Don’t worry, there’s plenty of stuff still to bring you. Mark and Chipps have been out in the desert, roasting to a natty pink colour and poking cameras in people’s faces. They didn’t seem to mind. So, on with the show.
This time we can show you Steve Peat’s Worlds bike, a full suspension belt drive bike and Titus’ limo…
So that's why their bikes aren't cheap - here's their 1960 Cadillac limousine. More on their new models in the next story!
Liking the smooth lines here? You've just been lusting after a 29er - the Tall Boy from Santa Cruz. It's possibly the least ungainly looking of the full suspension wagon wheelers.
Peaty's winning bike - it might look like a stock bike, but check out some of the tuning features for the fast and smooth Australian Worlds course.
Yes, that is a ten speed SRAM Red road cassette.
Red XO rear mech looks almost normal, though an XX shifter drags it across ten sprockets.
Blackbox cranks and alloy chainring bolts
Yes, that's a 160mm rotor up front. Peaty doesn't brake that often. Don't try this at home on your DH bike.
And a 140mm rear rotor for the rear XX brake - and what's that? Three (Ti) rotor bolts holding it on. This bike was truly stripped down.
Mike Ferrentino holds a press conference for those MTBR chaps and talks about the much misunderstood Driver 8.
Rejoice big wheel fans. Now you can ride a Foes B-29.
The Spot/Gates Carbon Drive was busy with people wanting to try the silent belt drive (actually not that silent in the desert, but noiseless in the wet). Here's a Ti Spot with a 14 speed Rohloff hub.
Due to the tension needed in the carbon belt, the only (currently) viable suspension designs are those that pivot round the BB.
Full suspension belt drive. Now, name that frame...
Ibis has a slew of new colours out now and here's the silver one. Lopes' bike will be in the next story, if you've not seen it from our Eurobike coverage. Premier Partners