What Tyler Found: Day Three - Interbike 2015

Sep 17, 2015
by Tyler Maine  
Choir Cycles was a little behind on set up our guess isn t shipping but maybe a Spearmint Rhyno delay.
  Choir Cycles was a little behind on set up, our guess isn't shipping, but maybe a Casino delay.

The mannequin at Visijax had more life to it then a lot of the hired staff at booths did. Look how happy it is:
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So many colors of anodizing from XON Ltd.
  So many anodized colours from XON Ltd.

Electric moped in a pool
  Hmm I can't say that I understand the marketing here, but it got me to stop.

Folding run bike.
Folding run bike
Folding run bike. all folded up.
...all folded up.

The Apex Creative looks like a carbon Gambler at least it s not a Session this time .
  The Apex Creative looks like a carbon Gambler (at least it's not a Session this time).

The Soul Ripper from Apro Tech left something for the curious - so many pivots
  The Soul Ripper from Apro Tech left something for the curious - so many pivots!

Odd road bike
  Tortula road bikes can be checked out at roundtailbikes.com, but honestly I'm not sure you need to be that curious.

Sealskins were showing off their waterproof socks. bucketgirl - these feet belong to - https instagram.com shareecepfeiffer
  Sealskins were showing off their waterproof socks.
* Too see who these feet belong to, click here - #bucketgirl

Do you Cramp Maybe you need some Pickle Juice.
  Do you Cramp? Maybe you need some Pickle Juice.

No matter how much I ride or use chamois cream I just cannot see my taint liking this seat.
  No matter how much I ride or use chamois cream, I just cannot see my taint liking this seat.

We ve got a new line up of lubes and protectants from a very familiar brand ArmorAll.
  We've got a new line up of lubes and protectants from a very familiar brand, ArmorAll.

I ve always liked the looks of an inverted fork so catching my eye was easy for the RST Rebel.
  I've always liked the looks of an inverted fork, so catching my eye was easy for the RST Rebel.

It s got a cyclist on it so I am now a bigger fan of Oberto s beef jerkey. Move over power bars.
  It's got a cyclist on it, so I am now a bigger fan of Oberto's beef jerkey. Move over power bars.

Do you sweat a lot Does your helmet not offer enough absorption Maybe you should check out the Sweat Buster from Traxfactory.com
  Do you sweat a lot? Does your helmet not offer enough absorption? Maybe you should check out the Sweat Buster from Traxfactory.com

Not rocking a plus or fat bike but still need some extra traction Check out these Slip NOT chains from Twofish Unlimited.
  Not rocking a plus or fat bike, but still need some extra traction? Take a look at these Slip NOT chains from Twofish Unlimited.

Pretty standard for a good time in Vegas.
  Pretty standard for a good time in Vegas.

Silent T
  Silent T?

KTM from Austria they dominate in moto will we see the same in MTB.
  KTM from Austria, they dominate in moto. Will we see the same in MTB?

Fixation knows what you need.
Fyxation knows what you need ...
... and what your lady wants.
Red or white wine compatible.

State Bicycle Co.
  State Bicycle Co.

State Bicycle Co. sticker seemed odd on a Fat Bike
This sticker seemed odd on a Fat Bike.
State Bicycle Co. Bottle opener was a pretty cool accessory.
Bottle opener was a pretty cool accessory.

Sunglass and helmet integration is simply awesome the great looks is a bonus.
  The sunglass and helmet integration by Smith is simply awesome, the great looks are a bonus.

As a fan of wool it s cool to see Giro s Hoxton and Hoxton LF with Merino uppers on display. The LF looks perfect for Fall riding in the Pacific North West.
  As a fan of wool it's cool to see Giro's Hoxton and Hoxton LF with Merino uppers on display. The LF looks perfect for Fall riding in the Pacific North West.

Hmm not sure what the Fizik crew is up to here in Vegas.
  Hmm, not sure what the Fizik crew is up to here in Vegas?!

Reynolds new carbon Enduro wheel with I9 hubs is good enough for the King of Crankworx so I m betting it s good enough to you too.
  Reynolds' new carbon Enduro wheel with I9 hubs is good enough for the King of Crankworx, so I'm betting it's good enough to you too.

And the most baller ghetto blaster goes to Fox and Rat Boy.
  And the most baller "ghetto blaster" goes to Fox Head and Rat Boy.

Velofix s Mobile Bike Shop
  Velofix's Mobile Bike Shop.

Onza Ibex 29 x 2.25 skin wall tire
Onza Ibex 29x2.25 skinwall.
Onza Ibex 29x2.25 skinwal.
Onza Ibex 29x2.25 skinwall.

Aaron Gwin and Big House
Aaron Gwin and his long time friend and consultant Rich "Big House" Houseman.
HT Pedals
Aaron's red, white and blue pedals at HT.

