Gary Fisher Cobia 29er 2011

Gary Fisher Cobia 29er

Although the range of Gary Fisher mountain bikes extends to much higher price points than this, the Cobia 29er is a good place to start if you are going to take this sport seriously but do not want to overstretch your budget. It benefits from a striking style, which is arguably more interesting than those more expensive bikes from this manufacturer and it retains many high-end features such as hydraulic disc brakes and a lightweight aluminium frame without sending the total cost into the stratosphere. Let us get down to the nitty gritty of whether or not it is worth giving it the time of day.

A RockShox fork is fused to the aluminium frame providing plenty of cushioning ability in a manner that is essential on a good all-round mountain bike. 160mm Promax Hornet disc brakes on the front and rear wheels give you superior control over the bike and a nine speed gear system from Shimano should be enough to keep developing riders happy. The frame of the bike is slightly more slender than you might find on similar models from competing manufacturers but this does not mean that Gary Fisher has compromised on strength as this is purely an aesthetic decision.

As to looks, the Gary Fisher Cobia 29er is quite a refreshing model in this range. Its frame has an orange colour scheme that blends in black and grey elements but keeps the eye interested. Making the rider more visible and also expressing a bit of individual flair are both products of this style and with bold branding from some of the component contributors like Bontrager, this is a bike that is not easy to ignore, even in the rugged wilderness.

Gary Fisher Cobia 29er 2011 Specifications

  • Frame: 6061 T6 Aluminium, butted and hydroformed tubing, cold-forged dropouts and bottom bracket, G2 29″ geometry
  • Front Fork: RockShox Recon 29 with Solo Air, turnkey lockout, custom G2 geometry, 51mm offset crown, 100mm travel
  • Rear Shock:
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano Deore
  • Rear Derailleur: SRAM X.7
  • Number of Gears:
  • Shifters: SRAM X.5, 9 speed
  • Chainset: Shimano Alivio
  • Chainrings: 44 / 32 / 22 tooth
  • Bottom Bracket:
  • Cassette: SRAM PG-950, 9 speed, 11-34
  • Chain:
  • Pedals: Wellgo LU-216A
  • Front Brake: Promax Homet hydraulic disc brake, 160mm rotors, 6 bolt
  • Rear Brake: Promax Homet hydraulic disc brake, 160mm rotors, 6 bolt
  • Brake Levers:
  • Handlebars: Bontrager Approved Big Sweep, 15 degree sweep
  • Stem: Bontrager SSR
  • Headset: 1 1/8″ threadless, semi-integrated, semi-cartridge bearings
  • Grips:
  • Rims: Bontrager Duster 29″ 32 hole
  • Front Hub: Shimano M475
  • Rear Hub: Shimano M475
  • Front Spokes:
  • Rear Spokes:
  • Front Tyre: Bontrager 29-2, 29×2.1″
  • Rear Tyre: Bontrager 29-2, 29×2.1″
  • Tubes:
  • Saddle: Bontrager Evoke 1
  • Seatpost: Bontrager SSR, 27.2mm, 20mm offset
  • Seat Binder:
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