The concept of a 29” wheeled downhill bike isn't new – we've seen prototypes from companies like Trek, KHS, and Intense pop up over the last six years, but none of them ever made it into full production. You can now add Alutech to that list, except that there's one notable difference – the German company's new Sennes DH 29 isn't just a concept, and interested riders will be able to order one very soon.
On paper, the aluminum framed bike looks like an absolute beast, with a 62-degree head angle, 445mm chainstays, and a reach of 458mm for a size medium. A Horst link suspension design handles the 204mm of rear travel, and there's a Fox 40 Float up front that just barely has room to accommodate a 29” tire. The claimed weight of 32 pounds is extremely reasonable, a figure that's made possible via the liberal use of carbon fiber components, including the seat post. Read on for the full press release from Alutech. - Mike KazimerPress Release
Everyone in the Alutech Cycles Team has made their passion into their profession. Alutech is a rider owned company, we are colleagues and friends, real mates who do their jobs with pride, dedication and idealism. We are all individual character and entrepreneurs and everyone is a specialist in their field. We have a personal, open and honest working atmosphere and appreciate the freedom that means for us.In short: we live our dream
One of this dreams was an enduro bike with 29" wheels. This dream has become reality - our Tofane bike was born. We had this vision of a bike with big wheels back in 2013 and tried our best to make the bike perfect. Since the release of our Tofane Bike we are in love with the 29“ concept.
For this reason we worked on new concepts and ideas. As a result of our hard work, we can present you today a new bike. A bike which will totally change the game. Our Sennes DH 29" isn´t just a downhill bike with big wheels. We changed the geometry to ultra slack 62 degrees and lower the bottom bracket to 356 mm. This bike makes us really proud and the best thing on it is - you can buy it in a few days on our homepage.alutech-cycles.com
Photos by Joerg Wohlfromm.