Friday, December 16, 2005

Airnimal news

Our thanks to Mike Roberts for pointing out that the specification of the Airnimal Rhino, in the top Black Rhino version, now features a Rohloff 14-speed hub gear as standard, rather than a derailleur. The Rhino is the 20 inch wheeled Airnimal intended for off-road use, and the Rohloff is an attractive feature for a bike like this. The larger wheeled Airnimals (24 inch wheels on the Chameleon and Joey) are due to benefit from the availability of Schwalbe Stelvio tyres, soon, although the date for the launch of the tyre in that size has apparently slipped back to early in 2006.