Spotted: Next Gen RockShox Lyrik
The 5-day Andes Pacifico enduro race just started in Chile, but Dave Trumpore has already spotted a few previously unseen components. The most notable is a BlackBox labeled RockShox Lyrik. The fork appears to have the same low-speed compression adjusting dial as the current model, but the secondary dial isn't the typical three-position version that we're used to seeing - could this mean the high-speed compression adjustment found on past models of the Lyrik will be making a comeback?
Santa Cruz's Hightower LT currently doesn't use metric spacing, but the RockShox Super Deluxe is only available in metric sizes. Hmmm....
This rim profile looks like what Bouwmeester Composites used on their wheels until they ceased operation when Mello Bouwmeester was hired by the Selle Royal Group, the parent company of Crankbrothers. Jason Schiers, the founder of ENVE also now works for that group; putting the clues together it wouldn't be too much of a stretch to expect Crankbrothers to debut some new carbon wheels in the near future.