Eurobike 2011: Niner’s new 15mm fork

You do have to admire Niner and its single-minded approach to the big wheeled bicycle. As it says on its website, their 29ers aren’t the token bikes in the range, they are the range. It’s this fanaticism, coupled with some very nice looking design that has won it many fans in the US and, slowly, in Europe too.

The Niner booth - hours before everyone packed up and headed over to Interbike.

Branded Niner pouffes... A nice touch.

Having made a big noise before Eurobike with the launch of its revamped Air9 and E.M.D.9 frames you’d think that it had shown all, but it had kept back the launch of its new 15mm (Maxle Lite) carbon fork for Eurobike.

Tapered only - and you can try putting it on another frame, but it won't look as good, will it?

 

Here's the pointy end: Maxle lite and post mount brakes

Closer still...

A whole range of colours to match Niner's bikes - and maybe other bikes too.

Niner also announced a range of components: handlebars (which it does already) are to be joined by stems and seatposts, in three different spec levels.

 

 

Niner stem - and matching, beer-bottle-cap stem cap.

Seatposts to match

The newly revamped AIR9 - now in formed and butted aluminium, rather then the scandium of old, press fit BB and tapered head tube.

 

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