Outdoor Demo Day One Randoms - Interbike 2013

Sep 16, 2013
by Mike Kazimer  
 
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  This sure doesn't look like the BC we're used to. The Interbike Outdoor Demo takes place at Bootleg Canyon, where participants can demo a wide range of new bikes and equipment, provided they don't mind riding in temperatures approaching 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

  This 36" wheeled bike, built by Bryan Keener of Keener Cycle Works, had dual front mechanical disc brakes, Shimano Saint cranks and an Action-Tec fork. Another version had a modified Cannondale Lefty front fork to get 5" of travel. These are custom, one of a kind rides, with no plans for production.

  The red, white, and blue version of Smith's new Forefront helmet is a tribute to the company's founder, Dr. Bob Smith. With a total of ten different color options, the new lid offers a broad spectrum of color coordinating possibilities. Claimed weight: 285 grams. MSRP: $220 USD.

  Dylan Stucki from Mountain Flyer Magazine was rocking this sweet hip pack that had a collapsible cup built into it, which should help him stay true to the spirit of enduro, as long as he can stop crashing his bike during race runs.

Giro Cipher
  Giro had several different colors of their new Cipher full face helmet on display, including Black Lunar Lander, Matte Blue Hammer, and Matte Glowing Red Camo. The helmet has a claimed weight of 1180 grams, and an MSRP of $200 USD.

  Chris King had new color options on display as well, showing off their line of limited edition turquoise components. Orders will be taken until November 15th, 2013, with delivery expected between mid-January and early March, 2014. The Portland, Oregon, based company is also now offering hand built wheelsets featuring their own hubs laced up to rims from ENVE or Stan's.

Felt Cycles fat e-bike
  A fat e-bike? Yep, they exist, in the form of this concept bike from Felt Cycles. Felt has had e-bikes available overseas for the last two years, and are now planning to introduce a line of bikes equipped with the Bosch eBike System. Adding the motor, which provides pedalling assistance at speeds of up to 18mph, adds about 13 pounds to the bike's weight. When asked who the target market for a fat e-bike would be, Heiko Bohle, Felt's European Product Manager, responded, "It's for the 50+ crowd. And nerds."

  It wasn't the bike fitting tools that attracted our attention, but the blacked out downhill bike sitting in the trainer. Recognize the frame? Here's a hint: the model name begins with a 'D', and it's probably circa 2003.

Borealis carbon fat bike
  Borealis, a relatively new company based out of Colorado, had their full-carbon Yampa fat bike on display. It's claimed to be the lightest fat bike frameset on the market, with a weight of 1270 grams for the frame and 575 grams for the fork. The Yampa has massive 190mm rear spacing, internal cable routing, along with rack mounts and three bottle cage mounts. MSRP for the frame is $1799 USD, and the fork is $449. The bike pictured was equipped with Borealis' new carbon rims, and weighed 21 pounds.

  If you need more carbon in your life, Borealis has the answer with these 85mm wide tubeless rims intended for 4 to 5 inch wide tires. The production rims are expected to weigh in around 590 grams, but a fat wallet will be necessary to purchase these carbon behemoths, since a pair will retail for $1599 USD (rims only).

  EVOC's line of hydration packs with integrated back protectors has been well received in Europe and Canada, and now the company is expanding their distribution to the United States. The FR Lite (left) has a 10 liter capacity, a detachable helmet carrying system, and is available in two sizes, S or M/L. MSRP: $120 USD. The 16 liter FR Enduro Blackline (right) has been revised for 2014 to increase the breathability of the back panel and waist strap. MSRP: $200 USD.

  Bern is better known for their snow sports helmets, but the company has decided to enter the world of mountain biking with the Morrison. The helmet is constructed using zip molded foam, which Bern chose to use due to its high strength to weight ratio, and like many of Bern's snow sports offerings can be used as an all-season helmet, with a liner available to block the 16 vents and make it wearable in cooler temperatures. MSRP: $99, available spring 2014.

  Production on SR Suntour's Rux fork is ramping up, with the final version expected to be available this fall. The air sprung fork has 200mm of travel, adjustable rebound along with high and low speed compression damping, and a claimed weight of 6 pounds. MSRP: $1200. Suntour's Auron, their air sprung 150 or 160mm all-mountain 650B fork, is also in production, and should be available by late October. There will be three different versions, with the RC2 version coming in at 1940 grams with an MSRP of $799.

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Stay tuned for more from Interbike 2013.

