Random Products Part Three - Interbike 2011

Sep 16, 2011
by Tyler Maine  
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Clearly not your typical day at Outdoor Demo, it actually rained out there on Tuesday.

A big pile of Crank Brothers pedals at the Santa Cruz booth. Crank Brothers sponsored the event providing pedals for all the people with their clips that didn t want to bring their own.

Crank Brothers were the official pedal of outdoor demo. Here is a pile of pedals at the Santa Cruz booth awaiting riders.

The indoor show is hard to describe other than to say it is huge and you can't see it all even if you try really hard, something is always missed. Rob, Fraser and I set out to capture as much as we could of the randomness that is indoor and some gems popped up along the way.

Specialized has a new glove called the Wiretap and it is for all us users out there that can't part with our touch screen cell phones while out on a ride.

And it works!

Only 40 pairs of these McLaren shoes were made.


While there were over 40 pairs of shoes on this SIDI wall.


Soulcraft put out one of the best videos this past year and this sticker may be my favorite in show as well.

Chrome has a few employees on site making bags beer coozies and more. Very cool booth with a full service bar a Dj and more.

At the Chrome booth, you could pick up a bad ass messenger bag, or even get one done up custom.

Chrome s booth was pretty massive and very cool.

Or simply grab a cold beverage and rock out.

Indoor Day One Pics - Santa Cruz Sign

My favorite sign at the show - it just looked really good and caught my eye.

The Blur TRc is in my top three pics for AM bikes next year - check it out!

The Blur LTc has been around for a few seasons now, but there is no sign of it slowing down anytime soon.

Indoor Day One Pics - Urge Archi Enduro Helmet in Veggie finish.

Urge is still a new helmet brand, but they are making headway in North America. The Enduro Archi is their latest offering for racers and riders looking for more protection, but while still being able to breath easily.

Indoor Day One Pics - Urge Archi Enduro Helmet in Veggie finish.

The Archi Enduro uses the same helmet as the Down O Matic, but the jaw line is cut down for ventilation.

Indoor Day One Pics - Urge Archi Enduro Helmet in Veggie finish.

The Veggie Archi Enduro model is produced using "Green" methods and retails for $250, while its lesser "Green" counterparts retail at $180 USD.

Kathy Pruitt and Tyler Maine attempt to navigate the show floor. This year s show isn t as busy but it s absolutely massive

Wandering the show is one thing, but grab a map or you'll get lost - just be sure you know how to use the map...

Taiwan Johnson Industries. Really

Oh really?


This note was originally hanging on the clothes to my left, but I reckon that I needed it more, or at least it was more fitting on me.


SRAM gave parts to various artists to create something unique - this is what they each had to work with.


Here is one of our favorites that were put together - creativity at its best.

Indoor Day One Pics - INNO truck

INNO makes impressive racks and vehicle accessories, but their promo truck is ridiculous.


I can remember the first time I met 5.10 and they were tucked away in a corner behind the BMX section at Interbike. How things have changed. Top riders in all disciplines rely on 5.10 and they are here supporting the sport in a big way.

Indoor Day One Pics - 5.10 freerider shoe

While the whole 5.10 collection is looking dialed, this is my pick for best looking new color way.

Indoor Day One Pics - twenty6 sign and pedal

If you rock flats pedals (and likely 5.10 shoes), then there is a good chance that you've taken some time to check out twenty6's high end pedals. Made in Montana, USA these pedals are the top tier in high end flats.


Pivot is best known for their DW link full suspension bikes, but the new Point is their first foray into the DJ hardtail market and should release later this year.

Indoor Day One Pics nutcase helmets.

Nutcase likely had the most colorful helmets on display.


Me trying to relive some dumb and dumber experience from the past.

Indoor Day One Pics - Royal Booth

Royal clothing had a nice and clean booth as well as a really good looking clothing line up on display - things are looking good for 2012 for Royal.

Indoor Day One Pics - Danny Hart s Giant Glory

If you won the World Champs this year, then the chances are really good that your bike was on display somewhere at Interbike this week. Danny Hart won the DH and his bike was at SRAM.

