We Make Enduro – Conway has taken up the cause. The abbreviation WME also formed the name for the bike for this category which was until now was only available with 27.5” wheels. At the Riva Bike-Festival however an inconspicuous raw-finished bike with 29” wheels and a different seat tube/bottom bracket area hung next to the demo bikes. We took a closer look.

Beim flüchtigen Blick leicht mit seinem 27,5”-Bruder zu verwechseln – der Conway 29” WME-Prototyp.
At first glance easy to mix up with its 27.5” siblings – the Conway 29” WME prototype.
Auf den zweiten Blick fallen allerdings sofort der geänderte Dämpferaufnahme-Bereich und die 29”-Laufräder auf. Die Rahmenform an sich ist recht ähnlich …
On closer inspection the different shock mounting construction and the 29” wheels are noticeable. The rest of the frame design is quite similar…..
… die Rohre wirken jedoch etwas feiner und rundlicher.
… the tubes appear a bit rounder and more fine.
Conway Spyshot (2 von 8)

In contrast to the current WME the shock doesn’t run through the seat tube and the ‘floating’ lower shock mount is no longer present. We were told however that the bike is an early geometry sample – so by the time the bike reaches production in 2017 there will be some changes.

Conway Spyshot (7 von 8)

Viewed from the rear the indentation is clearly visible, which we suspect makes room for a front derailleur. This could mean the bb area will remain unchanged…..expectations are high!

Words: Andreas Maschke | Pictures: Christoph Bayer

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