Interbike Day 1 - Quick Hits

Sep 22, 2009
by Tyler Maine  
We are in the desert, where it's sunny and the breeze is blowing - that actually translates to "it's windy as hell and the sun in drying out my skin faster than I can put on sun screen." But we love all the new bikes and parts, so we "suffer" through the elements for all y'all!

Here are some pics to whet your appetites while the rest of the crew builds the videos and features from the desert Outdoor Demo for Interbike 2009.
Giro's new Section DJ Lid

Giro's new Section DJ Lid


Trek's Session 88

Trek's Session 88


Lenz Sport's 29er with Manitou Dorado

Lenz Sport's 29er with Manitou Dorado


Commencal Absolut

Commencal Absolut

Commencal Absolut

Commencal Absolut

Commencal Absolut

Commencal Absolut


Yeti's new DJ Frame

Yeti's new DJ Frame

Yeti's new DJ Frame

Yeti's new DJ Frame

Yeti's new DJ Frame

Yeti's new DJ Frame

Yeti's new DJ Frame

Yeti's new DJ Frame

Yeti's new DJ Frame

Yeti's new DJ Frame


Ross Schnel's SS World Champs Bike

Ross Schnel's SS World Champs Bike

Ross Schnel's SS World Champs Bike

Ross Schnel's SS World Champs Bike


Custom HammerSchmidt

Custom HammerSchmidt


Nice Rack!

Nice Rack!


Rock, Jason and Karl

Rock, Jason and Karl



New Troy Lee D2 Graphics

New Troy Lee D2 Graphics

New Troy Lee D2 Graphics

New Troy Lee D2 Graphics

New Troy Lee D2 Graphics

New Troy Lee D2 Graphics

New Troy Lee D2 Graphics

New Troy Lee D2 Graphics

New Troy Lee D2 Graphics

New Troy Lee D2 Graphics


Ok that's enough candy for today as there are lots of videos and features on their way in the coming days. Enjoy the 2009 Interbike coverage and be sure to keep checking the Interbike 2009 Gallery for all our pics as they are uploaded.


41 Comments

  • 1 0
 that session 88 was at the shop that i work at for a week, actually trek dropped off 4 of them along with about 25 of their other high end bikes. unfortunately the session 88's were the only ones out of the bunch that i couldn't ride.
  • 2 1
 TLD makes me puke in my mouth a little bit everytime I see it. WTF is up with Mountain biking copying FMX/MMA for the design aesthetic. They are the clowns of the action sports world, is it going to be red noses and suspenders next?
Mountain biking needs to get in gear with their design. look at bmx, skateboarding, or dare I say it, fixies. love or hate what they are wearing, at least they a relevant to this generation. mountain biking needs to get on board.
  • 5 1
 not a huge fan of all the new TLD stuff :/
  • 3 0
 yeh tis a shame, they have some of the best shaped helmets out there, but the art work is god awful, they need to take a lesson out of POC's book when it comes to helmet aesthetics!
  • 1 0
 funny how everyone was ripping on the poc stuff in their review and now they are ahead of the game. i completely agree tho. i love poc
  • 4 0
 What's with the wings by the girls cooter on the TLD pants??
  • 1 0
 thnkyou i thought exactly the same thing!!!
  • 1 0
 Yeti looks super stiff ideal for 4X, anyone got a rough idea of weight?

Also who does that young gun mitch ropelato ride for? I'm looking forward to next years world cup already.
  • 1 0
 mitch rides for canfield at the time. fox shox also. and gene simons is his coach/trainer
  • 1 0
 thanks caleb I'm looking forward to seeing how he does next, can't see him beating graves though so dominant this year. Wonder how long canfield can hang on to him before the richer companies move in
  • 1 0
 I got a chance to ride that 29er out here at the demo and I really liked the way I was able to just roll over everything I came across. I think that you will be seeing more and more 29 inch dh bikes soon
  • 1 0
 Troy Lee needs to seriously take a long hard look at their visual brand. As a GFX designer, and a D2 owner, i really think they could do waaaaay better. Shame. Wish they still did the Plain Carbon like 2002.
  • 6 4
 wow @ that Yeti frame - that new seat tube design is going to be copied so badly by all the other companies!
  • 14 2
 i just ordered one
  • 2 0
 sweetness!
  • 10 5
 That last helmet by TLD is a HUGE rip off of THE's love and hate helmet. It says love on one side, hate on the other, with differnt colors for each side. That's kinda messed up. They're overpriced enough that you would think they could afford some original graphic designers

T.H.E.'s Helmet
  • 4 0
 the rear end looks MEGA stiff! they gonna sell like hot cakes!
  • 1 0
 wish i was there
  • 2 0
 you can order the new yeti dj frame!?
  • 4 3
 Suicidedownhiller:
Did you look at the T.H.E helmet design it vaguely resembles the D2. I am sure they did this because the D2 is such a big seller and an amazing design. Did you ever think that maybe troy lee liked the love hate design from T.H.E or that it sold very well so they decided to do there own version of it. My point is that i highly doubt troy lee did this to hurt T.H.E's sales or piss them off.
  • 2 1
 It doesn't matter what TLD's intentions were with copying the helmet, Suicide is pissed because they copied the idea.
  • 2 2
 the new 29er looks pretty sick. i get the concept of how a 29er for dh would be better, cant wait to see the reviews for the new frames coming out. wont be surprised if they start to catch on
  • 1 0
 also to suicidedownhiller:
As far as i know T.H.E. and Troy lee designs are both owned by the same company, and basically fit the same, also the point of doing the same graphic would be for someone who is a brand whore but like the design on the T.H.E. which would lead to more sales for the overall company by which both of them are owned
  • 2 1
 looking at that commencial... Jamis parker anyone?
  • 2 0
 Or a double, or a 24 Flextoy or any single pivot with a top tube mounted shock and shock link.
  • 2 0
 On a side note, does anyone know the price of the Absolut SX? Frame or Complete?
  • 1 0
 2.1 full build
  • 2 0
 Theyre copying THE vegas with those cards and dice although, its not as good.
  • 3 0
 Troy lee need to stop employing ed hardy to design helmets for them.
  • 1 0
 wah. a 29er DH bike. wah. i love treks session 88 for 2010 and those TLD helmets are sick!
  • 1 0
 Any one know i u can get them hammerschmicles in that colour?? And what pedals are on that. comencal
  • 2 0
 wooooow the yeti dj frame looks hooot!! Smile
  • 2 0
 where is the D3!?
  • 1 0
 Is the concentric BB a new for Commencal?
  • 1 1
 I thought it was a Bottle Rocket until I saw the non-drive side and Commencal on the down tube...
  • 1 0
 looks WAY too short
  • 2 0
 love that Yeti DJ!!
  • 1 1
 on the "nice rack" picture it took me a bit before i noticed it was a maniken because i was just staring at them.
  • 1 0
 Without gloves? Sweet
  • 1 0
 Troy lee... Yawn

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