22 Bikes From Interbike 2015

Sep 18, 2015
by Mike Kazimer  
This year's Interbike show was a little mellower than in the past - it felt like a year of slight tweaks and refinements, rather than radical departures from what's already being done. That doesn't mean there weren't plenty of interesting bikes on display, though, and what follows are a few that stood out.

Scott Voltage FR 720
  Scott Voltage FR 720.


Scott Genius LT 700
  Scott Genius LT 700.


Giant Reign Advanced.
  Giant Reign Advanced.


Norco Rampage
  Norco Rampage.


BMC Trailfox 01
  BMC Trailfox 01.


Transition Patrol Carbon. Photo bombed by Duncan Riffle.
  Transition Patrol Carbon. Photo bombed by SRAM's Duncan Riffle.


Charge Cooker.
  Charge Cooker.


Marin Mount Vision Pro.
  Marin Mount Vision Pro.


Pivot Mach 6.
  Pivot Mach 6.


Pivot Phoenix DH carbon.
  Pivot Phoenix DH carbon.


GT Fury Elite.
  GT Fury Elite.


Borealis carbon fat bike with Lauf suspension fork.
  Borealis carbon fat bike with Lauf suspension fork.


RSD Bikes Sergeant 27.5 .
  RSD Bikes Sergeant 27.5+.


Foes H2 Hydro.
  Foes H2 Hydro.


Belt driven Rohloff equipped Lenz Sport.
  Belt driven, Rohloff equipped Lenz Sport.


Russell Finterswald s Trek Superfly.
  Russell Finterswald's Trek Superfly.


Luca Shaw s Santa Cruz V10C.
  Luca Shaw's Santa Cruz V10C.


Steve Smith s Devinci Wilson.
  Steve Smith's Devinci Wilson.


Dean Misfit prototype. 150mm of travel titanium frame handmade in Boulder CO.
  Dean Misfit prototype. 150mm of travel, titanium frame, handmade in Boulder, CO.


Moots Mountaineer YBB prototype.
  Moots Mountaineer YBB+ prototype.


BH Lynx 6.
  BH Lynx 6.


Rocky Mountain Instinct BC Edition.
  Rocky Mountain Instinct BC Edition.





