Interbike 2010 Randoms - The Weird And The Wonderful!

Sep 23, 2010 at 0:07
by Aaron LaRocque  
Interbike 2010 is chock full of innovation, over the top gimmicks, and the just plain absurd. Inside we take a quick look at all of those and more!

Read on...
Bionic Yeti Sighting. This poor feller must have been suffering inside his furry white prison. It was about 300 degrees when I snapped this photo and Mr. Yeti looked to be wishing for some snow to frolic in. No luck.

I would have loved to have seen someone ride this strange contraption, but unfortunately no one volunteered. Is this the next hipster hobby? Part or me hopes so, it would sure look good with some purple ano highlights! May have issues when set up to be fixed though...

Hey, is this the Star Wars convention? No sign of any wookies, although we did spend the better part of the day looking for one.

Black Market's new 2011 Roam for the all-mountain crowd. Curvy and black!

A commuter/city/fixie/hipsy bike from Black Market. Its spreading.

How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? Don't be silly, woodchucks have better things to do with their time, like make cool choppers and such!

Awesome. I bet this guy's bike is worth A Lot more than his vantasy!

Mike Montgomery's Banshee Legend all dialed in for Rampage. Plenty of air miles to be logged.

Five Ten's Freerider shoe. Cookie monster edition.

Stay tuned for more Interbike coverage!


  • 3 0
 That is Ryan Gibb's vantasy and sadly his bike isn't worth more then the van. They're both crappy. Being a film maker isn't as glamorous as one might think. In other words, support the film makers, Gibb can't even properly close his door.
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 My respect for Blackmarket suddenly plummeted when I saw they joined the fixie bandwagon.
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 I sorta agreed with you for a second but then I went back and checked out the bike again and saw they're using at least a 2 inch tire front and back and you could easily fit a low profile fork on their and it would look legit. Just stare at it for a bit and it will totally grow on you.
  • 41 5
 You lost respect for a bike company for branching out into other ways of riding a bike? Pretty lame. Looks like a pretty sweet commuter and sure as hell beats commuting on a MTB/BMX, imo.
  • 6 0
 loving the micro drive on it to! sweet idea
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 I'm fine with a SS and a commuter type bikes, hell i'd buy one if I had the money. But its the fixie part that's lame. Here in NZ they all just have clubs and stand around talking about how small their bars are etc They're hipster posers and it's retarded.
  • 2 1
 That banshee has probably the cleanest color scheme I've ever seen on a bike, if only he got ahold of the old school green dorado covers from like '02
  • 5 3
 Shred, I slightly agree with you, but saying all fixie riders are hipsters and stuff is pretty lame. A lot of fixie riders use the bikes for their actual purposes. MTB'ers, BMX'ers, etc have clubs too and talk about their bikes and how awesome they are as well. Just sayin'.
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 Yeah Im not sure how those guys are "posing" I suppose if they all had Mtn Bikes but never rode them in the woods? That might qualify. Making fun of any discipline of riding makes you sound immature not to mention an a*shole. Grow up.
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 @ shred-nz=media
you need to spend a bit more time going outside and less time in here commenting on every single thing that gets posted. there's nothing wrong with fixies, theyre a great way of getting around, fast and good for training and fitness. i know i'd much rather go for a blast in the woods but if i need to get to work or around town they are much more suited to the application.
and whats wrong with having a 'club' if they meet up in real life it's better than cyber meetings with all the fan boys from around the world.
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flag tom-cuthbert (Sep 23, 2010 at 5:54) (Below Threshold)
 So who are you really. Stop hiding behind your fake account silly troll.
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flag Tejj (Sep 23, 2010 at 7:23) (Below Threshold)
 im with you ... fixies are shit, pointless stupid garbage
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flag Tejj (Sep 23, 2010 at 7:24) (Below Threshold)
 i think my first bike was a fixie when i was about 4 years old..... its time to grow up a bit
  • 8 1
 What's with all the hate about fixie bike? I've got one myself, i'm no hipster in any way, except maybe for the tight pants, but i've been wearing those for a bunch of years, seriously since I started commuting on my fixie, riding my bmx or my Dj bike is now a PIA if I want to go somewhere, the fixie is way faster, less thing to break, more durable. I like my fixie, go F yourself if you hate for no reason.
  • 1 0
 fixies make riding on the road fun. you have to actually think about what you're doing.
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flag keeganquiroz (Sep 23, 2010 at 9:46) (Below Threshold)
 fixies are lame...
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 To all you fixie haters. Give us some legit reasons as to why they're "lame" & "stupid garbage". If the only merit to your argument is that the riders are posing hipsters, joining little underground clubs. Then take a good look at yourself, because most mtb & bmx communities are still very much underground around the world. My fixie was probably my best bike purchase, why? Cheap, little to no upkeep, wicked fun to ride, doesn't get outdated by new parts. Do i enjoy it as much as dh, no. However it's still another type of bike that puts a big grin on my face every time i ride it.
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 +1 Tom
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 @ Shred-nz-media
haha what on earth do you mean fake account? why would i have any need for that. do you think that you know everyone in NZ and therefore you would know me.
@ tom-mot
absolutely agree. riding mtb is the best but fixies turn the daily commute into way more fun than it would be on any other bike. it still has two wheels and pedals only this time you can't back out with pussy ass dabs and coasting. it's a whole other experience that has to be ridden to be understood. plus you're right on the upkeep. aside from the odd tyre it's all good.
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flag keeganquiroz (Sep 23, 2010 at 12:01) (Below Threshold)
 most people i see with fixies are hipsters and i just don't like them. no need to write a paragraph or whatever telling me why im wrong. i dont care enough
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 There is no such thing as a sweet fixie. That's like an oxymoron.
  • 4 1
 The whole hipster style is just funny to me. I don't care too much about what people wear or how they decorate their bicycles. I do care about how they ride them, and it is annoying as hell to share the roads with people who have a self-righteous "I'm so hardcore" attitude because they built a bike with no brakes. I've witnessed so many accidents and close-calls caused by fixie riders that can't stop... or are just too cool to try. No helmets, headphones blaring, smoking, swerving through crowds of people. All kinds of bikes are cool and fun in the right context, but there seems to be a mis-perception here in PDX that riding with no respect for anything around you takes mad skillz.
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 You iz jst jeliuos cuz u c@nt smok and ride round peepz an lisen 2 muzic at da sme time....

