“An almost perfect combination of fast, lively, point-and-shoot handling plus the smoother roll of bigger wheels”. bikeradar.com
“I have said that the FF29 is fast – it is. Today I had my fastest mountain bike ride ever”. Quest Adventure.
I wanted to make a 29er that worked for more ‘aggressive’ trail riding with a longer travel fork. Super light weight or riding for hours round a circuit weren’t high on the tick list when I started thinking about a 29” frame worthy of the Maxlight name. Quick handling, fast trail prowess and big grins were firmly at the top.
Warp-speed, flowing singletrack, tempo pace climbs and fast dips and crests are where the Maxlight frames excel, the FF29 has been developed for those same situations. 29er’s are capable of steamrollering the trails and go rather fast over the bumpy downhill stuff, so adding a dollop of legendary Maxlight handling into the mix produces a TRAIL DESTROYER!
The FF29 uses specially developed ‘SPF’ [Superplastic Formed] top and down tubes, giving a lightweight and stiff front end with huge weld area at the Head Tube and BB. The curved down tube top section allows us to keep stack height low and crown clearance high, even with a 120mm fork. Coupled with short, taper 1.5” head tubes this means you can get over the front for powerful climbing and acceleration.
The head angle is designed to keep the trail dimension as close to a 26″ wheeled bike as possible, so steering response is direct and positive. 34.9 dia. seat tube is stiffer and more compatible with dropper posts, it’s subtly curved lower section gives greater mech and tyre clearance. 60mm BB drop and compact rear centre mean stable, fast cornering. ‘Supertaper’ stays give great response and specially developed SPF bridges and 73mm BB shell allow up to a 2.2” tyre, the forged dropouts use post-mount for the disc caliper.
Diamond Black. Sick Green. Sweet Orange.
Sml: 39.5, Med: 45, Lrg: 50cm [c/t]