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INTERBIKE 2013: SMITH OPTICS NEW HELMET

Posted by Art Aguilar On September - 22 - 2013ADD COMMENTS

SMITH FOREFRONT
Smith Optics is well known for there sunglasses and goggles, but now they have entered the helmet game and they have done so in a way I have never seen before when it comes to helmet construction.
Now I know a thing or two about helmet safety and what goes into making a safe helmet seeing that I work for a well known helmet company and now I have been impressed a second time here at Interbike 2013.
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The new Smith Forefront is loaded with a lot of cool features when it comes to an All Mountain Enduro style helmet. If you look at the shell you will see off the bat the flo green material on the inside that is a honeycomb. This material is called Koroyd, a material that absorbs up to 30% more energy on impact when tested to international standards, it also will aid in more cooling into and out of the shell.
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The design of the helmet shell is something Smith calls AEROCORE construction. As Smith puts it in their AREOCORE philosophy, increase airflow, improve temperature regulation in fog-free vision, and impact resistance.
You will see in the photos that Smith has combined EPS and Koroyd together these two materials create a stronger helmet.
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As you can see in the KOROYD test material the honeycomb does not crack like EPS.

Other cool features are a adjustable/removable visor, 21 vents, integrated skeletal and Carbon fiber reinforcements, VaporFit adjustable fit system, X-static performance lining, AirEvac goggle ventilation, Light/POV camera mount and goggle retention strap.
Smith was certainly busy in there booth and I have to believe it had to do a lot with the introduction of their new FOREFRONT helmet. With Enduro Racing becoming so popular there is always a way to improve something like safety. IMG_9344

We would like to thank Mallory Burda and Scott Oliver for taking the time to go over the new FOREFRONT helmet here at INTERBIKE 2013.

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Interbike 2013: Bicyclick

Posted by RL Policar On September - 21 - 2013ADD COMMENTS

Check out this unique storage device for your bikes. Reminds me of legos.

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Before…
bicyclick

After…
bicyclick

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Interbike 2013: SEVEN iDP TACTIC SERIES PROTECTION

Posted by Art Aguilar On September - 18 - 2013ADD COMMENTS

NEW PROTECTION COMPANY SEVEN??
I haven’t seen anything new come out to really impress me when it comes to protection, but when I was told about SEVEN iDP at the ROYAL both I had to check it out. I ran into Jason Schippers and he was kind enough to go over the new line.

TACTIC SERIES KNEE & ELBOW

The Tactic series of pads is the high end line in the SEVEN iDP line up. Their will be three in this line up, elbow, a short knee, and a longer knee/shin version.
Here is a quick break down of the features they share. All three use the boa system ( if you are not familiar with this system its a twist system that will tighten up around the area intended and release by simply pulling up on the knob), X-Profile cap (Curv low weight, high strength 1mm cap), floating sockets for the knee and elbow witch allows the movement while pedaling and moving on the bike, a double layer perforated  custom foam for increased air flow, on the fly micro adjustment, TPR flex supports protecting the knee in conjunction with the X-Profile cap, custom Seven polygon neoprene offer great ventilation.
The knee/shin offers the ability to quick release the pad for removal without taking off your shoes, which is a plus in my opinion.
All pads are designed beyond normal CE EN 1621 ratings and will come in sizes from S/M/L/XL.
SEVEN iDP looks to not have missed a beat with their pad design next to the other guy who has the boa system.

Look for their full line up soon.

THE TACTIC KNEE WITH BOA SYSTEM, X-POFILE CAP, AND MORE.

THE TACTIC KNEE WITH BOA SYSTEM, X-POFILE CAP, AND MORE.

TACTIC ELBOW WITH BOA SYSTEM

TACTIC ELBOW WITH BOA SYSTEM

KNEE/SHIN PADS COME WITH THREE QUICK RELEASE STRAPS FOR EASY REMOVAL FROM THE LEGS.

KNEE/SHIN PADS COME WITH THREE QUICK RELEASE STRAPS FOR EASY REMOVAL FROM THE LEGS.

