The Fixed Gear Gallery take a look at the Point Reyes 29er, not your obvious choice for Fixed Gear Fetishists, but these guys ride and love all kinds of bikes!
To read what they have to say about our utility, path, trail and urban slayer go to…http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/framebuilders/marin-pt-reyes/index.htm
“Pt. Reyes can’t do pretty much straight out of the box. Cross Racer, Singletracker, and Urban Commuter…. it’s all here”. – FGG
The last time we tested Marin’s Point Reyes it was an urban mountain bike with 26in wheels. Now it’s an urban mountain bike with 29in wheels – 700C rims with fatter tyres. Maybe it’s the inﬂuence of wagon-wheeled bikes off-road. Or perhaps buyers today just want a faster hybrid, which any ﬂavour of 700C wheel will provide thanks to reduced rolling resistance.
The 29er part of the Point Reyes name isn’t mere branding. The bike has genuine 29in wheels, with near Deore-quality disc hubs and sturdy, eyeleted WTB Trail 29 LaserDisc rims. These are wide enough for 50mm Schwalbe Big Apples without risking cornering squirm or rolling off the rim. Potentially then, you’ve got a bike that could handle weekend singletrack trails and then become a pothole-scorning monster truck during the week.
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Cycling Plus magazine subjected the Marin Point Reyes to The Big Test for urban bikes that can commute through city traffic and take to the hills at the weekends. Read the full review here. More »
The all new Bicycle Buyer magazine has launched with a super nine out of ten review of the Marin Point Reyes in a commuter bike test. They say it has street cred by the boatload! Read the full review here, or buy the launch issue of the magazine from newsagents. More »