The Real Stars of Outdoor Demo - Interbike 2014

Sep 10, 2014 at 0:14
by Tyler Maine  
It must be hot in Palisade Colorado as Rapid Creek Cycle amp Sport s Collin Miller seemed more than at home in the 88 degree heat. Dressed in Johnny Cash black Collin was pegging off trails on the Niner WFO 9.

It must be hot in Palisade, Colorado, as Rapid Creek Cycle & Sport's Collin Miller seemed more than at home in the 88 degree heat. Dressed in Johnny Cash black, Collin was pegging off trails on the Niner WFO 9.


When the owners Joe and Laura Mancuso from Bicycles of Phoenix told Tom Howcroft pictured that they had a spot for Interbike he jumped at the chance to to get out here and test ride the 2015 offerings like this new steed from Transition. Being from Phoenix Arizona Tom was more than used to the desert heat and smiling lap after lap.

When the owners (Joe and Laura Mancuso) from Bicycles of Phoenix told Tom Howcroft (pictured) that they had a spot for Interbike, he jumped at the chance to to get out here and test ride the 2015 offerings - like this new steed from Transition. Being from Phoenix, Arizona, Tom was more than used to the desert heat and was smiling lap after lap.


It was a quick journey from Puebla Mexico for Bike Logistics employee Alfonso Velez. He was pumped to give the GT Sanction a run for it s money on the rugged DH tracks here at Bootleg Canyon.

It was a journey from Puebla, Mexico for Bike Logistics' employee Alfonso Velez. He was pumped to give the GT Sanction a run for it's money on the rugged DH tracks here at Bootleg.


Meet Shimano Pearl Izumi employee Lani Pentico from Denver Colorado. She wants all the ladies to know that she s rocking the all new Pearl Izumi MTB Journey Tank and to the boys she d like to challenge you to a shot gun contest.

Meet Pearl Izumi employee, Lani Pentico from Denver, Colorado. She wants all the ladies to know that she's rocking the all new Pearl Izumi MTB Journey Tank and to the boys - she'd like to challenge you to a shotgunning contest.


One time trail builder here at Boulder City Erik Norland and his furry pal Kaya were ripping up laps together of the trail network they once helped build. Erik hails from Las Vegas Nevada but was here with friends from Advanced Cyclery out of Syracuse New York. Check You Tube for the two in action.

One time trail builder here at Boulder City, Erik Norland and his furry pal Kaya, were ripping up laps together of the trail network they once pioneered. Erik hails from Las Vegas, Nevada, but was here with friends from Advanced Cyclery out of Syracuse, New York. Check out Kaya's fancy GoPro mount that's made for pets.


Paul Aston is interning for Pinkbike.com here at the Outdoor demo and hails from Dudley in the United Kingdom. Just check out his mad steeze.

Paul Aston is interning for Pinkbike.com here at the Outdoor demo and hails from Dudley in the United Kingdom. Just check out his mad steeze.


David Thom works for a company called ACT LAB from El Segundo California that does Third Party testing for a number of businesses in the bike industry.

David Thom works for a company called ACT LAB from El Segundo, California that does Third Party testing for a number of businesses in the bike industry. David was keen to do some testing of his own on this 2015 Specialized Camber EVO.


Meet Charity Fred Andrew Amy and Paul from CBS Cycling in Newhall California. They were mixing up their demo bike options for 2 days of good times. I ran into them at the Powerbar Recovery station as riders had to stay hydrated or pay the consequences of heat stoke. This crew was pumped to be here.

Meet Charity, Fred, Andrew, Amy and Paul from CBS Cycling in Newhall, California. They were mixing up their demo bike options for two days of good times. I ran into them at the Powerbar Recovery station - as riders had to stay hydrated or pay the consequence of heat stoke. This crew was pumped to be here.


Chewy Aitken is from Sedona Bike and Bean in Sedona Arizona and was out testing a Liteville 601.

Chewy Aitken is from Sedona Bike and Bean in Sedona, Arizona and was out testing a Liteville 601. If you've ridden in Sedona and wondered, "Who rides those gnarly lines?" Well, chances are pretty good that Chewey pioneered them. This guy can ride a bike.




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84 Comments

  • + 36
 I really want to know how that liteville 601 rides, it's a peculiar bike.
  • + 11
 Yeah, the 301 looks so good too, they reviewed it here a little while ago. I'm a huge fan of the straight tubes, gives it a more agressive "straight to business" look.
  • + 3
 Maybe Radsport can set you up?

But there are quite some reviews around now, so in the mean time.