World Champion Danny Hart along with the hired help so that you know that he is the man! Congrats Danny!

We'll keep the goods flowing, so stay tuned to this space for more randomness from Interbike 2011.

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  • 92 37
 Danny Hart is a killer rider, but why did everyone forget about Aaron Gwin. Danny wins one race and Gwin is in the shadow for the rest of the year.
  • 117 46
 because gwin is a lady boy
  • 168 46
 because gwins american.
  • 53 28
 @Ih4Life: I'm with you man, Gwin completly owned DH this year with his record setting five wins. Danny is an up and coming star that rides insanely well, but winning one race (even world champs) doesn't top Gwin's stellar season.
With that said im stoked to see both Danny and Gwin go head to head next year. The two of them going at it should push the sport to a whole new level.

@hobbnobs: I hope your joking... If your not, you need to rethink your life.
  • 11 4
 Haha, that truck!
  • 16 10
 It's not that he's been forgotten, it's that like Aaron Gwin did a couple months back Danny Hart has set a new standard of riding. I'm sure Gwin will be close to Dannys times in good weather though Smile
  • 22 2
 danny hart schwalbes! "everyone forgot about gwin"? relax, it's just pictures! I'm sure NONE of his competitors have, least of all DHart. "world champion" always gets more pics, ink, etc... in any sport.
  • 23 6
 Or meybies because of the Run put down at champrey, its was the best DH run in the history of the sport and will go down in the history books, fair enough Gwin is a great rider, but ive never been so speachless after dannys run, everytime i watch it i get goosebumps........Thats Why Danny is The Man! Big Grin
  • 18 0
 what about Brosnan's run..that would've put him behind Hart in elite men.
  • 9 4
 yeah, he also had a good run......but nothing compared to dannys run, its was wild, loose, only person to go of the big drop. and Did you see his whip at the end? looked more like he was having fun than racing aha Razz
  • 9 3
 that is one sick Glory
  • 17 9
 Gwin beat danny at almost every race this year. Danny is a sick rider, and so is Gwin, no one has forgotten about Gwin. Gwin set so many records this year. Gwin is the best rider in the world, he proved it Over and over again. And yes he is american!
  • 8 2
 agreed, stinkysam. well earned and historical championship run for the sport for sure.
  • 18 38
flag motoracer432 (Sep 16, 2011 at 10:47) (Below Threshold)
 to every brit on this comment thats baggin on Gwin. The only reason your hatin on him is because he dominated this season. Just because gee or peaty didnt win a race dosent mean you can go and just hate on him beacuse hes wayy faster than anyone else in the world. Danny killed it at world champs but gwin also fell. Do u guys not remember him qualifiying first? O and a record breaking season? haha SO STFU u idiots. and he comes from murrieta california!!! my town!! DH central
  • 13 5
 One thing I dont understand why I got negative proped for just wondering, and because Im american, Brits have owned in downhill for years shit you guys got steve peat one of the greatest riders ever but I ask why aaron got forgotten a little, makes me a stereo typical american. Never said Dannys run was pussy shit or anything. Ive watched it a thousand times.
  • 5 6
 Maybe PB should publish more pics of Gwin? There's a feature on his 9.9 on other sites, after all.
  • 13 2
 Maybe Gwin wasn't there
  • 17 15
 Gwin never won a race by almost 12 secs. simples.
  • 14 4
 I think everyone forgot that Gwin was RIGHT on pace with Hart at Champery until he crashed AND he is from Cali where it RARELY rains. Quite impressive to say the least, its too bad Gwin made that screw up during his race run. Danny was on FIRE
  • 9 1
 Dannys tires are sick ! "SCHWALBE DANNY HART" ^^
  • 18 10
 Gwin won 5 races (record!), Danny won 1. Simples
  • 18 26
flag nick-hawkins (Sep 16, 2011 at 12:01) (Below Threshold)
 if gwin could match the skill that hart showed in that world champs run then i'd accept what you're saying
  • 17 1
 I agree that Danny's run was rock solid but the fact that he won that race just shows that he is capable of riding more pinned in the rain than everyone else. Had the course been dry I bet the results would be like they were almost the entire season...Gwin #1. Also, like frdh said, Gwin was right on pace with Hart but he crashed.

