Consumer-facing trade show in B.C. wonderland serves up biking bliss
We didn’t actually get to ride this bike, but heard lots of good things from other show goers. The stock build on the Durango Bike Company website is a full squish 29er with 2.3 tires, but the frame will also accept 2.8s on a 27.5” rims, which is what they were showing in Whistler (click to enlarge).
Builds range from $4500-$6500 (click to enlarge).
The Durango Bike Company definitely won the award for best demo display. Their lodging situation was also dialed (click to enlarge). Photo by Norma Ibarra
Travel: 130mm front/120mm rear
Wheel Size: 29er or 27.5″
More info: durangobikecompany.com
IXS was showing off a new lightweight full face helmet. Key stats included improved ventilation at the chin bar, top and back of helmet. Claimed weight for a size M/L is 1100 grams. MSRP: $350 with availability set for early August (click to enlarge).
Spank and IXS are just some of the products distributed by the Gravity Cartel, which is based in Vancouver, Washington (click to enlarge). Photo by Norma Ibarra
Each day local guides led Outerbike Whistler attendees on a trail rides. Groups were split by ability level and then headed off into the woods for test biking fun (click to enlarge).