Posts in the category Interbike

IB14: AME Get a Grip on Custom Lock Ons, Plans to Re-Release the Unitron BMX Grip, Changes Heated Grip Design

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When it comes to grips there are a ton of options out there, but few have the history of A’ME. As the producer of many of the early BMX grips the company continues to put out high end grips for bikes, power sports, even golf clubs.  The MTB Clamp-On Tri and Ergo Tri grips are one of our favorites thanks to the different diameters and soft, tacky rubber.

Fortunately, A’ME isn’t changing their mountain bike grips, but they are offering more options for color. In addition to neon colored grip sections on the way, A’ME is also introducing new anodized lock collars in a variety of colors. More importantly, if you’re a vintage BMX buff who is looking for something that looks like the original Unitron without the NOS price tag, A’ME has something for you after the break…

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IB14: Dainese Backs Up Enduro with new Pro Pack and Hybrid Knee and Elbow Protectors

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If you jump in your way-back machine and pop in some early 90′s mountain bike videos you will more than likely spot some Dainese protection. After introducing mountain bike protection in 1993, Dainese would eventually pull out of mountain biking to focus more on the moto side of the business.

Now Dainese is back and focusing again on rider protection for the self propelled world of mountain biking.  In addition to providing aggressive protection for downhill and freeriders, Dainese is also looking to equip Enduro racers with new products like the Pro Pack. Designed to adhere to the back protection requirements of the sport while offering a versatile solution for gear management, the Pro Pack is part back protector, part pack, all Dainese.

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IB14: Sarma Doubles Up on Carbon 29+, Introduces new Aluminum Vortex Fat Bike

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While the majority of fat bike companies are based in North America, Sarma Bikes continues to put out some impressive equipment by way of Siberia, Russia. Now being imported to the U.S. by a new distributor, the products should be easier than ever to get a hold of which is a good thing – Sarma is blowing up. After introducing the first ever double wall carbon 100mm rim, Sarma now has their sights set on 29+ and has a new Naran carbon rim to prove it.

Technically Kuroshiro is also offering a carbon 29+ rim with a box section, though as far as a true double wall carbon rim the Naran is it. Available as an individual rim, Sarma is also offering two 29+ Shaman builds complete with a Bluto suspension fork. Carbon may be the most buzz worthy, but Sarma also has a new option for the more budget conscious with their new aluminum Vortex fat bike frame. Details next…

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IB14: Jamis Renegade Adventure Road Bike Breaks Outta Production, Plus New Women’s 650B Mountain Bikes!

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Jamis’ Renegade adventure road bike goes beyond a single classification. It’s a fondo bike, endurance bike, gravel bike and commuter road bike all at once. It’s also looking like quite a high performance bike when called upon to hustle, too. Like when Tyler Wren took 3rd place in this year’s Crusher in the Tushars.

They introduced it this summer just before that event along with a healthy dose of info, but at Interbike we put it on the scale and got a few more details about production spec and builds. We’ve got plenty of pics and notes to share, and their new product video really puts it all into motion…

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IB14: Cycle Dog Introduces New 65b Wheel Size that’s K9 Specific

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If you’ve been waiting for the next wheel size, this is it – the 65b by way of Cycle Dog. The K9 specific design is compatible with disc brakes and it tubeless ready. It’s also a Frisbee. Poking a little fun at the wheel size war, Cycle Dog’s latest model in their Ecolast Toy range is sure to make your furry friend happy. Called the Flat Tire Flyer, the toy is made from post consumer recycled material including old inner tubes with assurance that they are non-toxic and fairly durable.

To go along with the toys (and collars and leashes made from tubes), Cycle Dog is getting into the treat business as well.

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IB14: PDW Blasts Off with Lars Rover Headlights, BARkeep Inflator, and LTD Edition Takeout Adventure Kit

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Like it or not, for us in the Northern Hemisphere, the days are getting short which means it’s time to break out the lights. To go along with their already incredibly powerful tail lights, PDW is lighting the way to other planets with the Lars Rover 650 and 450 head lights. Certified at 650 and 450 lumens respectively with a Labsphere Illumia Light Measurement System, the lights stay true to PDW style by sourcing the best electronic internals you can reasonably get with a genuine Panasonic Li-Ion rechargeable battery and CREE LEDs.

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IB14: Swobo Expands Bicycle Collection – New Gravel/Adventure, Mountain & Fat Bikes

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Back in January, Swobo added step-through versions of their existing Fillmore and Novak city bikes. They followed up with the launch of an all new youth line called Farrier. Now, they’ve more than doubled the adult line with four new models covering a range of terrains.

If you’re looking for a do-it-all road bike that’s ready for gravel rides, cyclocross races and backroad adventures, the Scofflaw is the ticket. It’s built on a Reynolds 531 steel frame with tapered carbon fork and room for 700x42c tires. It comes complete as a singlespeed bike, making use of the Tange sliding dropouts, but will include extra dropouts with a derailleur mount if you wanna add gears later.

That drivetrain versatility is built into some of the other bikes, too, and all are worth a look…

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IB14: Endura Custom Fits your Chamois to your Saddle and Gets Colorful for Road and Mountain

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Have you ever wished your chamois was a bit narrower or a touch wider? If you fall into either camp, Endura is providing a solution through their new FS260-Pro SL bibshort. Developed through their collaboration with team Movistar and the gebioMized dynamic saddle pressure measurement system, the shorts are the first that we’re aware of with multiple chamois widths and leg lengths in the same size short.

Similar to choosing a saddle based on the width of your sit bones, each individual sized short will have three different width chamois based on what width saddle you are riding. The thought is that the proper width chamois will position the padding appropriately and cover the pressure points without being too wide and becoming diaper like. Endura takes the custom fit concept a step further and actually offers two leg lengths for each size as well with standard and long. Endura has found that the longer legs offer better compression properties, but they also work better for taller riders.

Manufactured from Italian Power Lycra with Coldblack technology and UPF 50+ rating to keep riders cool, the shorts use Endura’s Continuously Variable Profile 700 series pad and a 3D Mesh upper to offer a pro level fit. Any of the sizes, widths, and lengths will retail for $169.99 each.

Well known for their durable, black kit, Endura is also diving into a bit of color for both road and mountain. Check it out next…

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IB14: Michelin Sizes Up with 28mm Pro 4 Endurance Road Bike Tires

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Road tires are at an interesting state of development. Many riders are starting to trend towards wider rubber even on the road, but then the definition of road riding is evolving. Thanks to the growing popularity of “gravel” ride, races that include dirt roads, and more people taking the path less traveled, tires are often being subjected to new abuse. Already an ideal size for many gravel or dirt adventures, the 28mm tire has become a favorite since it will fit in many standard road frames and some caliper brakes adding a bit of additional capability.

In developing their new Pro 4 Endurance tire, Michelin wanted to offer a 28mm tread but also a durable tire that would keep flats at bay. To that regard the tire features a reinforcing layer that claims a 40% increase in puncture protection compared to the competition while a dual compound rubber provides long wear and excellent cornering grip.

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