Interbike 2008 Outdoor Demo Mini-Update

Sep 23, 2008
by Mike Levy  
Day One is in the books and on-line. This first small update includes new rides from Commencal, Santa Cruz, and Yeti, as well as new exciting bits from SRAM and Chris King!The heat was hot, the dust was dusty, and the bikes were plenty. There were a lot of flat tires like usual and I even got burnt again. Thank god the bikes were new! We were working hard to put together some rad videos for you guys but I managed to snap some shots while walking back and forth from the outhouses. Enjoy!

The morning march to madness

The morning march to madness

Luckily we had the car waiting out front

Luckily we had the car waiting out front




Santa Cruz had their new Jackal lounging about in the desert heat

Santa Cruz had their new Jackal lounging about in the desert heat

The Jackal's smart adjustable dropout's look clean and well thought out

The Jackal's smart adjustable dropout's look clean and well thought out

New color for the ever dominant V10

New color for the ever dominant V10




2009 Commencal Supreme DH. One year old and already a World Champ

2009 Commencal Supreme DH. One year old and already a World Champ






Commencal Meta 6 looking sharp in red

Commencal Meta 6 looking sharp in red






The Skin is Commencal's full carbon go-fast XC bike. No excuses for you if this is your race rig come Sunday!



Greg looked awfully comfortable in the heat

Greg looked awfully comfortable in the heat




One of the new Yeti 303's

One of the new Yeti 303's

The single rail controls the leverage rate as it runs through it's travel

The single rail controls the leverage rate as it runs through it's travel

303 front end

303 front end




20

20" for Graves




King is doing outboard's now. Hopefully our outboard woes will be a thing of the past

King is doing outboard's now. Hopefully our outboard woes will be a thing of the past



Don't pick up hitchhikers kids, especially if they look like this guy

Don't pick up hitchhikers kids, especially if they look like this guy




SRAM has some super special anodized parts for some of their super special riders

SRAM has some super special anodized parts for some of their super special riders




Don't forget to pick up your chips for the NWD 9 premiere party at the Palms Casino on Wednesday - We've got ours

Don't forget to pick up your chips for the NWD 9 premiere party at the Palms Casino on Wednesday - We've got ours




All the ingredients needed for a much deserved afternoon BBQ

All the ingredients needed for a much deserved afternoon BBQ




Stay tuned, we have some bike check videos from Banshee and Mongoose, an in-depth look at the new Manitou Dorado, as well as video interviews with Eric Carter and Darcy Turenne!

Jump to the entire Interbike 2008 Album to see all the goods!


