What Tyler Found: The Outdoor Demo - Interbike 2015

Sep 15, 2015
by Tyler Maine  
When you first step off the bus the fine folks at Park Tools are there with water and sun screen so that the elements don t get the best of you.
  When you first step off of the bus the fine folks at Park Tools are there with water and sun screen so that the elements don't get the best of you.

72 Prototype on display.
  72" Prototype on display.

Onyx s 177x12mm rear hub was a behemoth and seemed fitting laced up to a HED rim and 45North Vanhelga tire.
  Onyx's 177x12mm rear hub was a behemoth and it seemed fitting to be laced up to a HED wide rim and 45North Vanhelga tire.

This makes a lot of sense as someone that rocks flat pedals all year round as I see a lot of people that likely could benefit from a pedal that better fit their shoe size.
  These new flat pedal offerings from Crankbros make sense as I see a lot of people that likely could benefit from a pedal that better fit their shoe size.

Damian Oton wanted to make sure that everyone got to try his newest Enduro machine the Hendrix.
  Damian Oton wanted to make sure that everyone got to try his newest trail machines from Devinci, the Troy and the Hendrix.

Stevie was here to enforce that everyone returned their bikes or suffer in a head lock.
  Stevie was here to enforce that everyone returned their bikes or suffer in a head lock.

This funky looking bike is from a small handmade set up in Boise Idaho called OXIDE.
  This funky looking bike is called the Longbow and it's from a small handmade set up in Boise, Idaho called OXIDE.

Rocking a Rohlhoff internal hub and a dual chain idler set up keeps the suspension and drive isolated.
Rocking a Rohlhoff internal hub and a dual chain/idler set up keeps the suspension and drive isolated.
Dual top tubes really stand out. OXIDE Bikes Boise Idaho.
The dual top tubes really stand out.

Be at the Camelbak booth at 1 PM Tuesday and have your senses soothed as Camelbak puts on a fundraiser for IMBA and rocks out.
  Be at the Camelbak booth at 1 PM Tuesday and have your senses soothed as Camelbak puts on a fundraiser for IMBA and rocks out in the process.

The Palos 4LR is the latest hip pack from Camelbak. It holds 1.5L of water and 2.5L of gear space. The 65USD pack will be in stores soon.
  The Palos 4LR is the latest hip pack from Camelbak. It holds 1.5L of water and 2.5L of gear space. The $65USD pack will be in stores soon.

 gingersnap with LarsnBars
  #gingersnap with LarsnBars.

Looking to test a bike You ll need pedals. The Transition booth was being held down by a box of Anvils if you showed up wearing flat shoes.
  Looking to test a bike? You'll need pedals. The Transition booth was being held down by a box of Anvils if you showed up wearing your finest flat shoes.

Full EndurBro
Tyler Maine going full EndurBro.
Road EndurBro
Morgan Meredith accepting the challenge by going full EnduRoad.

Thanks for the candy SRAM
  Thanks for the candy SRAM, see you tomorrow.


MENTIONS: @crankbrothers / @devinci / @SmithOptics / @TransitionBikeCompany / @SramMedia




69 Comments

  • 160 2
 SRAM should deal out MARS bars. Marketing opportunity = wasted.
  • 19 8
 Err, in that heat??!
  • 45 4
 it would be fitting advertising for their brakes to be fair.
  • 19 31
flag bliznyuk (Sep 15, 2015 at 6:05) (Below Threshold)
 My friend. This comment is awesome. It RAMS all rivalry.
  • 54 2
 That was so bad I'm gonna break your ARMS
  • 10 3
 So, they've switched from kool-aid to candy now? Wink
  • 22 3
 Please don't I'm going to try better, honest
  • 13 0
 At least they weren't handing them out of a van.
  • 58 5
 There's probably going to be haters for the oxide but I actually quite like it, would be sweet having something a bit more unique
  • 30 4
 Hate on both of us then! One Longbow please, BECAUSE it's different. Looks like a blast. And because there's no rear mech, I don't like mechs.
  • 19 2
 love it, cromo and gearbox, how can you lose.
  • 7 1
 The stays on it looks super short too, digging that double top tube
  • 9 1
 One more person to hate... I love it!
  • 4 1
 I'll take one as well, it'll loo God next to my 2stage
  • 7 0
 I've bought the Oxide Valkyrie, which is their 180mm, 27.5 OR 29er compatible fr/dh bike.

