Random Products Part Five - Interbike 2011

Sep 26, 2011
by Tyler Maine  
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Inspired by Danny Macaskill, the MacAskill sports a TPU toecap, TPR external heel cup, leather upper and stiff sole. Dense foam cushioning has been added under the ankle cuff.


The Freerider Pro is basically the Danny Mac in another color way. This shoe is a higher end version of the freerider with a gel reenforced heel and gel under the contact point of the pedal as well as a protective toe cap and molded external heel cup.


5.10 have created a light & stiff all mountain SPD compatible shoe with a carbon injected shank. The Kestral Strap features a heel cage stabilizer and light, protective upper that was designed to be breathable and transfer maximum power to the pedal.


5.10 have designed an unbeatable SPD shoe, designed to appeal to even the most budget conscious rider. A unique nylon shank helps increase tortional support and control with tremendous weight savings. High end ankle protection, asymmetrical lace protection, fully stiched one piece padded Raptor tongue. Inside ankle patch for protection from crank.


Clipless pedals are the way to go for more power, more control, and the perfect spin. As the leader in the flat pedal bike shoe movement, 5.10 have been thinking out of the box. High end ankle protection, asymmetrical lace protection, fully stiched one piece padded Raptor tongue. Inside ankle patch for protection from crank.


Interbike 2011 picture - Gravity Booth
Gravity's booth drew you in like a moth to light with its bright yellow sides and nice layout.

FSA had a Skittles bag worth of plastic headset spacers for your trail bike. Neon is all the rage once again.

FSA had a Skittles bag worth of plastic headset spacers for your trail bike. Neon is all the rage once again.


Interbike 2011 picture - Moots Ti MootoYybb

Moots makes gorgeous bikes and the MootoXYBB was talking to me and telling me that it would make XC trail ripping more fun. Oh wait bikes can't talk, can they?


Interbike 2011 picture - Turner DHR

While the Turner DHR isn't new news, it still turns heads. The Anodized Green was looking good on the stand and will be winning races near you next season.


Interbike 2011 picture - EGO Kits

Ego Kits first dropped onto our radar last year and this is the first one we've seen on person. Tired of pushing your bike up for some big descents? What if you could simply coast up? Check out the Ego Kit video below.


Interbike 2011 picture - EGO Kits


Mad Max made an appearance. Where can I get one of these Perfect for the tight jean fixie coffe shop run

Mad Max made an appearance. Where can I get one of these? Perfect for the tight jean, fixie coffe shop run!


Interbike 2011 picture - Jelly Belly Sport Beans

Jelly Belly's Sport Beans taste great and feel more like a treat while you are out there suffering on a long ride, than other less flavour filled supplements.


Interbike 2011 picture - KS LEV Integra

KS LEV Integra is KS's internally routed, cable actuated, adjustable height seat post.


Interbike 2011 picture - KS LEV Integra

Uses regular cables and housing to make parts replacements easier than some other options out there.


Interbike 2011 picture - ARC wtf

This bike was also described as electric, but I am betting that the Ego Kit is night and day more performance based than this ARC.


Just inc ase you work at a shop and are too lazy to lift bikes into the workstand these guys had a fully hydraulic foot activated work stand for you. Um yeah.

Just in case you work at a shop and are too lazy to lift bikes into the workstand, these guys had a fully hydraulic, foot activated work stand for you. Um, yeah.


Interbike 2011 picture - Shit Bike

Bike Magazine's infamous Sh*t Bike.


Interbike 2011 picture - Circulus

PDW's Circulus Winners


Interbike 2011 picture - Circulus

...and losers.


The Circulus Video 2011:

Interbike 2011 picture - knog booth

The Knog Booth stood out - I have no idea why? Knog makes some of the most creative locks, lights and accessories I have seen in a while, check them out at your local bike shop.


Interbike 2011 picture - Adidas booth
The only figure taller than the Knog booth, was the shot of Bearclaw at the Adidas Booth.

