A truly great bike is greater than the sum of its parts. And when the parts in question are this good, you know you’re onto something special. For the Stereo 120 HPC EX 29 we started with Fox’s superb 34 Float Factory GRIP2 fork, then paired it with a Float X Factory shock at the rear for the ultimate in floaty, trail-taming control. Shimano’s legendarily precise and reliable XT 1×12 gears and smooth, powerful hydraulic disc brakes take care of go and stop duties. There’s a dropper post and a superlight Praxis Girder Carbon crank. And we fitted a grippy Maxxis Minion EXO tyre combo so you can hook up to the trail with confidence. Feel the difference? You certainly will.