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Interbike 2013 Live Blog: Outdoor Demo

2013 Interbike Live Blog: Outdoor Demo Day 1

By Gregg Kato

Found at the Xtracycle booth, this Keener is a 36″ wheeled bike. Not the first time I’ve seen a bike with wheels bigger than a 29er, but it IS the first time I’ve seen dual front disc brakes. Check the huge hub and brake lever with two cables! (Pic 2 and 3).

Keener 36er with dual disc front brakes.

Keener Cycle Works out of Tucson, AZ. Ever seen a brake lever like this?

By John Shafer

Smith’s new $200+ enduro helmet was one of the hot items at the Outdoor Demo. More images of the helmet in the gallery below.

By Gregg Kato

Yeti’s booth is one of the most popular booths and the all new SB75 is the hot bike to demo. Shown as a frame set here in turquoise, the 75 has 5 inches of travel, 27.5 wheels and will be available by the end of this month.

Close up of the new Yeti SB75 linkage and eccentric.

By John Shafer

I visited with the guys at the hive / e-thirteen and they showed me their new TRSr Carbon Dualguide chain guide, new TRSr wheelset with carbon hub, and a sweet new LG1r flat pedal – “light enough for enduro!” See more photos in the gallery below!

By Gregg Kato

Marin’s huge booth at Interbike’s Outdoor Demo.

By Gregg Kato

Crank Brothers is offering a special edition Interbike pedal deal for attendees. Special pricing and colors. Mint green Interbike pedals from Crank Brothers.

By Gregg Kato

Felt is showing their new electric fat bike.

By John Shafer

Liv / Giant at Outdoor Demo.

By Gregg Kato

Interbike 2013 starts with two days of Outdoor Demo in Bootleg Canyon (Boulder City) riding bikes in the desert with temperatures in the 98 degree range! Sunscreen, hats and water are mandatory!

By John Shafer

I visited with the DVO suspension homies at Outdoor Demo and they showed me a proto of their new single crown enduro fork, the Diamond. It’s an air-sprung fork with 35mm stanchions,140-160mm of travel, a 15mm axle, and an adjustable negative air spring.

The Emerald inverted DH fork is shipping now, too. More images in the gallery below.

By John Shafer

Interbike is officially on! Outdoor Demo started today and people are already out working on their sunburns.

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