Stainless steel, low leverage ratio, its a really beautiful piece of kit...

Look them up peeps
  • 2 0
 Pics or.. You know the rest.
(Btw.. Your Brooklyn is very nice indeed)
  • 7 0
 Dig the 19 year old dx pedals too, still going strong
  • 3 0
 +1

They should chop that steerertube though
  • 7 0
 Clean, classy, and simple. I sure hope Oxide is reading these comments. The Pinkbike audience is certainly one of the tougher crowds on the Internet - see Ellsworth - and a small company with a clever handbuilt product deserves credit and appreciation.
  • 4 0
 the rohlhof in the wheel though? not sure about that. Also PB is a much tougher audience when they see the price.
  • 5 0
 Love the bike. Appears to be a Rohloff hub transmission? Wish them made a solid trigger shifter for that thing, I'd be on it like stink on a bum.
  • 3 0
 i actually like it. was going to say at first that the top tube was too skinny, next picture shows its got 2 top tubes, haha!
  • 4 0
 This is actually the Oxide Battle Axe. 160mm travel with 29" wheels. The Longbow is Oxide's hard tail. All Oxide frames are long and slack with super short chain stays. I had the chance to ride a fully rigid Longbow and was absolutely blown away! The thing cornered like no bike I have ever ridden. I was taking a beating, but a friend couldn't drop me on the descents on his 150mm trail bike. These bikes are definitely worth a look. Clean, well thought out, outside the box bikes.
  • 2 0
 @biking85 - There might not be a stock option, but there's this. Paddle shifting, like the new SRAM Red eTap. Quite pricey, though - $360. With the hub, that puts you at 50% more than XTR mechanical or XX1 online, so you've gotta reeealllyy like gearbox hubs.
cyclemonkey.bigcartel.com/product/cinq-5-shift-r-rohloff-thumb-shifter

This, too. Requires some modification, though.
www.rohbox.com
  • 2 0
 Longbow looks sweet.
  • 31 0
 I'm the guy that builds Oxide Cycles. Pinkbike can be a tough crowd, so it's nice to see so many positive comments. I started designing XC/AM hardtails 15 years ago. They were designed with short stems, long top tubes and stays too short for a front derailleur. There was no market for a bike like that, so I just built them for myself. The industry has caught up, and I've been able to start selling bikes the last few years. I'm just one guy in a small shop, so they are a bit costly and time consuming to build. But I've had so much positive feedback from owners and the riding community I foresee the business growing and the frames becoming more accessible. If you want to find out more, check out my Oxide Cycles Facebook page. Cheers - Alan
  • 7 0
 @ripplemuncher - Alan, awesome to see your talent on PB bud.
Sent you an email with good news... chat soon,

Steve
  • 3 0
 Thanks so much for using the rohloff hub. I wish more companies would get into this, so there would be a better market for the hubs and accessories.

