The Needle: Crit ready, Reynolds 725, super stable and direct geometry. We made the steering "twitchy" enough to be direct, but stable enough to feel (and be) in control when going fast. When it comes to rough street surface, difficult corners, control leads to speed. Working with Fish and Team F.A.S.T. Amsterdam and riding some fixed gear criteriums myself have been a great help in making something that, I feel, works great.
Here are the first pictures. If you come to the Eurobike, make sure you drop by our booth (FG-WAK6), or Bombtrack's to check it out.
[pictures by Jason Sellers]
> Heat treated Reynolds 725 tubing + Chromo fork
> Yes, unlike many track framesets: bent fork legs. We like the control this ads to your cornering.
> 1-1/8" steerer tube
> Enough spacing for 28 mm tires
> Omnium crankset, because you'd want that anyway
> Bombtrack's own shallow-drop and flatted dropbars
> Available in black and green.
This bike is ready to race.
The Needle is too new to be on the Bombtrack website, but check back soon for more information: www.bombtrack.com