by Dave Anderson
February 10, 2014
You’d think after Eurobike and Interbike there wouldn’t be much to write about for incoming 2014 mountain bike product but it seems there were still few nice touches on display at The Bike Place show in Silverstone.
Here’s the lovely Niner WFO9 a 150mm/150mm travel 29er that’ll take up to a 170mm fork up front to make it fairly invincible.
The WFO9 (‘Wide Flippin’ Open’) looks pretty hot in the flesh, with cutaway graphics, and this Atomic Blue colour combo with matching ENVE rims
Also looking good were the graphics on the Greg Minaar Limited Edition Santa Cruz V10.
In other news BOS suspension are now available through Jungle with some tasty light enduro forks on offer (see our story here for some news on new BOS forks)
And rear shocks too including the Void and Kirk.
KS Lev are now shipping with the upgraded kevlar cable system.
and there’s an improved cable initiation on the stealth model too.
Orange had this lovely ‘electric teal’ Alpine 160 Diva on their stand perfect for women (and girls) who want to shred. It’s a 26in wheeled 160mm travel All Mountain orientated bike with Orange’s Diva women’s specific geometry.
Also on display was the 322, a bike thought to have dropped from Orange’s line up if you believe internet rumour.
And lastly Orange were showing the new hydro dip optional finish which pretty much opens up the options on how your Orange will look. Paint splatter was being displayed but we reckon carbon fibre, skulls or flames are the ones to go for ;o)
If you need spare gear hangers we reckon BETD are probably a safe bet for being able to sort you out.
They’re also offering custom laser etched top caps printed to demand for very reasonable money.
Expect to see a lot of Ion this year. They were displaying their award-winning, well-articulated K Pact knee and leg armour.
And are likely to introduce a fair bit of colour option to your MTB wardrobe.
With some very nice technical wear
Evolution had what is probably the lightest bike at the show; a carbon Open frame, XX1 equipped rigid 29er that looked F.A.S.T. Check out the minimalist titanium narrow/wide chainring from Carbon-Ti…
Need light hubs? They do those too…
And replacement axles too.
If you’re looking for something to bolt those Chris King hub wheels to you should probably check out Cielo, made in the same Portland factory.
Handmade steel frames with some lovely finishing touches.
That’s it for now, we’ve got more on the way…