Outdoor Demo Randoms - Interbike 2016

Sep 19, 2016 at 22:26
by Rachelle Frazer Boobar  
Interbike 2016



Smith Optics

Smith Optics asked Aaron Gwin to help create this signature Aquad Goggle. Gwin wanted to tap into his SoCal lifestyle by giving a nod to the old school surf and skate art that is synonymous with the area. He had his buddy and artist Tagger come on board to do the design and this is the finished product. The Goggles retail for 80.00 USD and will be available this November.
Smith Optics asked Aaron Gwin to help create this signature Squad Goggle. Gwin wanted to tap into his SoCal lifestyle by giving a nod to the old school surf and skate art that is synonymous with the area. He had his buddy and artist Tagger come on board to do the design and this is the finished product.
Aaron Gwin Squad Goggles
The goggles retail for $80.00 USD and will be available this November.

The Highwire s are a new addition to Smith Optics lifestyle line. They feature a chromapop lens and retail for 89.00 USD which some folks seem pretty happy about.
The Highwire is a new addition to Smith Optics' lifestyle line. They feature a ChromaPop lens, and retail for $89.00 USD, which some folks seem pretty happy about.

Smith are also now making their ChromaPop lenses available in the performance line of glasses. What is ChromaPop It s a lnese that is designed to enhance the color and clarity of what you see around you. Sounds a bit trippy right THis is far more legal. THe Pivlok Arena the Arena Max and the Pivlok Asana will now be available in six different lenses and tints and will retail for 179.00 USD.
Smith are also now making their ChromaPop lenses available in their Performance line of glasses. ChromaPop is designed to enhance the color and clarity of what you see around you, which might sound trippy seeing as we're in Las Vegas, but these lenses are fully legal for recreational use.
Smith
The PivLok Arena, the Arena Max and the PivLok Asana will now be available in six different lenses and tints and will retail for $179.00 USD

Primal Wear are probably better known for the type of riding gear that s a little closer fitting but the Colorado company have a new women s kit coming next year which includes the Alpine Camo jersey and shorts.
Primal Wear are probably better known for the type of riding gear that's a little closer fitting than what you see here, but the Colorado company have a new women's kit coming next year which includes the Alpine Camo jersey and shorts.



Otso Bikes

Minneapolis-based Wolf Tooth Components branched out into the bike brand business just last month with the launch of Otso Cycles. The company started the line-up with their Voytek hardtail that can convert between 27.5+, 29+ or fat bike set-ups.

Wolf Tooth Components branched out into the bike brand business just last month with the launch of Otso Cycles. Their 27.5-plus 29-plus or fat bike convertible hard tail Voytek was on display at the demo decked out in a
Their Voytek was on display at the demo bedazzled by a color coordinated blue anodized Woolf Tooth Components kit.

Otso Bikes
The Voytek features a tuning chip which allows the rider to adjust the chainstay length between 430mm and 450mm to best suit your local terrain and trail conditions.
Looks like Wolf Tooth have been working on a new dropper remote lever but they weren t willing to say anything to us about it other than to wait for more news later in the week.
Looks like Wolf Tooth have been working on a new dropper remote lever, but they weren't willing to say anything to us about it, other than to wait for more news later in the week.



Sweet Protection

Sweet Protection has had minimal distribution in Noth America up until now. The Norwegian-based company first started out making helmets back in 1997, and has since expanded into mtb, paddleboarding, ski and snowboard outerwear and protection, and they are planning on planning on making a big push out this way in 2017. Sweet Protection tout themselves as a premium brand, so expect to see price tags that match that statement. In return for your dollar, we're told to expect some of that high quality technical wear the Scandinavians have become quite well known for. We took a look at some of the line-up which you will begin to see available around March next year.

Sweet Protection s Bushwacker helmet gets a few minor updates for 2017 including improved ventilation and adjustable visor and will now be slightly lighter. The Dissenter helmet is a new addition to the line that will be at a more affordable pricepoint.
The Bushwacker (front) helmet gets a few minor updates for 2017 including improved ventilation, a reduced weight, and an adjustable visor. There are three models available ranging from between $219 and $319 USD. The Dissenter helmet is a new all-mountain addition to the line that will be at a more affordable price point, with a non MIPS version available for $149 and a MIPS version for $189.

Sweet protection offers three models of their Bearsuite Knee pads from left to right is the Pro light and the guard which offer different levels of functionality and pricepoints. The Bearsuit Elbow guards come in a guard of pad model.
Sweet Protection offers three models of their Bearsuit Knee pads. From left to right is the Pro, Light and the Guard that offer different levels of functionality and protection. The Bearsuit Elbow guards also come in two different models to suit your riding needs.