The ID2 Goggle from Adidas is ready to keep your eyes safe and ventilated either out on your bike or in the winter while skiing.


Lezyne had more multi tools on display than the rest of the show combined including some slick carbon fiber bodied ones. Their new line of shop tools looks gorgeous but is priced accordingly.

Lezyne had more multi tools on display than the rest of the show combined, including some slick carbon fiber bodied ones. Their new line of shop tools looks gorgeous, but is priced accordingly.


Interbike 2011 picture - only rollers that a moonlander could rep.

Surly makes bikes like the Moonlander and the Pugsley (shown here) and if you thought that 29ers could mow over anything, check out these rollers!


Interbike 2011 picture - Acros Flat - anodized print.

We first tested the Acros A Flats last year and our test pedals are still a fixture on Tyler's AM bike. This Leopard print is an anodized screening, so it is said to last forever unlike a typical screen only graphic.


Interbike 2011 picture - Acros Salt and Pepper shakers.

Acros Salt and pepper shakers - nope they were not for sale.


Ben Smith from TLD has a new side business making Hiploks. A very cool yet simple concept. Massive chain with anti pry lock in a fabric sleeve. The genius is that the lock also acts as a beltbuckle with the aid of a velcro strap and can be word around the hips. It s actually quite comfortable and I ve been using one to go to the store for quite awhile. Also used by the Monster Energy Specialized team for all their anti-theft needs.

Ben Smith from TLD has a new side business making Hiploks. A very cool, yet simple concept. Massive chain with anti pry lock in a fabric sleeve. The genius is that the lock also acts as a beltbuckle with the aid of a velcro strap and can be worn around the hips. It's actually quite comfortable and I've been using one to go to the store for quite awhile. Also used by the Monster Energy Specialized team for all their anti-theft needs.


Leatt's Adventure chest protector answers riders' question "What chest protector works best with the Leatt brace?"


They have designed this chest protector that integrates perfectly with the brace. Exclusive BraceOn elastic strap system attaches the protector to the Leatt-Brace yet provides independent movement of body, brace and chest protector. A critical need for championship level riding.


Cruiser Candy Crew - need we say more?


Tyler Maine s new off-season ride. Please tell me why we have electric rickshaw s on display at a bicycle and fitness show Product creep

Tyler Maine's new off-season ride (with basket to fit Fraser). Please tell me why we have electric rickshaw's on display at a bicycle and fitness show? Product creep!


Is this what happens to Rob Warner in the off season This man is the spitting image of Warner if Rob was 10 years older and 50 pounds heavier. Also why is this guy so grumpy At least he got to RIDE a bike last week.

Is this what happens to Rob Warner in the off season? This man is the spitting image of Warner, if Rob was 10 years older and 50 pounds heavier. Also, why is this guy so grumpy? At least he got to RIDE a bike last week.


Colors are in for 2011. ODI was showing off a massive selection of grip color choices in every model. An easy way to add a bit of color to your ride.

Colors are in for 2011. ODI was showing off a massive selection of grip color choices in every model. An easy way to add a bit of color to your ride.


Atomlab American Series Pedals with their 12 pins per side are looking to scare shins all over the world.



Thin profile should help to keep pedal strikes to a minimum.


Very cool adjustable kids bikes. All plastic and they can be yours for a minimum purchase of 10 000 units in Taiwan alley.

Very cool adjustable kids bikes. All plastic, and they can be yours for a minimum purchase of 10 000 units in Taiwan alley.


After all this is what the show is all about right Well sort of. This booth was displaying a couple of LED disco balls. Absolutely nothing bike or fitness related in sight. I guess a manufacturing rep is a manufacturing rep right

After all, this is what the show is all about right? Well sort of. This booth was displaying a couple of LED disco balls. Absolutely nothing bike or fitness related in sight. I guess a manufacturing rep is a manufacturing rep, right?


