Gary Fisher Paragon 29er 2011

Gary Fisher Paragon 29er

The Gary Fisher Paragon 29er is a mountain bike aimed at enthusiasts of high-end components, a poised design and superior control. These selling points are clearly spelled out in its price but unlike many of the other bikes in this category from rival manufacturers, the Paragon is not flashy in its looks. This is a bike for people who like to speak volumes with their actions rather than letting the look of the bike do the talking.

With an alloy frame and Fox forks offering 100mm of travel the Gary Fisher Paragon 29er is up for anything. Its natural environment is off the beaten track when things get rocky and you want to maintain speed whether going uphill or down. Hydraulic disc brakes from the Avid Elixir range provide sensitive yet powerful stopping capabilities with fingertip control and the 10-speed Shimano gearing is equipped to help you put down power and keep up momentum. Rims and tyres from Bontrager look great and are ready to help improve your performance.

Different riders have different tastes and this bike is ideal for those who are turned off by the garish dayglo paint jobs sported by other high-end mountain bikes. Black and grey dominate the various aspects of the Gary Fisher Paragon 29er, with only a touch of blue and red detailing on the forks, breaking up what is otherwise a quiet, reserved bike. The frame, whilst it is constructed using the same techniques as other bikes of this kind, does not opt for the chunky look, which many other models favour. However, the black rims help to make the tyres look artificially fatter and so the bike does have an aggressive stance that challenges anyone to mess with its rider.

Gary Fisher Paragon 29er 2011 Specifications

  • Frame: 6066 butted and hydroformed aluminium, E2 head tube, press-fit bottom bracket, cold-forged dropouts, G2 29″ geometry
  • Front Fork: Fox F100 RL 29 with E2 steerer, custom G2 geometry, 51mm offset crown, 100mm travel
  • Rear Shock:
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano SLX
  • Rear Derailleur: SRAM X.9
  • Number of Gears:
  • Shifters: SRAM X.7, 10 speed
  • Chainset: Shimano M552
  • Chainrings: 44 / 32 / 22 tooth
  • Bottom Bracket:
  • Cassette: Shimano HG8110, 10 speed, 12-36
  • Chain:
  • Pedals: Not Supplied
  • Front Brake: Avid Elixir 5 hydraulic disc brake, 185mm rotor, 6 bolt
  • Rear Brake: Avid Elixir 5 hydraulic disc brake, 160mm rotor, 6 bolt
  • Brake Levers:
  • Handlebars: Bontrager Race Lite Big Sweep, 12 degree sweep
  • Stem: Bontrager Race X Lite 31.8mm
  • Headset: FSA Orbit, E2
  • Grips:
  • Rims: Bontrager Mustang 29″ 32 / 28 hole
  • Front Hub: Bontrager FCC
  • Rear Hub: Shimano M525
  • Front Spokes:
  • Rear Spokes:
  • Front Tyre: Bontrager 29-2, 29×2.1″
  • Rear Tyre: Bontrager 29-2, 29×2.1″
  • Tubes:
  • Saddle: Bontrager Evoke 2, chromoly rails
  • Seatpost: Bontrager Race, 27.2mm, 5mm offset
  • Seat Binder:
  • Weight:
  • Colour:
  • Extra Features: Fork sag meter