The Hunter Enduro shorts the Chikamin Jersey and the El Enduro shorts.
Here's a little slice of the men's line - The Hunter Enduro shorts, the Chikamin Jersey and the El Enduro shorts.

New for 2017 are the Hunter Women s Enduro shorts which come with front ventilation seams and front pockets and are designed to articulate with women s bodies. You might think these shorts are pink but alas yo uare mistaken for the are in fact Rubus Red. Also pictured here are the women s Chiwaukum jersey and the long sleeved Badlands merino wool jersey.
New for 2017 are the Hunter Women's Enduro shorts which come with front ventilation seams, and front pockets, and are designed to articulate with women's bodies. You might think these shorts are pink, but alas, you are mistaken for they are in fact 'Rubus Red'. Also pictured here are the women's Chiwaukum jersey and the long sleeved Badlands merino wool jersey.

The Norwegians like to be prepared for the wet and the mudride shorts and Delerious jacket are Sweet Protection s answer to problematic precipitation.
The Norwegians like to be prepared for the wet and the Mudride shorts and Delerious jacket are Sweet Protection's answer to problematic precipitation.

If you happen to be headed to the outdoor demo hand in your old camelbak bladder for recycling and take yourself home a brand spanking new crux reservoir.
If you happen to be headed to the outdoor demo visit the Camlebak booth to hand in your old bladder for recycling and take yourself home a brand spanking new Crux reservoir.



Ryders Eyewear

Ryder s eyewear are launching into a whole new lens world next season with their Fire Lens series which will come in all new styles.
Ryders Eyewear are launching into a whole new lens and price point world next season with their Fire Lens series. The new lens features their NXT anti-fog system, a photochromatic and color boosting lens and feature an MLB mirror which is said to let UV light through to the photochromatic layer. If that all sounds like a mouthful then it's probably best to try one of the four new styles out and see what you think for yourself. The series will be available in Spring 2017 and will range from $219 - $239 USD.

Chloe is wearing the women s Chloe model.
Chloe is wearing the women's Katja model.

Sarah Magee and Christ Stewart from Petawawa Ontario chose today to get married at the Outdoor Demo. They both love mountain biking and were going to be here anyway so thought why not
Sarah Magee and Chris Stewart from Petawawa, Ontario, chose today to get married at the Outdoor Demo. They both love mountain biking and were going to be visiting Las Vegas anyway, so they thought, why not? Why not indeed. Congratulations to you both!



