An Empire frame, from just down the road from Singletrack's offices, was on display on the Cane Creek stand, where they were boasting that they carried headset combinations for all 48 different steerer/headtube variations these days (tapered, inset, drop-in, 1.5, 'normal' and all combos in between)Curtis Inglis of Retrotec really does make some of the sweetest looking frames ever.A chunky old school shifter for the......Sturmey Archer three-speed fixie hub. They're not in production (or entirely working...) yet by the sound of it, though it should only be a couple of months before they start appearing - to the delight of fixie riders everywhere.Who said that 29ers always looked ungainly? (Probably us, actually) Here's the Niner Air9 to prove us and them wrong. Full carbon, with EBB and a tapered headtube (complete with tapered Niner full carbon fork too)The Knolly Delerium - now a 1lb lighter, 6.7in (170mm) rear travel, better standover and a lower centre of gravity. Noel reckons it climbs better and descends better than the old model.A close up of all those lovely bits of machining.Similar, but oh-so-different. This is the Podium, the new Knolly DH race bike now in production.A very DH racerboy 64 degree head angle and 8.4in of bump sucking for the Podium.At the other end of the scale, the Endorphin has been joined by this prototype Endorphin XC. 125mm rear travel for a 120-140mm fork and a build-up of 25lbs.The Commencal Meta 55 Carbon - well revered by all who passed the BTI booth.It's not just a 7in travel Lenz bike. Look closer - it's a 7in travel 29er!The MRP camper crank is designed just for single ring use, so there are no inner ring tabs. Weight is 850g with BB.All sorts of MRP ring in odd and even combinations from very small to extra medium.MRP's 1x (say 'One-by') chain device for riders wanting to keep a chain on for 1x9 speed XC use. Tested at this year's Cross Vegas event was the seat tube mounted version that we should see soon too.Bell + eyeballs = crazy lid.The world's shortest brake lever? Nope, it's the controller for the Rase droppable seatpost.Going up. At full length with slightly dusty neoprene boot to keep things clean....and dropped the full NINE inches. Now you really can ride your BMX/jump bike/sister's bike to the shops and still come back the rad way.Pretty stem, plus the usual four-crosser's attitude to health and safety.It's a Black Market Bikes Killswitch. A super compact full suspension 4X or trick bike seen on the X-Fusion shocks stand.Tiny but rad.Related posts Niner Shows Integrated Luggage And Teases Full Suspension Gravel Bike 21 hours ago Do you like it raaaaw? Check out our new Commencal Meta Trail V4.2 Race test bike April 8, 2018 8:00 am Dropped From The Range: major retailers join boycott of bike brands for NRA connections March 7, 2018 11:24 amComments (15) sofaking September 27, 2009 at 11:11 ami want that niner fontmoss September 27, 2009 at 11:52 amWANT that niner! (in white) kelvin September 27, 2009 at 12:15 pmRase post looks promising; getting one in to test? jd-boy September 27, 2009 at 3:51 pmNiner, best looking bike in show the_lecht_rocks September 27, 2009 at 6:12 pmwhere can you get a full length neoprene cover like that ? JonEdwards September 27, 2009 at 6:36 pm“Rase post looks promising; getting one in to test?”I’ve got one. It’s OK at best. Feels very much like a prototype. It’s so close to being good, but falls short in quite a lot of ways. Olly September 27, 2009 at 6:46 pmoh my word, there is some pornography in this episode. and am now tempted to mod an old brake lever to work my lockouts, just cause i can cove123 September 27, 2009 at 7:26 pmKnolly’s any good, ST needs to do a review ASAP rowley September 28, 2009 at 9:20 amanother absolute stunner of a bike from Curtis. Sea-Urchin September 28, 2009 at 10:10 amOlly. You would then have to hold your little brake levers as you sprinted up that climb..!! ;o) Unless you used those dia-compes with a release buton but that would be mega fiddly.. Ok for a travel adjust lever though… aviemoron September 28, 2009 at 6:13 pmNiner – want. Need, no. Wookster September 28, 2009 at 8:21 pmloving the niner lush lush like!!! clubber September 29, 2009 at 1:40 pmEven as a non-29er convert, that carbon Niner really does look lovely… juan September 30, 2009 at 11:47 amI really need to get my hand on that empire DH bike. Dirtynap October 3, 2009 at 12:53 amIf only I had the money for an AP-1, a Delirium and Niner that would cover everything I do and I’d be doing it in style.I’d be total broke though. Maybe I should sell my car.Comments are closed.