A mysterious fellow by the name of Bob sent in Steven’s image of what appears to be a prototype long travel 29er that he spotted on a recent ride. The bike looks to feature the same Full Floater/ABP suspension system as Trek’s 26″ full suspension mountain bikes, though comparing the wheels to the Slash next to it, it certainly looks like a 29er. With the Rumblefish at 120mm and the longer travel Roscoe 29 never materializing, is this the next enduro 29 from Trek’s camp, or is it simply a test mule that isn’t going anywhere? On Zach’s recent trip to Trek’s head quarters, he didn’t catch wind of anything new – so it’s either a tightly guarded secret, or just another day of testing.
The other bit of news is the resurfacing of possible DLC coatings on Rockshox forks. The coating has been seen on BlackBox Pro athletes for a few years now, but as of late it has not been available to consumers. Granted this is on a prototype, but the photos after the break from SRAM’s Duncan Riffle make us think they could be on their way…
It’s hard not to focus on the beautiful scenery, but if you check out both bikes they look to have pretty production looking forks with what looks like DLC Coated Stanchions – although it could just be the anodization treatment that Tyler Morland discussed with us on the new Specialized Demo 8 Carbon.
Yup, Sedona is pretty rad. Not a whole lot of detail on the bikes, but we’re guessing there is more than one new thing hidden on it. More when we have it. Especially considering this ad in the latest BR&IN: