Bliss is a relatively new company with an extensive line of downhill and enduro race protection. The pads use Armourgel, a flexible material that hardens upon impact. The 1.0 LD Top Comp (left
) is also offered in a version without the chest protection for better breathability. The 1.0 LD backpack is fully waterproof with a removable back protector, and the Minimalist Knee pads do as the name implies, covering the knees with just a minimal layer of Armourgel for protection that's easy to pedal in.
Halo's new Vapour carbon rims have a 24mm inner and an a 28mm external width, following the trend of rim diameters gradually getting wider. Intended for cross-country or trail usage, the rims will be priced at £375 each.
The Cube brand might not ring a bell in North America, but they have a strong Eurpean presence, and their exhibit was constantly packed with jostling show attendees. The Cube Stereo weighs in at a ridiculously light 10.9kg, especially considering that the 27.5" wheeled bike has 160mm of travel. MSRP: €5199