PF30 hasn't been anyone's favorite bottom bracket interface. The new T47 standard attempts to extract the hassle-free performance of the well-loved BSA/English threaded shell for use in a bottom bracket shell capable of handling any modern crank standard.
We snagged a ride on one of the few production samples of the intriguing new Ibis Ripley LS. Not a replacement for the current Ripley, but a harder charging options for those riders looking to challenge steeper and rougher terrain.
In this letter from Dirt Rag Issue #85 (April 2001), serial art contributor "Captain Black" explains how he eschewed proper engineering principles and created a magical machine for sharing the joy of cycling with his son.
It's impossible to make a stem shorter than 32 mm or so without moving it up on top of the steerer tube, or so we thought. The new Pacenti design adds a dimple to the handlebar to allow bike designers to push top tubes even longer.