54 Comments

  • 7 3
 The new 303 does not look better, lets face it, it looks wank, there too much alloy all over the place, and they've lost the awesome colours. your just saying its good becasue its the shiny new 303, GROW UP! its also cheaper than the old one, meaning less has gone into the frame, and the design still use rails that need greasing so its no lower maintenance, all they've done is lowered the center of gravity, and thats a waste of time because the whole frame looks heavier anyways, bring back the old 303!!!
  • 1 0
 Though I don't entirely agree with your opinion, I do agree that the the design of the new 303 seems like a step back. But a lower COG makes for a much better handling bike in the corners. It may be lighter than the old 303, but this new one is essentially a single pivot with a slider instead of links. Nothing special if you were to ask me.
  • 3 1
 Telling someone to Grow Up for giving their opinion is very immature. Lowering the center of gravity is a waste of time? It looks heavier? These statements do not make any sense to me. I think it looks great. I've also never heard anyone complain about a bike being less expensive. I wouldn't buy the old one, or the new one, because they are too expensive, and from personal experience with an ASX; Yeti's customer service is non-existent.
  • 2 3
 then why are you standing up for them!!!!!!! i just needed a good rant and im supposed to be a young adult, so i'm allowed to be immature, in fact its requirement, so nah ne na ne nah nah
  • 2 0
 Some of the opinions above are great others well let me be blunt you are trend whores. My favorite part is the fact that people say things like single pivot, and it seems heavier and on and on, if you guys actually read the articles instead of looking at the pictures you would realize that these companies are always trying to improve thier product through wieght, geometry, or an all out new design. I belive that this will be the last time I ever read any of these posts, way to much supidity. whatever happened to just grabing your bike whether it be a bling 09 or an old abused but great bike and just go out shredding.
  • 5 0
 SICK!! It's that time of year again. I love interbike
  • 8 0
 when the fuck will santacruz show there new V8!!! Its been secret for waay to long
  • 7 0
 just be patient
  • 4 1
 I love the new jackal. But im sad thet they got rid of the hump it was like what made the jackal stand out from all the others
  • 5 3
 IMO,it made it look ugly and bulky.
  • 2 0
 it looks more like a kitty cat now the hump made it look h-core to the maximum extreme and it was cool
  • 1 0
 IMO, I REPEAT "IMO", The Jackal, has been destroyed! If anything, they should keep the original Jackal, and this should be a different model.
  • 1 0
 The new Jackal, is nothing more than a Chameleon, with DJ'er Geometry!
  • 1 0
 C'mon guys, the bikes were cool and everything, but lets be honest, they're basically re-hashed versions of old stuff. The coolest product pictured above (by far) is the Chris King outboard bottom bracket. Close second: Grubby's Olympic BMX. Sick...
  • 1 0
 the jackal looks so much WORSE! i loved the old sloping headtube and sweet looking frame. now it's just like all the other bikes on the market. the slope made it so unigue and recognizable! not sure about the geometry on the v10, looks like they took the hump from the jackal and threw it on the V10. don't know what;s up at the syndicate. oh, and the commencals look sweet, the yeti 303 is dope and ano sram parts boggles the mind it's so nice.
  • 1 0
 Come on guys! Try and find that ever elusive new VP Free or V8 or what ever they're going to call it. That would be my single biggest must see spy shot coming out of interbike this year!
  • 1 0
 can you find out what is going on with the new boxxer? in the 2009 norco catalog it looks exactly like the 2008 boxxer, not the new 2009.
  • 1 0
 the 'new' boxxer which you are referring to i think is still considered a 2010 model so it will not be coming on alot of 2009 bikes.
  • 1 0
 i wouldnt imagine it be on anybike,maybe the pros will use it thats it tho. if its 2008 and they say its 2010 then oviously 09 is going to have the same line as 08.especialy because the team dh has the blue coloured boxxer that is exactly the same as the 08.
  • 0 0
 the "2010" boxxer will be ridden by the pros this year....they might release it as a 2009 1/2 but most likely not be released till 2010
  • 0 0
 FUCK. i was all stoked.
  • 0 0
 norco f*cked their line this year
which is a shame because it was a good brand Frown
  • 2 2
 the new yeti looks great!! i have heard that the "old" one with the 2 rail system would cost a lot of time and greace to keep it running smooth!
this thing looks like its better and easyer to maintain!
yeeaaahaa!
  • 2 1
 i agree with chazdog, im sure it rides good (personally never been on one) but it looks like a cheap ALDI bike! my opinion anyway.
  • 0 1
 i agree now it is technicaly a single pivot so it no longer has a floating pivot point
  • 0 1
 and i guess it does sorta look like its from canadian tire but instead of blue and yellow its grey
  • 3 1
 The new yeti 303 looks so sick!!!
  • 1 0
 A small note on the new Jackal, chain stay length is 15.3", better known as extremely short!
  • 0 0
 That is shorter than my BMX race bike!
  • 3 2
 Not a yeti fan, but I like the 303...... In fact, i prefer it to the older one!
  • 1 1
 AH yes the market is definately showin progression...Solid Yeti 303! Looks more flickable without sacraficing strength. ONE DAY!!!!!
  • 1 0
 To bad they don't sell those anodized derailleur and shifter! They would be hot on the market!
  • 1 0
 Do it yourself!!
I did mine almost 2 years ago in the same colours!
www.pinkbike.com/photo/1142066
www.pinkbike.com/photo/1142067
  • 0 0
 Wow 1trick, your bikes look awesome. You sure put a lot of work into them, great idea about having somewhere scan and change decal colours then reprint them. I'll have to think about that when I get new bikes next year. It looks like you had a pre-prototype XO setup haha, you beat SRAM to it!
  • 0 0
 They actually took photo's of it in Saalbach in 07 but decided to go with the gold bolt for 08?!
  • 1 0
 OMG, i need those ano. SRAM components. that white and gold rear der. is so dope.
  • 1 0
 i heard that yeti is going to be selling the new 303 and the old one this year
  • 1 0
 man i wish i was there this year, interbike is always a good time
  • 1 1
 oh my f*ck i want that v10 with the sram (red) xo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 1 0
 hmmm...there's a looot of cool things going on in the market Smile
  • 1 0
 What sort of Weight do the 303's come in at??
  • 1 0
 The Jackal doesn't look great!Frown
  • 1 0
 God Damn, Sram needs to rename Blackbox, "BLINGBOX"!:LOL:
  • 1 0
 nice to see that oakley is concerned about their carbon footprint...
  • 0 0
 haha. that truck is huge. its awsome
  • 0 0
 Chris King external bb looks mint, this could be good!
  • 0 0
 the new boxxer has 35 mm stations new graphics
  • 1 0
 All look very nice!
  • 0 0
 all bikes are insanely sick!
  • 0 0
 killer pics lamborghini is sweat, anthe truck too
  • 0 0
 haha sick article
  • 1 1
 new yeti dh looks sick
  • 0 2
 New jackal is ugly... compared to older ;/ where is this cool "back"? ;/
  • 0 1
 the new jackle is sick

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