Here’s Nukeproof’s prototype team stunt bike, the Rook. It’s built to take a bunch of punishment and being dropped repeatedly from a great height while you get your tailwhips sorted (yeah, us too…)
To keep things neat and tangle-free, there’s a down tube mounted shifter – using a SRAM time trial return-to-centre shifter. And there’s also a ‘hydraulic gyro’ which means that you can spin the bars (or the bike) endlessly without worrying about tangling or breaking hoses.
It’s a ‘proper 2013’ bike but we’re sure we’ll be seeing it in the meantime.
Now, who was it complaining that there were no low rise, wide bars that you can run on a 29er? How about these Nukeproof ones?