2010 Eurobike: 2011 Manitou, Answer and Sun Ringle

The Hayes Group is the umbrella names for Manitou, Answer and Sun/Ringlé and, after a quiet year or two, it seems to be cranking some more new stuff out. Source from Singletrack.

Let’s start with a nice controversial number…


Yep, it’s a Dorado. Manitou’s DH fork. Only this one is a 29er Dorado. Wagon wheel downhilling is here to stay it seems.


Answer’s new direct mount stem offers a 1in drop over regular direct stems for riders looking to lower their front end. There’s a regular stem too.


Comes in all the lengths: 50mm and 55mm


Answer also has a new All Mountain stem. 60-100mm lengths.


One of the most venerable names in mountain biking, the Answer ProTaper bar is now going to come in carbon, along with the new snazzy graphic ally version.


Another prototype – this time a new finish Answer is trying on its ProTaper bar. It’s a way of anodising graphics onto a handlebar. Initial results look great.


Flat pedals with removeable pins. Get them here too.


The new Manitou Marvel fork is very deconstructed in looks.


I-beam crown and a tapered-only steerer, it’ll come in 100-120mm lengths and QR15 or 9mm.


This is an exclusive peek at the prototype QR15 Manitou dropout that it had hidden out the back of the booth. It’ll use Manitou’s signature hex axle, but in a QR form. This prototype is using and older DH style 20mm dropout, but you get the idea.


Ignore the pinch-bolts, this’ll be a true QR setup using a bayonet style engagement and a smaller, 15mm hex axle.


Expect to see more Sun/Ringlé wheelsets like this Black Flag XC set


…and the Charger Pro All Mountain set


Straight pull spokes and those two white spokes.


Two white spokes. How else can you differentiate wheels?

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