Posts in the category Interbike

IB15: Renthal Sticks to Lock Ons with New Ultra Tacky Grips, Plus 31mm Apex Stem

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You won’t be able to let go of Renthal’s new Ultra Tacky Grips. Literally. Okay, well not literally, but they are really, really sticky. Designed within an incredibly tacky compound, the grips should make any slipping at the bars a thing of the past. Combine them with the new 31mm Apex stem and you should have no more excuses for losing control…


IB15: Source Hydration Adds Hipster Fanny Pack with Optional Shoulder Harness

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Are we seeing the rebirth of the Fanny pack? Sorry, Enduro pack? Whatever you call them, Fanny packs, hip packs, Lumbar packs, etc., are being seen more on the trails thanks to their low center of gravity and ability to keep your back free from obstruction. However, when fully loaded many fanny packs have a tendency to bounce or slip down, so Source’s Hipster includes an interesting accessory to help keep it in place…

IB15: Box Goes Round with New Carbon and Alloy Wheels, More

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Lately, Box has been making the most noise regarding their (hopefully) soon to be released mountain bike drivetrain components. Now that those are finished as we’re told, the company has turned their focus to another new product – wheels. Soon to be offering wheels for both MTB and BMX, Box is on the Cusp of being able to outfit most of your mountain bike…


IB15: Jamis mountain bikes get fatter and faster – new Roughneck fat bike & updated Dakota XC hardtail

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Jamis’ 2016 mountain bike have been trickling out since Sea Otter with their Dragon Slayer 650B+ hardtail and this summer’s Defcon enduro bike. The one thing missing was something with really, really wide rubber.

These days, just about everyone’s got a fat bike. To standout, the bike needs to have a schtick, whether it’s some audacious feature or a niche. The new Jamis Roughneck fat bike doesn’t jump out with any insane design cues, but it does tailor itself to some of the original fat bike conditions. It also gets a very nice fork with a rather unique construction method.

It’s made to perform in the snow, using the TRP Spike mechanical with cover plates. The Roughneck has an air formed frame and fork, which gives them more control over the tube manipulation. Where that was really put to good use is on the fork…


IB15: Dean Titanium Crafts Slick Cafe Racer, Revised Misfit Enduro & New Stock Road, Cross and Mountain frames

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Dean Titanium brought a lot of new goods to the show and it’s apparent that growing the brand is the focus…. and they are not being shy about it. They brought everything from beauty to brawn as well as nicely priced bikes for the masses.

Roll past the break and check out what all Dean Titanium has been up to!


IB15: Coast Cycles Goes Fat for the Streets, Starts Wave of 26+?

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Every year at the show, there is one brand that we haven’t heard of, or heard little of, that really catches our eye. This year, for me that brand was Coast Cycles from Singapore. Not because any their bikes were necessarily groundbreaking in technology, but because every bike they brought had great design and looked like it would be a ton of fun to ride.

Some bikes, like the Ruckus above are really meant for nothing but fun. However, other bikes like their award-winning Quinn cargo bike manage to blend fun and utility in a package that has to be seen or ridden to believe…


IB15: Niterider powers up OLED displays, brighter trail lights, aero taillights & more


Niterider’s OLED Lumina are new, adding a digital readout up top so you know remaining battery level and run time per setting. Two models are available, the 600 and 800 with lumen output matching the model name.

Both get 90 minutes to 9 hours runtime on a full charge depending on setting. There’s a new solid output with strobe setting that lays a bright flash over top of a constant beam so you can always see where your going while still getting a safety flash to alert drivers.


IB15: SKS Goes Low Pressure with Big Wheel Pump, Shows New Fenders for Fat and Skinny Tires

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Initially teased out in Sedona, SKS made good on their promise for a low pressure floor pump. Called the Big Wheel, the pump is designed to not only push a lot of air, but to allow precise measurement at the gauge. If the pump has you excited for fat bike use, you may want to check out the fat bike fenders after the break…


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.