Pearl Izumi X Project 1.0 shoe • Full length Carbon shank that is stiff at the pedal interface, but with engineered-in toe and mid-foot back flex • An improved heel fit for a more secure feeling overall • Fully bonded upper, TPU Sole, in-mold bonded rubber tips for traction/light weight benefits, EVA Foam heel wedge (similar to what is found in running shoes) • Velcro straps plus one ratchet strap for secure closure • Under 300 grams for the size 44 shoe • Pricing: X Project 1.0 ($280USD), X Project 2.0 ($220USD) and X Project 3.0 ($160USD). Both the X Project 2.0 and 3.0 will be available in women's sizing as well www.pearlizumi.com
Contour +2 POV camera Differences from the Contour +: • Built in tripod mount • Instant on/record button - no more power button. Just slide to turn on and record all in one. This should result in longer battery life as a result because there is no longer a need for stand-by mode • Overall better video quality • Improved blue tooth - use your phone to control the camera (live on-camera view) • 120FPS at 480 (not HD) • Laser sighting • Waterproof case included ($50 value) • MSRP: $399 USD ($100 less than the Contour +) www.contour.com
Smith Optics Check out the Fuel V2 goggle in the Limited Edition Travis Pastrana colorway with a Red Mirror lens (shown above). The Gibson (pictured below) has a new price point colorway and lens combo - Black oak frame with a Black out lens retails for $80 USD and comes with a lifetime warranty. But if you are wanting to stick to their Gibson in a polarized lens, you'll be jumping up to the $119 USD price point. www.smithoptics.com
Troy Lee Designs TLD brought out their big moto trailer. If you popped in you could take a D3 helmet out to test on the Bootleg Canyon DH trails, but it was the impressive line up of jerseys on display that caught our eye. This is just a few of TLD's top athletes - they have a pretty stacked team. www.troyleedesigns.com
FOX Equipped Vehicles / UTVs There are a lot of FOX suspension equipped bikes rolling around at the outdoor demo and for 2013 FOX is continuing to work with their CTD (Climb, Trail, and Descend) damper design. To help users have a better ride experience they have mapped out three trails at Bootleg Canyon's Outdoor Demo (right) with trail markers for recommendations on when you would use the CTD system for an optimum ride. The three position CTD damper allows riders to select the level of compression damping that makes the most sense for the terrain that they are currently on, simply by rotating the blue dial atop the right fork leg.
Check out the FOX equipped Polaris RZR (top) that we used to get up to the top of the bike drop off point - it's the flat tire recovery unit giving stranded riders a lift back to the demo area, and what a fun lift it was. The RZR had a burly Tuf Rack bike carrier mounted to the hitch. They also had two Ford Raptor trucks on hand, both equipped with FOX's triple internal bypass shocks running additional shuttle help all day.