172 Comments

  • + 149
 better break out the parka and umbrella, cuz its about to rain cold hearted hate up in here
  • + 8
 Yes, giro really needs a new painter for the helmets, they are just god awfully ugly.
  • + 19
 Remember when Giro offered black or brown and everyone had one? They may want to go back to that.
  • + 62
 I remember when vomit wasn't a type of camo.
  • + 13
 The black/red/orange one (not camo) isn't too bad
  • + 17
 The majority of the products here are the oddballs found at the outdoor demo. For every 1 cool/innovative/drool worthy bike or gear you see there are easily 4 that will never last in the market. It's the point of these shows. Manufacturers have to keep trying new wild things to see what sticks and what works. Sneer and act like know-it-alls all you want, I'm having fun trying all this crazy $)(!+ out!
  • + 1
 Yea I really like the lid that #cleanlander has simple but looks clean!
www.giro.com/us_en/catalog/product/view/id/19999/s/cipher/category/164/#Matte%20Titanium
  • + 7
 the red and orange giro helmet would look sick with a devinci wilson
  • + 3
 maybe PB's "what happens in vegas stays in vegas" version of oddball interbike should happen or just booth hotties...it might promote less hate.
  • + 2
 $1,599 for a pair of bicycle rims...somebody should just smack the owner of Borealis in the face
  • + 1
 no worse than enve rims??? they need a smack as well mind....
  • + 1
 Gotta say the raven paint they had on the carbon helmet a few years ago was pretty damn sweet.
  • + 1
 The helmet shell itself looks really good I find. Not a fan of the camo vomit color but the one SPproductions posted looks really nice, the matte black one too.
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  • + 70
 36" wheels. And you guys were afraid of 29ers. It gets worse.
  • + 22
 36" is more of a commuter deal. There are some vids around of people riding up stair cases with fair ease.
  • + 28
 The front hub spacing of that 36er is so wide it probably needed discs on both sides to stop the brakesteer!
  • + 2
 It looks to be a fixed gear or a weird hub.
  • + 2
 kinda not regretting going to Interbike all these electric bikes and now a 36" wheel doesn't look like I'm missing much. As far as 36 inch bikes if you are that desparate to be different that have at it. And as far as electric bikes I WILL NOT SUPPORT a company that supports or makes electric bikes!
  • + 3
 HAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I want that dual disc fork.
  • - 5
 rumblefish255 - but almost every major player in the business already does an e-city-bike. MTBs are just a matter of time. I just hope they get as sexy as Specialized Turbo or better, cuz that German contraptions are insults to form design.
  • + 4
 well somebody they have to keep those sales going when everyone sits on a 29er and ordered a 650b-trailbike...
  • + 1
 tabletop84 - it is a fascinating mystery to me, why there are no 32" road bikes. I guess it is only because of UCI regulations on road races, and people buying road bikes want to have ones like the pros have. As soon as they skip the wheel size regulation, mtb-style forum havoc would be unleashed... I am currently building a rigid 69er ihihihi
  • + 3
 Obviously you don't commute. But I can see if you would be disappointed in a MTB specific bike with a motor because its pure cheating in the woods but on the way to work, sounds like a life saver. (Sweat saver- make more money cause I smell ok lol)
  • + 1
 phinx007 - how long distance do you commute every day and how hilly is your way to work? Because I don't sweat much... but I get passed by a lot of people who need to prove something to someone when they ride to work. Everytime I see a bloke commuting in spd shoes and spandex, my sociopathy enhances. I tend to catch up on them on traffic lights IF they stop... that rule is as true in the car as it is on the bike - take it easy because the law of diminishing returns is a bitch!
  • + 1
 Coker Tire of Chattanooga, the largest antique tire dealer in the world makes 36" bikes and unicycles and custom tires for em too. They're pretty wild, check out the vid of this one going up stairs.... I suppose if you lived in a land of stairs it might be useful, or a bunch of super rocky gnar hill climbs, they really just look silly though.
youtu.be/fYt6IqaHk_Q
  • + 1
 I'm pretty sure the need for the dual disk brake comes from the drive ratio you get with such a big wheel. And you kind of have to go disk, since keeping such a big wheel straight might be a challenge (for rim brakes).
  • + 2
 How can anyone here, condone a moped for mtb?
  • + 0
