6D Trail Helmet
The prototype 6D trail helmet uses a set of dampers to connect a outer layer of harder EPS foam to a softer inner shell. These dampers are designed to compress and rotate in an impact to deflect both linear and rotational forces. Price is to TBD, but expected delivery in early 2016. Learn more here and check out www.6dhelmets.com
Lupine Piko 1500 With Remote
The German engineers at Lupine have updated the most useable light system around with a 1500 lumen output. Added are a heat sink to keep the light output high and stable, but weight low. The light head still weighs only 55 grams. A new wireless remote is available for easy access to light levels, especially when mounted on the helmet. A plethora of battery options are available with run times of 2-8 hours. Price: $425. Learn more here and check out www.lupinenorthamerica.com.
e*thirteen EXP 9-44 cassette
The advent of 1×11 is one of the great MTB developments of the past decade, but the 10-42 cassette is simply not enough gear range for some people. Enter the e*thirteen EXP 9-44 cassette.
This finely crafted component sports a 9-44 range, and comes in in three modules as well, so each cluster can be replaced independently. Price: $309. Learn more here and check out bythehive.com/e-thirteen.
Magura Vyron Dropper Post
Dropper posts are a necessity for many, but installation and maintenance of hydraulic cables in the frame is a bear. The new Magura Vyron provides a wireless solution so installation is a cinch — and portability to other bikes in the stable now becomes an option. Couple that with the wiggle-free tolerances of the seatpost head and we have a winner. Price: $460. Learn more here and check out www.magura.com.
9point8 200mm Dropper Post
And for those riders who are part T-Rex, the new 175mm dropper post from 9point8 will be welcome news. The brand was also showcasing a prototype 200mm version to help gauge interest, so let them know in the comments what you think. Price: $379. Learn more at 9point8.ca
Paul Boxcar Stem
Paul has developed a reputation for reliability that borders on cult like in some circles. Their new Boxcar stem ($90) is the perfect compliment to any build. Weight is comparable to a Thomson and they’re available in 50, 70, and 90mm lengths. More info at paulcomp.com
ABUS MK II Messenger Bag
ABUS is a German brand well known for its quality locks and bike security products. But they are now selling helmets, bags and panniers in the U.S. Both last year and this year, ABUS gave away 3,000 free messenger bags to the first 1,500 Interbike attendees to come by their booth (Wednesday & Thursday) and show their badge. What better way to get your name in front of thousands of bike industry peeps than to have these bags everywhere you look. Show goers could then load up their sweet swag bag for the rest of the day. The MK II is a water resistant, roll top bag with a handy u-lock holder, and a panel inside to flatten out the bottom for maximum swag storage. Sure, it costs a pretty penny to produce that many bags and give them away free, but the brand exposure is huge. Smart ABUS…smart. Learn more at www.abus.com.
This article is part of Mtbr’s coverage of the 2015 Interbike trade show in Las Vegas. For more from Interbike CLICK HERE.