The tikit, with it's new stem part, and the newly announced 'SILK' are in the Bike Friday booth at this weekend's Portland Handbuilt Bicycle Show. The SILK features the Air Friday "no seat stays" rear end. This enables any type of drive set-up, but especially a Carbon Belt.
Had a chance to ride it briefly in the roadway/parking lot (we were in an active shipyard on Swan Island). This is supposedly a 62cm frame (seemed more like a 60cm), but seat was too low, as were handle bars for me. It was equipped with an 11-sp Alfine Hub (smooth w/nice shifting). Didn't really see any performance differences from my two Fridays. Different looking for sure.
This is a 'proto-type' SILK, so don't freak-out over the welds.
Also, included a pic of the new tikit stem part installed.Have to admit, not totally sure of what I am looking at here, since I do not have a tikit.