Gwin is an animal...I saw it first hand at Windam when he walked all over Gee and Peat who are both killer riders and both more consistent than Hart.

Gwin dominated this season and obviuosly proved he was a better more consistently fast rider than Hart. Hart proved he was absolutely fearless in the wettest possible scenario.
  • 8 1
 And this is dannys first (maby second im not too sure) as an elite, gwins been elite while longer than danny, making dannys win more impressive.
Having said that Gwin is still an amazing rider and did deserve the wins he got
Just danny Killed it on the day, when it mattered
  • 8 1
 I think some of it comes down to personality too. I don't feel like Gwin is the type of guy who would walk around with an entourage of showgirls; just his style, not a real flashy dude. All business all the time. Hart is the World Champion too and did so in very dramatic fashion. Just sayin.

Both Gwin and Hart are head and shoulders above the other riders right now though, in my opinion. Can't wait to see what happens next year.
  • 5 0
 Both Gwin and Hart deserve bonus checks from their factory teams. Next year will be awesome.
  • 18 1
 This is gonna blow your minds: I'm British, but i don't hate Gwin! I've liked the bloke ever since watching 'Mojo Trail Diaries' when he was still on Yeti and not posting WC wins. He is awesome, and rode better than everybody else all season and to set a new record in the process was testament to that. However, Hart produced something truly special in the last race of the season.

Neither of them will be forgotten for a long time, but this is Dannys time in the limelight. Yes Gwin could have challenged Danny for the win, but he made a mistake, so its completely irrelevant. Who are we to take the glory (sorry!) away from Danny for what is probably the best display of downhill racing in history...

People outside our niche world of mountain biking won't understand Gwins achievement, however anyone watching the video of Hart smashing the field by close to 12s can recognise how spectacular it was. Hopefully then, more people will become aware of our sport and the level of skill involved, it certainly worked for MacAskill! There's no need to bring nationality into this, just be happy that two guys have made this season one to remember, next year should be incredible. Hopefully Brosnan will be up there too, that lad is pinned!
  • 8 8
 Danny is younger.and he won by 11secs in the wet.Gwin never won by 11secs
  • 8 1
 no one forgot about Gwin...but Hart is the World Champ and Aaron is not...that's why he's so popular !!!...sick Glory
  • 7 1
 I'm with you FastDHR, Gwin is still a huge figure on the DH scene and definitely the man to beat in 2012. But you just gotta love Hart, the kid has such a wicked riding style! He puts down one of the most amazing runs of all time and caps it off with a massive whip at the end, that was just beautiful!
  • 6 5
 Its got nothing to do with how much he won by. Danny won the world championships, the world cup overall is nothing compared to that. You can win just about every race like Gwin did, but you still cant call yourself a world champion. Gwin is still there, but the world championships just carries so much more weight that the world cup over all.

