If you’re looking for the fastest women’s XC race bike on the market, Bicycling Magazine claims the Pique Advanced Pro 29 0 is exactly what you want. In the latest “Best Mountain Bikes of 2019” article, the bike took top honors in the women’s XC race category. Featuring 18 of the year’s best bikes, from budget hardtails to fully decked-out full suspension, every bike on the list has been vetted by Bicycling Magazine’s editors after extensive testing.
As one of the first bikes to come stock with the Fox Live Valve suspension system, the Pique Advanced Pro 29 0 is truly no-compromise. The build also boasts SRAM XX1 Eagle drivetrain, SRAM Level Ultimate brakes, Giant CXR-0 composite wheelsystem, and Giant Contact SLR composite handlebar and stem.
“This bike is so freaking fast and light,” said Bicycling editor Riley Missel. “I raced it on a cross-country course with well-groomed berms and whoops and long swooping stretches, which is where it really excelled. Its lightness made it so much easier for me to pop it up and over obstacles and maneuver around tight switchbacks. On the straight, open climbs, the Live Valve stiffened up noticeably, making it much easier to power uphill without springing all over.”
Learn more about all the mountain bikes that made Bicycling Magazine’s best of 2019 list HERE. And, check out the full Pique Advanced Pro 29 0 review at bicycling.com.