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Posted: Oct 7, 2018 at 21:41 Quote
Greetings!
I just snagged a trail 429. Lets see and talk about them here.

Posted: Oct 8, 2018 at 19:55 Quote
I test rode one today. I am coming off a Kona Process 111 29er so that is my primary basis of comparison.

LOVED the feel of the platform and suspension.

BIKE is smooth and quiet. VERY stable and love the way it handles under braking.

I was on some dry trail. I did have a few spots where I got a little loose. My pressure was pretty low. I wonder about a different tire.

Posted: Oct 9, 2018 at 17:54 Quote
Rode a SJ ST today. Quite a different bike, pedals well and corners well, but I liked the stiffness, lushness, and stability of the 429 Trail.

Posted: Oct 9, 2018 at 21:22 Quote
OakMountainEpic wrote:
Rode a SJ ST today. Quite a different bike, pedals well and corners well, but I liked the stiffness, lushness, and stability of the 429 Trail.

Very cool. I in contemplating whether or not to hit another wheelset for my bike.27.5+

Posted: Oct 10, 2018 at 3:05 Quote
OakMountainEpic wrote:
I test rode one today. I am coming off a Kona Process 111 29er so that is my primary basis of comparison.

Could you please elaborate a bit on the comparison with the Kona? I own a 111, and I love it, but I'm wondering if there's a big enough difference between the 111 and similar but newer platforms to justify a new bike. I recently test-rode a Giant Trance 29 and felt like it was a step down compared to my 111 with dialed suspension. Wanted to test-ride a 429 but was unlucky with none available in XL.

Thanks!

Posted: Oct 11, 2018 at 19:22 Quote
big fan of 111 and the value

429 felt similar but enhanced in braking while suspension active, more stable and balanced at speed, and kashima was smooth and plush

429 descends and climbs better overall but more burly and less nimble, 429 has a high quality, efficient, and firm feel

111 accelerates a little bit better in the flats, 111 corners better

2 of the best bikes I have ridden and very close, joys to ride

Posted: Oct 15, 2018 at 15:16 Quote
I am about to buy a 429 Trail...rode some more demos and nothing compares to me, plus XT Kashima build is good value.

Posted: Oct 28, 2019 at 18:08 Quote
I own a 429 for little over a year now and love this bike, Im running 27.5 setup and loving this thing.I have grown leaps and bounds in my riding ability with it setup like this but now wondering how it rides on the 29s.Has anyone got to experience both ways

Posted: Mar 6, 2020 at 8:42 Quote
Has anyone bumped up their fork to 140mm? Or used a 36 140mm?

Posted: Mar 21, 2020 at 12:34 Quote
johny wrote:
I own a 429 for little over a year now and love this bike, Im running 27.5 setup and loving this thing.I have grown leaps and bounds in my riding ability with it setup like this but now wondering how it rides on the 29s.Has anyone got to experience both ways


DO you think the 27.5 helped with your learning to ride better than the 29r would?

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