Interbike2014: Outdoor Demo Part 2

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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.

What do you mean you don’t have a scraper bike in the collection?

 

TRP

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.

Grey camo brakes?
And matching levers, natch.

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.

Slate – it’s just neat.
And a matching caliper.

BOA

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.

Not bright enough to be enduro though, eh?
One for Dave – a BOA-closed arm cast.

Fizik

Fizik showed its expanded Made-in-Italy shoe range, which includes some good looking women’s shoes as well as some ruggedy mens’ ones.

Fizik is making saddles with fully reflective strips in them now.
Enough texture for you? This is the M5B
The M5B (BOA) is at the more affordable end of the scale.
Talking of BOA, this dial will micro-adjust tighter and looser, but pulls out to release as well.
And the women’s version, left.
Like a 1995 Kona paintjob.
One of the popular bikes at Dirt Demo. Haibike’s full sus e-bike. Coming soon!
Niner Air9 RDO. Sub 1000g frame
Carbon Niner ‘cross bike, the BSB (Blood, Sweat, Beers)
Niner’s own-brand carbon wheels

That looks like new XTR front mech routing on the downtube. The bikes will be Di2 ready

Niner bikes are adopting 142mm more and more
Very neatly in this carbon version.
It wasn’t all sunshine in the desert

MRP

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.

I’m going through an Enduro stage at the moment.
And here’s the new Raze 2CR ‘gravity’ rear shock
Belt and braces. Don’t be using your 11speed chain as a skid-plate.
There was actual, rideable XTR out there too.

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