What Tyler Found at Indoors Too - Interbike 2014

Sep 13, 2014
by Tyler Maine  
We first heard of SHRED when talking with Kiwi Kelly McGarry as he s recently signed on to their eyewear line up. The 179 USD Shortstack helmet is packed with features but the one that caught our attention is on the inside of the construction. SHRED uses Slytech 2ND Skin in a honeycomb cone structure combined with EPS foam to efficiently absorb and disperse impact energy. The Shortstack comes in 4 colours Scream pictured Don Black Wheelie White and Credit Card Charcoal . Their eyewear line up is growing too and utilize Carl Zeiss lenses. We really liked the looks of the Provocator Dogwood with their wooded arms. You ll be able to pick up a set for 179 USD at your local shop.

We first heard of SHRED when talking with Kiwi, Kelly McGarry as he's recently signed on to their eyewear line up. The $179 USD Shortstack helmet is packed with features, but the one that caught our attention is on the inside of the construction. SHRED uses Slytech 2ND Skin in a honeycomb, cone structure combined with EPS foam to efficiently absorb and disperse impact energy. The Shortstack comes in 4 colours; Scream (pictured), Don (Black), Wheelie (White) and Credit Card (Charcoal). Their eyewear line up is growing too and utilizes Carl Zeiss lenses. We really liked the looks of the Provocator Dogwood with their wooden arms. You'll be able to pick up a set for $179 USD at your local shop.


Having owned a few roof baskets over the years I found this one at the Kuat booth of interest. The Skinny as it s called is about 1 2 to 2 3 the width of your standard roof basket but can be greatly extended in length to match your vehicle be it a small car or a longer van. The idea of the slimmer width was to allow vehicle owners more options for roof mounted accessories like say a ski box or kayak mounts. Plus a bonus feature is the single fork mount for a bike so yes they do have you covered for all your activities. Expect to spend 389 USD on the Skinny plus accessories.

Having owned a few roof baskets over the years, I found this one at the Kuat booth of interest. The Skinny as it's called is about 1/2 to 2/3 the width of your standard roof basket, but can be greatly extended in length to match your vehicle, be it a small car or a longer van. The idea of the slimmer width was to allow vehicle owners more options for roof mounted accessories like say a ski box, or kayak mounts. Plus a bonus feature is the single fork mount for a bike, so yes they do have you covered for all your activities. Expect to spend $389 USD on the Skinny, plus accessories.


With bottom brackets getting lower and lower we find ourselves seeking out the thinest pedals that we can get away with on our trail and DH bikes. This is Azonic s offering the Flat Iron and it retails for 149 USD. For your hard earned money your find yourself choosing between Ano Black or Neon Yellow colours. All Flat Irons are 10mm thin and come with 18 fat pins per pedal Micro pins are available separately . Weighing in at 385 grams with pins installed. The pedal body is 6061 - T6 forged Aluminum and the axle is 4130 CR-MO. There is an outboard sealed bearing and internal bushings rotating on that CR-MO axle. Are these the pedals that you are looking for to gain some ground clearance

With bottom brackets getting lower and lower, we find ourselves seeking out the thinest pedals that we can get away with on our trail and DH bikes. This is Azonic's offering, the Flat Iron and it retails for $149 USD. For your hard earned money you'll find yourself choosing between Ano Black or Neon Yellow colours. All Flat Irons are 10mm thin and come with 18 fat pins per pedal (Micro pins are available separately). Weighing in at 385 grams with pins installed. The pedal body is 6061 - T6 forged Aluminum and the axle is 4130 CR-MO. There is a sealed bearing at the crank arm interface and internal bushings rotating on that CR-MO axle. Are these the pedals that you are looking for to gain some ground clearance?


This coat from ACRE falls into the better late than never category as it arrived at the show at 10AM this morning. If you are looking for a no holds barred high end riding coat then you might want to check out the Meridian Hybrid. This coat is minimalist by design with very few zippers or even velcro closures. In place of more standard pit zips there are drill away vents in the arm pits and along the back. The Hybrid has a removable hood waterproof easily packable comes in 4 sizes S M L XL and 2 colours Black and Charcoal and has one rear zippered pocket for storage. At 485 USD this coat is for a very small niche of riders but if you re looking for a quality then you ll want to try one on.

This coat from ACRE falls into the "better late than never" category as it arrived at the show at 10AM Friday morning. If you are looking for a no holds barred, high end, riding coat? Then you might want to check out the Meridian Hybrid. This coat is minimalist by design with very few zippers or even velcro closures. In place of more standard pit zips, there are drill away vents in the arm pits and along the back. The Meridian Hybrid has a removable hood, waterproof, easily packable, comes in 4 sizes (S, M, L, XL) and 2 colours (Black and Charcoal), and has one rear zippered pocket for storage. At $485 USD this coat is for a very small niche of riders, but if you're looking for quality then you'll want to try one on.