And you cant say "Gwin probably would have won if he didn't crash", because he did crash, he didn't hold his own in those conditions, whilst Danny Hart did. Simple as that.
  • 4 14
flag mtbswindler (Sep 16, 2011 at 19:22) (Below Threshold)
 IMO you lady brits arent pissed because Aaron Gwin destroyed the field more than 5 races this year, you little ladies are pissed that no other brit has done that LOLOLOLOL silly britties, the records are for the CANS. love, SWINDLER
  • 5 1
 Noone cares what country any rider is from until World Champs day. I was stoked for Gwin to win at the start of the season, and it truly is impressive what he has done in the sport this year. But Danny Harts run is one of the largest winning margins ever, on a track that everyone said was challanging and a few people even said it was steep. Then it became crazy muddy, and he still managed to dominate everyone. Also consider that with Gwin dominating the season Hart is the underdog, and everyone loves an undergod.
  • 4 4
 fucking lol at people brown nosing the shit out of gwin
  • 3 2
 i'm a big gwin fan, he's a great sportsman. danny just blew everyone away on the day it counts most is all! beautiful glory too call me immature but hobbnobs' first comment made my day XD
  • 1 0
 it was a good season for gwin but too bad he couldnt make it in the end.....what if sam won ? it would b a shame....
  • 2 5
 Gwin can only ride in dry condition that's why his a so so rider...mud rules the day...Smile
  • 5 2
 @trailstar2danman Gwin can ride in any condition, and he proved it throughout the season like at leogang and msa and when he was on pace at champery...saying he is a so so rider is like saying Michael Jordan was so so at basketball or that pornstars are kind of sluts...its just a massive understatement
  • 2 0
 @thekettle - "Gwins been an elite a little while longer than Danny." Gwins only been RIDING cyclebikes for 3 years! Crazy stuff
  • 1 2
 hobbnobs, you just want your tongue up Gee or Peaty's a$$. Danny's run was that good though
  • 4 0
 interesting debate right? rob roskopp once argued that the world championships should be done away with. what's the point of having an entire series to declare the season's best rider (ie. world cup overall champ), when a single race determines world champ. anyway, all the arguing is fun, but we'll get our answer next year, unless danny wins overall, and gwin wins worlds... then we can resume this stupid bickering based on nationality.
  • 2 0
 Alekoubas - So much WIN!
  • 1 0
 Gwin is something else, when it comes to 2011 Dh he is top dog for sure. No doubt he will be in 2012. He makes the impossible look simple, especially when it is dry and the track is super wide.
When it comes to old school Dh, what was going to be the direction of the sport a few years back, he need to do some (a tiny bit) work.
Gwin's worst enemy is Gwin, he never seems to exude any passion for the sport.

For all those who think he just started racing last week, he raced as a kid in BMX, then went onto Mx, now he is into Dh.

I hope his rise to success (not fame) opens the minds of more also ran Mx boys to come in and shake up the sport.
  • 1 0
 Well, the shoe rack looks really crazy when you scroll down it.
  • 1 0
 theres no TREK booth in there... blame it to TREK lol
  • 1 0
 Danny had an epic run, he destroyed everyone. Its not often someone wins by such a large margin. Gwin is an awesome racer, but I prefer to watch dannys runs.
  • 2 0
 danny's run at champer's was toatally jaw dropping..........you can watch it over and over........ .all the boys at the top are awsome with little speciality chinks in thier armour,big minnar peddles like a demon,gwinny looks super smooth,ice cool 99 percent of the time . brosnan, another young darkhorse will have a big stake as well next year.at least its not a 1 horse race..........cant wait man.......!!
  • 25 0
 I like interbike because boobs
  • 2 0
 Those girls in the last photo were filthy. They were yellow because of their fake tan and the on on the left has the stupidest looking implants.
  • 7 1
 @hoolydooly, don't pretend you'd say no. Razz
  • 3 1
 Well this was my initial thought. "Hey nice tan LOL JKS willy wonka wants you back at the factory."
  • 1 0
 You've obviously never been to the UK. Now those are some umpa lumpas
  • 20 2
 "Please touch me"???

