Here are some more things we saw at Interbike’s Outdoor Demo.
Here’s one to make the retro-bike purists weep. This late ’80s Specialized Stumpjumper has been customised into a scraper bike – complete with spray painted paper on the wheels and a rainbow spray-can paint job. Oh and zebra stripe gaffa tape saddle cover.
TRP showed its new and popular Spyre mechanical brake in a custom camo finish. The Spyre is a mechanical brake where both pistons move – compared to the single moving piston of a Shimano or Avid mechanical.
The Slate is an interesting brake. Very streamlined and not unlike a newer Shimano brake in profile. We’re very interested to see how it fares in the real(ly gritty) world.
No, not the Five Ten booth, but the BOA one. Here’s the Five Ten Kestrel with a BOA system. A very neat and low profile way of doing your shoe up. Did you know that BOA offers a lifetime warranty? They’ll send you a service kit if your BOAs stop working.
Fizik showed its expanded Made-in-Italy shoe range, which includes some good looking women’s shoes as well as some ruggedy mens’ ones.
MRP showed a production version of its new Stage fork, as previewed by us at Tweedlove – there are more things to see once we get inside the show today.