I would like to find out too, got the chance to ride a couple of hours on a 301 Mk11, but even here on flat land its was excellent. Cant wait to try it out in some more demanding terrain. At the top of my wishlist too, but then again I'm a bit of a fanboy with my 101. Wink
  • + 12
 I've owned one for nearly two years and they are a very capable bike. 190mm rear travel and mine weighed just under 31lbs. 10 yr warranty to any owner
  • + 1
 I've already decided that will be my next bike. Need to start selling and saving now
  • + 25
 Stay tuned for our review of the 601 this Fall.
  • + 1
 Got to have a close look at one a few weeks ago in the raw finish , looked amazing , easily one one the most stylish yet subtle frames I have seen
  • + 2
 FYI, if you see Chewy at the show call him "Tazer" and ask him about the "Dance Party at the Casa Rincon"
  • + 1
 Decline gave the last version of 601 the "Head of the house" award for best park bike.

I can't find a link to the award page, but this has some info on it.. scroll down.. www.bluetoad.com/article/Bikes+Of+The+Year+DH,+AM,+Trail+%26+Park/1657764/0/article.html
  • + 2
 Liteville is simultaneously way ahead of their time while sticking to the basics - straight alu tubes scream old school or normal bike i should say, while a staggered wheel size setup with slightly longer travel in front is pretty moto. All the while keeping weight down to about 30 lbs. I really like what they're doing.
  • - 3
 Had one of those in about '05 ...except it was called a Devinci...and heavy as a tank...rode best in 7" mode, and quite well at that Smile
(one of these should work)
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  • + 3
 ya, ya..."nice reflector you dork!"....haha
  • + 5
 I'd do some pretty disgusting shit for a 301.
  • + 2
 I've always thought Litevilles were some of the best-looking bikes out. Too bad I've never even seen one in person...
  • + 2
 it looks like a shotgun on wheels...
  • + 11
 A girl that rides a hardtail and wants to challenge you to a shotgunning contest...THAT my friends is two green flags!
  • + 10
 David Thom: Do you have any idea where Q-tips wallet is?
  • + 3
 He gotta get it, got got to get it.
  • + 1
 ^^. made my day!
  • + 5
 ADVANCE CYCLERY SHOUT OUT ON THE INTERNET!?!?!? So goddamn famous right now. If you ever ride in Syracuse, that's the place to go.

#weoutchea
  • + 1
 I went to SU (in the 90's), and mostly rode at Clark Reservation and that quarry between South Campus and Clark. Sometimes we went across the valley to White Hills (I think thats what it was called). I did a couple local races too. I didn't have a car so was limited to pedaling distance but that's where I cut my teeth as a mountain biker and still have fond memories of riding in the CNY region. I wrenched for a while at Open Road near the SU campus too - they still around?
  • + 2
 Not familiar with Open Road, the closest shop to SU now is Mello Velo (in Westcott). Skytop (the quarry you're talking about), Bird Sanctuary, and Clark's Reservation are still amazing riding and right in town. Spots like Morgan Hill (down near Fabius) are really good too. The riding is so damn good around here I'm usually disappointed when I go elsewhere haha. You have to go all the way to the Catskills or central PA to find anything on par, IMO. 20ish miles of raw, natural singletrack all right in town is pretty tough to beat, especially when you can string most of it together in one ride.
  • + 2
 To CNY, the tacky quarry riding and the South Campus Beer Mile! SUOC!
  • + 1
 From Syracuse you are only a few hours from the Adirondacks. Tons of new x-c single-track and gnarly downhill at Whiteface. Heck, Whiteface and Bootleg are my playgrounds. The bestest!
  • + 1
 I'm not much of a DHer and I've heard Whiteface has the rawest, meanest shit around, which is mainly why I haven't thought about going haha. Didn't know they had XC stuff tho! Is there much other XC riding in the dacks? I go up a lot in the winter for backcountry skiing but I don't know much about the area in the summer.
  • + 1
 Open Road was at the corner of S Crouse and E Adams, near that parking garage. There was a coffee shop connected to it where we'd eat damn near every day. Sometimes we would just bomb around campus and put together little renegade trails. We rode (and bouldered) in Oakwood Cemetary sometimes too - on a steel hard tail that was real downhilling action! I miss riding around CNY, especially the big rock outcroppings.
  • + 1
 Oak Mountain is a fun hill to ride if you want lift-access, too...really fun hill. only 2 hours from SU.

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  • + 4
 Is the Dog Trailer custom made ? Where can we get one of those from ?
  • + 4
 I think its a BOB Ibex
  • + 3
 It looks like the one that was loaded with hunting gear from a previous article
  • + 3
 Yea, its a BOB Ibex... !!! thanks
  • + 6
 Getting negative props? Seriously? Dog does not look happy. Tail tucked between it's legs, entire body haunched over, ears flat against it's head, chest lowered. That is an unhappy dog, period. Anyone who's owned a dog can clearly see that.

If you want a cart for your pop, I have no issue with that, but there seems to be better alternatives. At the very least, if you are to buy one of these, put some foam padding in for your little guy. Bet it would make it way better for him!