Haha naw man your totally right about being a c*nt on the pavement, but its not as though you become one of those people just because you ride a fixie. I've just moved to the city for college having ridden DH for 5 years and raced XC for 2 up in the mountains and I'm seriously thinking of buying a fixie to commute with (a 25min cycle as opposed to a 50min bus journey). I see the whole fixed gear thing as a new challenge and maybe a lease of new life in an otherwise boring cycle journey.

I think we should be looking at a certain type of riding etiquette as being 'offensive' as opposed to lumping a growing majority of people into the outcast group based on what type of bike they ride, no?
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 @ Purto

No, because you've had that account for 3 years and made a total of 2 comments, here. So its blatantly obvious. What crizly said is what happens, here in NZ, we don't stand around talking about our bikes and fashion accessories, fixie hipsters do. And they usually on have them because they're, well, hipsters accessories.
  • 2 0
 Fixies are a great way to bring life back to a old bike that would otherwise be headed for the dump.If you pay more than 50 bux to get one rollin than you must have money to burn.I don't know about other cities but Edmonton Bicycle Comuters will help you set one up cheap and all you need is that old clunker thats been kickin around your parents garage for 20 years.
  • 3 0
 well, i mean instead of making that old bike a fixie you could just make it a single speed. just saying
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 I think that hating on any type of bike is wrong personally. Bikes are amazing things, they give the rider a feeling of joy when they ride them, they are good for your health (unless you crash) and they are great for getting out and socialising amongst other things. Everybody has their opinions on what bikes they love the most, but at the end of the day that feeling that you get when you go out and ride, be it on a DH bike, might be the same feeling that someone else has from riding something else, a fixie for example.

As long as bikes are progresing and getting more and more people riding, why hate on it... Surely the ride is the most important thing.

