Posts in the category Interbike

IB14: Mercury Wheels Unveils 1,050g Disc Brake Carbon Tubulars & Alloy Disc Brake Clinchers

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Mercury Wheels has upped their own upper end with the new M-Zero carbon tubular wheels. For climbers that want the added power of disc brakes on the descents, the new M-Zero’s use Extralite’s disc brake hubs and Sapim CX-Ray spokes to bring the wheelset weight all the way down to 1,050g.

That means a rider weight limit of just 75kg (165lbs), so they’re only for the little guys. Roll on for closeups and specs, plus a look at their very affordable new alloy disc brake wheels…

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IB14: Fyxation Updates 3rd Ward Steel Road Frames, Adds Blackhawk Carbon Fat Bike & More

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As Fyxation branched out into bicycle frames a couple years ago, their focus was on very track oriented steel frames. You know, the ones that were really designed for fixed gear riding on the streets.

As they’ve grown, they’ve diversified a bit. There was the Quiver, a slick 1×10 city bike we tested last fall. And announced around the same was the East Side and 3rd Ward, which were essentially the same bike but with different headsets and forks. Now, the 3rd Ward becomes it’s own creature, one more suited to long rides in the country or light touring. The sliding track dropouts are exchanged for sliding road dropouts, and more mounts are spec’d throughout frame and fork to hold all manner of racks and fenders.

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IB14: New Dual LED Dash 320 from Cygolite & New Offerings from Planet Bike Brighten Up the Commute

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The new Dash 320 is targeted towards road cyclists and uses a unique layout of LEDs to help riders stay visible to oncoming traffic during the day and still perform at night. The quad band of  LEDS across the top of the light are designed to flash during the day, and can also be set to flash while the main 3 watt Cree light is also on. READ MORE ->

IB14: New Stuff from SwissStop, Feedback Sports & Seasucker

SwissStop Black Prince EVO low profile carbon rim brake pads

SwissStop has a new version of their amazing Black Prince brake pad called FlashEvo. It’s the same compound as the FlashPro version we tested last summer, but with a lower profile to help it clear today’s wider rims. It also has a new groove pattern to improve water shedding from the rim.

Check the side-by-side comparison and their new organic pads for Magura’s 2015 disc brake calipers, plus new stuff from Feedback Sports and Seasucker below…

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IB14: Chrome Gets Warm, Adds Seasonal/Limited Bag Colors, Massive Pro Messenger Bags & More!

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Chrome’s fall clothing collection is led by their new Chrome Warm jacket and vest, and new bags cover the seasons through to spring and summer.

Above is just a sampling, with the Warm vest shown on the lower left and the new waxed canvas messenger bags top and center in autumn hues. The shorts were introduced earlier this year. Things get a bit brighter for spring, unless you’re going pro. Then it’s all big and black with a fanny pack…

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IB14: Carry your Chainsaw, or Mount a Trailer with New Products from Old Man Mountain and the Robert Axle Project

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Quite a few people looked at the display above and laughed, poking fun at the idea of ever needing to carry a chainsaw on your bike. Then there were the people who instantly got it – the very same people who usually do the often thankless job of clearing the trails for the rest of us. In addition to clearing trail of downed trees, many of these unsung heroes also like to ride bikes, and when the suspect tree is miles into the trail system, the idea of carrying a chainsaw on your bike begins to make a lot more sense.

For those looking for a effective method of chainsaw transport on the bike, the Old Man Mountain rack is a good option. Anyone that would rather throw their saw in a trailer with their other trail building tools should check out the new axle adapters from the Robert Axle Project next…

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IB14: TwinSix Standard Bicycle Collection Debuts – 29er, Cyclocross, Rando & Fat Bikes

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After years of frame collaborations with Raleigh, Handsome and others, TwinSix let loose in early August that they were working on a collection of bicycles, giving us a detailed look at the Standard Fat titanium fat bike. That one’s shown at top, and hit that link for the full details.

Sitting in front of it is the Standard 29, their Reynolds 853 steel hardtail. It’s suspension corrected for a 100mm fork to have a 70.5º head angle. Chainstays are reasonably short (17.32″ / 440mm) while leaving room for a 29×2.35 tire. Ride the metal past the break for more details, pics and models…

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IB14: Profile Racing New Freecoaster BMX Hub, Plus New XD Driver and 11 Speed Compatibility

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If you follow BMX, then you know that freecoaster hubs are the new black. Unfortunately though, these hubs have a tendency to blow up, and it’s not unheard of for some of our riding friends to have to rebuild their hubs 2-3 times a year.

Enter Profile Racing. This company has a legendary reputation for solid cranks and hubs, and their new free coaster hub is hopefully no different.  READ MORE ->

IB14: Cantitoe Road Showcases New Carbocut Saw, Hi Tech Trelock Light, & More

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Cantitoe Road is the exclusive distributor of Effetto Mariposa in the US and an importer of all things awesome. As such, they always have cool stuff to play with. This year, the first thing I was asked when I stopped by the booth was if I wanted to cut a rock with a saw? I’m more of a table saw kind of girl, but the display was impressive none the less.

The tool they were using is the new CarboCut saw, which has a 10″ Tungsten Carbide blade, and is designed for cutting carbon composites. That said, it will also make quick work of steel, ceramics, geological samples, etc… READ MORE ->