77 Comments

  • 171 6
 jesus christ why is all cycling apparel so insanely hideous
  • 16 2
 Because it's designed by fashionistas who just love to create their latest collections...Mountain biking needs to rid itself of such.
  • 58 7
 @davidsimons: I would not look too deep to find some underlying ideology... I think the guy who designed those just likes it that way. He starts a company, makes it all happen, goes out there to sell it. And then come the people who buy it for whatever reasons they have. It is often that simple. Meanwhile a bunch of bros in wifebeater top, moto shorts and TLD helmet with Oakley goggles spend hours weekly to figure out what is a casual, keep it real MTB outfit, holding a watch for what may put sand in their vajina ...
  • 13 7
 MTB is lacking some well designed, sleek understated, high quality kit, Road cycling has it in abundance.
  • 16 3
 Just wear road kit on your mtb?
  • 10 0
 Right? And who cares? Bring on the bikes and goodies!
P.S. Good on you Camelbak!
  • 9 2
 @MBroady: I agree. It's so hard to find something that will make you blend at least a bit in regular life situation. I often go to the grocery after a ride and people do give me looks like I look like a hard-core cyclist. Semi-casual clothing is my thing. I love the way Rapha looks but their prices kill me.
  • 5 0
 Makes SAR easier !
  • 4 0
 Kitsbo comes to mind but pricing is outrageous
  • 8 0
 @WAKIdesigns: I've noticed that the more 'roadie' (tight Lycra, brand names everywhere) I look the worse I get treated by drivers. The more casual you look the more car-friendly you look.
  • 2 1
 @WAKIdesigns Sometimes you simply nail it.
  • 8 0
 @WAKIdesigns: Dakine has some great casual looking shorts and as for jerseys, I just buy wool t shirts and long sleeves. Very understated and functional on the bike.
  • 3 1
 @WAKIdesigns: I live in the Transition Bikes capitol of the world, and I gotta say, your descriptions of "Mountain Bike Bro's" couldn't be more spot on.
  • 1 0
 @pdxkid: ive been rocking Greg Norman golf shirts when I want to dork it up lately. Looks as good as most mtb wear IMO.
  • 4 1
 Since cycling started. If anyone thinks cycling gear looks good you have been riding too long. Wear what is functional / comfortable and take it off when you are done riding. All of my mbike shirts are like $10 - $15 USD. Under Armor / Russell......good quality and CHEAP. Spend your money on what is important....better bikes :-)
  • 3 2
 Just wear stuff from Vans. It's all you need.
  • 1 0
 Some brands trend to have new styles every year, each style very well defined (ie camo), so the jersey from a season ago looks outdated now. And you need to buy a new one. Moreover most stuff is made very cheap and wont last more than three years ie giro and specialized stuff I have had.
  • 3 0
 @pdxkid: I do love riding in wool, it's the best, but that stuff is very fragile and rather expensive. I find wool to be fantastic for it's thermal tolerance, it's not too hot when it's warm outside, and it's not that cold when it's cold. Most importantly wool looses very little of it's insulation properties when it gets wet, so I can ride in 200g long sleeve merino when it rains, get totaly soaked (as you would in Goretex or Softshell since it makes you swim in your own sweat) and still remain warm-ish. For thicker layers like 250-400 I found thick, fluffy merino to be absolutely superior to this "flattened" merino that's quite thin for the weight and insulation. The temperature tolerance is even better and durability is improved. Interesting thing I found by using various merino products is that stuff from certain companies is very strong while some alls apart rather quickly - Swedish Woolpower is fantastic while SmartWool sucks, it just sucks. My long sleeve jersey got holes and tears around the neck and at the ends of sleeves in less than a year. Same with the t-shirt. Aklima is also great. Haven't tried Ice-breaker yet.
  • 7 0
 sweet protections logo looks like a turd, and the gwin goggles must have been designed by ed hardy. also, is smith REALLY going back to the semi transparent frames trend? oakley tried that in the early 2000's. nothing better then having a goggle frame that gives you a thousand little sun spots around your field of vision.
  • 1 0
 @WAKIdesigns: have you tried bri-nylon or drayfus draylon?
  • 1 0
 @lyophilization: buaahahha, loved it!
  • 5 0
 Dickies and a Slayer shirt ftw!
  • 1 0
 @WAKIdesigns: Icebreaker used to have a line of cycling apparel, jerseys and shorts. I have a pair of their knickers and they are tops. Unfortunately, the whole cycling line has been discontinued so if you can find 'em around they are usually a good price.
  • 2 0
 @WAKIdesigns: It all made sense up until that holding a watch and sand in the vajina (sic) bit...
  • 2 1
 @snipes1: go to target and check out some champion athletic wear. 32 degrees t shirts are pretty dang nice too online. random hiking shirts at rei(lil price) work well for mtb.
  • 6 1
 @MBroady: We at TLD get slammed for "neon pajamas" for some reason, but the bulk of our line in trail kit is solids, neutral tones, etc....and its what sells the most. So, look around, web editors tend to put photos of wild, instead of solid/plain kits.
  • 2 0
 @troyleedesigns: you speak the truth, so perhaps the time is ripe for a paid ad on pinkbike showing those items.
  • 1 0
 @troyleedesigns: it has nothing to do with you making a bad product, just like Audis and BMWs are cool cars. Some of the users though... Most of my riding kit has TLD on it. I just bought shorts and gloves for my kids Wink
  • 1 1
 @troyleedesigns: Yes TLD do make some good stuff, but STILL OVER PRICED
You know you would sell way more if was not looking at designer price market
But you can still charge what you like for "neon pajamas" as fashion victims will buy anything
  • 2 0
 @aljoburr: I'd be much concerned about things being too cheap. I hope your reference for TLD apparel isn't 50% sale on H&M Wink I personally find their apparel priced rather normally.
  • 1 0
 @troyleedesigns: For what it's worth I have a set of "neon pajamas" and I love them.
  • 2 0
 @DARKSTAR63: I just listened to Joe Rogan and found the best word ever for online hammering, particularly on Standards, Enduro and E-bike debates: "recreational outrage"
  • 1 0
 @WAKIdesigns: @troyleedesigns TLD makes really well thought out and functional pieces of kit. Although I have other products in my wardrobe as well the majority of it is TLD and it's because it fits the best and is the most comfortable. It's also durable, I have some that is quite old and still holding up. As far as the colors go, pretty much every design is offered in black or an earth tone, although I sometimes gravitate toward something loud because f*ck it, I'm having a good time. If people can't figure that out I don't know what to say.
  • 1 0
 @WAKIdesigns: "recreational outrage" is pretty spot on .. though I think e-bikes actually make me mad.
  • 1 0
 @DARKSTAR63: me too. They make me a bit WTF...jesus, everytime I see one in the woods (which is more and more often). But not when I'm away from them, like on the internet. What makes me mad on internet is people who get mad at things they don't have a tiniest influence on their lives. Brad Pitt is a very similar example: can you believe that "son of a b..." cheated on Angelina?! After all she's been through? I bet he cheated more but now she kicked him out and good on her... that's how I feel about E-bike haters
  • 1 0
 @WAKIdesigns: Yea I don't actively campaign against e-bikes but I really don't care for them or the possible implications of their widespread usage. Above all I don't care for them on principle, I think you should have to work for your ride. Call them whatever you want, sell them, whatever ... just don't call them bicycles. My favorite useless hate is on the "expense" of bicycles and product. As if they are a commodity like fuel or food, necessary to existence. This is a luxurious hobby we have, and they sky is the limit when it comes to what you can spend. But you don't have to - and there are so many products available to the rider on a budget. So many good bikes, worlds better than even high end bikes years ago, just because 10k bikes exist should we really shit on them? People are ok with exotic cars existing and that technology trickling down to your economy car but in the bike world it's sinful? Give me a break ! end rant.
  • 1 0
 Cheers to you, Troy Lee helmets and all the people who care for the state of their (and others) heads.
  • 1 0
 @WAKIdesigns: just wear normal clothes made of wool or nylon. Duh.
  • 1 0
 To justify the ridiculously high prices.
  • 12 0
 What's with the four spermatozoa next to the lightening bolt on the signature Gwin strap? Weird?
  • 6 0
 That def looks like a sperm race on those goggles. WTF?
  • 7 0
 Cannot unsee. Paging Dr. Freud.
  • 3 0
 Gwin thanking his parents?
  • 2 0
 Didnt notice it at first. Had to scroll back up. Definately sperm
  • 9 1
 I struggle to see the need to fork out an arm and a leg for the current crop of riding shirts when a UA Heatgear top will work just as well if not better for about 1/3 of the cost (well in Australia anyway).

