Fort William: Random Pit Pics Pt2

The racing is about to start, so keep an eye on our new Singletrack at Fort William Twitter feed for results as they happen, but in the meantime here’s some more random snaps of new bits and bobs we’ve spotted in the pits…

Duvel - the super strong beer that makes you better in bed. In your head.

 

Surf Sales have the new Transition Bottle Rocket on show...

 

...totally redesigned for 2012. It'll be available as a complete bike for £2,500.

 

The original Bottle Rocket was getting on for eight years old so it's now come bang up to date with a tapered headtube.

 

Pity the fool.

 

The new Empire trail bike - 150mm of travel either end in a similar design to the AP-1 downhill bike. We're looking forward to riding a production model soon...

 

The frame on this proto is machined from solid billet - apart from the cast seat mast which it shares with it's bigger brother. The pivot is located to work best with a 38T ring, so perfect for single or double ring 10spd setups...

 

The headtube gives the option to run an angle adjusting headset and Chris plans to make extra links for the swingarm so you can alter travel and geometry.

 

Dropouts will use a system that'll accept QR, 135x12mm or 142 axles.

 

Stella Artois and fruit? Who could live in a pit like this?

 

New MRP 1x devices attach using Direct Mount derailleur mounts...

 

Purple spotty grips. Nice.

 

There are plenty of sweet styles on show

 

Awww - he's even got his own pass...

 

The ThisIsSheffield crew are here in force...

 

New Five Ten casual Spitfire Low shoes - suede may not be the best for riding in...

 

These are the new Maltese Falcon trail shoes - SPD compatible and lighter than the Sam Hill shoes too..

 

New pattern on the sole should be grippier in filth

 

A blast from the past here...

 

Rachel Atherton's one off 661 Recon helmet in Red Bull colours...

 

We got shown some sneaky samples of the new 661 range - loads of new colours and designs. Note the sticky silicon on the palms too...

 

..and some more in new colourways and designs

 

These look quite interesting - pull on knee and shin pads that use high density foam with a stretchy wraparound back.

 

Apparently they'll be very affordable too - around £35ish...

 

Tracy Moseley's pit bike - with World Champ zip ties...

 

Thanks to the sunshine, keeping hydrated is more important than ever...

 

Going with the Superheros theme for this year...

 

When the 4X track is packed you have to work hard to get a decent view of the action

 

Don't you just love older siblings...

 

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