Curious as to what Dave Mirra and Ryan Nyquist will be riding next year? We got a sneak peek at their 2006 frames; keep in mind that these are so new they haven’t even been to the painter yet.It looks like Haro has embraced the new Mid-sized BB shell and is offering it on both the Mirra and Nyquist frames. As an added feature, Haro’s including the bottom bracket bearings (similar to Profile, only without the cups) and the headset for its integrated head tube – nice touch. Enjoy the first look…

The 2006 Mirra frame complete with Mid-sized BB shell. No more hydro-formed top tube.  credit: James Ayres

It’s sort of hard to tell from this top view, but the ovalized monostay behind Dave’s BB shell has been positioned lower on the BB shell for improved brake/chain clearance for compact gears. A 25×9 might even be possible…  credit: James Ayres

’06 Mirra Pro Frame Specs:
Mid BB set w/machined shell included (Profile type R12 sealed bearings – no cups)
Chainstay-mounted U-Brake bosses
Machined seat tube for lighter weight
Stays and dropouts cut improve peg clearance when rear wheel is moved forward
Top tube: 20.5″; 35mm O.D. (possibility of making a 21″ top tube version)
Double-butted down tube (1.2×0.9×1.2mm)
19mm seatstays for reduced weight and 7/8″ chainstays for strength
Integrated headset w/sealed ACB bearings
Optimized rotor tabs position for integrated headset
Head tube angle: 74.5 deg.
Seat tube angle: 70 deg.
(Rear) chainstay length: 14.25″
Weight: 5.92 lbs
Expected retail: $320 to $350 complete w/headset and BB set

A front view of the Mirra; check the internal head tube set-up.  credit: James Ayres

The dropouts on the Mirra are about as small as you can get.  credit: James Ayres

’06 Nyquist Pro Frame Specs :
Designed by Ryan Nyquist
New top tube design; no more hydro-forming (still pierced by seat tube)
New flush seatstays, seat tube, and back plate design
New seatstays-plate design with “RN” logo plate
Mid BB set w/machined shell included (Profile type R12 sealed bearings /no cups)
New ovalized monostay behind the BB shell (reduces overall size, height and increases lateral stiffness)
New TIG-welded caps at the stays
Stays and dropout cuts improve peg clearance when rear wheel is moved forward
Machined seat tube for lighter weight
Seatstay-mounted U-Brake bosses
Same geometry as last year
Top tube: 20.6″ (21″ will most likely be made available as well)
Integrated headset w/sealed ACB bearings
Optimized rotor tabs position for integrated headset
Double-butted down tube (1.2×0.9×1.2mm)
Head tube angle: 74.5 deg.
Seat tube angle: 70 deg.
7/8″ seat and chain stays
(Rear) chainstay length: 14.25″
Weight: 5.99 lbs
Expected retail: $320 to $350 complete w/headset and BB set

The 2006 Nyquist frame weighs in at 5.99 lbs; almost exactly the same as Dave’s frame.  credit: James Ayres

Check the brace just behind the seat tube/seat stay junction; “RN” – no guesswork needed as to who this belongs to.  credit: James Ayres

A closeup of Ryan’s chainstay wishbone design. Did you notice that Ryan runs his brake mounts on the seatstays while Dave’s are on the chainstays?  credit: James Ayres

Both the Mirra and the Nyquist come with Mid-sized BB shells and bottom brackets, plus integrated head tubes with headsets included. The finger on the dropouts is extra…  credit: James Ayres