 dirttrailsociety - I don't know. I always wonder which side of hypocrisy or self delusion is it to buy one of those: that you save environment, or that you exercise. Because if one believes in both at the same time he is damn right stupid. It's like with private hybrid cars - not only they do more harm that good, they look shit and they drive like shit. If I had too far distance or altitidue difference to pedal, to work, had no public transport, I would buy a huge ball-like helmet, an original Vespa and ride it around screaming va-fan-kulo!
  • + 1
 Wakidesings- sorry. My comment was intended for rumblefish who wouldn't buy a bike from any company that made an e-bike (seems ludacris). I used to ride 5 miles to school everyday and I liked to sleep in. So yeah I pedaled like mad. And e- bikes are only cool to me if they have regenative braking = less charging.
  • + 1
 Rumblefish if you think this is all that there is a interbike... I just... I don't know what to say. Your loss for not going.
  • + 3
 I want a 50lb electric moto. It would be a blast, but i wouldn't want one with pedals.
  • + 2
 Im with you I would love an superlight electric moto, basic an e-bike but without pedals
  • + 0
 I love Spesh Turbo, I bloody love it. The only electric city bike that looks good and also one of the fastest. I'd just like one fitting 29x2,5" slicks!
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  • + 41
 That carbon Fatbike looks amazing...
  • + 13
 21lbs and only $1800 for the frame? Actually sounds like a solid deal and a fun bike for sure
  • + 1
 I assumed they weighted a ton. Did a double take when I read the 21lbs bit haha.
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  • + 32
 I feel repulsed and drawn to the fat bikes, they kind of look like fun.
  • + 5
 They are fun.
  • + 4
 Whats the purpose of a fat bike??
  • + 4
 Are fat bike aficionados chubby chasers?
  • - 1
 Purpose of a bike is to ride.
  • + 9
 Fat bikes: like hefty chicks and scooters, fun to ride when no one is looking.
  • + 0
 Call us when you try you current bike in snow and sand. We will all laugh at you. Fatbike rides ten time more terrain.
  • + 1
 that came out wrong. I would totally rock one. I say so elsewhere on this page. I guess I mean, if you ride a DH bike you are DH'er. for Freeride you are a freerider. But I am all ready a fat biker and i don't have a fat bike. If I am lusting after a fat bike then can I be called a chubby chaser? It's all in good fun.
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  • + 24
 That Smith helmet WAY over priced. I'll stick with the trabecs and A1's.
  • + 8
 Definitely agree. Trying to recoup 100% of their R&D costs in year one?
  • + 7
 I thought the same. I got a new lid this year and wanted one of those Smith lids on first glance... and then saw the price. Fuck that.
  • - 2
 Looks sick though
  • + 1
 It is expensive, but the fit is phenomenal and it's light as a feather. The tech behind it is pretty sweet as well. Just give it a few years for it to trickle down!
  • + 1
 Agreed, I think its a clever helmet though despite the looks, would buy one at 150 range
  • + 2
 Reminds me of a 90's sci-fi movie helmet. Don't like.
  • + 1
 what about the Bell Super..?
  • + 0
 All I have to say is Kali Protectives.
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  • + 18
 That one giro cipher paint job would perfectly match the devinci Wilson carbon
  • + 1
 if only having one would be as cheap as comparing... Razz
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  • + 13
 Anyone here ever read Vice? If so, tell me the last picture wouldn't make the perfect "Don't".
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  • + 10
 Bern makes some sick snow lids...happy to see them getting involved in the mountain bike crowd.....I'd like to see them make a full face dh helmet
  • + 1
 I really like the looks of that Bern helmet! They might get considered next time and especially at that price point! Good, simple, adaptable? CHECK
  • + 1
 I wonder, is the foam multi-impact? Or is it that light stuff allmost all XC lids are made of?
  • + 1
 Yeah, that bern helmet looks nice, ot too bland nor too gimmicky. Pretty good for a first shot at this.
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  • + 10
 haha good 'ol KHS Dominatrix
  • + 1
 Actually a DH50 the smaller version. I had both back in the day,raced at Fontana. The DH100 Dom was the bomb. I miss it Frown
  • + 2
 haha I've got an old Dom with a Shiver sitting in the garage. Classic.
  • + 1
 @frorider : your are quicker than me ! but is it not DominatrAx ? not sure, but...
  • + 1
 yep, its the short link 4-bar pivots that give it away. And Olivier21 is correct on the spelling.