You wouldn't wanna say that to an Irish Catholic priest.
  • 10 1
 Good way to promote are country lol
  • 7 0
 you can always count on morons on the internet to argue about everything. Nice article about some cool new products and some nice displays and turns into a Gwin Vs Hart toss-fest.
  • 1 0
 I cant actualy ride a bike so im going to go on pinkbike and argue with someone from a different country.......
  • 5 0
 You Brits and Americans are the same.. You walk this earth like you own everything! Your shit stinks like anyone else.. Stop being racial just concentrate on bikes! Dany Hart is cool but the comments from the brits on this thread makes him an asshole. Gwinny rocked this season! UCI must change this, only 1 world champ should be crowned.. That would be the one who wins the WC series. World champs is like a one time chance and if your lucky you'll win. Unlike the WC it takes consistency! Just wait till Sam returns to form...
  • 2 2
 woah woah woah. you can't tell us brits and americans to stop being racial when you're braceting us all together as being racial! hypocrisy is the word that springs to mind..
  • 5 0
 Both gwin and hart are sick riders!!!! I'm more concerned about how god awful those specialized shoes are! I'm glad they only made 40 pair, and that's 40 too many!
  • 1 0
 yup fugly!
  • 3 0
 Danny harts amazing run has brought downhill to a broader audience thats why hes in the spotlight, i posted the video on my facebook page and friends i know who dont even like biking commented on how amazing his run was, a legend.
  • 3 0
 Dunno what the fuzz is with these gloves... I can use my touchscreen just fine even with protective cover while wearing gloves both by Royal and Fox.... somebody in Specialized's R&D division is bored, it seems....
  • 2 1
 depends on the type of touchscreen... most likely yours is pressure sensitive rather than the Iphone which uses electrical/static signals from your fingers
  • 2 0
 @marshall1234: nope Sir. It's an iPhone alright. I actually noticed a while back that the 3rd and 4th gen iPods respond through gloves as well. This is why I'm at a loss with this "conductive" glove thingy....
  • 3 0
 I use my iPhone all the time with gloves on and it's fine :/
  • 2 0
 my ipod touch works great through my 661 gloves.. might be a little less responsive than normal.. but is fine to change a song.
  • 1 0
 Whether your gloves work with a touchscreen or not, Spesh is going to sell boatloads (pun intended) of these things for merely mentioning this functionality.
  • 1 0
 Depends on the gloves. My Fox gloves work with my iphone, but my Troy Lees don't. It's a nice feature to have, because by the time I realize my phone is ringing I don't usually have much time to answer it, and taking gloves off just kills more time. No biggie, but it's nice.
  • 1 0
 Most gloves Ive used work on touch screens, even super thick ski gloves. the electro static thing was a downside to using the original ipods with the scroll wheel but to my knowledge touch screens operate differently.
  • 1 0
 My gloves have never worked with my Iphone. How the h e double hockey sticks am i supposed to update ma tweets while on the trail man?!?
  • 1 0
 a final thought on the subject: maybe it has to do with moisture? as we all know, sweat has moisture and salt, so it should conduct. maybe if the glove material soaks up a little bit of it, it enhances the response with the gloves.... any shredding Physics major out there who could enlighten us?
  • 4 2
 silly random question but, has anyone ever had trouble breathing in full face helmet???
nah me either
doesn't look like it gonna offer any more protection in a face plant situation than a non full face, looks like those old slalom helmets when slalom had flags
  • 5 0
 They're actually for enduro events, where they're work quite well, not proper DH riding Wink
  • 4 0
 Try riding uphill (obviously not pure DH riding) for a while on a warm day with a full face. It feels like you're suffocating. When I have a long uphill ride to get to a gnarly DH run that warrants a full-face helmet, I sometimes strap the DH on my back and wear a XC lid for the climb. This helpmet might be an OK compromise.
  • 5 0
 Love these articles. Makes me wanna be there sofa king bad
  • 1 0
 Ifs, buts & maybes its all coincidental, the dude crashed under pressure and he didnt win - Ala Peaty @ les Gets a few years back.
Having the rainbow jersey is the pinnacle of cycling no matter what discipline. Gwins good but is he really that good, in a year where Minaar wasnt on form, Gee had issues, Sam Hill was injured. Lets all hope everyones fit next year!.....
  • 6 2
 'Over 40' pairs of shoes, or as it's more accurately known '104 shoes'.
  • 5 1
 dont tell me you counted them
  • 4 0
 yeh i get the same Razz
  • 22 1
 Of course I did! As an ultra-pedantic internet warrior, it's my duty to pick people up on pointless sh*t like that.
  • 3 0
 @Brit-100, I laughed so hard. Jesus, that was gold.
  • 2 0
 Sorry guys, but I only get half that number! You see, they're not paired, so you have to divide by 2 Big Grin

