Friday, 3 July 2020

Steppenwolf Tundra : The Perfect Bike to Ride

Steppenwolf Tundra Carbon Race/Pro/LTD Team LTD Hardtail 29er MTB, 16.5/18.5/20 in Frame, 20 or 30 speeds, SRAM or Shimano drivetrain, Made in Germany 

20 years of Steppenwolf

20 years in which the Steppenwolf family has gone from strength to strength.

Each Steppenwolf is a faithful companion: reliable and individual. Just the way you want it! Here are our Steppenwolf-Hardtails, the bosses on every trail – for adventure without limits.

Race dominant genes, combined with a sense of distance, make our hardtail Tundra preserve smoothness in all forward motion. It's the short rear section & steep steering angle that helps support its agility. Both uphill & downhill, they are smooth, dynamic & sensitive.

Steppenwolf Tundra

  • Frame/Fork: High-performance carbon composite frame on RockShox SID XXWC 100 mm remote fork
  • Wheels/Tires: Schwalbe Rocket Ron 29x2.25 Evo tires on DT Swiss X 1450 Spline wheels 
  • Drivetrain: SRAM XX shifters; SRAM XX 175 mm crankset with 39/26t; SRAM XX front and rear derailleurs; Shimano XT/XT chain; SRAM PC1091/PG1070 10 speed cassette with 11-36t 
  • Brakes/Cockpit: Avid XX 180/180 mm brakes; Easton EC70 Carbon Flat 660 mm handlebars; FA SX Pro No. 55 tapered headest; Easton EA 90 mm stem; SDG Circuit MTN saddle; Easton EC90 carbon seatpost 
  • Ultralightweight; short rear section and steep steering angle make for great agility

I’ve been shopping for months, and this bike is a steal. In fact, I thought it was a misprint, or surely when I call they’ll be out. But lo-and-behold it’s in my garage.

Weighed 24lbs with pedals. (Size Large). I took my “Sweet” time putting it together to ensure I did everything right. Took me an hour. Right out of the box the shifting was smooth as silk. Breaks are firm and responsive and both levers are perfectly adjusted. Shock eats bumps up like candy.

I remember when I went from a 26 inch to a 29er how much better the ride was. I spent weeks wondering how the ride could be so much smoother. Same experience with this bike. The difference between my 29er aluminum frame, (32lbs) and this one is like night and day. So much more responsive and so much easier to move around on the trails.

All in all, this is a fantastic bike for the money. Great components, carbon and a great price.


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