We have a few more details from the American Classic booth at Eurobike along with a few other 29″er notable tidbits that have surfaced across the pond.

American Classic All Mountain 29

The American Classic XC 29″er wheels, which we showed you in the previous post on American Classic, are not only available in the white “Alphatype” motif, but also in an “AC Crest Black” decor. The XC wheels weigh approximately 1650 grams total weight. They are also available in a single speed version. Above we have the image of the American Classic All Mountain Disc 29 wheel. The set can be had in quick release, 15mm, or 20mm through axle versions. Weight for the 29″er set should be around 2020 grams. Available in White Alphatype only. The rims on the All Mountain set are 28mm in width and are all new for 2009.

Look for more details from our Interbike coverage coming soon!

nevi titanium with truss fork
nevi truss fork

In other interesting Eurobike tidbits, titanium bicycle manufacturer, Nevi showed an interesting take on a truss fork as seen here on this titanium 29″er. Not quite a Jeff Jones-like rendition! Not by a long shot.

Hammerschmidt, exploded view

SRAM Hammerschidt was seen on several rigs and I would suspect that it will appear on several more at Interbike. Also seen on several rigs was the Gates Belt drive system. Used on internally geared hubs, this should also be a buzz-worthy item at Interbike. While Hammerschidt and the Gates/internally geared hub has not been married in one bike as of yet, I fully expect to see it soon. Will we see such a set up on a 29″er? Most assuredly!

Marzocchi 44 29″er Fork Update: I recieved word from Steve Domahidy today that the Marzocchi 44 fork that is being spec’ed on Niner’s new W.F.O.9 will be available aftermarket sometime in 2009. The fork is slated to be a 2010 product and Niner does have the exclusive for ’09. However; Steve says that Marzocchi will make the fork available sometime in ’09. It will retain the 15mm thru axle but will come in a straight 1 1/8th steer tube as opposed to Niner’s tapered version.

Eurobike is not a huge 29″er news source, but a few big wheelers were spotted at the show including a few Gary Fishers, a Lynskey cruiser with belt drive, and the Italian mark, Scapin even showed a 29″er hardtail.

Obviously, the North American market is much more in to 29″ers so Interbike should prove to be a very busy time for Twenty Nine Inches. look for our Interbike coverage to begin with a pre-Interbike post or two in a couple of weeks.

Editors Note: Thanks for the images goes to Niner’s brett Rosenbauer and his roving i-phone.