We placed the Devinci Spartan, Pivot Firebird 29, and the Scott Ransom in the Super Enduro category, the realm of longer travel bikes that are designed for aggressive riding, enduro racing, or smashing out laps in the bike park. All of the bikes in this test have 29” wheels, and between 162 – 170mm of travel. The head angles are similar as well, with the Firebird and Spartan checking in at 65-degrees, and the Ransom just a touch slacker at 64.5 degrees.
The Whistler Bike Park served as the test area, and multiple laps were put down in the Creekside zone in order to sort out the pro and cons of each bike in this trio of 29ers. After thoroughly thrashing all of the contenders we sat down to discuss our favorites.
– Mike Kazimer, PINKBIKE.COM