Azonic's new DH900 helmet is looking really nice in it's carbon set up.


Azonic Interbike 2011

Includes the patented Fidlock buckle system which is a magnetic release system.


Azonic Interbike 2011

Azonic's glove line up has some of the more bold graphics you'll find on any cycling gloves - feels very snow influenced.


This girl must be hating her life. She spent all day down on the secondary show floor in the basement doing hot laps on an electric unicycle. Doesn t she looked thrilled Must be the next big thing.

This girl must be hating her life. She spent all day down on the "secondary" show floor in the basement, doing hot laps on an electric unicycle. Doesn't she looked thrilled? Must be the next big thing.


This Thule tailgate pad sure looks familiar...

The McLaren and Specialized speed bike - this bike is too fast for the average rider to comprehend. Plus who doesn't love a bike that is murdered out?!


This guy cruised the show on the final day with a killer mullet and fresh pizzas selling them for 6 a pop. Genius. Simon Gauthier from Devinci cycles took the bait and we had the cheapest lunch of the entire show.

This guy cruised the show on the final day with a killer mullet and fresh pizzas; selling them for $6 a pop. Genius. Simon Gauthier from Devinci cycles took the bait, and we had the cheapest lunch of the entire show.


Interbike 2011 picture - Bellagio Fountain

That is it for another year of Interbike and all the bike porn that comes with it. These fountains signify the sensation of leaving Vegas, but knowing you'll be back in a year for more. See you all at interbike next year, hope you enjoyed the coverage.



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79 Comments

  • + 94
 What the hell is with all this Electric Hybrid AM/DH Crap. Not only is it totally impracticable in the way its mounted (frame case anyone?), they spend what looks like a tonne of money on designing them that could be far better spent on other things.

If we want to do DH, we'll go on a chairlift, or get someone to take us in a shuttle. If we want to ride AM, we want the satisfaction of earning the down after the climb.
  • - 51
flag georgy291 (Sep 26, 2011 at 2:52) (Below Threshold)
 firstly those who live in UK dont really have uplifts (if you do your seriously lucky)

secondly, thingy can be taken off very quickly after you got to the top
  • + 36
 I live in New Zealand.

We just got a chairlift at a park down south, our very first in the country. Everywhere else we use vans/shuttles or trucks. We live with it.

Why would you want to ride it to the top, only to have to lug a huge motor in a bag the whole way down?
  • + 7
 Yeah but then you need walk back up to the top to get it Facepalm Unless you want to ride down with a tool box and an electric motor etc. in you rucksack...
  • + 2
 just get a crosser..... Facepalm
  • + 6
 Can this thing play Tween wave?
  • - 16
flag nouser (Sep 26, 2011 at 3:51) (Below Threshold)
 I bloody love the idea. I'm not going to buy it but if I lived in an area like the hills/mountains upon which the ad is set it would be an awesome idea and practical. I just wish it was easy enough to take off for the downhill parts. That may solve the issue of frame casing and smashing it into tiny little pieces. OMG, it's like a low powered moto for the uphill parts that no one (XC riders excluded) likes and a DH bike for the downhill parts. Such a cool idea and I love it.
  • + 22
 Orsumness... I think what you're explaining is... oh wait... a motocross bike! You don't even have to take it apart for the downs! And you don't need to charge it!
  • + 4
 I think the IDEA/THEORY is good - a bike that will ride up the steepest of slopes with minimum effort so you can really get on the hunt on the way down... but think there are too many drawbacks to make it work at the moment!

I would consider a smaller, lighter system* (that had enough power to uplift me) but not this...

