Canfield Nimble 9: The Nimble 9 was
designed to be the most nimble 29er on the
mountain, hence the name. At 5. 5 pounds, the
frame is light enough to be built as a cross-country terrain-eating monster. With horizontal
rear dropouts and a derailleur hanger, you can
build it up as a single-speed or geared. $650
Trek Wahoo: The Wahoo comes
equipped with a RockShox
XC32 fork, Shimano Deore
drivetrain and Hayes
hydraulic disc brakes. $630.
Devinci Cameleon: Light, reliable and durable,
the Cameleon uses G2 aluminum frame
technology, with cold-formed 6061 tubing
and walls that vary from thicker near the
joints for superior strength and power
transfer to thinner, where calories count.
Specialized Hardrock Sport Disc: With a
smooth SR Suntour 29er fork with lockout,
powerful Tektro hydraulic disc brakes, and
double-walled 29-inch alloy wheels, the
Hardrock Disc 29er is prepared for mountain trails and urban jungles. $700.