www.bikepedia.com/Quickbike/BikeSpecs.aspx?year=2002&brand=KHS&model=Dominatrax#.Ujf58j-z4sM
  • + 2
 How funny, exactly the bike we got in storage, except orange. That thing is a beast with the Shiver on the front. I feel I should pull it out and ride, for old time sake.
  • + 1
 The nut busting top tube gave it away for me!
  • + 1
 It was the short links for me... that was also the cover bike for the MBA article on DH bikes around 2002. I remember reading it while waiting for my car to be ready at a garage.
  • + 1
 Pretty sure that the Dominatrax was either a 2001 or 2002 though...
  • + 1
 @bikebike69 is correct, it's not a Dominatrax but the smaller Fetish. www.bikepedia.com/quickbike/BikeSpecs.aspx?year=2003&brand=KHS&model=Fetish#.UjiZq7yE7iM

I still have a Fetish frame in my garage. It was my first Freeride/DH bike. Rear end had flex for days!
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  • + 9
 Keep posting guys! We all want to see every single bike/part that is displayed at interbike!
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  • + 8
 that felt almost makes me want to take up Stand Up Paddleboarding and eating vegan... almost. make the stupid stop.
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  • + 6
 Why the hate on fatbikes? They make great sense when used for the correct application.. I'd love to own one. However I wouldn't purchase a carbon fatty.
  • + 1
 Good old steel is the way to go lol
  • - 2
 I have so much hate for fixies and 650B that I recently found in me some infinite volumes of love for Fat bikes, and lots of sympathy for 29ers, 32ers, 36ers!
  • + 2
 I don't care about the frame weight, but I think I'd have to go with the lightest wheels alive.
  • + 1
 At least you probably don't really have to worry about dinging your expensive rims haha.
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  • + 3
 Bern has been making a rounder helmet for years, or at least used to. I have been rocking a Bern helmet for years now and although I can't compare it to much I think it is a really nice helmet.
  • + 1
 plus it looks cheap next to that smith!
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  • + 6
 Not going to lie, the rux sounds intriguing.
  • + 2
 $1200 for a dual crown thats air sprung PB should really test this
  • + 1
 Yah no joke. I'd be very interested to hear a review on this.
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  • + 4
 I know fat bikes are a niche, and I wont say anything negative about them, but I do not think I will ever get over how they look....
  • + 12
 Once you start riding them on the intended terrain (soft pack snow, sand), you start getting attached to their oddness.
  • + 4
 Riding them on anything is so much fun! They are a great investment love my moonlander
  • + 2
 i have ridden mountain bikes since 1987, raced xc, downhill, got uk national DH champ in 96, last full sus was a Santa cruz Heckler, i own a bike shop, then... i got a go on a demo Salsa Mukluk. it weighs 38Ilbs, has a rack on the back and... i ride it everyday, anywhere, road, offroad, uphill downhill, and have not found anything that's a mush fun since getting it, yes i love it so much i bought the demo. I've yet to find anything i can't ride and I'm never at the back of any ride anywhere.
Fatbikes are coming people. Just about to take it to Spain on hols.
The only downside is the constant "That must be hell to pedal mate" but its not...
Get a Fatty in our life.
  • + 1
 Fats are fun, my go to bike I do want the 11nine shock for dry riding though!
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  • + 2
 " Dylan Stucki from Mountain Flyer Magazine was rocking this sweet hip pack that had a collapsible cup built into it, which should help him stay true to the spirit of enduro, as long as he can stop crashing his bike during race runs."

