I had the pleasure of meeting builder Megan Dean of Moth Attack this year. Having seen her awesome RITTE racing track bike at Interbike, I was keen to see what she would have on display at NAHBS. I was not let down. What she brought was one of my absolute personal favorites of the show. This track bike is beefy!
Past the break you’ll find more details on this, plus bikes from Baum and Six Eleven’s winning Cyclorcross Bike.
The reason this bike looks so beefy is because Megan used a 1 1/8″ to 1.5″ headtube mated to a True Temper tubeset. The downtube however was a bit of a mystery. At first glance, it looked like an oversized tube, but after looking closer, it was bigger than a normal oversized tube. After prying a bit, Megan informed me that it’s the downtube from a tandem tubeset. The build was finished out with iRT carbon wheels, a massive Serenity Bicycles carbon track fork, and 3T Scatto track handlebar. This this must be an absolute monster on the track.
Such a lovely headtube badge.
Plenty of room on that downtube for a nice big logo.
This monostay keeps things clean and classy on the back end. It’s my favorite part of this bike.
Baum was also showing off a killer track bike this year. This one is ti with a carbon fork, and a custom carbon bar stem combo created from an Enve stem and 3T Scatto bar.
Baum also had on display two nice steel road and cross bikes.
New to the Ristretto road bike is this stainless rear end with lovely shaped chainstays. Internal routing keeps things clean, and the rear stays shave off 15g and stiffen things up a bit.
Six-Eleven did such a good job on this cyclorcross bike that they were awarded best cyclorcross bike of the show (tied with Moots as well).
The paint work was outstanding. It was done by Dick Howard with a spoke stuck in the end of a cork. I think they were going for mud splatters, but to me it looks more like animal print. Either way I dig it.
611 was also showing off this gorgeous track black and gold track bike, themed after a
Henry Loud John Player Special race car.