IB15: Timbuk2 Protects your Backside and Wants your Wine to Make the Commute Safely

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Timbuk2 had a lot to show at Interbike this year with a focus on lifestyle and commuter friendly bags. From a lady’s backpack with hair and tush friendly features, a full size frame bag with a built in bottle holder and a handlebar bag for holding wine!

Pack up a picnic blanket, grab your favorite Stout Scotch *sigh* Malbec, and head past the break to see what Timbuk2 is packin….

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Timbuk2 had a lot to show at Interbike this year with a focus on lifestyle and commuter friendly bags. From a lady’s backpack with hair and tush friendly features, a full size frame bag with a built in bottle holder and a handlebar bag for holding wine! Pack up a picnic blanket, grab your favorite […]

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IB15: Pure Fix Introduces Keirin Elite Track Frameset, Pure City’s Bruisin’ New Cruisers

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Pure Fix has upped its game from street fixies into producing competition-purposed track framesets with this top tier alloy Keirin Elite frameset. Featuring the same dynamic frame characteristics of the other models in the Keirin line, the Elite has a carbon fork with no brake hole, showing it means serious business. Sister brand, Pure City, meanwhile has taken a leisurely stroll in the opposite direction with some smartly-styled Cruisers in step over and mixte flavors. Peruse the Pure extremes, and check out the People for Bikes collaboration, after the jump… Continue reading “IB15: Pure Fix Introduces Keirin Elite Track Frameset, Pure City’s Bruisin’ New Cruisers”



Pure Fix has upped its game from street fixies into producing competition-purposed track framesets with this top tier alloy Keirin Elite frameset. Featuring the same dynamic frame characteristics of the other models in the Keirin line, the Elite has a carbon fork with no brake hole, showing it means serious business. Sister brand, Pure City, […]

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IB15: Rubber Round Up – Maxxis Fattens Up with Plus Size and ‘Wide Trail’ Tires, Panaracer Updates Sizes & Tubeless Ready Options, plus more from CST & Kenda

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Tires are continuing to grow in size, but nowhere is that more evident than the Plus size tire trend. Well, fans of the girthy tires will be happy to see that not only Maxis, but even CST are rolling out new sizes from 27+ to 29+. Maxxis is even taking large casings a step further with their new ‘Wide Trail’ designation which should be perfect for those gargantuan 35mm rims that seem to be popping up everywhere.

Add in wider tires and more tubeless options from companies like Panaracer and Kenda, and you have an exciting round up of rubber for gravel, road, Plus, fat, and everything in between…

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Tires are continuing to grow in size, but nowhere is that more evident than the Plus size tire trend. Well, fans of the girthy tires will be happy to see that not only Maxis, but even CST are rolling out new sizes from 27+ to 29+. Maxxis is even taking large casings a step further […]

Posted in Components, Cyclocross, Fatbike, Gravel Bikes, Interbike, Mountain Bike, Road Bike6 Comments

IB15: Cinelli and MASH Mark Ten Year Collaborative Anniversary With Special Parallax, Finds Nemo TIG

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Celebrating their ten year collaborative anniversary (a milestone that will surely leave some members of the urban cycling community feeling aged), Cinelli and San Francisco-based team/brand/store, MASH, are releasing a dressed-up Parallax frameset with ludicrous graphics. Also on tap is the updated XCr and the new Nemo TIG road frameset, both handmade in Italy (in custom geometry, if you’re into it). Get to the goods after the jump… Continue reading “IB15: Cinelli and MASH Mark Ten Year Collaborative Anniversary With Special Parallax, Finds Nemo TIG”



Celebrating their ten year collaborative anniversary (a milestone that will surely leave some members of the urban cycling community feeling aged), Cinelli and San Francisco-based team/brand/store, MASH, are releasing a dressed-up Parallax frameset with ludicrous graphics. Also on tap is the updated XCr and the new Nemo TIG road frameset, both handmade in Italy (in […]

Posted in Interbike, Road Bike7 Comments

IB15: Jones Lightens up with Ti Plus, Rethinks Aero Bars with the Gnarwhal

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Jeff Jones made his mark with his Space Frame years ago and has become a valuable resource to those that want to willingly get lost for a few days. His new Titanium Plus 29er + bike with the Truss fork keeps things comfortable while light and forever lasting.