Rhino-Rack are a Denver Colorado based vehicle mounted rack company. This Jeep was heavily outfitted in their roof rack storage solution set ups as well as rear hitch bike racks. With a set up like this one could really get after it on the weekends.

Rhino-Rack are a Denver, Colorado based vehicle mounted, rack company. This Jeep was heavily outfitted in their roof rack/storage solution set ups as well as rear hitch bike racks. With a set up like this, one could really get after it on the weekends.


This here is the fresh Wheels Manufacturing Eccentric BB and it was still warm from coming off of the laser etching machine. It ll come in BB30 and Pressfit 30 options with Enduro bearings installed. The two bolts will keep it secured in place. This BB is made in the USA and will retail for approx. 125 USD.

This here is the fresh Wheels Manufacturing Eccentric BB and it was still warm from coming off of the laser etching machine. It'll come in BB30 and Pressfit 30 options with Enduro bearings installed. The two bolts will keep it secured in place. This BB is made in the USA and will retail for approx. $125 USD.


The world of POV cameras is ever growing and we are pretty stoked on this offering from Garmin called the VIRB. The VIRB is waterproof shoots in true HD 1080p with a 16 mega pixel CMOS processor. Its lithium-ion battery will shoot for 3 hours at 1080p. Additional details include chroma display - Hi Res full colour for ease of set up playback and general viewing. High sensitivity GPS accelerometer and barometric altimeter round out the key features on this 399 USD camera.

The world of POV cameras is ever growing and we are pretty stoked on this offering from Garmin called the VIRB. The VIRB is waterproof, shoots in true HD 1080p with a 16 mega pixel CMOS processor. Its lithium-ion battery will shoot for 3 hours at 1080p. Additional details include chroma display - Hi Res full colour for ease of set up, playback and general viewing. High sensitivity GPS, accelerometer and barometric altimeter round out the key features on this $399 USD camera.


What you see here is the newest iteration of dropper post from the Canadians at 9Point8 the Fall Line. It ll be hitting stores in January of 2015 with a retail of 325 USD. Features include 125mm of infinite adjustment Stealth cable routing Air Sprung Quick Release cable for ease of seat post removal Lifetime warranty 30.9 and 31.6mm diameter posts Weight is 470 grams without cable and lever. The Fall Line is not a hydraulic post but rather operates on an internal brake mechanism to allow its infinite adjustment capabilities.

What you see here is the newest iteration of dropper post from the Canadians at 9Point8, the Fall Line. It'll be hitting stores in January of 2015 with a retail of $325 USD. Features include; 125mm of infinite adjustment, Stealth cable routing, Air Sprung, Quick Release cable for ease of seat/post removal, Lifetime warranty, 30.9 and 31.6mm diameter posts, Weight is said to be 470 grams without cable and lever. The Fall Line is not a hydraulic post, but rather operates on an internal brake mechanism to allow its infinite adjustment capabilities.


They know how to party at the Surly bikes booth and it looks like things may have gotten out of hand this year. That s a wrap see you all in a year s time.

They know how to party at the Surly bikes' booth and it looks like things may have gotten out of hand this year. That's a wrap, see you all in a year's time.




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47 Comments

  • 34 0
 Lifetime warranty on a dropper, sign me up!
  • 3 23
flag CeeJayTheAwesome (Sep 13, 2014 at 14:15) (Below Threshold)
 Sign me up when they make the stanchion black. Or matching Kashima!
  • 10 1
 they had me at not hydraulic
  • 3 8
flag Hammm (Sep 13, 2014 at 19:31) (Below Threshold)
 Is it that important to not have hydraulic? If your out on a deep backcountry ride and crash, split or tear your hydraulic line then you maybe stuffed. With a cable activated design the seat will remain up.
  • 4 1
 The 'non hydraulic' isn't about the lever/hose, but I believe the actual mechanism itself. No oil, no seals. (correct me if I'm wrong, 9point8 folks)

I have no idea if that means its mechanical or not. Because if it's mechanical internals, my god, sign me right the hell up.
  • 6 3
 Hate my Reverb. Too many broken hoses and messes.
  • 1 3
 Please give us a setback option!
  • 3 0
 the 9point8 is convertible between inline and setback by changing one piece on the head!
  • 1 0
 Too bad it will be "stealth" only. :/
  • 15 4
 Jeebus rice, you guys. I understand you're probably physically, mentally, and morally bankrupt after several days in Vegas...but please pay attention to spelling, punctuation, and grammar. This site is looking like a copy of Decline lately. Get it together man.
  • 4 1
 Ha, or Bikerumor
  • 1 0
 Yeah I stopped picking up Decline just for that reason. Felt like I was funding some high school kids' shitty art projects (good photography though).
  • 12 3
 BB is for a PF30 or BB30 frame. Grease your BBS. Put the cups in. Insert your crank with ring and chain. Tighten down compression screw on non-drive crank arm. Rotate BB til chain is taught. Tighten bolts on BB to torque spec. Tighten pinch bolts on non-drive crank arm to torque spec. Crush fools on your SS vertical dropout CX bike. Adjust saddle height depending on which direction your rotate BB.
  • 2 0
 FSA has been making a PF30 version for more than a year: www.bikeradar.com/us/news/article/fsa-adds-eccentric-pressfit-30-adapter-36683
  • 1 0
 was replying to @kleinblake's desire for an explanation. forgot to hit "reply" though
  • 6 3
 Wow Jacket like that for 485usd wow.

