You ever write something for work or school only to lose it before submitting it? You know the old "My dog ate my laptop!" story! Well here are all the "Lost Interbike Files" that just resurfaced from the depths in which they were laying. First is a compilation of pics and vids from the indoor expo, next up is a Bike Check with Brandon Semenuk and lastly is a look at the 2009 Santa Cruz V-10, Nomad and Jackyl.
Sit back and enjoy!
Intense booth walk through:
Check out this killer HD Video of the Intense booth! Set to some new Rise Against, you get to see nearly all their amazing machines up close and personal.
Tyler from twenty6 and I ran into each other while wandering the halls and he had some sick new things to show me. First off is the limited edition chrome pedal, followed up by my new favorite looking pedal that resembles wood. The wood pedal is so rad to see - take a good look at them. He also has a brand new Boxxer standard direct mount stem for the masses.
We first saw the Yeti ASR 7 at last year's outdoor demo, but this was my first real close look at the new Yeti. I can't wait to ride one in the future as I know that the Lefty fork works great, so I want to see how strong a bike with one rear stay is. I have a feeling that Yeti did a lot of homework before releasing this one though. One of my top pics from the show for sure.
Elka is a small Canadian company that specializes in making suspension products to make you go faster. With a rich history in ATV, MOTO X and other gas powered sports, they have taken the step into MTB and I am so looking forward to getting my greasy paws on one of their rear shocks for my winter DH rig build up! It's gonna be sick!
Rolling up to Interbike, a lot of hype was centered around who was going to be working with Dave Weagle and his amazing DW link for the 2009 season. The web rumors were silenced when Turner Bikes sent out their press release with all the juicy details. I know that we have already shown you pics, but I personally can't get enough of this machine.
Andreas talks to us about Rocky Mountain Altitude models:
Ever wonder how far $20 will take you during lunch at a trade show, well here is the answer.
No idea who this was, but their booth kicked ass. It was put together like a huge 3D puzzle.
Sombrio is in their 10th year as a company and the fresh designs and ideas keep on flowing out to the riders. The new booth had a nice open feel that was welcoming and made you want to check out the new gear. Sombrio's clothing line doesn't end at t-shirts and shorts. You can fully cloth yourself whether you are a guy or a gal, Sombrio has a riding and casual kit for you.
GT's new Fury is causing quite the buzz around the internet. Looking forward to seeing them in action this year.
They say you can't go to Vegas with out doing a bit of gambling, so Darcy Turenne and I sat down in the plane terminal with $5 each. I lost all mine and Darcy came out on top. Vegas takes your money and your soul!