The Yeti SB6c looking menacing with it's Switch Infinity suspension, Fox 36 fork and wide Loaded carbon rims.
Getting up close and personal with Yeti's Switch Infinity system.
The ASRC cross-country race bike. Yeti claims that it descends as well as it climbs. This particular build features a mixed drivetrain: SRAM up front and Shimano Di2 in the rear.
The SB4.5c is set to bring Switch Infinity to 29 inch wheels in a neat looking trail bike.
The Pivot Mach 429 features a 100mm DW-link suspension. A sag indictor allows riders to set the bike to their riding style (for a more XC or trail feel). Up front the Mach 429 is designed to carry a 120mm fork.
The Mach 6 packs a punch with its 155mm DW-link suspension, slack and long geometry and Fox 36. It has the makings of a decent do-it-all enduro bike.
With a slacker head angle, shorter stays and a lower bottom bracket, the 2016 Specialized Camber promises to be a trail eater. It features the SWAT Door which allows you to stash your contraband (or tools) in the down tube.
The Stumpjumper FSR Expert 6Fattie looks like a playful bike to ride with its 3" 650b plus tyres.
Banshee and Transition
One of the more vibrant stands at the fair was the Banshee and Transition corner.
The brightness of this Bashee Darkside downhill was too much for our camera to handle.
This Giant Anthem X Advanced build is unique to South Africa. The bike retails for R74,000 and features Shimano's XTR Di2 groupset, a Fox Factory 32 fork, and Mavic wheels. A sweet deal in that price range.
The cheerful Giant Reign 27.5 2.
The BMC Teamelite soft tail looked the part with it's Micro Travel Technology (MTT) giving the bike 15mm of rear-end compliance.
BMC Fourstroke 01, winner of the 2014 XCO World Champs under the guidance of Julien Absalon.
The Vipa Team Limited is Momsen's new range topper. It comes kitted with SRAM Rise 60 carbon wheels, a XX1 drive train, and a RockShox RS1 fork.
Sunday BMXs look great and come with a lifetime warranty.
Cube Stereo 140 Super HPC Race 27.5.
The 2015 Cube 120 HPC PRO 29er (with a carbon front triangle) was one of the best bargains at the fair, retailing at R37,000. For this you get a RockShox Reba fork, Shimano XT groupset, Fulcrum wheels and a Reverb dropper post. There are still some sizes left. If you missed out, the local Cube distributor expects the 2016 model to come in just over R40,000.
Easy Motion and BH
The Easy Motion Jumper Dual Sus MTB 27.5er e-bike. This machine might not appeal to most MTB enthusiasts but if Europe is anything to go by there's a market out there.
BH Lynx 4.8 29er.
As a rider of an uglier, less burley steel hardtail, I'm completely smitten with the Hungry Monkey. You won't find any impartiality here, so moving along then.
At the fair last year, fat bikes were all the rage. This year there were barely a handful on display. The Titan Whooper pictured above.
The 2016 Cannondal Scalpel design remains the same as 2015. However, the paint schemes and components have seen a refresh for the new year.
The Haibike Sduro ebike was a surprise favourite of all the videos we produced from last year's fair. It seems the Europeans are cottoning on to Bike Hub.
The Swift Evil Twin standing proud at the Best Bike in Africa stand.
The Merida Ninety-Six Team makes a return with an all-new design in 2016.
The Pyga team were swamped with interested in their bikes throughout the fair. Out back, the demo bikes saw countless laps of the St Stithians course. The Pyga Stage and Stage Max (pictured above) receiving much of the attention.