Plus you can wear them out to to pub after without losing point like a technicolour tw@t.
  • 5 0
 Or champion/Russell if you want to cut that in half again.
  • 11 1
 Nothing better than your woman love riding:-)
  • 13 8
 Erm... not really... There'd be arguments on who's turn is to go for a ride... And I like to have a few cold ones after long day in the saddle with the boys and talk shit, you know...
  • 29 6
 @szusz: Or just don't have a bunch of lousy kids and then everyone gets to ride.
  • 9 1
 @szusz: Well, I don't think that's the kind of riding @seismicninja was insinuating...
  • 6 0
 @szusz: You can do that with a cool wife you know.
  • 1 4
 I remember saying some shit like "So, you wanna ride the horse?" to a girl, she didn't say anything but she gave me the look that let's you know it was a bad joke. She did it anyways, but I didn't say a stupid joke like that again lol (you don't wanna to be left alone in the middle of that).
  • 1 0
 @TomBrady: would like to give you some more upvotes tbh
  • 8 0
 Getting married in lycra.....
  • 24 0
 bruhhh I would but I don't think I could fit lycra on my bike to marry it
  • 3 10
flag lostlunchbox (Sep 19, 2016 at 23:25) (Below Threshold)
 Seriously... each to their own i guess, but gawd help me, that moosenuckle horrorshow make me hate my eyeballs
  • 4 0
 cant see nothing new... just some ugly glasses some ugly clothes... thats to depressing to be truth
  • 8 3
 The goggles are DOPE
  • 2 0
 The only interesting thing at interbike is that Wolf Tooth remote lever and they are being mum about it. *grumble grumble grumble*
  • 3 1
 Sarah Magee, and Chris Stewart, choosing the best venues since when Josh Bender chose the best way to ride a bike.
  • 3 0
 There are some nice teeth in these photos
  • 1 0
 DhaRCO,an Australian company do some really nice riding gear.Im not affiliated with them but they are a small company that does really nice,well made and good looking kit
  • 4 2
 Those signature goggles though...
  • 4 0
 They have sperm on the strap, what the hell? Gwin's jizz goggles.
  • 1 1
 Whoever the artist "Trigger" is he's ripping off Drew Brophy, who lives in San Clemente, who in turn took a lot from Rick Griffin's style.
  • 3 1
 I remember when Ryder's used to be the affordable brand...
  • 1 0
 They still are. The vast majority of the line is in the 50 to 100 range. The Fyre lens is 4 models only.
  • 2 0
 Like that Wolfish HT - looks costly though.
  • 1 0
 That Otso is very nice. would be the perfect SS
  • 1 0
 Will any place let you demo bibs or chamois??
  • 1 2
 I guess it's just a matter of time before somebody adds some extra 'moon' to their honeymoon.
  • 1 0
 sooo white
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