Interbike 2013 Live Blog: Outdoor Demo


Welcome to the 2013 Interbike Live Blog coming to you from Las Vegas, Nevada. It’s day 2 of North America’s biggest bicycling industry trade show. All this week we’ll be bringing you photos and info on the latest mountain bikes, gear, apparel and new technology. The newest updates will always appear on the top of the page. Also check out‘s Interbike content here for all the latest road gear updates.

By Gregg Kato

Osprey had a big booth at Outdoor Demo, showing some of their latest hydration packs.

Osprey had a Pack Sale going on at Outdoor Demo, too!

By John Shafer

It’s the twentieth anniversary of making mountain bikes for Dave Turner. Here he is telling us about his bikes for the upcoming Turner Virtual Tradeshow video.

And here’s a tasty graphic you’ll find on the new Turner Burner, celebrating 20 years of Turner bikes.

By John Shafer

Quentin from KHS, reminding us that they were early to jump on the 650B train.

By John Shafer

POC’s top-of-the-line enduro-style helmet, the Trabec Race MIPS, is light with extra rear coverage and the MIPS system to protect from rotational impacts. It’s available now and sells for $220.

By Gregg Kato

The new Bell Stoker will be available in October and has an MSRP of $70. Here are some of the specs. Stay tuned for more info on more new 2014 helmets from Bell coming soon.

Niki is the Brand Manager of Bells Bike Division and here she is showing us the all new Bell Stoker AM helmet. Shown here in colors: black/red haze, white/silver haze, matte blue, matte glow green, matte black, matte safety orange, and matte titanium. Available in 4 sizes (sm, md, lg, xl)

By Brian Mullin

Formula was showing their new R1 Racing and C1 brakes along with their popular ThirtyFive 27.5″ and 29″ forks.

The R1 Racing gets a new trick master cylinder, in which the aluminum lever pulls instead of pushes, for a lighter lever draw.

The C1 is their new affordable brake model. The altered some of the manufacturing methods to save on costs, but still giving the same Formula technology and performance.

The front 15mm axle is pretty interesting, and has a detachable QR lever.

By Gregg Kato

Shimano debuted their brand new XC-90 top of the line mtb shoe with carbon sole, two straps and one ratchet with a newly shaped footbed for increased comfort (including adjustable arch support – see gallery below).

A shot of the sole of the new Shimano XC-90 mtb shoe. Stay tuned for a full review on these shoes.

By Brian Mullin

Tony Ellsworth walked me through their two new bikes for 2014, the Absolute Truth Carbon 27.5 and Epiphany XC Carbon 27.5.

The Epiphany XC Carbon joins its aluminum brethren and gets 150mm of travel and 140 mm in the rear, and the 27.5″ wheel size. It has a nice looking open carbon fiber pattern with a gray color.

The Absolute Truth is celebrating a 20 year old incarnation, and the full carbon frame has been designed around the 27.5″ wheel size, and has 125mm of travel for front and rear.

The Truth has a drop gorgeous candy apple red paint with pins stripes.

By John Shafer

Byron shooting a video of Dave Turner for the Turner virtual tradeshow booth.

By John Shafer

And the best Outdoor Demo sunglasses award goes tooooo – this dude and his vintage Alpina shades!

By Gregg Kato

Van Dessel had quite a few demo bikes available for test rides. Here’s some snapshots.

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