Interbike 2012: Show Floor Randoms

by Chipps 0

The, um, Roman gods welcomed show-goers to the Fi'zi:k booth



Park Tool now offers an electric bike stand that raises those heavy, heavy bikes to your desired height. Perfect for more wealthy shops or really wealthy home mechanics.


Hey…it’s not ALL beer! Here at the CamelBak booth, the water flows like beer.


As we exclusively revealed at *icebike this year. Shimano is getting into the hydration pack game. Easy side access, a stretchable skin and adjustable straps make these bags quite attractive. It also appears they’ll be using their own reservoirs.


Chrome was on the spot again, this time stitching bags to order.


Art Crank popped up, and offered limited prints for sale.

Jamis has four 650B bikes on display for 2013. While the two full-suspension models will be available later this year, their two hardtail models are ready to go.

The Jamis full-suss XCT


And hardtail, both in the 'middle way' wheel size.


Now that is a tiny (and working!) King Cage


And that is a large King Cage, with creator Ron Andrews.


The mighty Bruce Gordon with his creations. This is as cheery as he gets.

In 1988, Bruce Gordon made a limited batch of 1000 Joe Murray-designed Rock ‘n Road tyres…700×43 knobby rings of rubber that “were before 29ers were 29ers.” Gordon has decided to remake the tires, and they now include a folding bead, and are made for him by Panaracer in Japan.

Designed to go with Bruce's on-off road bikes of the time.


Made in Petaluma; home of Camelbak, Soulcraft, some of The Hive, Ross Shafer, LowePro bags and Mesa Boogie amps. Busy town... Here's that new old Rock 'n' Road tyre.


DZR has a clipless shoe ready for all your formal occasions.
DZR offers a nice line of normal-looking trainers that are SPD compatible.


A nice display of Candy and Eggbeaters. Not shown are the 'show only' limited colour they make because, well, it's limited.


Seems that Orange isn't the only company to think that black and gold 'John Player Special' is a classic colour combo. We agree.

As reviewed in the current issue of Singletrack; the Salsa Horsethief. It’s a full-suspension 29in trail bike that offers up 120mm of rear travel, and can run 120-140mm forks. While it’s made for all-day romps on the rough stuff and can climb very well, Salsa tells us the bike also shines when it’s pointed downhill.

A dropper post on a 29er? Who'd have imagined it a few years ago...


See our Eurobike coverage for a more complete look at the Salsa line.


Devilishly nice bike art.


Now try re-assembling one of these late on a Friday afternoon before a ride.


Even from this angle, we can spot Alex Trimnell from Muc Off, and that's not bike cleaner!


The Vegas feeling and aesthetic is in full force.