After two days of storms and sun for the Outdoor Demo portion of the show, Interbike moves indoors to the cavernous halls of the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Much like the rest of Las Vegas, it's a sensory overload, full of every type of cycling product imaginable. From titanium hardtails to a dropper post can crusher, Wednesday's wanderings uncovered a little bit of everything.
We enjoyed our time aboard RSD's Triumph
hardtail last winter, but it was their 29" Chief hardtail that was drawing a crowd this year. The look of skinwall tires can be polarizing, but they seemed to be a perfect match with the bike's titanium frame. The complete bike as shown is available for $5499 USD, although we'd toss on a dropper post before hitting the trails with it.
Taking design cues from their goggles, 100% has a new line of sunglasses on the way called the Speedcraft. The slightly raised portion in the center is meant to provide a better field of vision when looking forward from the tucked position cyclists are commonly in. The glasses will range in price from $175-$195, which includes a spare clear lens and a hard case, and there will be two different lens shapes along with a wide palette of frame colors. 100% also has a new hard case designed to hold goggles, tear offs, spare lens, and a GoPro. Available in red, grey and camo, the case is $45.00.
100% is expanding their glove line as well with three new styles for 2015. The DH-oriented Simi has extra padding on the knuckles and top of the hand, while the Airmatic isn't quite as beefy, but still has a little extra protection on the knuckles. The Brisker is 100%'s cool weather glove designed for those late fall rides when the temperatures hover in the 40°F range.
Shaun Palmer's been getting plenty of press lately thanks to the news of his re-signing with Intense
, and the bike he raced to a silver medal at the 1996 DH World Championships in Cairns, Australia, was perched atop the California company's booth. Check out those vintage parts on his American-flag themed rig: Magura hydraulic rim brakes, Shimano XTR drivetrain, MRP chainguide, an original RockShox Boxxer and an Azonic stem and bar. Classic.
View the entire Interbike 2014 Product Gallery here.