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Interbike 2013: Van Dessel-Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (WTF)

Posted by RL Policar On September - 18 - 2013ADD COMMENTS

This has to be one of the prettiest cyclocross bikes we saw at Outdoor Demo. We spoke to the guys at Van Dessel and they told us that this bike can be configured as a cyclocross like the way it appears in the photo or as a flat bar 29er since it can handle wider tires than most CX bikes. The photo shows it set up as a “Monster Cross” since it has Clement XC tires 29×2.1, plus the frame set is built to accept disc brakes.
Monster Cross Van dessel WTF
We really dig the canti-lever style top double tube.
WTF Van Dessel
Run it as a single speed or geared. Comes with an eccentric bottom bracket.
Van dessel
The current set up has 2.1, but judging from this photo, you could go a bit bigger.
WTF

Here’s a geared version.
WTF geared

Frame set comes with frame and fork for $699


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Interbike 2013: Felt Bicycles dabbles in the E-FatBike

Posted by RL Policar On September - 18 - 2013ADD COMMENTS

One of the bikes we saw at Outdoor Demo was this carbon Felt Fat Tire bike, but it had an electric assist drive on it.
Felt bicycles e-fat bike

1×11 pedal assist system.
Felt ebike

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ART’S INTERBIKE DIRTDEMO DAY

Posted by Art Aguilar On September - 18 - 2013ADD COMMENTS

 

DIRTDEMO 2113

Well were at the 2013 Interbike DirtDemo and it’s time to show you all the upcoming 2014 gear, bikes, funny stuff, and all things mountain biking or cycling, so lets show you all the cool thing for your Christmas list.

THE PASSING OF THE ARCH OF THE DEMO IS FULL BLISS FOR SOMEONE THAT LOVES CYCLING

THE PASSING OF THE ARCH OF THE DEMO IS FULL BLISS FOR SOMEONE THAT LOVES CYCLING

 

ENERGYLAB ENDURANCE SCIENCE AT IT'S FINIEST

ENERGYLAB ENDURANCE SCIENCE AT IT’S FINEST

DVO SUSPENSION HAS BEEN TESTING FOR THE LAST YEAR AND IS NOW IN THE PRODUCTION FAZE. LOOK FOR THEIR FORKS AND SHOCKS SOON.

DVO SUSPENSION HAS BEEN TESTING FOR THE LAST YEAR AND IS NOW IN THE PRODUCTION FAZE. LOOK FOR THEIR FORKS AND SHOCKS SOON.

 

 

GIANT HAS FULLY COMMITTED TO A FULL LINE OF 27.5 LIKE THEY DID WITH 29", WITH ONLY TWO 26" IN THE LINE UP FOR 2014

GIANT HAS FULLY COMMITTED TO A FULL LINE OF 27.5 LIKE THEY DID WITH 29″, WITH ONLY TWO 26″ IN THE LINE UP FOR 2014

SMITH  HAS A NEW HELMET OUT THAT HAS SOME STATE OF THE ART TECH. MORE ON THIS LATER.

SMITH HAS A NEW HELMET OUT THAT HAS SOME STATE OF THE ART TECH. MORE ON THIS LATER.

NEW SMITH SPORT GLASSES. MORE TO FALLOW.

NEW SMITH SPORT GLASSES. MORE TO FALLOW.

GIANT'S GLORY IS AS BEAUTIFUL AS EVER AND JUST AS FAST

GIANT’S GLORY IS AS BEAUTIFUL AS EVER AND JUST AS FAST

Liv/Giant WOMEN'S LINE IS A LINE JUST FOR WOMEN THAT COVERS SIZE AND FUNCTION.

Liv/Giant WOMEN’S LINE IS A LINE JUST FOR WOMEN THAT COVERS SIZE AND FUNCTION.

ELLSWORTH HAS ALWAYS MADE NICE FRAMES AND THIS IS NO EXCEPTION. THIS CARBON FRAME WAS AMAZING TO SEE.

ELLSWORTH HAS ALWAYS MADE NICE FRAMES AND THIS IS NO EXCEPTION. THIS CARBON FRAME WAS AMAZING TO SEE.

ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL CARBON FRAMES I HAVE SEEN.

ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL CARBON FRAMES I HAVE SEEN.

 

THE LONE RANGER WAS WITHOUT HIS HORSE OR BIKE.

THE LONE RANGER WAS WITHOUT HIS HORSE OR BIKE.

ALPINESTARS WAS AT THE DEMO SHOWING OFF THE GOODS.

ALPINESTARS WAS AT THE DEMO SHOWING OFF THE GOODS.