Fresh looks for the enduro trail riding crowd from Troy Lee Designs.
  Fresh looks for the enduro / trail riding crowd from Troy Lee Designs.

Nutcase and World Bicycle Relief partnered up and had 3 artists from 3 different continents on hand doing some pretty cool murals.
  Nutcase and World Bicycle Relief partnered up and had 3 artists from 3 different continents on hand doing some pretty cool murals.

Fun shirt

Three days down and 2 more to go from here in Vegas. Stay tuned as we continue to bring you all the best coverage from Interbike.


MENTIONS: @GiroSportDesign / @fizikofficial / @Fox-Head-Inc




139 Comments

  • + 96
 Wow, that is some horrible product.... Looks like a rummage shop... Am I the only one who thinks Gwin always looks baked out of his mind?
  • + 34
 Spliff not pictured
  • + 21
 Pickle Juice, Fish bones, and free candy? What is going on in the bike industry?
  • + 18
 Just filler between coming out with new "standards".
  • + 10
 Yea, he does look baked. Or maybe just super exhausted from whatever fun he had the night before. It IS Vegas.
  • - 9
flag scary1 (Sep 17, 2015 at 8:22) (Below Threshold)
 Really? Does he hang out pretty hard at one of those quicky marriage chapels?
  • + 8
 @properp it's just the Asian section. Kind of a weird place there.
  • + 10
 Gwin always looks baked
  • + 1
 We are everywhere!
  • + 13
 He got into the pickle juice.
  • + 16
 Gwin is always high....... on the Lord.
  • + 1
 The first thing I thought when I saw Gwin was that he was fucking blazed
  • + 1
 haha Gwin obviously on another planet in that pic
  • + 28
 dropper post on a dh bike is about as cool as sticking bar ends on a riser bar... pretty daft
  • + 11
 It's a Pietermaritzburg special
  • - 4
flag Balgaroth (Sep 17, 2015 at 9:33) (Below Threshold)
 No worse than using a cheap XC shock on a DH bike ...
  • + 2
 do you talk about the xfusion vector hlr air which is one of the best and lightes air dh/enduro shock on the market?
  • + 3
 more front brake cable
  • + 1
 Yes. Also at that seatpost angle I'd give any dropper post about 3 rides before the bushings give.
  • + 28
 More like a Solid than Gambler.
  • + 9
 exactly ! or a propane or antidote. how someone can say "looks like a gambler" boggles my mind ???
  • + 6
 Sounds like Pinkbike got stuck at the Spearmint Rhino as well
  • + 2
 or a propain!
  • + 5
 Well I think the design and curves of the rear triangle resemble of Gambler's ,yes ....But the actual design and suspension design sure is not the same ..... To me it's a pretty bike no matter what. However you cannot have your bumpers hide your company's name, better design next time
  • + 5
 @viatch

i think they thought it looks like a gambler cos they were in vegas for more than an hour. after that, everything looks like a gambler
  • + 2
 Anitdote Lifeline...
  • + 1
 that bike is actually way sick!
  • + 1
 Demo front end wih gambler rear end perhaps
  • + 1
 more like a polygon duh
  • + 14
 Waterproof socks, the number one way to create a miniature pool of your own sweat to walk around in
  • + 2
 ^^
Exactly my thoughts!!!
  • + 11
 #bucketgirl
  • + 1
 Just wear real socks under them! (Though doing so might make you have to loosen and re-tie your shoes. Heavens forbid!)
  • + 3
 @Steezwhip Actually - I used Seal skins for years in the army instead of the issue socks and they were awesome. I never felt like my feet were overly sweaty, despite being obviously quite active in them and wearing them for days on end (I wore thin liner socks underneath though and changed those more often!). They never seemed to show visible signs of wear, never needed re-proofing, never slipped and never rubbed. Warm in the winter and breathable (enough) in the summer. Give them a go if you haven't - you might be surprised.
  • + 3
 Oh - and #bucketgirl Smile
  • + 1
 If it's dropping below freezing, a vapor barrier is useful. Check out Andrew Skurka's article andrewskurka.com/2011/vapor-barrier-liners-theory-application
  • + 10
 The Soul Ripper is interesting, designed so that you can switch between a 4-bar and a VPP style lingage..
exhibition.ifdesign.de/entrydetails_en.html?beitrag_id=152860
  • + 2
 AHA! I stared at that pic for far too long trying to work out what all those extra pivots were for. Now I understand. Makes simple adjustable bb heights and head angles seem so last year Razz
  • + 3
 Thanks for the link! It makes so much more sense now! Pretty sure the "4-bar" setup is actually a link driven sp though..
  • - 2
 the term 4-bar is misleading. Almost every suspension system out there is a 4-bar of one form or another. Except for Orange. I think the 4-bar you are thinking of is a horst-link, while this is indeed a single pivot with linkage.
  • + 8
 Is it just me or is TLD getting less innovative on the clothing end? That jersey looks like a copy of dakine's and last years camo jerseys were a complete rip off of the Loose Riders. C'mon guys step it up! Quit copying your neighbors work!
  • + 3
 The sleeves look too long for 3/4 style...wld be cool if they had a place to cut them(preset hem) as some of their shorts offered. Tone down the logos on non-racer stuff.
  • + 10
 The inverted RST fork looks interesting. More coverage please.
  • + 4
 I also ride a Norco Sight (alu), and I have always wanted an inverted fork! So yes please, more details. Smile
  • + 2
 I think this may be the only inverted fork in its class. RST is doing a nice job with their new products.
  • + 3
 That Norco looks great with that inverted fork....wonder how it performs...
  • + 9
 where can I get that "remember that one time..." shirt?
  • + 25
 The homo T-shirt shop.
  • + 16
 Boom! roasted.
  • + 6
 glasvagas shops there by the sound of it
  • + 5
 I own it. Now excuse me, my wrist needs calibrated.
  • + 1
 @glasvagas
you didn't, did you?
  • + 1
 this section of comments made me laugh out loud at my computer for the first time in a while
  • + 7
 "The mannequin at Visijax had more life to it then a lot of the hired staff"