*Hopefully will be a real thing in around 10 years. Much more convenient than building a chairlift or organising an uplift, plus it works on every track!
  • + 28
 Look: if you push/ride up and have no energy left for the downhill, then you suck at downhill anyways, you are just not strong enough even for lift accessed trails... harden the fk up!
  • + 1
 the electric hybrid bikes are obviously made so that people like Mr. Green shirt can actually feel like a biker...
  • - 4
flag spoonyman (Sep 26, 2011 at 6:23) (Below Threshold)
 "Look: if you push/ride up and have no energy left for the downhill, then you suck at downhill anyways, you are just not strong enough even for lift accessed trails... harden the fk up!"

I didn't say anything about NO ENERGY for the way down, but unfortunately all our bodies are governed by biomechanics! So ANYBODY will be quicker on the way down if they haven't gone up under their own power. It may only be a minor difference in speed, but it will be there!

Also a motor would get you up much quicker than pushing a DH bike = more time riding DH and less time walking up a hill!
  • + 7
 But if you up hill you will get in better conditioning than the people who take chairlifts
  • + 3
 Also, am I the only one that already wanted to punch my speakers just because the sound of it was so annoying ? can you imagine half an hour of that ??
  • + 1
 Bottomed Out -> No electric system anymore -> It sucks for downhill... The idea is nice but...
  • + 3
 we dont have uplifts in the UK, because unlike places like the ALPS we dont actually have any mountains. Simple georgey 921 ya mug. It looks like shit and defeats the object of cycling
  • - 3
 Live 4 weekend, if you believe you have no mountains in UK, then I recommend you to harden the fk up... I live in a place where we have the highest hill at 120m and the closest one exceeding 200 is 400km away yetno one complains
  • + 1
 Did you morons NOT actually watch the video link?! The Ego-Kit stays on the bike when you ride back down again. The electric drive system FREEWHEELS when the power is off, so when you are not using it to power the bike, the normal drivetrain works just as it always does and when you're descending you do it just as you would any other bike, except for the additional mass mounted low on the frame from the electric motor.
  • + 2
 Pipe down, the only person who said you could/would take it off was georgy291.
  • + 4
 Yeah this electric stuff is crap, pedal bikes are meant for pedalling, not sitting on with a pretty little electric motor doing all the work. So please stop making this electric crud, its a waste of money
  • + 4
 I am prepared to be shot down, but whatever. Its super lame looking... however, IF you live in a place like Utah and you want to ride some of the huge lines pros ride but cant exactly afford a helicopter ride to the top... this can be a good thing. Yes, you can possibly pedal to the top but only on a bike made to cimb, not a TRUE DH bike that will make the decent worth it. You would have to push and lug a true DH bike to the top which would take a century and you would be so shot by the time you go up there, comming down wouldnt bee much fun at all. So, for a small segment of riders... this can be good. Everyone else can hate away, or more simply, just not buy it.
  • + 1
 no ninjatarian it doesn't take a century, there are many people who do take their DH bikes to really high places. It takes some stamina and commitment.

People who will buy such electric stuff don't want to train and excell, they just want to have fun experience without trying too much - mountains are not for people with such mindset - there are some requirements which you have to follow like strength, skill and equipment and depending on how big they are: respect. Equipment alone is useless.

You want to boost up fun levels and have less injuries while riding your bike take some strength training - there is no way around it, period.
  • + 2
 A "TRUE DH bike" doesn't have an electric motor... Wink
  • + 1
 Can't we just write additonal definition of a word "f-a-g" to the Encyclopedia Brittanica and Collins English Dictionary?

F-a-g:

