Interbike is officially underway and cranking. So much to see and so many people to meet. I tried to grab as much as I could for everyone to see who couldn’t make the show. Had an amazing time last night at Cross Vegas. I didn’t snap very many photos but hopefully some friends did and I will have something to share from the race later tonight or tomorrow. Going to head on over to the show again in a few minutes. Enjoy my recap from yesterday!
Madfiber has a gorgeous set of racing wheels. I think fellow Bikes for Boobs teammate Jay Potter may be racing on a set soon.
The guys at Geigerrig had this great alternative hydration system on display.
Finally got a chance to see the Lifeproof NUUD iPad case in action. I must say its rather impressive. The case seals around the edge of your iPad with no screen protection. So, you are still touching your glass screen when using your iPad. I need to get my hands on one to complete a full review soon.
I’ve also been wanting to see their bike mount in action. The bar mount seems secure enough to handle good size bumps on the trail. The only part I am unsure of is the phone holster itself. I don’t think the bar mount will move but I can see the holster getting loose when it gets rough. I’ll have to give one a try.
I’m sure you’ve seen all the muscle tape companies popping up as of late. The pretty girl in the Rock Tape booth gave me a demonstration of their product. I know a few friends who love their product so I decided to listen to her for a while. I still think this product is more mental than physical.
If you are looking for a commuter style bike, head on over to Miir. Not only will you purchase a quality bike, you will also send a bike to a person in need. Do something good!
Richie Moore of Cysco Cycles had a pair of his hand built Titanium bikes on display in the aisles downstairs. The raw finish of the frames allowed his Tig welding to showoff. Richie has been in the bike building industry for over 17 years and in 2009 started Cysco. He is looking to bring a wide variety of options to custom bikes in order to change how we view one of a kind rides.
Topeak had a pair of interesting products I had never seen before that caught my eye. The MondoPack Hydro looks like a great solution for those wanting to carry a third bottle without losing essential saddle bag space.
This briefcase style bag looks like its resting on one of their MTX BeamRack’s nicely. Business on the go!
I can’t be the only person who didn’t realize Sock Guy made compression socks? Checkout their SGX line. Now you can get their cool styles in compression form!
I’ve said this many times, my old Ellsworth Evolve is the bike I miss the most. Now, Ellsworth is offering the Evolve in carbon fiber. Glorious.
Jeff Kerkove’s race ready Canyon 29r freshly covered in 14,000 foot Colorado dirt.
Ergon has a few other great new products I plan on looking at today. I did look over these new BA3 Super Enduro backpacks and they look great. The pack is a compact mountain bike rucksack for All Mountain use. 4 stage adjustable back length, load compression ‘Adaptive Carrier System’ adjusts to the shape of the rider. The BA3 offers 15 liters of capacity, with an extra 2 liter expansion. Vertical compartments for protectors, combined full face helmet / wet clothing compartment. Compression straps. Inside the pack has 4 compartments, and a separate pocket for a bladder. The front section and hip strap has small pockets to keep tools, tubes, and a pump oraganized. A loop on the shoulder straps allows a Topeak Phone Drybag to be fitted. The wide, elastic hip strap can be adjusted with a single hand. For increased visiblity HiLumen reflectors have been integrated.
These bags look great for long days in the saddle. I love my BX2 but always felt it was lacking an outer pouch to hold a light jacket. The BA3 may be my new choice for winter.
MRP had a full lineup of all their chainguides in both aluminum and carbon fiber.
It is Vegas after all…
As usual, Twin Six has a ton of new goodies for 2013.
These two-quarter and three-quarter shorts are new for 2013.
So is this warm up jacket. Definitely, good looking and well fitted.
I tried on this new 2013 GIRO Savant XL and walked around for a bit. Very light and the ventilation looked robust. For around $100 this would be a great everyday helmet.
Interbike day 1 to be continued… I have to scoot off to the show and because I have so much content from yesterday I can’t get it all up this morning. Look for the rest of yesterday later today and of course what new goodies I find today…