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andrewwbt131andrewwbt132UKflagAndrew Bigtop (Added May 2013)

This bike is Forsale!




richardhbt131richardhbt132UKflagRichard BigTop (Added April 2013)

a couple of images of my just-built Big Top 29R. Everything – with the exception of the wheels and saddle – were bought at discount from various places on the internet (biggest savings: About £350 off those Fox F29 FIT RLC forks and over £200 off the XTR chainset). Amazingly, it all went together pretty easily, except I crushed the tapered ring in the top assembly of the headset when I pressed it into the frame. Thanks to Hope for sending out a replacement very quickly.

Given that I was juggling price and performance against every part selection, I was really (pleasantly) surprised with a weight of under 25lbs (with pedals).

A note about the wheels. They were a good deal cheaper than pretty much any factory wheels that get anywhere near their 1624g weight. Stan's Arch EX of American Classic hubs built by the supremely helpful/skilled guys at Just Riding Along.

Part spec:

Frame: Big Top 29R frame, medium. 142x12 chip kit fitted.

Fork: Fox F29 FIT RLC forks

Shifters: Deore XT

Derailleurs: Deore XT

Chainset & BB: XTR 38-26

Cassette: XT 11-36

Chain: KMC X

Brakes: Avid Elixir 9

Hubs: American Classic (142x12 rear, 15mm front)

Rims: Stan's ZTR Arch EX, 32 hole

Tyres: Scwalbe Nobby Nic

Seatpost: Race Face Turbine 400mm

Stem: Ritchey 4-Axis 90mm

Bars: Race Face Turbine flat, 700mm (though I may change those for Answer Pro Taper risers)

Headset: Hope

Grips: Crank Bros Cobalt

Saddle: Bontrager Evoke RL

Pedals: Time ATAC XC Carbon


robbig131robbig132UKflagRobert Bigtop (Added April 2013)

Thought I would send in some pics of my Bigtop - built last December ridden regularly ever since - currently in rigid road spec...!

I intended to build up an On-one Scandal 29er, somehow I was distracted and ended up with this..... spec pretty std except currently its fully rigid

  • Hope headset
  • XT 10 speed gears, brakes, discs, levers and shifters
  • raceface turbine - seat post and stem
  • raceface sixc carbon riser bar and grips
  • SDG Bel Air TI seat
  • FSA k-force light 2x10 170 cranks with ceramic BB
  • Sram 10sp pg1050 wide ratio cassette
  • On-One rigid carbon tapered monocoque fork
  • Hope evo 2 hubs with Stans ZTR Arch Ex rims
  • frame chipped for rear bolt through 12x142mm with shimano xtr axle
  • running tubeless specialised s-works ground control in MTB mode and tubed 700c 27mm Panaracer RIBIMO in road mode

I supplied parts, but was built up by Primera in Bournemouth, with full bike fit - great service. I thought about building it myself but quickly backed away from the idea since i didn't have enough tools or time.

Weight a little under 9.9kgs on paper

Just bought some bouncy forks - 2013 Rockshox Reba RLT with 15mm maxle obviously black...

Performance rigid is great - goes like the proverbial .... off a shovel. It has been a revelation up hill and just rolls and rolls on the flat.

hope you like it, I do ;o)


stefanobt131stefanobt132italianflagStefano BigTop - Update - (January 2013)

I'm proud to send the photos of my Big Top.

  • Fork: Fox Float 29 120mm. with custom Yeti decals.
  • Groupset: Sram X0
  • Brakes: Hope Tech X2
  • Wheelset: Crank Brothers Cobalt3
  • Seatpost: Rock Shox Reverb
  • Saddle: SDH Ti Fly
  • Pedals: Hope
  • Handlebar: Bontrager rize carbon
  • Stem: Thomson 70mm.
  • Tires: front Maxxis ardent 2,35 post Specialized Ground Control 1,90
  • Grips: Yeti Hardcore


andrewkbigtop121SAflagAndrew K BigTop (Added December 2012)

As you suggested - a mugshot of my new BigTop. (My Precious with gold ring and all...hahaha)

I'd like to do some prettier shots when I have the time..and then of course my challenge of getting them into the forum page.

Another day,

I have a few shots in my Facebook gallery if you want to try use those. I couldn't get them to transfer.

All the best to you

Andrew Kummer, Franschhoek, South Africa


stefanobigtop121stefanobigtop122stefanobigtop123italianflagStefano Bigtop (Added August 2012)

  • Setup:
  • Fox Float 120mm. Kashima with custom decals Yeti
  • Groupset Sram X0
  • Handlebar: Race Face Turbine
  • Stem: race Face Turbine
  • Wheels: Roval Carbon
  • Saddle: SDG
  • Seatpost: SDG carbon
  • I hope to see my bike in the site.


  • Regards - Stefano


ryanbigtop121ryanbigtop122Ryan Bigtop (Added July 2012)




christianbigtop121GermanflagChristian Bigtop (Added May 2012)

Now modified with narrower tyres.

From Christian in Germany



giuseppebt121italianflagGiuseppe Bigtop (Added March 2012)

from Treviso Italy




benjaminbigtop121frenchflagBenjamin 2012 Bigtop (Added February 2012)


Je suis passé sur ton site.

Tu trouveras dans ce mail de quoi déposer mon Bike sur ton site.

Have a nice ride !

Benjamin from France


I saw your site.

In my email is my bike to put on your site.

Here is a test in French- HERE

kevinbigtop111kevinbigtop112kevinbigtop113UKflagKevin 2012 Bigtop (Added November 2011)

Brand new 2012 Bigtop in black.





patronebigtop111patronebigtop112patronebigtop113frenchflagPatrone Big Top (Added July 2011)

Patrone sent in his BigTop




gabebigtop111USAflagGabe Big Top (Added June 2011)

Gabe sent in a picture of his BigTop.




Chadbigtop20111chadbigtop20112USAflagChad Big Top (Added March 2011)

2011 Yeti Big Top 1x10 XC bike




johnwbigtopSAflagJohn Big Top (Added March 2011)

here is the epic ready big top