1) discriminative vulgarism used in reference to bladi bla
2)...
5) Harley Davidson owner
6) A person owning a bicycle equipped with electric motor
  • + 1
 Eventually the idea will be perfected and you will have a lightweight battery that fits inside the frame next to the gearbox. You will be able to charge it from your rechargeable automobile between runs. Personally, I would rather just pedal up and get a good workout. What has more potential than these stupid mountain-motor bikes is mountain bikes with multiple travel settings and on-the-fly adjustable head angles, like the new Scott or the Cannondale Claymore, though I would like them to be even longer travel, more like a 35 pound DH bike with 8 inches that you could raise the seat for the climbs, and have 3 or so inches for the climb up, maybe a lockout too. It would be cool to have one lever that reduced the travel for both the fork and the rear suspension, and also changed the head angle for better climbing like the Cannondale does. it's possible, all the technology is out there.
  • + 1
 At 0:22 of the video, "Bicycle" is spelled "Bycicle. Haha Yeah, let's trust these guys.
  • + 1
 WAKIdesigns That makes little sense. i'm saying that it would be a moronic concept to introduce in the UK as we have no big mountains, nearly everything is a short scramble or cyclable. Whereas youre telling me to 'harden the f*ck up', when I am in fact inferring that.

Good one Russian

1-0 west Razz
  • + 1
 i think it would be realy good if it was inside the frame and was somehow able to charge on the way down using the front sprocket (kinda like a mini windmill)
  • + 1
 This is so synth, that I think they should climax with an el-fixie. You start the el engine and it goes until battery runs out. Cranks spin all the time and to stop before traffic lights you need to lift the back wheel, using old school roller blades - pretty neat. Available next summer in the place where you buy your Ray Ban glasses, giro lid-up hat and mustache gel!
  • + 22
 If you want a motor, get a dirtbike.
  • + 11
 Lol nice mullet. That azonic helmet looks so nice I would be scared fucking it up
  • + 9
 How do you control that el-unicycle? kegels?
  • + 1
 As long you are 'up' is ok. In case you 'go down' is not.... I guess...
  • + 5
 Finally, I have a reason to justify the 30 minutes a day I spend working out my kegels.
  • + 1
 Also helps hold off PremJac, so it's a win win!!
  • + 0
 Yes I think we can come to a conclusion that brule knows little about women: she wasn't the most bored girl in the world, she was the only women there who discovered benefits of exercising with that thing. I'm sure she was crossing her eyeballs every few laps
  • + 1
 Brule didn't post this
  • + 1
 Herp derp I'm an idiot.
  • + 3
 This electric mountain bike thing is pissing me off. Its biking not motorbiking. These things shouldn't be aloud on the trails. Earn your turns. If you dont want to pedal go to a park with a lift or do shuttles. Dont ruin our sport with this crap.
  • + 1
 Dear Five Ten, please make me a pair of the original 'suede' Impact Lows, size 9.5. I have purchased three pairs of Five Tens since the dots wore off my first pair, but on the weekend they were my 'go to' shoes for a 50 mile race. Nice bunch of random products and photos. Just like being there. Thank you.
  • + 1
 I too have the bitchin original impacts and the dots are wearing off too. If you jump on their website they sell resole kits. I do believe the dotty rubber is S1. They are only 20 dollars or so, worth having one of the original 5.10 bike shoes.
  • + 5
 Holy hipster video Batman.
  • + 1
 I want; 1)neon colored headset spacers(preferably blue)
2)5.10 all mountain shoes
3)specialized s-works mclaren bike for cruising to school
4)some pizza

By the way, has anyone seen the ally(al-i) commercial on tv, just ask the little chubby boy what he thinks about the e-go electric motor!
  • + 1
 I rode the Ego kit Konas quite a bit for 2 weeks at Leogang. Super fun. Torquey as hell, still have a full gear range. Enough battery to go all the way to the top of the mountain (way above the WC start) and then shred a lap back down. So much fun. If they weren't so expensive I'd buy one.
  • + 3
 Those 5.10 shoes are pretty much Shimano DX shoes. And that Specialized road bike is frick'n sweet!
  • + 1
 When we have near instant charging lightweight batteries and a motor that are built into the frame and BB and not noticeable in terms of weight and size I'll be keen on at least trying electric....maybe.
  • + 1
 when i saw the Acros Salt and pepper shakers I'm like 'WERE CAN I GET THESES' and then is said nope not for sale.... Acros i can't believe you have such cool things on display and then not have them for sale.
  • + 1
 You do realize this isn't even a new idea for a hub maker at interbike? Chris King not only had salt&pepper shakers at Interbike a decade ago, but they offer them for sale to this day.

