Posts in the category Interbike

IB14: Hermes Sport Back w/ Gorgeous New Proprietary Hubs & VK Wheels

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Way back in 2009, Alex Webster started building wheels under the brand Hermes Sport. They used off the shelf components but gained a following for being well built and race ready. And light. Sometimes really, really light.

From the outset, he wanted to grow the brand into its own line using its own components. As things go with small businesses in a difficult economy, the dream sometimes falls behind available resources. A couple years ago, he put the Hermes Sport brand on hiatus and focused on building non-branded wheels with off the shelf parts for others.

But, all that while he was developing his own hubs as a foundation for the relaunch of the brand. His goal was to build the company anew upon his own parts, designing the wheels as a system rather than just a collection of off the shelf parts.

And thus is born a new line of Hermes Sport VK carbon and alloy wheels. The foundation is a streamlined, premium new hub and custom rims…

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IB14: New Bicycle Lights from Light & Motion, Fortified and Gloworm

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Light & Motion’s Urban gets completely rebuilt from the inside out. It looks the same, but it’s all new where it counts. The original was getting about a 4% return rate, so they wanted to make something better. Now, it has an IP67 rating, which means it remains waterproof for an hour in a meter of water and passes a 1 meter drop test. It’s also thermally more efficient, so they could bump the output up to 800 lumens on the top model.

It also gets new packaging and colors, with each model getting a basic and bright color option. Choose from 350 up to 800 lumens with prices from $69.99 to $179.99.

They also updated a few other models and added options. Those, plus a look at two more brand’s latest goods, below…

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IB14: Mission Workshop Dark Camo Bags…or New Brighter Colors, New Shorts & More (Updated)

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Mission Workshop’s latest collection features Dark Camo MultiCam-black 500D Cordura material with their Arkiv closures on the messenger bags and AustriAlpin Cobra buckles on the cargo (back) packs. The main compartments on both are weatherproofed, and main zippers are are urethane coated.

The messengers use their roll top/flap closure and house up to a 15″ laptop with plenty of internal and external pockets for the rest of your goods. Three sizes available, retail from $249 to $289. The cargo packs come in two sizes (big and bigger) with retails of $315 to $345, and you can choose from five different buckle hardware colors. They have a carbon fiber reinforced frame system, expandable main section and Arkiv accessory attachments on the shoulder straps.

And, maybe just maybe, you’ll see this material on some other things…

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Leatt Goes Big with Full Bicycle Protection Range, Safer Helmet, and Redesigned Neck Brace

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Leatt sold their first neck brace back in 2004 which at the time was a revolution in protection. Eventually, that brace made its way over into the U.S. and later crossed over into the world of mountain biking. That single product has changed the way many companies have looked at rider safety when it comes to neck injuries. Now, the same company founded by Dr. Chris Leatt is expanding their reach and introducing a complete new range of protectives.

Head injuries are something we hear a lot about these days – specifically, how to design a helmet that will prevent them. It turns out that the standard EPS foam helmet we’ve been using for years is great at absorbing impact, but not so good at preventing brain injuries from rotational impact. Going by the weight of buzz words alone it would seem that MIPS is the current heavyweight in preventing rotational brain injuries, but Leatt is offering what they consider a superior solution – 360º Turbines made from Armorgel.

Check out how the Turbines will keep your brain intact next…

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Stage Race to Offer Custom GT Edition Scapin Ivor, Plus 2015 Ceepo Line

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Ever ridden a production bike and wished you could just make a few tweaks that you felt would make it the perfect bike? Stage Race has. When you work closely with a bike company both distributing and selling their product, sometimes you have the opportunity to voice those desires and in the case of the Scapin Ivor, the result is the new GT Edition.

The crew at Stage Race loves fast bikes, but they are also fans of slightly larger tires and a bit more relaxed geometry. Situated as the high end bike in the Scapin line up, the Ivor previously offered only race ready geometry and fairly tight tire clearance. The new GT model provides a new option for the Italian carbon marque along side the standard and full custom options…

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IB14: HT Components Goes for the Gwin w/ New Clipless Flat Pedals & More

HT Components Aaron Gwin and Neco Mulally signature X1 clipless flat pedal

Aaron Gwin proudly shows off his new signature X1 pedal.

The new HT Components X1 was developed with Aaron Gwin and Neko Mulally to be a clipless DH pedal that has the ability to tighten the retention very firm, almost locked. That, combined with two different cleats, allows for a wide range of foot rotation and retention strength when pummeling the World Cup courses.

The clips open from both sides, front and rear, sort of like Crank Brothers, but with retention adjustment. Two different spindle options are available, along with a new concave flat pedal, below…

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IB14: Onza Goes Wide for Enduro, Shows Different Internal Casing Profiles

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After loving several of Onza’s tires at the Cane Creek Double Barrel Inline launch, we’ve been paying closer attention to the brand. They, like virtually everyone else, are bolstering their offerings for both 27.5″ wheels and the enduro discipline.

For the latter, their new EDC enduro casing uses a folding Kevlar bead and a thin butyl rubber layer from the bead all the way up the sidewall to the start of the knobs. Their DH tires use a thicker, shorter butyl section to protect the rim, but these use a thinner, taller section to provide better sidewall protection while keeping the tire more supple and much lighter.

The Ibex (2.4 in all three wheel sizes, plus 29×2.25) and the Citius (27.5×2.4) will get the new casing. The Citius are shown above, the Ibex is below along with a cutaway of the different sidewalls…

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IB14: Pedal Pushers Club Peddles New Styles, Women’s Tanks, Even Drunk Cyclist Tech Tees

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Always one of our favorite ride-inspired casual clothing companies, Pedal Pushers had some new goods to add to their growing range. Classics like the city tees and tongue-in-cheek “Don’t be such a Roadie” t-shirts aren’t going anywhere so if you have a past favorite, many of them are still there. If you’re looking for women’s tank tops or technical tees, there are some new options after the break…

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IB14: Glide Bikes Builds a Balance Bike for Adults

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Many of us probably take the ability to ride bikes for granted, but not everyone is so lucky. Maybe they never had a bike to learn on, or perhaps have special needs, whatever the reason there’s a new tool balance bike in town and it’s not for kids. Small kids, that is.

Called the Super Glider, the balance bike features 20″ wheels wrapped in fat 2.35″ tires that is capable of holding up to 250 pounds. Like a few other balance bike designs, the Super Glider is constructed so that it can morph into a standard singlespeed bike when the rider is ready. Better still, the design makes it super easy to change…

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