There’s still much from Interbike 2011 to show you, so here’s another amalgamation of photos.
Santa Cruz has been busy this year launching
new 26in and 29in bikes so we’ll let it off for not having anything new on display for us (apart from Peaty’s full carbon V10). We did notice that it has quietly retired the Stigmata cyclocross bike. We know that they’re bound to be working on new things through the winter though, so check our Sea Otter coverage in the spring and we’ll see what might follow…
A nice Bianchi road bike...
Surly had some suitably big and rugged log rollers for people to try the Pugsley snow bike on
You've got to like Surly. Here's the badge of one of its 'team' - Tristan D'Anidaway. Go on, say it out loud
From small San Francisco messenger bag company to extensive shoe designers
24k gold plated buckle
And gold embroidery. You'd think they were celebrating a decade or something, but Chrome is actually 16. It just looks cool, OK?
Bargains galore. How come we didn't think to buy a load?
Imitation is the best form of flattery, or something. C-Drive reckons that belt-drives might be the future too.
This all looks very familiar...
A gimbaled bearing in FSA's new angle adjusting headset, the Orbit Option
With headsets to fit most big or tapered tubes, the Orbit Option should let you slacken (or steepen!) your bike if you want.
Max slackness would be 2.5° using a 1 1/8th steerer in a full 1.5 head tube and two Options.
Intense racing BMX bikes. Very swish
Phil Wood now makes a belt drive freewheel, using White Industries mechanism
Purple: It's not quite returned with a vengeance, but it is around.
Nite Rider - there's 4500 claimed Lumens in this shot...
We like this Timbuk2 rucksack that's a messenger bag. Or vice versa
Kryptonite has a new U-lock mount. It's easy to get the lock on and off and mounts all over the place.
Kryptonite now has a halfway house between its monster New York chains and more lightweight security. This is the Evolution Series 4. It has a 10mm, six sided chain and an entry guarded by that toughened plastic sheath. The lock itself has a deadbolt that fits through the chain.
Comes in 55cm, 90cm and 160cm lengths
Surly again... It gave out all its beer on the first day.
Some people needed to pass the time away
As we just mentioned. Thumbies are back! Seen here from Microshift, quite a few new riders discovered the simple and mostly bombproof joy of them at the Dirt Demo
It's not all just booths. Shimano held this Q&A (with free breakfast!) with some of their developmental riders (Paul Thomasberg and Adam Craig) and a Japanese groupset engineer.
Recon is a company that currently outfits ski goggles with...
A full GPS unit hooked up to a tiny in-goggle screen that lets you see a number of things.
...like speed, elevation, direction - and hooked up to your smart phone it'll also tell you who's calling, where your buddies are and more.
Goggle mounted remote for the Recon. It's currently snow-sports only, but it's working on a mountain bike version. Wonder if you can get Eastenders on it?