BMC racer Aaron Bradford showed up to Hood River with an unnamed prototype BMC 29er trail bike featuring unreleased BMC carbon rims. '"This is the happy balance between the 6" long-travel and the 4" XC bike", said Bradford. "It's still incredibly lightweight, still fast and nimble. It has really tight chainstays like the Trailfox and then they do a longer top tube that is designed around running a really short stem, so you still have the fast handling/steering and it doesn't feel cramped. It's incredibly balanced, that's what is really cool about it."