Another Interbike update

Sep 27, 2007
by Mike Levy  
If you didn't get enough of Interbike coverage from Day 1 then you're in luck, here is a bunch more. This issue of Hungry Pete's Interbike coverage includes pics of the new Intense M6 that just happens to have a proto Manitou Dorado up front, new wheels from Industry Nine, and some bikes from the boys at Kona as well as a few other surprises.Alright, no beating around the bush here. Straight to the good stuff. Intense at Interbike 2007.

M6. Look closely, there's a new Manitou Dorado bolted on up front.






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Intense Tazer and SS

Tazer
Tazer
SS
SS



Whoever is the thinker at Wicked Racing is a good thinker. It's a super well thought out design, but what's with the name? Who races with two rings?







I'm pretty sure this thing is doing about 137mph in this photo.




Pivot bikes are going to be big. Using the DW Link and run by someone who knows bikes, these things are going to go off.





Industry Nine has some beautiful wheels using their own hubs and I9 straight pull aluminum spokes. The color options are nearly endless and you can even order up some spokes that fade from top to bottom! They had three new road wheel sets, two with carbon rims, but even cooler was the new I9 20" bmx wheel set.

If you think it up, they can do it

If you think it up, they can do it


I9 Dubs are ready
I9 Dubs are ready



Kona was in the house with their whole range, which included the new CoilAir Deluxe with Kona's Magic rear suspension. If the new design can live up to the promises then this will be one amazing bike.

CoilAir Deluxe

CoilAir Deluxe

The Magic system
The Magic system

Got a little guy (or girl) at home that is getting good marks in school and doing all the chores? Look into the Shred 2-4 then. If you need a dj'ing or general tough as nails hardtail and might want to look at the Cowan for yourself. The Cowan had wicked paint and one of the cooler painted headtube badges I've seen.

Shred 2-4
Shred 2-4
Cowan
Cowan
Badge
Badge

Check the paint job on their Stab Supreme big bike-




How is this for system integration!




X-Fusion had a Santa Cruz V10 on display with their DH fork and h3LT rear air shock. My super scientific push test revealed that the h3LT air shock seemed more supple then I would ever expect from an air damper.






Once again, with nearly no competition, the Ibis Mojo has won Mikes "Super Official Sexiest Bike Of The Show Award."

The new Mojo SL frame with titanium hardware and new flat paint

The new Mojo SL frame with titanium hardware and new flat paint




Yesterday we showed you some top secret cut aways of CaneCreek's Double Barrel shock and the data acquisition system they had in their booth. Today we are going the opposite direction, but in my opinion, something just as cool. They had this integrated headset on the wall that is made from wood; maple to be exact. It's really just a regular integrated headset but instead of the usual aluminum top cap and spacers, CaneCreek has these bits cnc'd from maple. It will be a small production run and each one is finish by hand. More bling than any shiny metal in the whole place!


Follow the link if you'd like to see all the pictures from the first day inside.


12 Comments

  • + 6
 boy don't you wish you just had an extra $20,000 lying around Attention Pimp Attention
  • + 1
 The new Dorado is the return of SICK. Forget the messes that were the 04-05 Dorado's. The '03 was the one. Manitou is coming back in a big way... For '09 Dorado dominates the race market in pure high end sickness. NOT for freeride wieners. Boxxer WC, Fox 40 RC2, Dorado, it's all good. We'll see how the new 888 works out, sure looks good... It's never been a better time to rip the DH, world wide connect...
  • + 2
 yeah that new manitou looks pretty bad ass
  • + 1
 The new Dorado is 6.4 pounds. 203mm travel. Air spring and 36mm stanchions. I read the spec card there.
  • + 2
 Finally the new Manitou Dorado.
  • + 0
 it is still a proto dorado dude,the fork has still allot off testing to do.Remember it's aimed for 2009 not for 2008.
  • + 1
 can't wait for the RMX's come in!!!
  • + 1
 no more RMX's in 2008 it will be the flatline's
  • + 1
 holy crap that intense is amazing
  • + 0
 mmm dorados look dope... and the flatline will be a wonderful step up from the rmx even tho i loved the old design
  • + 0
 where can you see new rockies?
  • - 1
 i'm in love with the x-fusion

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