176 Comments

  • 307 1
 You know... I just realized that the evolution of mountain bikes is a lot like an aging body. The (spare) tires are get fatter, the chiseled angles are getting slacker, the ride is plusher (softer), maintenance and replacement parts are expensive, and no one wants my old frame.
  • 66 2
 How often have you been servicing your head tube? Just saying if no one wants your old frame you should make sure you enjoy it yourself.
  • 18 0
 Don't forhet about titanium implants, and the brittle (like carbon) older bones.
  • 44 0
 My bottom bracket isn't where it used to be, either
  • 28 0
 ...and don't even ask me about my crank
  • 72 0
 Not to mention your old bottom bracket won't slide into a new press-fit BB hole.
  • 2 1
 I'm trying to think if where a PF bb comes into play here
  • 10 1
 If gooutsidetoday figgers it out , he should just keep it to himself
  • 14 0
 my unsprung weight isn't where it used to be
  • 3 1
 You made my day, guys! LOL!!!
  • 15 1
 Finally a rampage specific bike from norco.
  • 4 1
 Maaaan… Rocky rocks these days!
Anyone wanna buy my SC Nomad?
  • 1 0
 Haha classic
  • 7 1
 That Borealis bike just gave me diarrhea.
  • 1 9
flag fuzz826 (Sep 19, 2015 at 11:17) (Below Threshold)
 Its not built for rampage.... Its a hardtail dj bike.
  • 9 0
 @fuzz826 no shit sherlock!
  • 3 0
 Rigid post to a dropper. And I definitely am running a lot more squish.
  • 88 4
 Love the fact that so many are NOT looking like a session, those Pivots look sick BTW
  • 15 1
 Oh that Phoenix !!!
  • 5 14
flag bikecustomizer (Sep 18, 2015 at 12:50) (Below Threshold)
 Too much Trek Session on the show. I counted 6.
  • 1 4
 pivoooot \m/
  • 26 2
 Shoulda called it the Mach Sick
  • 4 14
flag Carl96 (Sep 18, 2015 at 13:14) (Below Threshold)
 Most look like Sessions because its a good design and it ROLLS Smile
  • 11 2
 Speaking of looks am I the only person who likes white lowers on black stanchions.
  • 6 0
 NOPE, I do too!
  • 6 7
 That Phoenix is sick, I'd love to rock one of those... Oh wait, I do \m/
  • 6 0
 Were there no Ellsworth bikes here or did PB just avoid them?
  • 2 0
 Pivot leaves us tall guys out. 24.75" top tube ain't gonna cut it for my long torso. (Sad face)
  • 1 0
 Maybe you should ask who makes the bike ! you maybe surprised at the answer. Does Pivot have it own factory or are they just another assembler. When looking at a bike this is the very first thing you should always ask.
  • 67 7
 Am I the only one who's not a big fan of how the GT Fury looks?
  • 19 6
 Nope you are correct, she's the ugly sister of that family
  • 4 2
 Not all that great looking, but the color scheme is certainly improved.
  • 4 4
 Looks well.
  • 7 2
 I think it looks fine. Its a pretty basic looking bike to me.
  • 12 0
 That family is severely inbred. Hats of to gt for going with what works over what looks nice. That said there's no way I'm droping thousands on a bike that makes me feel sad just by looking at it
  • 3 2
 I love the simplicity of the fury
  • 6 0
 I think the frame design is ok, simple triangles. I just cant believe they would even let that fork in the building.
  • 2 0
 that color was one of few favorite colored bikes at the show.
  • 3 0
 Looks mega klunky and out-dated. I think they dug that frame out of the late 90's and moved the BB up closer to the fame instead of hanging out there in mid air. Runt of the litter for sure.
  • 3 0
 Letting the BB hang out there in mid air on the old fury made the bike look like a bull with a 40 pound scrotum swinging to and fro while he walks
  • 55 2
 I really like the Voltage FR
  • 3 0
 Agreed! Own a 2014 model myself. The simple frame design is what I liked about it. Thing is super playful!
  • 2 1
 I really want to get one. I'll probably get the 730 but it still looks like a sick bike especially for the price
  • 1 0
 I happily own the 2015 voltage fr 730 and i love it, cheap enough so you can ride the sh*t out of the entry level parts then upgrade to your likings overtime, i am thinking about running a dual crown like the 720 showed in the pic
  • 9 0
 I'm just happy to see a Marzocchi!
  • 28 1
 And I want that one, And I want that one, And I want that one, And I want that one, And I want that one, And I want that one, And I want that one, And I want that one, And I want that one, And I want that one, And I want that one, And I want that one, And I want that one, And I want that one, And I want that one, And I want that one, And I want that one, And I want that one..........
  • 6 1
 ....but you can keep the Dean.
  • 27 0
 Marzocchi on the new Voltage? Are they back?
  • 27 1
 No, but maybe Scott didn't get the memo.
  • 11 0
 They had booths at Eurobike and Interbike and they're showing new product. It's looking like they've been bought, or like a purchase is being finalized. I imagine we'll find out fairly soon.
  • 6 0
 heard there will be an announcement later in the season from the tech when i dropped off my 66CR for work , seen images of the 2016 stuff while i was there as well , some nice stuff i wish them all the best
  • 3 0
 Pretty sure they have a very high chance of being bought. Heard from commencal
  • 4 0
 word is there's 2 or 3 companies looking and doing their due diligence before the final bidding process. That should happen pretty soon
  • 16 1
 Truth is that if you forget about the idiotic switch from 26" to 27" wheels there has been nothing new in the industry for a long while. Year of refinement? I would call it "the decade of refinement (and irrelevant changes)!"

Nice looking bikes however!
  • 4 1
 They've been around already for 10+ years, but the relatively recent proliferation of dropper posts is the best "new" innovation in a while. I mean, they are flat out a game changer.

Generally speaking, I would say an overall weight loss in longer travel bikes mostly spurred by use of carbon is pretty cool too. We were pretty much riding these exact same "enduro" bikes in the early 2000s, but they just weighed close to 40 pounds and were called "freeride" bikes, like the Kona Stinkys, Norco VPS, Spec Big Hits, etc. Now we get light weight and capability, but we just have to pay an arm and a leg for it.
  • 3 0
 I think the suspension components have gotten a lot more refined and reliable. Agreed on droppers; and then don't forget carbon rims, slack geometries,short stems/wide handlebars. It doesn't look like much until you add it all up and compare it to a bike from 10 (or even 5) years ago.
  • 1 0
 I would tend to disagree with the suspension being more refined and reliable. Definitely lighter within those contexts, but the Marzo coil sprung stuff a decade ago was as good as what's out there today, just a lot heavier. And pedaling freeride guys were praising slack geo, short stems, and wide bars a decade ago too, but we've just been fortunate to have all of those things translated into lighter weight, better pedaling, trail bikes now.
  • 13 1
 Lauf suspension fork on a fat bike? I guess the lack of dampening from a fat tire wasn't enough.
  • 24 0
 If you like bouncy-bouncy, why not like more bouncy-bouncy? Big Grin
  • 5 0
 Damping is overrated
  • 2 0
 youtu.be/FQWFlj_5auE. ..@1min10

