It’s been a while, what with planes, volcanoes and the Dalby World Cup, but here continues the first of many remaining reports from the big season-opener…
First up, David Turner has been busy – in between tweaking his downhill/freeride designs, he’s had time to design a new cyclocross bike. It’s still in prototype form (expect to see those pointy tubes rounded-off in production. Anyway, without further ado…
The things you do when you're bored of doing 8in bikes
No chainstay bridge = correct
Flared downtube, one set of bottle bosses.
Production bikes will feature the new 44mm headset 'standard'
No disc mounts here. Proper canti mounts.
David's running his as a 1x10, but he admits that some riders might want a front mech.
MRP G2 SL (superlight) chain device, includes a guide and a roller and has a bash guard rather than a ring-guard for weight.
MRP is also making this Brian Lopes signature device.
MRP camber two-piece cranks. Designed for chain devices.
The Yeti Big Top that we brought you before the Sea Otter, now in more detail.
Here it is in all its new paint-job glory.
Thermoplastic back end with alloy dropouts bonded on.
Rather complicated back end there...
Different dropouts are available - this is the singlespeed guise.
ISCG mounts and one set of bottle bosses.
Bolt-on tab for bolt-on front mechs.
The new Yeti team DH bike - probably what you'll be able to buy in 2011...
Where's the rail? There's one there under the shock spring.
OK suspension buffs, get your axle curves plotted. Thanks for popping by - why not stay a while? IT'S FREE
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