An Empire frame, from just down the road from Singletrack's offices, was on display on the Cane Creek stand, where they were boasting that they carried headset combinations for all 48 different steerer/headtube variations these days (tapered, inset, drop-in, 1.5, 'normal' and all combos in between)
Curtis Inglis of Retrotec really does make some of the sweetest looking frames ever.
A chunky old school shifter for the...
...Sturmey Archer three-speed fixie hub. They're not in production (or entirely working...) yet by the sound of it, though it should only be a couple of months before they start appearing - to the delight of fixie riders everywhere.
Who said that 29ers always looked ungainly? (Probably us, actually) Here's the Niner Air9 to prove us and them wrong. Full carbon, with EBB and a tapered headtube (complete with tapered Niner full carbon fork too)
The Knolly Delerium - now a 1lb lighter, 6.7in (170mm) rear travel, better standover and a lower centre of gravity. Noel reckons it climbs better and descends better than the old model.
A close up of all those lovely bits of machining.
Similar, but oh-so-different. This is the Podium, the new Knolly DH race bike now in production.
A very DH racerboy 64 degree head angle and 8.4in of bump sucking for the Podium.
At the other end of the scale, the Endorphin has been joined by this prototype Endorphin XC. 125mm rear travel for a 120-140mm fork and a build-up of 25lbs.
The Commencal Meta 55 Carbon - well revered by all who passed the BTI booth.
It's not just a 7in travel Lenz bike. Look closer - it's a 7in travel 29er!
The MRP camper crank is designed just for single ring use, so there are no inner ring tabs. Weight is 850g with BB.
All sorts of MRP ring in odd and even combinations from very small to extra medium.
MRP's 1x (say 'One-by') chain device for riders wanting to keep a chain on for 1x9 speed XC use. Tested at this year's Cross Vegas event was the seat tube mounted version that we should see soon too.
Bell + eyeballs = crazy lid.
The world's shortest brake lever? Nope, it's the controller for the Rase droppable seatpost.
Going up. At full length with slightly dusty neoprene boot to keep things clean.
...and dropped the full NINE inches. Now you really can ride your BMX/jump bike/sister's bike to the shops and still come back the rad way.
Pretty stem, plus the usual four-crosser's attitude to health and safety.
It's a Black Market Bikes Killswitch. A super compact full suspension 4X or trick bike seen on the X-Fusion shocks stand.
Tiny but rad.