Pack up and head past the break to see some of Jeff’s new items including the rather unique looking Gnarwhal aero bar…

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Jeff Jones made his mark with his Space Frame years ago and has become a valuable resource to those that want to willingly get lost for a few days. His new Titanium Plus 29er + bike with the Truss fork keeps things comfortable while light and forever lasting. Pack up and head past the break […]

Posted in Fatbike, Interbike, Mountain Bike8 Comments

Interbike Coverage Week 3 & Wrapping up with Week 6 of Eurobike Coverage

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We’re nearing the end of our massive coverage of Eurobike 2015 and still deep in all that is Interbike. Catlike has you covered head to toe with new helmets and shoes, Dean Titanium Expands line, and all kinds of new light options from Blackburn and Nightrider.

It’s Fall, so reach in the back of the fridge and take out that six-pack of smooth craft pumpkin ale with a hint of nutmeg spice, burn it with fire, and skip over to a worthy dark smoky stout to enjoy our in-depth coverage.

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We’re nearing the end of our massive coverage of Eurobike 2015 and still deep in all that is Interbike. Catlike has you covered head to toe with new helmets and shoes, Dean Titanium Expands line, and all kinds of new light options from Blackburn and Nightrider. It’s Fall, so reach in the back of the […]

Posted in BMX, Commuter, Cyclocross, e-Bike, Eurobike, Fatbike, Gravel Bikes, Interbike, Kids' Bikes, Mountain Bike, Nutrition, Road Bike, Uncategorized2 Comments

IB15: Wheels Manufacturing Solves The Squeaky Pressfit Bottom Bracket, Busts Out Banger Hangers

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Wheels Manufacturing lurks in the chasms from product left behind in the industry’s never-ending march towards The Modern Standard. While many ignore or avoid the troll-filled forums and poisonous comments sections of blogs full of unhappy customers who are just trying to make their bikes work, the dedicated team at Wheels Manufacturing pour over them looking for inspiration for new, ultra-functional solutions. They keep throwback product on the road and challenge existing standards if they feel they can improve on the theme. It’s this ingenuity that makes them one of the great un-sung heroes of cycling. And, as you can see, they do it with class.

Nick Lasar, Wheels Manufacturing Professional Customer Service Representative, is often the first line of feedback from IBS service departments or from garage wrenches through their extremely responsive online support chat, and he was excited to show off some game-changer product this Interbike. “We are dedicated to addressing the inherent issues with the pressfit system,” Nick proclaimed as he shuttled me over to their end-all be-all solution to the squeaky bottom bracket… Continue reading “IB15: Wheels Manufacturing Solves The Squeaky Pressfit Bottom Bracket, Busts Out Banger Hangers”



Wheels Manufacturing lurks in the chasms from product left behind in the industry’s never-ending march towards The Modern Standard. While many ignore or avoid the troll-filled forums and poisonous comments sections of blogs full of unhappy customers who are just trying to make their bikes work, the dedicated team at Wheels Manufacturing pour over them looking for […]

Posted in Clothing-Gear-Tools, Gadgets & Hacks, Interbike26 Comments

IB15: Speedplay Syzr MTB Pedal Finally Cutting Trail, Zero Aero Helps Set the Hour Record

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It’s certainly been a long road, but the Speedplay Syzr is finally here. First shown as a prototype as far back as Interbike 2009, with each iteration Speedplay kept finding areas they wanted to improve upon. Knowing that the Syzr not only had to work, but work better than most of the competition right off the bat made designing the pedal no easy task. However, like all good things Speedplay promises it’s worth the wait…

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It’s certainly been a long road, but the Speedplay Syzr is finally here. First shown as a prototype as far back as Interbike 2009, with each iteration Speedplay kept finding areas they wanted to improve upon. Knowing that the Syzr not only had to work, but work better than most of the competition right off […]

Posted in Interbike, Mountain Bike, Road Bike27 Comments

IB15: GT Bicycles shows off pristine Pro Freestyle RAD Movie replica bike

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As RAD celebrates its 30th anniversary, GT Bicycles was lucky enough to have a fan reach out to say they had a restored Pro Freestyle like the one in the movie and ask if they’d be interested in displaying it in their Interbike booth. Sure, why not, right? But sight unseen, expectations were cautiously optimistic. No one had any idea it would be a damn perfect replica of the 1986 bike from the movie.

Check out a few detail pics and other highlights from their BMX line, below…

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As RAD celebrates its 30th anniversary, GT Bicycles was lucky enough to have a fan reach out to say they had a restored Pro Freestyle like the one in the movie and ask if they’d be interested in displaying it in their Interbike booth. Sure, why not, right? But sight unseen, expectations were cautiously optimistic. […]

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