I dont like ragging on and companies. But US is insane.

Shop around people tell me they're arent better jackets a 1/4 that price, better more technical features that are everyday mtb useful.

Wow. Must have carbonium lacing or an iphone6 free with purchase.

Wholey cow Batman, even Bruce Wayne wouldnt pay that much without some due dilengence on whats comparable.

I know what Neo would wear!
  • 2 0
 ACRE is the mtb division of Mission Workshop. They are based in SF so need to charge big prices to pay their pricey rent. Partial kidding aside, most if not all of their gear is made in the USA which also impacts prices, and they want the market that buys $10K SC Nomad/XX1/Enve.
  • 5 0
 A guy requests more attention to spelling, grammar, and punctuation and you turd(s) remove the up voted post. Nice.
  • 1 0
 Yes! I second this motion! Better editing required. Too many errorsssssssssssss
  • 5 0
 That Garmin VIRB camera looks and sounds very promising
  • 3 0
 im against having an unprotected lens
  • 2 0
 It is very well protected. I've been using the Virb Elite for the last 5 or 6 months and I havn't been nice to it.
  • 5 0
 You can always count on Tyler to find us the sickest 4x4's.
  • 3 0
 That Jeep is sic, weld on sone steel mesh over windows and could run down Zombies after the Zombie apoc all day in that thing.
  • 1 1
 Will the Rhino Rack on the Jeep still work if I decide to remove my hardtop? If it doesn't, it should...

Also, looking at the Kuat basket, I think a company should design a basket that has "arms" on the outside of the basket where you can mount your bike carrier, so you dont have to put the carrier on the inside of the basket or across the top. That way you have the entire basket, with no height restrictions, to use for storing stuff like a cooler and a tent.
  • 1 0
 Rack attaches to the gutter so it definitely comes off with the top
  • 1 0
 that 9Point8 dropper post seems nice. with a lifetime warranty, and infinity adjustment. can't wait for someone to use it first.
  • 3 1
 Can someone explain that BB?
  • 2 1
 It fits in the press fit BB frame, but with outboard bearings it can be rotated to allow you to fine tune your BB height and fore/aft
  • 3 3
 Take a look at the 3rd on in the background. It shows the back. It will press in and I guess you can change your be height by rotating it.
  • 1 0
 So what crank fits in it? Do you need a longer spindle b/c the bearings are outboard?
  • 1 0
 Such a sweet idea! Setting that thing level and in the most rearward position would give you the same BB height, but a longer top tube reach and shorter ChainStay length(effective)....neat! I manage just fine, but many older medium frame geometries(DH) have me fitting right in between a M and a L for the Effective Top Tube length...and cuz I don't race or care about the extra bit of stability at Mach 1 all the time of the DH race spec CS lengths...the shorter CS would be a real bonus too...2-fer1 !!!
I don't know fit specs on parts like BB's tho....will this work in older frames??? Like '08 or '10 Devinci Wilsons for example?
  • 7 0
 It's to convert your ordinary bike with vertical dropouts and pressfit BB into a Single speed.
  • 2 0
 This ^
  • 1 0
 So it's meant for single speeds and belt drives. Could it be used on a regular mountain bike to customize it a little more?
  • 1 0
 If you have a 42mm (I think) internal diameter bb shell then yes.
  • 1 0
 surly, the unicorn slayer definitely stepped some places up on my list. superawesome style !
  • 2 0
 that kuat rack looks a little more refined than than the thule moab.
  • 2 1
 Nice jacket for sure but its for the rider with money... Not me :-(
  • 1 0
 Everything with "enduro" in its name should have bigger balls.
  • 4 4
 wtf does enduro bearings mean!
  • 3 0
 I guess it does mean bearings manufactured by www.enduroforkseals.com. Anyone to correct me?
  • 5 0
 Correct, Enduro is the company that's been making bearings for a long time. It's just a coincidence that a form of MTB racing now shares the same name.
  • 2 0
 Also, enduro packs bigger balls into their bearings.. For stronger and longer lasting performance..
  • 1 3
 With the eccentric BB im guessing you can lower the BB height and slacken the Head tube angle.
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