Just my thoughts.
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 Or make it whatever you like cuz who cares what i think anyhow.
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 @ Bunkey - I think you've hit the nail on the head. Those riders out there, be they fixies,roadies,bmxers or mtbers, that decide to swerve in & out of traffic are KNOBS! Yeah it's fun but when your behind the wheel of a car & some f*ck comes out of nowhere it's bad form. Respect the car cause they will f*ck you up big time.
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 While I don't dislike fixies, here is what I've noticed:

1. It's a fad. It's about style and culture. Admit it. If you ride a fixie, you dress a certain way. That's how it is, here in Ottawa. If you see ANYBODY not dressed like a fixie-bike-rider riding a fixie-looking bike, guess what? He's riding a freewheel, not a fixie. Argue that. You can't. Next point.
2. Everybody claims fixies are simpler, because they don't use a freewheel or a rim brake. That is definitely true, but it is akin to saying a suicide-shifted (hand-lever-shifted with foot-operated clutch) classic Harley is simpler, because it doesn't use a cable for a clutch-lever. In two years of commuting year-round through salt-snow, the only maintenance I've had to do on my freewheeled, rim-braked commuter was tighten the brake barrel adjuster to accommodate wearing brake pads.
3. Uh, etownrider, $50 for a fixie? Yes, it's definitely a great way to resurrect a bike, but I'm not sure I've seen a single sub-$200 fixie on my streets, and most of the ones I see hitched at the bike rack are upwards of $500. Fixies can be the simplest way to go, but people don't go that route for reasons of economy.
4. I would definitely like to try a fixie, because I've never ridden one, and they definitely seem challenging.
5. If you want to look "cool," go for it, just so long as you admit points 1 through 3, above.
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 hi TomBasic. I'd like to think im breaking your 1st rule. im currently building up a fixe (happens to be an NS) and will probably cost £450 (bout $700) by the end, but i will never buy and wear clothes simply to look good while out on a bike - shorts n t-shirt/jacket all the way.
mind you, with the way i ride it'l be safer if i put a front brake on, so therefore im not a true fixie rider...
  • 1 0
 yeah, front brakes keep things a little more legit when it comes to crashing into cars
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 Tombasic,I can assure you that if you do not go the trendy route you can easily have a fixie for less than 50 bux or even free if you know someone with a old bike laying around,and im sure alot of people who have built their own will agree.I would never buy a brand new prebuilt fixie or ss.Id also like to add that ive had three bikes stolen from me throughout my life and living in the city it's convenient having a cheap beater i can lock up outside and not stress to bad about it getting stolen,and fyi I am far from being as cool as the people who frequent this site I just like bikes of all types and will ride whatever feels right to me. for whatever reason i choose.
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flag bigtard (Oct 2, 2010 at 12:29) (Below Threshold)
 fixies are for gay looking hipsters they're a useless bike unless used for their real intended purpose riding backwards is cool, but none of those fags know how to do it anyway. if you want a get around town bike get a bmx and learn some bike skills. they're not much slower but they sure are more useful and its not required that you look like a fag although a lot of them look pretty wierd these days
  • 1 0
 To everyone who says that fixies are a fad, you're partially right. Flat-bar front brake only fixies with BMX style forks and short stems are all the rage these days, but fixed gear bikes are also great for training purposes, as they constantly work your legs if you use them for normal road rides. A few of my buddies have their fixies set up like regular road bikes (drop bars, two brakes, clipless pedals, etc) and use them for regular road rides (30-50 mile loops).
  • 2 1
 the intention is not to constantly train your legs its to develop a smooth pedal stroke because you're unable to adjust your cadence to make up for a not smooth pedal stroke
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 Whatever the intention, it works out your legs a lot more than on a non-fixed bike.
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 bigtard, you must be a big tard, cause fixies are about 10x faster than a bmx any day of the week.
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 good luck bunny hopping up a curb ripping through a foyer of a buiding and down a set of stairs all while looking like a homo on your fixie. i didn't say they';re as fast but they sure as hell are more useful
lemme guess. you dress like a homo?
got some tight pants and a flannel?
  • 4 0
 Dude, I see alot of you bmx guys wearing girls clothes.........I dunno what to think anymore. Is wearing a flannel gay? I have a couple...........jeez, am I a hipster??? My world is crumbling around me.
  • 2 1
 well, my commuting is done on a single speed Rocky Flow, and i know it is faster than a bmx, but not nearly as fast as a fixie. you're not even legally supposed to be riding on the sidewalk with over 20" tires anyway, so without a doubt fixies are faster for getting around by a long shot, and more useful than a bmx in this application.
do you see bmxs ripping down mountains? no, but that doesn't make it useless. you don't see fixies ripping down stairs because that's not what they're built for.

