29 September 2007 - 16:34Interbike 07
I’m sorry to report that I saw only one thing I didn’t already know about.
That would be the Ti Niner TSL prototype. Lots of folks were clamouring for this bike, but there are a couple of issues left for the guys at Niner to work out. AS it sits right now, there are actually 2 versions of the bike, one geared, one not, one suspension corrected, one not. Picture a Ti SIR9, and you get the idea behind one of the bikes. The other would come with it’s own decaled to match DT (formerly Pace) carbon fork.
The JET was also present. The version shown will not be the production one unfortunately. The finished version will have bearings instead of bushings, and a few small refinements. I want one now, and after seeing the Kermit green version, that will have to be the color.
Also there was the WFO prototype. Boasting 6.5″ of travel via Niner’s ever so awesome CVA suspension, this bike is a dare to component manufacturers to step up and build some long travel stuff for the 29er crowd. It features a 150mm thru axle rear end, 83mm BB spacing and a 1.5″ head tube. The only fork available at this time was the White Brothers Fluid 150.
Intense had the 5.5 there. Look for a detailed test on this bike soon, as one is coming my way.
There were a couple of new tires from WTB, but really, the best part about being out there was seeing my friends from “back in the day”. Once a year just isn’t enough time with people that are like family. That was the single best part of the trip.
Now for the Vermont 50 tomorrow…….