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.