Surely it wouldn't be hard to mod a trigger shifter to work with this hub? 3d print something?
  • 7 0
 Bravo ripplemuncher, I'm glad to see builders like you bring some common sense to this ridiculous industry that continues to push an exposed transmission that ignores that chain driven systems are intended have a straight chain line between the chain wheels. It will be small builders like you and Gravity who will turn the tide towards the internal drive trains we always should have had like every other vehicle with a multi-gear transmission out there. A benefit of all those mid drive e bikes coming out and going mainstream is it will provide a means for companies to use an internal hub like you have for a transmission. In addition to longer life and less maintenance it will move the weight of the gear system to the center and lowest position on the bike where it should be. For anyone who would talk about the lower drive efficiency of an internal hub that gap is a lot smaller than you are led to believe. Chain driven systems are most efficient with a certain size of chain wheels and no offset. As both of those things move away from ideal you lose efficiency. Platforms such as Oxide and Gravity and the others that will come along will bring improvements to the existing internal hubs and those that are sure to come along. Rather than mock me think of the day you can have the full range of a 14 or 15 speed belt driven bike with no chain to maintain or muck things up.
  • 1 0
 @freeriderayward: The second of two links I posted in an earlier comment does something like that. By messing with the guts of trigger shifters or even road shifters, you can use them in combination with the box to shift a Rohloff.
  • 1 0
 Yeah, something like that hey. It would just be accentuation ratios you'd have to get right huh? There isn't two cables on a Rohloff is there?
  • 34 1
 Free candy, cardboard mountain bikers, and flat pedals WOW what a show.
  • 5 1
 You're a smartie
  • 2 0
 I'd hate to burst your bubble but he's more of a super star
  • 1 1
 Meant to comment on carfreak2000's comment
  • 17 1
 I'm not that Avid on sweets but damn this candy sure is Juicy.
  • 13 0
 So Tyler Maine and Morgan Meredith are the same dude right? Or at least monozygotes?
  • 1 0
 Morgan looks like Hellboy with that gargantuan arm.
  • 5 2
 I feel an ache in my chest just from the looks of that spacer tower. It's an OXIDEnt about to happen.
  • 3 0
 Was thinking the same, solar plexus destroyer or what?!
  • 3 0
 Demo bike innit. Need to pop the bars up and down, swap stems etc. for different testers.
  • 3 0
 Yeah, we know, but it was fun pretending though. Smile
  • 4 0
 Why does that Hendrix say Troy on the seatstays?
  • 2 0
 Crank Bros took the Syntace Titan pedal added pretty colours and some neat packaging and graphics and this is somehow groundbreaking?
  • 2 0
 Pretty sure that's the Devinci Troy, not the Hendrix. You can see it has Hans Dampf tires.
  • 3 0
 thought Damian Oton was Adam Sandler at first...
  • 2 0
 That Devinci sure looks pretty, and its a Troy not the new Hendrix, says so on the seat stay.
  • 2 0
 Those Shimano 636 pedals on that Oxide!! That set is in really good shape. Bomb proof pedals!
  • 1 0
 It still amaze me how SRAM is marketing their products in Poland and actually being successful. It's good it's for the quality, not the name itself.
  • 2 0
 That OXIDE bike needs those ANVL pedals!
  • 3 1
 That 72" proto looks like a Session
  • 3 1
 looks like a Marin Attack Trail!
  • 1 0
 Not usually a fan of those Smith lids aesthetically, but dayum, those camo ones, much want!
  • 2 0
 Goggle strap placement isn't seated too well back there...and then there's that stupid visor.
  • 2 0
 A new Boostier++ 177mm hub standard? WTF bike industry!
  • 2 0
 Gonna need better than that for that 72er - Boost triple+ anyone?
  • 1 0
 park tools couldn't spring for yeti coolers to hold the water? BBBBBBBOOOOOOOO
  • 1 0
 I don't read ANVIL but ANAL on the test pedals shown here.... it must be me.... Smile
  • 1 0
 This will be fun with rain in the way...
  • 1 0
 It's odd that there's seven pedals in that box...
  • 1 0
 Crankbrothers...... lirl
  • 1 0
 Did those CB pedals make it through without any failures? That would be a first.
  • 1 0
 Candy involving, sram?))
  • 1 1
 Mo' fanny.
  • 1 2
 Nothing there as usual then.
  • 1 2
 So nothing found.
  • 2 5
 Mondraker: The beginning.
  • 1 0
 It's obviously one of the latest Marins

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