also, i wear regular clothing, and do not own a flannel or a fixie. i agree with darkstar. i see just about every second bmx-er rocking woman's jeans and flannels, so bigtard and everybody else might as well stop judging people by their clothing.
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 are you seriously shitting on me for illegally riding on the sidewalk? don't be a douche.
we were talking about getting around the city. when i lived in the city, i had a road bike, still do(an actual useful bike not a faggy fashion statement) i still rode the bmx to get around. because it was way more fun.
the fact is. most hipsters ride fixies, and most hipsters look pretty lame.
and seriously big dan
riding a real road bike on roads is whats actualy fun.
you know, actually being able to shred mega leaned over through the corners. and sprinting while banging through the gears, climbing mountains, real bike riding stuff.
i'm pretty sure stressing out about every little thing going on in front of you because you have no brakes to save yourself isn't actually fun. its stressful, and dangerous
and you look gay in tight pants
  • 1 1
 man you guys are a pack of women :L
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 and you're a big fat kiwi
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 Cool country full of muslims, bro. tup
  • 2 2
 Better than country full of stinking orcs ill bet.
  • 2 4
 I think you've mixed up real life and the fantasy world. You may want to look at that, last time I looked, we had no orcs, or stinking ones. And anyway, better a country full of orcs than a country full of oppressive islam extremists.
  • 2 0
 Why don't you take your hate speech to some where else? Oh, also, a very tiny minority of Muslims are the Islam extremists. A lot of Muslims I know are pretty rad people. Why don't you take the time to get to know one before spreading useless hate around?
  • 1 0
 I think you'll find the person that first started making personal attacks was Raleighvoid with this Racist remarks towards my country. If he says something like that, i'm going to reply.
  • 1 0
 haha me, racist? lol, i just picked a fruit and called you it!
  • 1 2
 A kiwi is a bird actually. But what ever you say.
  • 3 1
 its also a fruit you fat kiwi
  • 1 1
 A "kiwi-fruit" is a fruit, they aren't just "kiwis", kiwis are flightless birds.
  • 2 1
 You guys are missing the obvious. "Kiwi" is slang for a person from New Zealand.
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 Thanx for clearing that up.
  • 3 3
 yeah thanks seraph. once again your knowledge of the painfully obvious has saved us from a potentially embarassing situation. you are so good to have around. always telling us whats up. especially when we don't even ask
  • 1 0
 I don't care if you asked or not, I'm tired of seeing these two f*cktards argue about what a "kiwi" is.
  • 1 0
 can you please get back on topic of hating on fixies. Dam hijackers!
  • 1 0
 oh yeh, ummm, fixies r gey lolz
  • 1 1
 i fucking hate fixies
  • 1 0
 haha i enjoyed starting that meaningless discussion
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 Fixie is alright as long as you stay away from the centre. Fixie in 99% is an obvious fashion hype, rejecting the benefits of inventions like freewheel and brake at the cost of safety. I mean sorry no wins here, it might be cool, but there is no science backing it up, so please don't make one up.

BUT! There is some worse hype already and one is in my town... Penny Farthing! There is a d*ckhead riding it in the centre! Again here: nothing against PFarthing itself on some rancho, but city centre?! go kill yourself somewhere else!
  • 1 0
 How exactly does that settle anything? You can make a vid like that for neo-nazis, got my swastica on my aaarm, don't like minoritieeeees, all you haters suck my balls, whatever you saaay, on Halloween I'm gonna dress up like a ghost with a spikyyyy haaat, all you haters suck my balls, I'm gonna burn some crooooooss

