Genuine Innovations had a tiny CO2 adaptor for you racers. Of more interest is how they got the smart black finish onto those steel cylinders. Without fail, Chipps takes a photo of this bike every year. 'There's something very nice about a lugged Italian road bike, that's all.' This represents more of the state-of-the-art in road bikes (if not frame finish fashion). Which would you rather have? Both? Us too. Finally! An off-road machine - even if it is a 'cross bike. This is the new model Colnago carbon 'cross bike, as raced by Sven Nys. But really, if you buy one of these, shouldn't you be buying a second, identical one too? You know, for your mechanic to hold at the races? Giant is another enthusiatic adopter of the ubiquitous flared head tube on trail bikes. Giant's Reign - with splash of '80s colour There'll be no mistaking the travel your bike has now. They all have them marked on the rocker/seat tube. New tyre from the Halo rims/tyres folks. A UK inspired High-Roller perhaps? Here's the new Itentiti AKA frame. It's a lighter Mr Hyde, with 7005-T6 aluminium, flared head tube and sliding dropouts. Frame will be £375 and complete bikes around £1500. (Comes in blue, orange and black) There are new Halo wheelsets too - in XC, Trail and Dirt flavours. The Identiti Persona fixie frame. Simple and neat. In a 'why didn't we think of that before' move, Renthal is making grips in three different densities. Now, what did you say about not finding the right chainring? Try these from Renthal. Renthal bars - big and wide. 750mm, 350g though... There are some odd shapes going on there, but also some good ones. More from Renthal. The '90s are back and they're out to spoil your bike. Over at Mavic, there are some new things (more of them later) on the mountain bike side, but how about a) the flat-black finish of the new R-Sys wheels and b) the concept of getting both your wheel AND your tyres from Mavic because they're designed to work well together. Interesting. Hope tyres anyone? Very hip eyewear from fashionista-darlings POC We reckon that our Matt didn't see this bit of the stand, or there might not be any large 'darkers' left on the shelf... For a full rundown on the POC range, see next week's Interbike coverage. It's a Canfield Brothers 2011 prototype. That's all we had time to discover. More POC - this time helmets of the all-mountain flavour. Related posts review Review: The Mavic XA Elite Wheelset Is Less Than £500 And Is Tough As Nails by David Hayward - January 24, 2018 8:00 am Fresh Goods Peace, love and goodies for all bikers – it’s Fresh Goods Friday 379 by Hannah Dobson - January 12, 2018 11:28 am review Making Winter Mountain Biking Suck Just A Bit Less – Mavic XA Pro GTX Shoe Review by Wil Barrett - January 9, 2018 8:00 am What’s Brown & Sticky? A Stick. What’s Black & Sticky? Renthal’s New Push-On Ultra Tacky™ Grip by Chipps - January 8, 2018 4:31 pm Bikes Video: Barney Puts The Pedal To The Mettle In His Review Of This Brute Of A Bike by Barney Marsh - January 4, 2018 8:03 am review 8 Pairs Of Winter Boots Tested & Reviewed by Hannah Dobson - December 8, 2017 3:58 pm Comments (16) 13thfloormonk September 15, 2010 at 11:05 am 24/7 did different density grips, the super soft ones felt great without gloves, but didn’t last long! Those Giants look hideous, they really need to hire a new graphics designer. chakaping September 15, 2010 at 11:10 am The white Giant looks alright but the others ming hard. And I usually like Giants. The POC stuff looks sooooo cool, like costumes from a ’70s sci-fi movie. kelvin September 15, 2010 at 11:23 am ubiquitous ? Good! andrewy September 15, 2010 at 11:31 am Chipps, you’re not wrong about that colnago! ooOOoo September 15, 2010 at 11:34 am I see crying faces on that Poc helmet, one on each side, one on the back. It’s freaking me out now. SigmaF September 15, 2010 at 11:38 am The renthal grips are pretty darn good!!…..soft ones only last a week, but the medium compounds are soooo comfy chakaping September 15, 2010 at 12:05 pm “I see crying faces on that Poc helmet, one on each side, one on the back. It’s freaking me out now.” – Did you take a lot of acid back in the hippy days? argyle September 15, 2010 at 12:07 pm nah – not crying faces, more like the evil cubes from terrahawks Daveb575 September 15, 2010 at 12:27 pm Hope tyres? That’ll be machined from billet aluminium then? buzz-lightyear September 15, 2010 at 2:13 pm I like the look of the Reign a lot, I just don’t like the bold, blocky GIANT logo. goodgrief September 15, 2010 at 3:06 pm renthal have made a range of grip densities for a long time now. I like the sound of the kevlar version but surely they could add a bit of colour john duke September 15, 2010 at 5:16 pm the poc helmet looks ace, price tag of £140 less so. bintangman September 15, 2010 at 8:45 pm it is an Edward Munch helmet! AlexSimon September 16, 2010 at 10:01 am I think the Poc stuff looks great too. But I think I’ve probably got used to much better venting. (and they look like they should be £60 or so). Orange Crush September 17, 2010 at 1:06 pm I’ve sometimes thought that some bikes could do with a bar the shape of that on a trials motorcycle – now we have it. surf1666 September 20, 2010 at 11:59 am The looks for me come well second, how do the giants ride is the question? Comments are closed.