Okay, so let’s see what else I grabbed yesterday shall we?
After sampling the Giro Savant XL helmet, I grabbed a pair of their 2013 Rumble show. The versatile Rumble combines high-performance riding details with the walk-ability and comfort of a light hiking shoe. Made from durable synthetic, the Rumble uses non-slip laces so you get a precise, easy-to-adjust fit. For added comfort and support, an EVA footbed and an injected inner shank. At $80 this is a great price point for the person in this market.
NINER Bikes had a usual drool worthy display of new wheels for the masses, including the 2013 Rip 9 RDO full-suspension carbon bike. 2 years in development, Niner’s highly anticipated and requested carbon trail bike finally makes an appearance. The RIP 9 RDO incorporates global rider feedback as well as Niner’s rigorous carbon design, engineering and testing standards. Our alloy RIP 9 has over 30 glowing media reviews for ride quality and handling – the RIP 9 RDO takes these characteristics and ups the ante with carbon frame, linkages, ISCG compatibility and additional travel.
This green/black combo Rip 9 RDO is the sex.
I have to imagine working for Surly Bikes is a blast. Everyone is super friendly, they are very involved with their riders, and their booth is loaded with fun. The Crosscheck is ready for CX, Gravel or long distance adventures.
Everyone got a little horny…
The Surly Krumpus is definitely unique when it comes to Fat Bikes. Unlike their Moonlander and Pugsley, this bike has a much longer top tube and shorter in the rear. They wanted to create a go-fast fat bike and they may have done it. The 29×3 Knard tires on 50mm Rabbit Hole wheels roll over just about anything in their path. If you’ve wanted to race a fat bike, this may be your steed.
The new NV Back Panel from Camelbak promises to help deal with sweaty back issues. Independent pods along the back create additional airflow and help stabilize your load.
No surprised in the Specialized booth as all of their new 2013 goods have been online for months.
Cool display showing how their S-WORKS shoes are created.
The new S-WORKS Crux looks incredible in pink.
The 2013 Roubaix promises to be more race-inspired then previous years yet most comfortable. I’ll need to throw a leg over one very soon.
The new 2013 Roval Rapide CLX 40 full carbon clincher wheelset is available in both standard and disc brake versions. They weight in at 1,396g and will set you back around $2,200.
Got to lay eyes on the S-WORKS Allez. Apparently, there are only a handful of these in the US right now and only 50 were made. SUPER limited edition is putting it lightly.
Camera bags always grab my attention. These new NIKO bags by Chrome are due to launch in the spring of 2013. I really wanted to take one home with me. From left to right, the largest bag will hold a 15-inch laptop and a full compliment of camera gear as a backpack. The middle sling bag is ready for all your gear and will hold a skateboard deck. The smallest hip bag is small but large enough to hold a small DSLR with a pancake style lens on it or can be used as a lens bag. All three are waterproof with waterproof zippers.
Chrome loves some roll top bags. These military inspired bags are very sharp.
If you were in on the Chrome tricycle race, please let me know!
A few of the Chrome ladies were hand stitching messenger bags at the show available for purchase.
Artcrank was cranking away as usual. I hope they sold a lot of prints. Some really great work on display!
Known for being a gravity bike company, Intense has entered the race category with their Hard Eddie 29 carbon bike. That doesn’t mean they aren’t a staple among all-mountain and downhill riders. Their Carbine received a lot of attention.
The new Gates CDX Center Track belts have a center channel that helps debris escape and keeps your belt cleaner resulting in a longer life.
The Spot Cream was on display in the Gates booth looking good.
Looks like Specialized isn’t the only bike company teaming up with a Supercar brand. BMC unveiled their Lamborghini bike at the show. Poor color choice if you ask me. Orange doesn’t scream Lamborghini if you ask me and any Lamborghini owner.
It was nice seeing Big George Hincapie’s BMC with some great lettering. Lucky Seventeen written on the seat tube and Gentlemen’s Round on the chainstay. Nice.
If any bike company screams adventure, its Salsa. They seem to create bikes based on what people are asking for. It was nice seeing actual riders bikes on display. Tim Ek’s Warbird has been racing its way around dozen of gravel races this year.
Jason Boucher’s Fargo has already been raced at the Dirty Kanza 200 and across numerous global adventures. The Fargo is one of a few adventure inspired models from Salsa.
Salsa’s version of the fat bike is the Mukluk 2. This is the first fat bike I’ve seen with a Lefty fork.
Thank you Clif bar for feeding the Interbike masses yet again! Delicious treats served all day long.
New for 2013 is their Chocolate Berry Shot Blocks. They won’t be replacing my other favorite flavors, but they are pretty good if you’re a chocolate fan.
Pivot has all new graphics for their 2013 Mach 429 XT PRO and Pivot-Les XX1.
That’s all for day one.. time to head back to the show and finish off day two!