether you're looking to hot dog it through the local trails, or catch up on your fitness, the AT29 is a machine engineered to be tough, and designed to bring the fun.
First off, let's talk about the AT29's frame. T6-6061 Aluminum tubing is the industry standard for mountain bike and road bike quality--the only way to go up is to carbon fiber, which is a lot more expensive. T6-6061 is tough, light, and can be fashioned to give flex in all the right areas for superior control and riding comfort. The fork is a Suntour XCT with a lockout lever and 100mm of travel--that means you can speed over all kinds of roots, rocks, and obstacles and your front end will soak it up.
The AT29 is also no joke when it comes to gearing. With Suntour cranks and Shimano derailleurs, you're shifting with the industry's best engineers--24 speeds give you all the options you need for going up steep grades, spinning on flat/rolling trails, or bombing down hills at top speeds. And with Alex alloy rims (which are practically bullet proof) and Kenda tires, you'll be able to dig in, corner, and cruise with ease.