I need to go for a ride... :/
  • 4 1
 does anyone else think the urge helmet looks like it wouldn't provide nearly enough protection for your face?
  • 2 0
 clearly other people do with my positive props...
  • 7 7
 great, some preppy gloves for preppy iphone users. a) i take my gloves off and b) i have a phone that makes calls and sends texts and has these things called buttons. oh, its got an alarm to!
  • 5 1
 iPhones have alarms...
  • 10 0
 but do you have an app store?
  • 1 0
 Stoked on that glove, Marmot made a winter glove that had that tech in it, it was awesome. Especially when commuting, you want to change the song on your iPod/iPhone, now you can.
  • 1 0
 I used to think like you Raleigh - until i got an iphone. Handy on the trails for the nice camera, there are also a lot of places coming out with gps trail maps. I can get a whole map of Squamish riding trails on my iphone which will give me exact gps coordinates telling me if i'm in the right spot. Having gloves that make that easier is a nice little feature.
  • 1 0
 For some reason I've never had a single problem using my screen with gloves on (evo4G), and my one mate never had a problem using his iPhone with gloves on. These seem to be a solution looking for a problem.
  • 2 0
 i'm with you raleigh. i have a phone that works (also with buttons) a camera and an ipod classic. my initial reaction to this glove was 'what is this world coming to', biking's about nature and escape. then i realised i frequently use my camera and ipod on my bike...
  • 2 0
 dose any one understand the point of the Urge helmet. Imean the point of a fullface is to protect ur face lol.
  • 2 0
 did they sell that SRAM 'motorcycle'? kindda awesome, bicycle/bike parts became a motorcycle model
  • 1 0
 Both gwin and hart are sick riders! I'm more concerned about how fugly those specialized shoes are! Only 40 pairs that's 40 too many!!!!!
  • 1 0
 I got Danny's old Appalache frame, dont know weather to sell or keep? It's history after all. Stuck in a rock and a hard place.
  • 2 0
 That Urge helmet is F'''/;....g awful.
  • 1 0
 For DH or FR applications I suppose for most people, but it absolutely has a niche market that will appreciate it.
  • 1 0
 cool sram parts creativity...that bike kinda looks like a madass www.pinkbike.com/photo/7148133
  • 2 0
 that full face helmet sucks !
  • 1 0
 some great pictures in there ...
  • 2 1
 Playing Forza out of that INNO truck while on the highway would be SICK!
  • 2 0
 that video was sick!
  • 2 0
 it's funny how into that video i got!
  • 1 0
 You pay more attention to the guys bugers than the actuaul helmet.
  • 2 1
 There was already a glove that you could use with itouches and iphones.
  • 1 1
 No one said there wasnt?
  • 1 0
 whens the santa cruz site bike builder running again?
  • 1 0
 " The Ninja's Turtles truck!!!!!"
  • 1 0
 I want the Schwalbe Danny Harts.. no doubt
  • 2 0
 The new 5.10's are TITS!
  • 1 0
 5-10s & Santa Cruz!!! Dialed...
  • 1 0
 Thats not even the bike Danny won worlds on ! ! !
  • 1 0
 nice products and pics!
  • 1 0
 i want that pivot point.
  • 3 0
 a pivot without pivots!
  • 1 0
 go for the left girl
  • 1 0
 She looks like a former neighbor of mine, a f.o.b. Pole. Does she look Polish to anybody else?
  • 1 0
  • 1 0
 wat wer those tablets
  • 2 3
 if gwin didnt crash he would of won... he was 0.9 seconds up
  • 5 0
 actually he was 1 second DOWN, and that gap would have got bigger no doubt down the trail, Gwin was on a run to give Brosnan's time a challenge but not Danny's.... and stupidly saying '"if he didn't crash" is just ridiculous beyond belief!!!! If Gee hadn't crashed several times he would have won too! durr! Lets put that into American terms... um... its like saying if the Steelers had scored more than the Packers in the Superbowl... then they would have won! - very pointless statement indeed!

- Gwin wasn't the only guy to crash, he just crashed after the first split, but nearly all the riders crashed at some point too, that's what separated Hart's run into legendary status!
  • 1 0
 yes but he did - end of debate.

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