And if you don't plan on going offroad, considered a child trailer. I've sold tons of them to people in the past for places to toss dogs and groceries. Dogs LOOOOOOOOVE them, plus there's a screen so there's very low risk of your little guy getting tossed out or otherwise.

All in all, not sure why I'm getting hate for loving dogs. Find something more productive to do, hate brigade.
  • + 3
 Kaya is not a fan of hundreds of people shoving their hands in her face then patting her head. Just from observation
  • + 3
 Poor thing. Hope she gets some good belly rubs when they get home.

Can't wait for the dog's eye view to be posted on youtube. Watching someone's ass from the persecutive of a dog? Sign me up!
  • + 3
 Asa dog owner I agree that the dog doesn't look happy. Just like mine when she is not doing what she loved. If one of mine were actually into riding on the trailer and I wasn't riding, they'd look just as unhappy.
  • + 1
 Dear Pinkbike, We want fatbikes reviewed on trails instead of snow to see how they handle them. Especially that full suspension one pictured above. Get the finger out!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • + 6
 Currently we have a Salsa Bucksaw up in the Pacific North West, riding all our trails. Stay tuned for a Fall review.
  • + 1
 Brilliant
  • + 2
 That is some pretty specific crash protection that Alfonso is wearing. "Nope, I'm only crashing right shoulder first!" Wink
  • + 1
 Actually I'm interested in that padding! I separated my shoulder on Labor Day. I think that would help me get going again.
  • + 2
 I think it might be a brace to keep his shoulder from popping out of joint. I knew a guy that raced BMX with something similar many, many years ago.
  • + 2
 ya very interested in any info on that pad as well. that little bit of protection would be super key for my collarbone/shoulder problems while racing. never seen anything like that and I've been searching for a while!
  • + 1
 It took some digging but I found the pads. Abit pricey though for what you get. www.medco-athletics.com/Supply/Product.asp?Leaf_Id=79000
  • + 1
 Also I found them on Amazon
  • + 3
 What is a shotgunning contest? Do I want to know?
  • + 9
 It involves beer.... and FYI anytime beer and females are involved, you should definitely be interested
  • + 1
 you are probably talking about a pump-actionned gun ?
  • + 5
 Pump-action SOMETHING anyway!!!
  • + 2
 I prefer a beer bong, way easier to slam em' back
  • + 1
 2 cans of 8% beer in a beer bong = hell.

I cant shot gun the carbonation makes me choke same with beer bongs so I just wear the beer so I get my girlfriend to do it because shes a champ.
  • + 1
 Sounds like you need to HTFU Razz

Beer bongs are cool... but I'm not sure I'd call them a fun experience. I can always get the beer down, but keeping it in is the real challenge. Many a beer bong and keg stand have succeeded, only to come back out just as quickly when the carbonation foams up in your stomach a minute later.
  • + 1
 The trick is to not use ice cold beerz, especilly for shotguninng, also a few years of college under your belt helps...
  • + 1
 Yeah I know, I use to give brain freezes to people. Big Grin
  • + 1
 @Cumulonimbus,
This will answer all your questions about shotgunning. youtu.be/bTmGQVkVUxo
  • + 3
 What, were they giving away those GForm knee pads?
  • + 1
 that dude needs longer shorts
  • + 1
 They had to be handing them out to wear on test rides. So many people wearing them.
  • + 1
 Astonator doesnt usually wear those short shorts to ride in. anyway i think it looks hot! Smile
  • + 2
 of course you do
  • + 1
 I REALLY want to see a video of the dog riding on that cart/trailer thing!! Someone post a link plz!!!
  • + 2
 601, fastest long travel bike, my feet know.
  • + 2
 Someone please give a ride report on those new transitions!
  • + 2
 Love all those bikes. If i could have atleast one it will take a kidney..
  • + 4
 The coil sprung Heckler was the best.
  • + 2
 Hell yeah - the original "all mountain" bike. I have one and love it - it can ride an XC trail one day and the chairlift-accessed bike park the next. Hecklers forever!
  • + 1
 Its nice to see Bike Logistics being mentioned in PB!
  • + 1
 Too late for my witty commecnt........bOObdesign beat me to it.
  • + 2
 CHEWY!!!
  • + 1
 Pb, hook up your intern w/a helmet that fits the poor guy!
  • + 1
 That Transition looks like a Norco Range (not a bad thing)
  • + 1
 I have had my Liteville 301 for almost 2 years and love it!
  • + 1
 Good to see a fellow poblano rider! Keep it up Poncho.
  • + 1
 yeah, that's my bike... Wink LV 601 MK3
  • + 1
 That dog looks hella excited to be on that trailer. Blank Stare
  • + 1
 good dog much
  • + 1
 santa cruz bullit!
  • - 1
 9erFTW
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