Posts in the category Interbike

Interbike Coverage Review Weeks 1 & 2: Alchemy and I9 Ooozes with Flare & Wahoo and Cateye Power up to the Next Level

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Welcome to the first 2 week of our 2015 Interbike coverage straight from the floors of Mandalay bay! We covered more products this year than ever and manufactures kicked it up a notch or two. From Wahoo Fitness getting down with the Element GPS computer, to Industry Nine’s Matchstix…. the most beautiful multi-tool, thru-axle….. OH, JUST GO LOOK AT IT.

Throw down some Tony Bennett vinyl, sit back in your favorite chair, and get lost with us at Interbike 2015 in Mandalay Bay.


IB15: Muc-Off Builds Robot Froome to Create Hydro Dynamic Chain Lube for Team Sky

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When you’re creating a product for the team that will very likely win the Tour de France, you don’t leave anything to chance. Even when it comes down to chain lube,  Muc-Off wanted to create the absolute best product possible for Team Sky and Chris Froome. Typically, chain lube development includes a ton of testing which usually takes a lot of time, but more importantly numerous variables can make the process difficult.

To ensure a consistent result, while speeding up the process, Muc-Off created a robot Froome – or one of the most advanced chain lube dynos in existence and let it put in all the miles…


IB15: Fuji Rolls out 27.5+ Bighorn, Price Friendly Reveal FS Bikes, Plus new Altamira CX Fork

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Fuji has been busy this year and even having just released a couple of brand new mountain and carbon road bikes, they didn’t come close to stopping there. Sticking to offering high quality bikes at a better value, Fuji fills in the gaps with these new offerings.

Jump past the break and see what the price of “fun” costs these days….


IB15: 9:Zero:7 Shows Sub 19lb Team Build Whiteout Fat Bike, Updates Slider Aluminum Frame, Teases Carbon Rims

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It seems that no matter where I go with a fat bike, people still look at it and say,”man, that must be heavy!” Only for them to pick it up and go on to exclaim that they can’t believe how light it is. Imagine my surprise when I was that person after picking up the 9:zero:7 Team Edition built up for co-owner James Stull.

It wasn’t just the build that was light, however. The frame sees a number of updates that find their way across the Whiteout range. But it also gets a few improvements of its own…


IB15: 100% Takes Off with Premium Aircraft Full Face Helmet

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100% has been showing their Aircraft helmet with full carbon/kevlar composite shell since back in April at the Sea Otter Classic, and are finally ready for it to take off. As you would expect it is light, and no doubt stylish, but it’s also built to be as safe as it is functional.

Gap past the break to see what all went into this carbon/kevlar beauty and why it’s still a product of function over fashion…


IB15: Giro Debuts Long Awaited Women’s Empire ACC Shoe, Composting Helmets, Safe + Matchy Helmets for Tots, and More


Giro raised the bar across all categories this year, from adding lumbar support in its new highest-performance Chrono Pro Road Bib to adding MIPS technology to their children’s helmets. For those as concerned about their environmental impact as their head protection, Giro developed a fully compostable/recyclable helmet, the Silo. Last but not least, women can look forward to a few exciting womens-specific offerings.

Sometimes things are worth waiting for, such as Giro’s debut of the women’s lace-up Empire ACC road shoe! After years of lamenting that a women’s-specific fit option was not available, women can now enjoy a gloss black version of the popular shoe. With any luck, more color options and a dirt version are not far behind… READ MORE ->

IB15: Moots Shows off New YBB+ Mountaineer Bike Packing Machine, New Carbon Fork and… New OWNER!

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Moots surprised us with a couple of new items, but nothing grabbed our attention more than the YBB+ Mountaineer bike packing rig… well, the change in ownership is a pretty big deal too, but it sounds like a solid move for a steadily growing company.

Blaze a path past the break to see what Moots has packed away and see what Moots has to say about the changeover…


IB15: Are You Type ‘Pursuit,’ or Type ‘Escape?’ Either Way, Pearl Izumi Has You Covered

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Thanks to all the different categories of bikes lately, for some cyclists it’s hard to know where they fit in. Maybe you ride a road bike, but you would always choose dirt roads over paved. Perhaps you’re a mountain biker, who is more focused on racing and training than getting lost in the woods. Whatever the situation, Pearl Izumi built this elaborate display in their booth at Interbike to help get the point across.

On the left, you have the Pursuit archetype. This rider uses Strava, rides the road – fast, and is probably more concerned with their percentage of body fat than the average rider. On the other side, is the Escape collection. This cyclist is far more interested in getting lost, riding rugged dirt trails in the woods, and is an Instagram champion. Those might be a bit of an overgeneralization, but you get the point. Using the words ‘road’ or ‘mountain’ to classify clothing is getting to be a bit too restrictive, so whether you fall into the Pursuit or Escape genre, Pearl Izumi has some exciting new clothing for you…


IB15: Coeur Women’s Clothing Offers Innovative, Ground Up Solutions To Storage, Chafing, and Staying Stylish


Frustrated by the offerings available to women athletes and the problems common to the women they participated with, Kona Ironman finishers Kebby Holden and Hailey Manning started Coeur (chosen as it is both the French word for ‘heart’ and the base of the word ‘courage’) to create ultra functional and smart products for women athletes. Using feedback from other athletes, Kebby and Hailey sought to eliminate fit, chafing, and storage issues with a Made in the USA product, while keeping their apparel stylish with clever cuts and colorful, fashion-forward prints. If the enthusiasm of the women seeing the product in the booth for the first time was any indication, Coeur is definitely a new brand to watch. Click past the jump for their clever solution to the “women’s bib problem…” READ MORE ->