Haha! A cup!? You don't know what you're talking about. It's from xc-skiing. It's a fluid bag that works as a thermos. Big lid is for getting big gulps og much needed fluids. Keeps you drink warm/not freezing in winter and keeps it cool during hot days.
  • + 4
 Is it not a "cup" then?
  • + 2
 No its not a cup. Its a soft water bottle with a hip strap basically. Those xc ski guys are so retro grouch they are still rocking 650b and jorts from the original days. No hydration packs for them. Some of them even have a St Bernard dog that follows them with a barrel on its collar. They hate on the wrong ski wax like PB hates on 15mm axles.
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  • + 1
 Surprise not to see any fat frame with a gearbox. If not SS, gearbox or geared hubs are the best transmission for fat bikes. when ice build up on the derailleur and cassette, shifting becomes problematic. But I suppose the current influx of fat bikes are for those that care more about a conversation piece, than actually ever using it as was intended.
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  • + 2
 Chris King needs to make an XD driver. I have customers with ENVE Rims removing the Chris King hubs and replacing them with Industry Nine or DT 240's. C'Mon Chris, please..
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  • + 4
 The fat e-bike is more of a fatty's bike.
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  • + 2
 both lids look like asshats. one is like a leaf rake and the other looks like a sweat lodge in camp green. think its easy to say I'll be sticking with my POC MIPPS
  • + 8
 Because a POC looks perfectly normal and not odd in any way lol
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  • + 3
 So is the new color option blue for the King hubs? Smoke a bit a weedage and then see the colors.
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  • + 3
 A fat bike is kinda acceptable for some places, and an e bike is almost acceptable for some people. but a fat ebike....
  • + 4
 im looking for a fat ebike fixie 29er
  • + 3
 fat ebike fixie 29er enduro
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  • + 2
 what is a fat bike and why? honestly, someone please explain. what are they for?
  • + 1
 pure simple fucking around! they're incredibly fun
  • + 3
 Snow and sand. I live in Vegas and there are hundreds of miles of deep sandy jeep tracks that cannot be ridden with normal MTB tires. MTBs require carefully maintained trails. Fatbikes are for truly going everywhere offroad.
  • + 1
 They are fun on the snow, they are fun to get to that 2 mile(3K) surf point....they are fun to ride on that desert sandy jeep trail....I even liked it riding that slick rock, but yeah like wheel-addict said just everywhere.
  • + 1
 if the mountain bike had never been invented the fatbike is the perfect place to start. its an offroad bicycle, simple as that. it will go anywhere offroad!!! brilliant!
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  • - 1
 still seems like a waste of R&D. the bike market is way over saturated. Now that they've got everyone jumping up and down about 650B and 29'ers, they're starting to push further unnecessary contraptions. I can't wait for the carbon fat bike.
  • + 4
 Salsa has a carbon fat bike.
  • + 2
 hahaha! I'd love to meet the only guy in the world who owns one. Actually, I'd rather meet his wife, she's probably choked that she hits it with the car door everytime she tries to get into the Accord, because it only gets out of the garage once a year.
  • + 3
 Actually fat bikes pre-date the modern rebirth of 650B mountain bikes.
  • + 1
 I want the orange 9zero7 carbon fatbike!
  • + 1
 We have 3 carbon Salsa Beargrease coming, had to be quick as sold out already
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  • + 4
 giro helmet is sexy
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  • + 2
 smiths new helmets look like something out of starwars like what the rebel forces would wear.
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  • + 1
 Everyone is hating on how bad giro's helmets look and how bad their paint is... My altimeter favorite helmet was the carbon/raven remedy they had. Eye candy
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  • + 2
 except from few products all the rest looks more like gypsy scrap yard place exhibition!
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  • + 2
 Dear Smith, RoboCop called and want his helmets back.
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  • + 2
 That last pic is a definite POD!
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  • + 1
 That blacked out rig is a khs dominatrix, but was stamped with a dh100 logo on it
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  • + 1
 Hey Felt, Specialized called and they'd like their livery back. Expect a lawsuit ASAP.
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  • + 2
 looks like I painted those giro helmets
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  • + 2
 Girl in the last pic is just all kinds of confused
  • + 4
 "No, this is not a good town for psychedelic drugs. Reality itself is too twisted." - perfect caption...
  • + 2
 It looks like her leg has extended so far that her knee must have locked.
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  • + 2
 Last pic on the fatbike - "does my ass look fat on this?"
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  • + 1
 Those pedals on that E-Fatbike? Interesting...
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  • + 1
 Fat bikes look like Legos
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  • + 1
 " with no plans for production" oooohhh why not???
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  • + 1
 Helium in fat tires... think about it
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  • + 1
 Chris king's laced om ENVE by hand, sounds cheep..
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  • + 1
 KHS Dominatrix ? the blacked out POS ?
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  • - 2
 If that Suntour Auron is optional in 26" and 20mm add that to my list of forks for 2014 same with the DH model Rux, some real viable alternatives if not stuck in 15mm and 650b mode like the rest of the industry muppets!
  • + 1
 The Auron is a 650b specific fork. Go with the Durolux if you want 26".
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  • - 1
 I love those fat bikes. 36" go ahead! I like stuff that makes a noticeable difference to 26" an actual option - if you know what I mean...
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  • + 1
 bern needs to burn those lids
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  • + 1
 those smith helmets look like crap
  • + 6
 Shhh, you'll offend the Ninja Turtles...
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  • + 1
 I foresee some exciting stuff!
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  • + 1
 Rather stick to an original fat bike
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  • + 2
 KHS DH100!!
  • + 1
 KHS Domineightraxx or however they spelled it. I had a 2002 KHS Bitch. Loved that line up of bikes.
  • + 1
 Was Dominatrax.
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  • + 2
 tax naming game? PST!
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 Fate bike. Claimed to be the light fate bike Hmm Never heard of them before
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  • - 1
 I'm sorry but the fat bike trend is something I'm not getting sorry.
  • + 3
 if you dont have the terrain for it then dont!
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 Don't you have to smoke weed to like fatty's. Oh sorry fat-bike.
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