First spotted last race season, the Tues 29 has finally arrived in all its carbon glory. Designed specifically for racing, the Tues 29 takes its roots from the Tues 27, but supercharges them for the race against the clock.
The Tues 29 is longer and lower compared to the Tues 27, with a lower bottom bracket and longer chainstays to make it more stable and planted at high speed. The reach for the size regular is 460 millimeters and combined with 440-millimeter chainstays and a 63.5-degree headtube angle it gives the Tues 29 a whopping 1266-millimeter wheelbase—on the extra-long size that grows to 1318 millimeters.
For now, the Tues 29 will only be available in a carbon frame, and only in larger sizes. With bigger wheels and geometry best suited for going flat out, YT believes that taller (over 167 centimeters) riders will fit the Tues 29 best— Tues 27 is the better option in smaller sizes.
Built off the Tues 27, the Tues 29 uses similar V4L Horst link suspension to make its 203 millimeters of travel. Many frame details are carried over as well like dual-row bearings in some of the pivots, internal cable routing and bolt-on downtube protection.
The Tues 29 is available in two build kits, a CF Pro Race and CF Pro, similar to the rest of YT’s lineup. Both models are suspended on Fox suspension, a 40 up front and Float X2 in the back, but the Pro Race gets Kashima treatment while the Pro offers the more budget-friendly Performance Elite option.
The Pro Race build, coming in at $5,800, runs on e*Thirteen's 7-speed cassette providing 233-percent of range managed by a SRAM XO1 DH derailleur. TRP's G-SPEC DH brakes keep the speed in check and a Renthal cockpit and e*Thirteen LG1 carbon wheels and cranks keep weight down but strength up. Onza’s Aquila tires come stock on the Pro Race build as well.
The Pro build will set you back $4,200, but offers a similar level of performance as the Pro Race, minus most of the carbon bits. You still get e*Thirteen’s 7-speed cassette, but instead of the LG1 carbon wheels and cranks you get the alloy versions of each. A SRAM GX DH drivetrain handles shifting and TRP’s G-SPEC Quadiem brakes slow things down. The LG1 Plus tires from e*Thirteen come stock on the Pro build, as does a Race Face Atlas 35 cockpit.
Both builds are available now, and you can learn more about them at yt-industries.com.