Tomac Bikes had some very neat bikes on display, and I was especially enamored with their brand new full suspension 29er named the Diplomat, which has a nice 120mm of travel.
Their bikes range from aluminum (Vanish 160, Snyper 140, Supermatic 120, etc.) to carbon (Type X, Carbide SL) models. I have been riding lot’s of All Mountain bikes lately, so their Vanish 160 looked very interesting.
A few interesting vendors that I found intriguing were Ay Up Lighting Systems and Club Ride Apparel. I really liked the Ay Up twin lights, with their independently adjustable beams, and the nifty Gecko helmet mounting system. The individual lights can be adjusted up or down depending on desired focal point. You could set one pointing more forward on the trail, and the other directly in front. Popping the lights on and off was a breeze with the Velcro Gecko mounts.
Andy of Ay Up showed how the systems worked, and went through the various light kits, the Ay Up Ultra Lite, V Twin Sports, V4 Adventure and the V8 Explorer. I really liked the V4 Adventure pod, as I think that would be the perfect night time riding system for single track usage. The lights are very popular with endurance racers, and an entire slew of outdoor sport users (rock climbing, skiing, hiking, etc.).
Mike at Club Ride Apparel had some very interesting bike clothing, it’s functional and has enough fashion to allow you to wear it in a normal environment (won’t look like a geek). The jerseys are pretty cool looking with a sort of bowling and western flair combined together in a nifty package.