Not a typo...see?
Heh! ...anyway...what have i been liking at Sea Otter? Apart from Team Giant's kelli and carl taking the wins in the super D, the edge stuff is sweet. Tubular 29er rims at 290g each. Road wheelsets at just under a kg and a few wheels laced to industry nine hubs/spokes.
All good stuff. I want them to make a fork with a tapered steerer, though DT's new offering at mid 500g looks to join the niner fork in being hard to beat for the rigid/xc dream build.
Shimano's 10 speed - dyna sys: well it makes sense. The video below from pinkbike is worth a watch.
IF's lefty/bb30 bike is beautiful - as you might imagine.
Rock shox not only have a rumoured 140mm 29er fork, but a neat guide for hydro cables to route through the head tube. You know, for when you bust out a tail whip off that gap jump.
Updated: rockshox 140mm reba for 29" wheels. [pic from 2TurnersNotEnough.]
Things ive scratched my chin over have included Crank Bros who continue to confound conventional wisdom by producing a stem that has not one but two wedges - one for bar, one for steerer. It will be interesting to see if it gets the ok to use on carbon steerers, and if the tolerances are up to scratch. My guess is they wont be and we're going to see the same story as with the pedals and droppable seat posts: frequent breakages and rebuilds.
[pic from bikerumor.]
Talking of which Kind shocks have some new droppable seat posts - even one in 27.2mm diameter - which as singletrack world point out, is achieved by moving the gubbins out of the post itself.
Though the larger diameter looks better.
Rumours abound of a Rockshox and an x-fusion seat post dropper....
More as it strikes me....