ONE OF MY ALL TIME OPTICS FAVORITES SPY WAS AT THE DEMO LETTING YOU KNOW WHAT THEY HAD.  LOOK FOR A UP COMING REVIEW SOON.

ONE OF MY ALL TIME OPTICS FAVORITES SPY WAS AT THE DEMO LETTING YOU KNOW WHAT THEY HAD.
LOOK FOR A UP COMING REVIEW SOON.

PIVOT CYCLES ENTERS THE CYCLOCROSS GAME WITH THIS COOL LOOKING CX BIKE.

PIVOT CYCLES ENTERS THE CYCLOCROSS GAME WITH THIS COOL LOOKING CX BIKE.

ONE OF THE WOMEN SPECIFIC SANTA CRUZ JULIANA LINE.

ONE OF THE WOMEN SPECIFIC SANTA CRUZ JULIANA LINE.

2014 GT FURY DOWNHILL BIKE

2014 GT FURY DOWNHILL BIKE

THE NEW GT 27.5 PRO FORCE CARBON

THE NEW GT 27.5 PRO FORCE CARBON

OUR EDITOR FROM BIKECOMMUTERS.COM, JACK SWEENEY WAS SUPER EXCITED, BUT I'M NOT SURE IF IT WAS BECAUSE THIS WAS HIS FIRST DIRTDEMO OR IT WAS THE OUTHOUSES.

OUR EDITOR FROM BIKECOMMUTERS.COM, JACK SWEENEY WAS SUPER EXCITED, BUT I’M NOT SURE IF IT WAS BECAUSE THIS WAS HIS FIRST DIRTDEMO OR IT WAS THE OUTHOUSES.

Well more to come, so stay tuned here on MtnBikeRiders.com and on our Facebook page. Till then see you from Interbike 2013


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Interbike 2013: Redline Bicycles

Posted by RL Policar On September - 18 - 2013ADD COMMENTS

Just a few days ago we posted a photo of the new Redline Bicycles D-800 series full suspension 29er bikes. During the Outdoor Demo we had a chance to speak with the cool folks of Redline and got a chance to learn more about the D-800.
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Redline D-800 spec’d with Shimano XT
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They called this linkage system “Binary Link.”
redline d-800

We’re working out the details to get a demo bike to test out in the near future so we can see how it holds up to a 195lb mountain biker.
full suspension d-800


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Interbike 2013: Keener 36″ Bicycle

Posted by RL Policar On September - 17 - 20131 COMMENT

Feast your eyes on this big wheeled behemoth. What you are seeing is a 36″ wheeled Keener mountain bike.
Keener 36

Here it is in action. If you’re wondering the tires were manufactured by Vee Rubber.
Keener 36
Here I am standing next to it to show you how big this wheel is. Ya I know I’m not that tall, but still…that wheel is huge!
Keener

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Interbike 2013: 9 Zero 7 (Fat Bicycles)-Pump Track Tested

Posted by RL Policar On September - 17 - 2013ADD COMMENTS

At the Outdoor Demo, Jack of BikeCommuters.com and I went over to meet the guys at 9 Zero 7 Bicycles who happen to be based out of Anchorage, Alaska. We tested one of their demo bikes at the Bell Helmets Pump Track.
9 zero seven bicycles

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Here’s Jack at one of the berms.
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Yours truly.
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Some sexy shots…
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I love how the rims are double walled and had the cut outs for reduced weight. I think they look great.
fat tire bike

These tires are 3.8″ wide. We placed a phone to show you the scale on how wide they are.
fat tire mountain bike

I’m sure you’re wondering what you’d use a bike like this for? 9 Zero 7 is based out of Alaska and it’s mainly used for snowy conditions. But you could also use this bike on the beach or for pretty much any thing. They have different tire tread patterns that allow you to chose the right tread for your riding conditions.

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Interbike 2013: KHS Bicycles-Fat Bike at Dirt Demo

Posted by RL Policar On September - 17 - 2013ADD COMMENTS

When we arrived at Bootleg Canyon for the Dirt Demo, we noticed that there were two KHS Bicycles employees who were rolling in 2 new bikes. The one that grabbed our attention was a new Fat Bike that they were possibly going to offer for 2014. We were able to take a shot of the bike, there was no name on the frame other than “Sport.”

KHS Bicycles Fat Bike


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