Interbike Report Two – More Dirt Demo stuff

by Chipps 17

Don’t worry, there’s plenty of stuff still to bring you. Mark and Chipps have been out in the desert, roasting to a natty pink colour and poking cameras in people’s faces. They didn’t seem to mind. So, on with the show.

This time we can show you Steve Peat’s Worlds bike, a full suspension belt drive bike and Titus’ limo…

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So that's why their bikes aren't cheap - here's their 1960 Cadillac limousine. More on their new models in the next story!
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Liking the smooth lines here? You've just been lusting after a 29er - the Tall Boy from Santa Cruz. It's possibly the least ungainly looking of the full suspension wagon wheelers.

Peaty's winning bike
Peaty's winning bike - it might look like a stock bike, but check out some of the tuning features for the fast and smooth Australian Worlds course.
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Yes, that is a ten speed SRAM Red road cassette.
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Red XO rear mech looks almost normal, though an XX shifter drags it across ten sprockets.
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Blackbox cranks and alloy chainring bolts
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Yes, that's a 160mm rotor up front. Peaty doesn't brake that often. Don't try this at home on your DH bike.
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And a 140mm rear rotor for the rear XX brake - and what's that? Three (Ti) rotor bolts holding it on. This bike was truly stripped down.
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Mike Ferrentino holds a press conference for those MTBR chaps and talks about the much misunderstood Driver 8.
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Rejoice big wheel fans. Now you can ride a Foes B-29.
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The Spot/Gates Carbon Drive was busy with people wanting to try the silent belt drive (actually not that silent in the desert, but noiseless in the wet). Here's a Ti Spot with a 14 speed Rohloff hub.
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Due to the tension needed in the carbon belt, the only (currently) viable suspension designs are those that pivot round the BB.
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Full suspension belt drive. Now, name that frame...
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Ibis has a slew of new colours out now and here's the silver one. Lopes' bike will be in the next story, if you've not seen it from our Eurobike coverage.

Comments (17)

  1. Why is Mike Ferrentino wearing wellies?

  2. Peaty’s rear xx seams to be missing a few teeth!! weight saving 😉 or damage hehe

  3. he’s antipodean. horse riding boots pass for style

  4. Odd weight saving ideas, – 3 Ti bolts, but + a rear mud guard and 1/2 a roll of tape on the chain stay.

  5. Odd weight saving ideas, – 3 Ti bolts, but + a rear mud guard and 1/2 a roll of tape on the chain stay.

    He’s one of the best downhill riders in the world. Leave him be!

  6. Peaty’s rear xx seams to be missing a few teeth!!

    Shifting ramps.

  7. World champs winning bike has 160 + 140mm rotors.
    What do all those people with 200mm front and rear on their trail bikes think to that then?!

  8. I brake more than him, weigh more and drag my brakes.

    Next?

  9. Why is there such a big fuss about 10 speed and XX? Road bikes have been 10 spd for years, and plenty of people run 2×9 now.

  10. glenh – I think that Mr Peat has considerably more talent and balls than me.

    Chris, with 203mm rotors on his full-susser.

  11. lol. and if you think thats the last time you will see teeth missing from one of those.. think again.

    as for the 3 bolts. someone please tell me they were removed for something else or someone forgot to fit them.

    imagine all the money spent on racing,travelling etc etc.. only for a disc to fly off due to sheared bolts mid-run? its got to be a laugh..surely?

  12. martinxyz – you’ve obviously not seen the pro XC racers in their attempt to reduce weight – road components, bar-tape for grips and I’ve heard of three alloy bolts used and – perhaps it’s just rumour – three NYLON bolts used by a top XC racer (until he discovered that the heads melted off under the heat of braking).

  13. No,unfortunately i havent seen any pros bikes for a while(i missed this years world cup at fort bill where i like to have a beady eye close-up gander ;O))
    i like srams idea of losing teeth from larger sprockets and i had leather tape on the 29er (so grippy in the wet compared to rubber)but nylon bolts lol. like 3 metal and 3 nylon? they will be drilling holes through the soles of their summer racing shoes next.
    i agree on the polished titus graphics though, i love that.

    ta for posting all the pics.

  14. Mr Peat also has a face that rocks can’t spoil.

    I’ll stick to my 200mm front and boyish good looks.

  15. belt drive is the future hurry up and get them on production bikes please

  16. Belt drive on a Norco for 2010…

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