So... it's still sketchy to ride a fixie in the city, and if you have belt straps on pedals, you still screw up your knees - you like it fine, sure it looks cool to some, but please don't make any reasoning for that...
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  • 1 0
 I have to stop overusing "you" in my rants. I didn't mean YOU bigdan, I meant "one": one still screws up his knees. i never totaly got that in english Wink
  • 2 0
 meh, "you" still works. it almost sounds more fluent than "one," but can be more confusing i guess.
I'm more just saying that i posted that video in sarcasm, as a joke.
I'm not sure I like these fixie hipsters, but I have nothing against fixies. nice and light, cheap, makes the ride interesting...(and the one in the vid has a brake for safety :thumbsup: )
  • 2 0
 I'm thinking to make my commuter into some "new school" thingy actualy. No reasoning here. Just 750 wide flatbar, disc brakes, flats on a CX frame with 700cc wheels. Sweeeet
  • 6 0
 That Banshee for Rampage looks bad ass!
  • 2 0
 It certainly does.
  • 1 0
 Wow, the Roam looks sooo good in the photo. Saw the blueprint things of it before Interbike pictures and i didnt think it was gonna be that sexy! Good luck to Mike in Rampage!
  • 3 0
 the black market roam looks pretty sick
  • 1 0
 "Five Ten's Freerider shoe. Cookie monster edition." I think that the cookie monster is more blue than purple. I would say that it is more the Barney Edition.
  • 1 0
 What was blkmrkt's motive for branching out into the fixies and AM? I'm just wondering, especially since I thought they were kind of the real street deal.
  • 1 0
 $$$$$ is the driving force.
  • 1 0
 Money makes the world go round, not our wheels right?
  • 2 0
 and the bamshee looks like a right beast od a bike!!
  • 1 0
 Banshee's Legend so fraking nice!. Good to see Black Market making new bikes, thats awesome.
  • 1 0
 160mm rear disc on the Banshee, strange choice for the Rampage in my opinion.
  • 1 0
 looks more like a 185, I guess you'll not make the fluid boil on the rampage since is a short run, compared to a DH course run.
  • 1 0
 I run a 185 on the rear. It came stock on my mission. Too big of rotors gives too much stopping power in the back and makes for locked up wheels (which sucks on a loose descent) and too little rotors makes for super hot boiling brake fluid. Of course silicone brake fluid is less corrosive, doesn't draw water, and doesn't boil until 550 degrees so you could probably get away with a small rotor in the back for most stuff.
  • 1 0
 I actually am going to change my rear rotor to a 180mm one, but the one on the Banshee does look like 160mm to me.
  • 1 0
 monty's legend looks sick, the wooden bike looks sick, but I'm really excited about the Roam! Any more info?
  • 2 0
 Cookie Monster? More like Barney! The Legendary CM is dark blue.
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 fixies are gay as hell almost as gay as riding you bike with the seat jack up two feet past youre bars forcing it to rsemble anal sex rather than mountain biking.... banshee was sick tho
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 Its all about selling units my friend. The more well rounded a roster you have, the more bikes you sell. Plain and simple.
  • 1 0
 Ah, my neighbour's van Smile Can't wait to see it back in town so we can all finally see Life Cycles! Can't wait!
  • 1 0
 A little help please, Does anybody know the manufacture or a web sit for those wooden bikes. thanks GEO
  • 1 0
 i want those barnie five tens !
  • 1 0
 yeah.. i don't know why it says cookie monster
  • 1 1
 cos the cookie monster is about the same colour
  • 9 0
 the cookie monster is blue, not purple
  • 1 1
 he is??
  • 1 1
 I believe your thinking of the guy that lives in a trash can, maybe his name is grouch?
  • 1 0
 he's green
  • 1 0
 oh right, hmmm, its the dracula guy then. Google ftw
  • 1 0
 all I know is that cookie monster is blue and Barney the dinosaur is purple
  • 3 0
 Barney's a freerider?!
  • 1 0
 apparently so Razz
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  • 2 1
 The OCC wished they head a wooden chopper
  • 1 0
 the blk mrkt all mountain bike lokks super dialed
  • 1 1
 only in flat black...the banshee thatis looks 10 times more gnarlier in flat black tham=n any other paintjob

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