2016 Outdoor Demo Mega Gallery

See what's new and cool at the prologue to Interbike

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The future is electrifying.

The future is electrifying.

Shimano had its new XT Di2 drivetrain on hand for customers to play with. A lucky few also had the opportunity to ride the new product with professional racers Jill Kintner and Bryn Atkinson.

The ProShift system shifts gears for you, although you can manually override it.

The ProShift system shifts gears for you, although you can manually override it.

Speaking of electronic shifting, ProShift was showing off a new controller that can auto-shift for you based on speed, cadence, power, and user preference. The product is only available for the road market now, but they’ve been experimenting with a mountain bike version.

So that happened.

So that happened.

Way back in 2012, Phil Wood created this V10 Fatbike. It never made it into production, but the concept was a huge draw to their booth. After a long hiatus, the monster is back. This time, however, it’s sporting a motor.

Onyx is well known in the BMX world for their instant engagement hubs.

Onyx is well known in the BMX world for their instant engagement hubs.

Electric bikes like the Phil Wood fatbike put down an immense amount of torque. Onyx believes that standard hubs can’t take the load (or the weight), so they’ve developed a prototype hub for e-bike use that has burlier internals and is claimed to be 4x stronger.

In addition to BMX product, Onyx produces hubs for road, mtb, and fat applications.

In addition to BMX product, Onyx produces hubs for road, MTB, and fat applications.

They also had several new freehub bodies available for their hubs, including options for Shimano road, single speed, and XD drivers. They were also showing their new patent pending aluminum freehub body with U-shaped steel inserts (pictured far right), that are designed to reduce wear and prevent galvanization.

Katie Compton recently signed with Knight Wheels. Will she bring them their first World Cup podium this week at Cross Vegas?

Cyclocross star Katie Compton recently signed with Knight Wheels. Will she bring them their first World Cup podium this week at Cross Vegas?

Knight Wheels is a small outfit that produces a wide range of carbon wheels. They’ve been producing a super wide 27.5” enduro rim for some time, but just released a new 29” version. This rim has a 30mm internal width (beer for scale) and will retail for around $700 when it begins shipping November 1.

The new sunglass range from 100% is slightly more casual/conventional than their original pieces.

The new sunglass range from 100% is slightly more casual/conventional than their original pieces.

100% got its start manufacturing goggles, but their product catalog has since expanded to include gloves, helmets, and apparel. At Outdoor Demo, they were showing off two new sunglasses. We’ll share more from them later this week when we head inside.

The new Fyre lenses from Ryder eyewear combine a number of premium technologies.

The new Fyre lenses from Ryders eyewear combines a number of premium technologies.

The best thing about Ryders Eyewear is the permanent anti-fog coating that is baked into their lenses. This coating is said to be military grade and performs exceptionally well in all conditions. For this year, they’ve taken that technology and boosted it by a color boosting tint and fast acting photochromic transition. They’re calling this new line of lenses Fyre. Retail for the new models is between $220-240. Their normal glasses start around $150.

Water Truck.

The water truck.

Every year Camelbak sets up a watering station to keep riders hydrated. This year, they brought it in by the truckload. How epic is this rig? And if you stop by their booth, you can trade in your old bladder for a brand new one. Thanks!

Sausage fest.

Sausage fest.

Camelbak also had an epic kiddie pool, which was an absolute life saver in the heat.

And that’s Outdoor Demo in a nutshell. There are a few more interesting bits we’ll cover further in depth down the road, but that’s pretty much a wrap on what might be the last Outdoor Demo ever. Back to walking the show.

This article is part of Mtbr’s coverage of the 2016 Interbike trade show in Las Vegas. For more from Interbike CLICK HERE.

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