How close is Poland to Hungary? Big Grin
  • 15 2
 The Foes looks unreal !
  • 14 3
 do they sell any bikes, ever?
  • 3 0
 Yea I think its a sweet bike. I don't know much about Foes or know anyone who has one, but it does look sweet.
  • 1 1
 I think vapourware
  • 1 0
 I've never seen one in person
  • 6 0
 I have the privilege to know Brent Foes since I live near the Foes shop. They sell as many frames as they can build. Not a big company by any means, but there bikes are amazing. I have an FXR275 and even at 7" of travel, its only 31lbs, and can ride anywhere. If you ever get a chance to ride a Foes, do it...
  • 1 0
 I knew somebody who had one... but he was the rep that sold them, sooooooo....
  • 3 0
 I've had two, a friend is looking at his third. Rad bikes, looks like they're back in the game with the new hydro.
  • 6 0
 I know of three ex-pro DHers who will tell you off the record that the Foes bike was their favourite out of all the brands they were sponsored by.
  • 2 0
 I haven't seen anything about the Foes Mixer. 29'r on the front and 27.5 on the rear. Looked like a great ride.
  • 1 1
 sounds like a mess. vapourware
  • 2 0
 I have had 2 foes dh bikes. Have tried tons of other dh bikes but foes was my favriot by far.
  • 2 2
 honestly one of the worst trail bikes I've ever owned was a foes...
  • 1 1
 Yah. This >guy.
  • 8 0
 Man, some of those colours are so bloody sweet, that Scott Genius LT 700 looks proper nice. Even the Marin looks good. Looks like they've finally sorted their design after the weird direction they went in the last couple of years.
  • 11 1
 That Giant .... soooo hot
  • 6 0
 I'll tell you, one thing I'm hyped for is that new Norco Rampage. I had a 2009 Norco 125, which was actually the exact same frame as last year's Rampage. That bike had such perfect geo. it was stable at speed and in the air, yet still agile and able to be thrown around. Also durable as fuck. Mounts for both ISCG03 and 05, as well as a derailleur hanger made it crazy versitile. I looked at the numbers, and pretty much the only changes they made was adding a tapered head tube. That isn't a bad thing at all, that frame geo was spot on. That is one bike I'll be getting, I fucking loved that thing and sometimes regret selling it.
  • 6 0
 So many great bikes on the market, makes me wonder how all these brands stay in business, seems like market saturation... What do I know though Smile
  • 1 0
 Agreed. I remember the boutique bike market from 5-8 years ago dominating the scene and directing the progression of mtn biking. At present IMHO it's the big(ger) bike manufacturers who are producing the bikes that I want to purchase and feel like owning one is a more reliable investment in relation to warranty etc. than the smaller market bicycles.
  • 9 1
 giant is on form for 2016's colour schemes.
  • 23 0
 That Reign is straight out of Scooby Doo
  • 9 2
 Moots-Selling bikes to rich men in their 40's and 50's since 1985. I strive to be one of those some day...
  • 7 3
 Sorry but that devinci has fallen out of the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down, I ride a scott LT 710 and love it but the scott voltage is not photo genic as its not that nice in the pic but looks better in real life . For a short travel bike the rocky mountain looks nice.
  • 1 0
 I demoed the Devinci at Demo rides and it was a slug. Not sure why but it is not on my short list.
  • 9 0
 I like the Patrol
  • 1 0
 Yup. Checks all the boxes for me. Gonna be tough to choose between that and the Knolly Warden. I'd give the knod to kNoel however.
  • 1 0
 That's a tough call, i'd get the Transition, it's received nothing buy amazing reviews. I love Knolly also but I heard that the 4by linkage they use is creaky and noisy when it gets dusty. Most bikes follow that trend but i've heard the Transition is pure silence. Plus Transition's customer service is fucking awesome. Call them and Lars just might pick up. Surprise!
  • 1 0
 The scout is the one I would like to get. 140 mm trail bike
  • 1 0
 @dimetera413. The opposite is true. While all of my friends bikes (Rocky Mt., Santa Cruz, Intense, Speshy) are creaky and noisy, my two Knollys remain solid and creak-free at the pivots after nearly three years with no maintenance. I always check the bolts, but they are never loose. The only noises the bike has experienced came from other sources.

