Posts in the category Interbike

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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IB14: GU Goes Tastefully Nude with Reformulated Brew, Whips up Amazing Caramel Macchiato GU

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The name of one of the newest flavors in the GU Brew line will surely turn some heads, but it gets the point across. The recently reformulated beverage is all about electrolytes and less about carbs with a new lighter formula. We love that they are not using any artificial sweeteners and instead use a 50:50 ratio of simple to complex carbs. Packing only 70 calories per serving, the drink is more in line with recent thoughts on drinking your electrolytes but eating your calories.

About that Tastefully Nude…

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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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