THAN godammnit. THAN.

Dunno why that bugs me so much.
  • + 23
 "Dunno why that bugs me so much"

DON'T KNOW........Wink
  • + 16
 At least mine is a truncation of the correct words. Not just the wrong word for no other reason than my teachers were too bloody lazy to teach me the difference.

Would you rather go to the shops than the pub then go to the pub than the shops?

The above sentence makes no sense! If you can't see why then you need to slap whoever taught you English. I am equally annoyed by people who say brought instead of bought.

Having re-read my example sentence, I realise it does have one advantage. We get to go to the pub. Twice.
  • + 5
 Relax, it's Vegas
  • + 5
 @gabriel-mission9, I have the same problem reading lack of proofread articles. There are several "writers" (used very loosely) on PB that I only go for the pictures...at least they do take some good pics. Now if only PB could hire an editor in chief, perhaps we can move beyond the 5th grade English level?
  • - 1
 Read an article earlier today (either here or on Vital) that referred to 'punchers' intending to mean punctures / flat tyres rather than people who punch. It was either not proof read or it was and the editor didn't recognise the misspelling - not sure which is more depressing.

The only thing more annoying is people who answer a question starting with "So ..."; GRRR!!
  • - 1
 PB writers are amateurs in their strangulation of the English language when compared with the master of the art of unfathomable utterances lacking use of the established rules for punctuation, syntax or paragraph structure; one S.Jones of the late DIRT Magazine. If Hunter S. Thompson or William Burroughs could be accused of pushing the boundaries of established prose writing, Jones would by comparison be incarcerated without trial indefinitely. If one gets tuned in to his view of the language, it is though, brilliant.
  • + 0
 It definitely made for good reading that mag. Especially Steve Jones' stuff. Until it went all xc and promptly folded Frown
  • + 8
 Hmm... 13 comments allready and no one has said anything about the girl yet... I wonder...
  • + 3
 all I wil say is that I could fill buckets
  • + 5
 KTM. From what I understand, KTM Sport Motorcycles and KTM Bikes are not quite the same company or organization at all.

Supposedly they split years ago but they are still allowed to use the KTM branding.