chrisking.com/store/shakers
  • + 2
 ah i remember when 5.10s were the ugliest shoes around. Good to see they've really put the effort in to make them look nice!
  • + 2
 End this electric bs and come up with better and cheaper bikes for the people. Is that clear enough?
  • + 0
 living on the west coast of Canada, there is no end of Forest roads and trails that need exploring for future MTB develpment, and an electric bike would be a lot more fun then a quad or loud motor bike IMO
  • + 1
 I love the Atomlab pedals. The electric DH bikes though are in desperate need of Bar Ends, a Kickstand, and Suspension Stems.
  • - 1
 Really I can see why having an electric motor would help a lot, I don't mind hiking but it takes so much time out of my runs the closest mountain to me is like a 45 minute ride then another 2+ hour hike up and I know some people will say "well then get a shuttle" yeah well this mountain has a gate too so that doesn't work I think people should embrace new ideas and don't bash something until you have tried it and if you have a problem then keep it to yourself because some people might like the idea and I don't see all the people here saying the money could be spent in a better way inventing something new and extremely use full so stfu and focus on positive shit. I love it because if I had that I could go riding every day after school and get more than one 15-20 minute run after hiking and riding for 3 hours.
  • + 3
 ^ punctuation is dead...
  • + 1
 rustrider, if you can't focus on positive aspects of training and you just want fun without trying too hard, then you will never be a good rider sorry... poor riders don't have nearly as much fun as good=strong ones. You can't think that you are going to try hard and learn by going downhill more, because it is what you do OFF the saddle that separates a whatever guy from the fast one... no pain no gain - sorry, just sayin'
  • + 2
 no pain, no ripped kegel muscles. I crack walnuts with my taint now.. how about you rust?
  • + 1
 Session603 what's that? result of St.Quentin severe SPA? Big Grin
  • + 2
 you would bottom out that electric crap every ride, it was sitting inches lower that the chain rings!
  • + 2
 you would never slip off those atom lab pedals, but if you did those 12 pins dont look to comfy for my shins...
  • + 3
 man i love the random products because they're so.......random
  • + 3
 liking the 5-10s.. about time with the toe caps in freeride/dh shoes.
  • + 0
 to the people not getting the motor for a bike.it's meant to get you up to spots that you normally couldn't get to. and it's not meant to be used for complete downhill. it's more for trail riding and not hitting jumps.
  • + 2
 HAHA, Ego kits spent quite a bit on that promo vid but spelt Bicycles wrong....... Shame.
  • + 1
 They're a German company... their website defaults to german when you visit it.
  • + 1
 where can i get leopard pattern pedal?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!?!?!?!?!?1?!?!?!!?!?!?! HELP PLEASE
  • + 1
 what is happening to interbike Frown soo damn many electric bikes now .... uselessss!!
  • + 2
 Those last two pairs of 5.10s look a LOT like DX shoes...
  • + 2
 Five Ten is only getting better and better, really nice designs!
  • + 1
 I have to agree that Knog locks are super stylish and neat, but they're incredibly easy to cut.
  • + 1
 @ Acros. Pamela Anderson is not an AM rider let alone a DH, nor lady gaga! (regarding the leopard pedals).
  • + 1
 uah, some major design flaws from five ten there, the last 2 make me speechless....
  • + 1
 gimme dem spacerrrss..... Razz
  • + 1
 no PBR for the winners of the Circulus?? fail!
  • + 2
 i want a velodrome!
  • + 1
 i want that sticker on the 19th picture that says '' one fucking speed ''
  • + 2
 Love 5.10 products.
  • + 0
 I quite like the ego, but whining noise is really annoying...
  • + 1
 Simon iced tea!

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