And Noel Buckley himself answered my e-mails when I had questions.
  • 2 0
 Go with the Warden. You won't regret your decision!
  • 9 2
 Foes Hydro H2 = beautiful !
  • 9 3
 Duncan's photobomb though.. hahaha
  • 5 2
 Duncan Riffle, shit I thought that was Macklemore! Anyway, Duncan, Macklemore called he wants his persona back.
  • 1 4
 It's not something I'd do, since i don't have any at all, but i reckon quality tattoos up to the head looks pretty cool. Especially with the sleeves.
  • 7 4
 Far too much sheepy carbon for me. Nice one to the dude who though outside the extremely predictable box and made a frame from titanium rather than glorified plastic . Long live that fella!!
  • 3 1
 Lenz sports know what's up. They were making big hitting trail bikes before it was cool. Hopefully belt drives and internal gear boxes become cool soon! That would be a real advancement none of this improving a technology that is already superseded
  • 3 0
 Questions - is the Foes called the "Hydro" because it is made from Hydroformed tubes? And the Dean - is the chain stay a pivot less design?
  • 1 0
 1 its hydroformed because i don't think you can make stuff like that out of alu any other way and 2 it would be unlikely with the design of the suspension but if it isnt it would rotate around the axle
  • 1 0
 The dean looks a bit softtail-esque but I think you can see the pivot above the bb, behind the chain(line)
  • 1 0
 ooh i thought it was the pivots at the rar axle
  • 5 2
 Sexxy bikes... And we all know sexy is expensive Time to sell the new born!
  • 3 2
 i like em too bad they are all 4,000 and up can i race enduro on a dh(kind of stupid)but its all i got,so i might as well make it work.
its a specialized big hit fsr 3 or i dont know what else to get
  • 6 2
 Put a front derailleur on that Bighit and ride it like an Enduro bike. You don't need to spend 5 G's to have a solid bike.
  • 3 0
 Pivot mach 6 looks amazing ,rode the 2015 model a couple of days ago and its hands down the best bike I've ever ridden
  • 2 1
 Sick bike...until you need to climb due to that slack seat angle.
  • 1 0
 Kinda, it's just a bit old school rather than long front centre that is the trend. No, a 50mm stem is likely not going to work well on a Mach 6 but they pedal very well and I've never read a bad word about them. They are about the shortest front ends on the market these days for their given size. They obviously work well for many riders.
  • 2 1
 I think the Mach 6 is a great climber. It doesn't ascend like an XC bike, but that ain't because of its seat angle! The DW makes it efficient, and I thinks it's great scratching up technical climbs. The slack geo does mean I need to creep forward on the saddle to keep the front end stable, but that's true for most bikes in its class. I've been riding a long time, and only recently made the adjustment from old-school XC geometry (hello 110 mm stems!), but I love climbing on this bike. Would not be my choice for all-day fire road rides, but for the climbing you do as part of technical trail rides, it's just fine. And I do have a 50 mm stem on it. :-)
  • 2 0
 I denied a Mach 6 with a 50mil stem on it a few months ago and it was amazing, climbed well and descended amazing. Now I own one, funny how it works out.
  • 2 0
 Ordered my Reign Advanced 1 a few weeks ago, and bloody hell I'm stoked. It looks mint in that picture. Just 4 weeks left to wait.
  • 1 0
 Was evil there? How about a review on 'the following' now that its been out for a while?
And of course the insurgent should've been flogged @ bootleg...if demos where there?
  • 3 0
 would also like to see some info on that blue long travel 29er i've been seeing spy shots of!
  • 1 1
 Would you be referring to the BMC trail fox?
  • 1 0
 That does fit the description haha but was thinking something more of the evil variety
  • 1 0
 They were just walking around. No booth. There was an insurgent at the shimano booth though with all xt parts
  • 3 0
 That Voltage is so clean.
  • 4 0
 That Foes......wow!
  • 4 0
 That design should make Foes a lot of friends.
  • 3 1
 Come on pinkbike! I've been waiting for my Mach 6 frame for a month now and you are just making the wait harder!
  • 3 0
 Sweet problems u have ^^
  • 2 0
 quite a lot of these new bikes seem to remind me of the Specialized fsr Pitch linkage..............
  • 2 0
 Compare the chainstays on the Patrol to those on the Dean. Mammoth on that Patrol.
  • 1 0
 I'd love to cop a feel of the trigger shifter for that Rohloff hub. One day I'll own a bike with that on it and ride it as far as I want.
  • 2 0
 been drooling over carbon for years, aluminum is starting to look sexy again --> Foe's Hydro
  • 1 0
 I love the H2!! ????