Can anyone confirm? If KTM (moto) wanted to, they certainly could dominate in MTB. *If* KTM Moto is involved.
  • + 1
 I am curious about this as well.
  • + 11
 Separate companies, but a really good option if you like to make "braaappp" sounds while you ride.
  • + 2
 You are right they split some years ago and they are now two independant compagnies. However, KTM bikes pays royalties to keep the name KTM.
  • + 1
 Yup definitely two completely different companies. I was told that by the guys at KTM (moto) UK.
  • + 3
 The Sweat Buster is a truly amazing product. No more sweat in the eyes or on glasses! Works with just about every helmet. It has been a game-changer for sweaty me.
  • + 1
 Forefront helmet - fades so bad. For a $200+ helmet you would think they can get something right for UV protection. The little flip brim on mine is still solid color (whoever built that part has a good UV plan)...the rest looks totally screwed up and not even 2 full seasons on it!! Fits good but probably won't get another because now it kind of looks stupid.
  • + 3
 " Hmm I can't say that I understand the marketing here, but it got me to stop" ...so,when it got you to stop, the marketing did his job!
  • + 5
 That road bike gave me ebola
  • + 3
 i think the apex creative dh bike needs some longer cables, and why a sky high dropper post on a downhill bike.. unless its to save money on the uplift service
  • + 3
 I really like the frame otherwise ^_^
  • + 3
 putting the fork bumper on top of their logo wasn't very creative
  • + 1
 noticed that
  • + 1
 Two things...So the whole point of the Smith helmet design is so you can have a place to park your sunglasses while you're lolling around the chalet apres ride? and Aaron Gwinn looks stoned out of his gourd. Long time friend and consultant...Yeah, right. Pineapple Express.
  • + 5
 Gwin looks "tired". bloodshot eyes
  • + 9
 Maybe he had a layover in amsterdam after world champs....
  • + 8
 Who cares? This is mountain biking not football.
  • + 3
 ayyy
  • + 1
 Well that will happen to you in Vegas!
  • + 2
 Known as "getting proper" to vegas locals
  • + 0
 Well, since Rich Houseman is involved... that would be fantastic if weed would be Gwin's secret... a true performance enhancing drug, up to 5 seconds per 3 minute track...
  • + 1
 Unnaturally excited for a decent 29er skinwall tyre. Smith helmet/glasses combo looks good too.

Seems like inverted forks are making a comeback too. Used to love my Shiver SCs.
  • + 1
 The leather bottle holders are from Fyxation in Milwaukee, WI. Fixation is a now-defunct frame company from the Southwest US.
  • + 1
 Seeing stuff on pinkbike much better than real trade show, I always end up with sore feet, think it is caused by all the lights
But why lights hurt your feet\?
  • + 1
 If I see man with bottle opener on bike I use it with no ask. here in my town no one say to me or ride my trails with no asking. I real man ok you baby
  • + 11
 Absolutely.
  • + 8
 thanking you I see you real man too. if you near my town come see me. I let you ride my jumps and we drink schnapps ans share girl like real man ok
  • - 3
 umm, no thanks. i don't share girls
  • + 21
 Borat, is that you?
  • + 2
 I will never let anything named Armor All near my bike. It destroys cars as it is.
  • + 1
 The revel inverted fork vs the rebel inverted fork. There are languages that will have a problem with this due to how v and b are pronounced.
  • + 2
 More shots from the TLD stand please?
  • + 0
 +1
  • + 4
 I think Troy Lee has run out of Designs...
  • + 0
 Nothing a bag of skittles and the stomach flu can't solve.
  • + 1
 Rich houseman.....isn't he baja guy? Bet him an gwin had a good time offroading!
  • + 2
 The braking system on that wheel with the chains is confused...
  • + 1
 ...and the most baller "ghetto blaster"...

pinkbike teaching you more and more every day
  • + 2
 SILENT "T" ---- Bawhahah
  • + 1
 Look at the seat tube angle on that DH bike, it's so slack it needs a dropper post just to even out the fitment
  • + 1
 I don't get the tyre/snow chains? Surely that doesn't offer much more grip than the tread already there?
  • + 1
 to the author of the article, why the snive comment on the torutla/roundtail??
  • + 1
 Is it just me or does TLD stuff look like a bad quilt ? Yuck
  • + 1
 Loving how the Skin walls are coming back!
  • + 1
 picked the wrong week to go to vegas that's next week ffs
  • + 1
 Tortula new tag line. "For when being a roadie isn't roadie enough."
  • + 1
 Who is that tee shirt by? I'd buy one! Good truism.
  • + 1
 Does that ghetto blaster have Bluetooth connectivity?
  • + 0
 Gwin's smile is not quite "Blue Steel". Great for everyone for his appearance at the show.
  • + 1
 #bucketgirl should be #tubgirl
  • + 2
 wtf with bucketgirl???
  • + 5
 ILF bucket girl.
  • + 1
 Of course I checked out bucket girl ????
  • + 4
 I see her in my town I buy her ok
  • + 5
 please go away
  • + 4
 I love my daily dose of GetMounted posts. And the responses he gets
  • + 2
 I had college classes with #bucketgirl's husband....... oh the places people go.
  • + 1
 Inverted forks seems to be in vogue. I want a sealskinz socks!!
  • + 1
 got a pair for myself for winter riding. dude, do yourself a favour, and buy them. they are super awesome. no more frozen feet...
  • + 1
 bike in pool should be na, no bike
  • + 1
 apex creative looks more like a carbon solid strike than a carbon gambler
  • + 2
 More Norco
  • + 1
 That dropper though.
  • + 0
 Apex Creative.....anything but creative.
  • + 1
 Fizik cock rings?
  • + 1
 for horses
  • + 1
 The live art is cool!
  • + 1
 mmmmm...jerky.
  • - 3
 good
  • - 2
 As usual... USD fork giving me the shivers! Want it!
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