SE Bike Expo Roundup 2 – Defeet, Duro, Endless, Yeti, Lazer & More
Our first roundup had plenty to see from the SE Bike Expo, but we’re not through yet.
Riding the meme, Defeet has created the Honey Badger sock, left. It’s so nasty. And if you’re into that whole Mayan calendar thing, well, it really doesn’t matter what you do this year, so be like the honey badger, click on through while you’re on the clock because you don’t give a…
Yeti’s area reps had two of the new SB66 full suspension mountain bikes with the articulating main linkage on hand. The medium came in slightly heavier with bigger tires on it at 28lbs 10oz. The large (blue) was 28lbs 9oz. Both had full XT built kits with DT Swiss wheels, and their reps said they could easily be built down around 26lbs. Not bad for a 6″ travel bike, and our own Evan took the medium out for a spin and loved it. Check Zach’s review here.
Lazer’s reps had the new Magneto sunglass/helmet combo on display. The shades come with two sets of arms, one with magnets and one set with traditional ear pieces. On the bike, the magnets hold it onto the helmet straps so there’s no pressure on your head. For normal wear, just attach the regular arms.
Vee Rubber makes pretty much any tread shape you could want for pretty much any type of bike you have.
Synchro Nutritionals is branching out to the east coast with an office in Atlanta. Co-founder Rob Herrel was on hand with some samples of their Genesis plant-based protein recovery shake mix. It uses Yellow Pea and Hemp proteins, coconut sugar and a host of organic greens, macs, cacao, acai and other superfood type ingredients. And it tasted pretty good. Look for a full review on this in the next few weeks.
Also there to keep us going was SF-7x and their 100% fruit chews. If you’re looking to keep the diet super clean but still need something to keep you going on the trail, these were pretty tasty.
Endless Bike Co. had their Kick Ass Cogs and Fibonaci spacer kits out and about. They let you convert any standard hub into a singlespeed set up, and cogs come in 14T all the way up to 25T. They’re machined in Asheville, NC, and have a wide 1/4″ base to prevent damaging your freehub body.
Their koozies are leather and are made by Oowie Koozie, which employs autistic folks to make their goods right in Asheville, NC, using scrap leather from the shoe and boot industry.
Duro is getting back into aftermarket bike tires. Two of the newest are the Hup cyclocross tire and Urbotronic urban road tire with a 1mm Duroshield puncture protection layer under the tread. It’ll come in this cream white and black. For a broader range colors they have their Fixie Pop series 700×24 tires.
The Hup will be available in a 700 x 32 at first, followed by 28 and 35. Retail is about $38 to $43 depending on size and model. Stinger is a road tire with Tru-Shine woven reflective material on the sidewalls.
Pedal Pushers had a few fresh designs and their new-ish hats.
On the fringe were a couple of creations by a local art bike builder. This 800lb (when fully loaded with BBQ smoker and equipment) pig bike has been used in parades and for bringing the party.
Cutting board right on the rear rack also makes a nice kid’s seat.
This Pedalvore bike had everything you need to set up kitchen. The gas camp stove was attached behind the chopping block and the front basket carried the groceries.