Here is the new Alpine 27.5+
www.pinkbike.com/photo/12688940

Here is the new Mixer 27.5 rear/29 front
  • 2 0
 The Scott has the nicest color scheme in ages Soo bored of everything being matte black an neon
  • 1 0
 Foes ride nice, got an 08 2.1 Mono, she's older, heavy but the suspension is amazing! Love it
Foes 27.5+? Look at the tires.
  • 1 0
 Doesn't the frame connection to the front eyelet of the shock on the RM Instinct looks like a pair of piss flaps spread-eagled over the top tube - quite inspiring really.
  • 1 0
 what's taking up the chain (er.. belt) grown on the Lenz sport? or is it pivoting around the BB like the old G-Spots?
  • 1 0
 Concentric pivot around the bb
  • 1 0
 looks like it yeah
  • 1 0
 how would that ride? I had a first gen g spot and it sucked, but I think they didn't know anything about shock rates then. maybe it got better later on?
  • 3 1
 Where is cannondale? Yeah I like cannondale.!
  • 3 1
 Giant Reign Advanced is one hot looking bike!!!!!
  • 1 0
 I wish they would stop making amazing bikes.. Haha I'm trying to cut down the addiction. No end in sight it would appear.
  • 1 0
 There could probably be 20 bike brands. They're all starting to blend together.
  • 2 0
 Anyone else drool over the BH Lynx 6????
  • 1 0
 that Norco is well nice, pretty much a P3 minus the awesome dropouts on the Spec
  • 3 0
 Mach 6 and Patrol.
  • 1 0
 I can't even focus on the transition patrol carbon, with that guys stupid face right in the middle of the frame.
  • 2 0
 That Phoenix is the star of the show, what a gorgeous bike.
  • 2 0
 Just like "Uuuuhh" Oahhhh" "wow" Aaaouuu" all the time.
  • 1 0
 How did the Wilson go from one of the sexiest to one of the fugliest? Holy downtube batman!
  • 1 0
 If you had to pick 1... which one would it be?
  • 1 0
 just 1? no fair.
  • 7 0
 Transition Patrol, that bike rails. Massively composed and incredibly playful
  • 5 0
 Pheonix DH
  • 2 0
 I second the Patrol... And I did pick the Phoenix cf, it's every bit as bad as it looks
  • 3 0
 voltage!
  • 1 0
 Mach 6
  • 1 0
 Titanium bikes make my heart beat higher!
  • 2 1
 one thing is shure, I need a new bike now
  • 1 0
 Giant Reign Advanced for paint and DEAN for O LA LA!
  • 1 0
 that rsd's geometry looks brutal!
  • 2 1
 I thought so to but I got to ride it on some nice BC trails last week and it's spot on.
  • 1 0
 That Reign. My goodness...
  • 1 0
 best photo line up yet that dean looks nice
  • 2 0
 My eyes they burn!
  • 1 0
 Did i just see 2 front derailleurs???
  • 1 1
 wow just realized its been a few years since ive seen a moots in person. good to see em chuggin along.
  • 1 0
 Oh damn..the RSD sergeant tho...
  • 1 0
 that was even better than the pornhub homepage this morning. thanks pb
  • 1 0
 That Pivot Mach 6 is just an SB66 without the switch? What am I missing?
  • 1 0
 No pics of the Patrol bike lineup Frown They looked sweet.
  • 1 0
 What, Santa Cruz but not Ibis? What gives?
  • 1 0
 Misfit ,What a beauty !
  • 1 1
 Does the RSD bike look like the Production Privee Shan?
  • 1 1
 Sure does.
  • 3 3
 LENZ!!! Uglyest bike I`ve ever seen in years
  • 3 0
 Ugly maybe but it's awesome to see Lenz still in business I remeber when I was a 12 year old boy I saw an advert for Lenz in a magazine. I thought to myself that there bike is the future! 12 years later we finally get what we deserve big hitting trail bikes or enduro if you must.
  • 2 1
 dat pivot phoenix dh omg
  • 1 0
 NOT with that FUX suspension on it.
  • 2 2
 Would have the Rocky Mountain, but that's about it, the rest look shite.
  • 1 0
 dat foes hydro h2 tho
  • 2 2
 Rampage...really.

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