Outerbike Whistler: Hot bikes, amazing trails, good times

Consumer-facing trade show in B.C. wonderland serves up biking bliss

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Ibis was out in force in Whistler, showing off its new Mojo HD3 as well as the tried and true Ibis Ripley. We managed to get our hands on a Ripley for the local Thursday night XC race. And while no great glory was achieved, that bike continues to be one of our favorite playful 29ers. Photo by Norma Ibarra

Ibis was out in force in Whistler, showing off its new Mojo HD3 as well as the tried and true Ibis Ripley. We managed to get our hands on a Ripley for the local Thursday night XC race. And while no great glory was achieved, that bike continues to be one of our favorite playful 29ers (click to enlarge). Photo by Norma Ibarra

The Ibis crew also had the best lunch spread. Sausages!

The Ibis crew also had the best lunch spread. Sausages! (click to enlarge)

The Ibis HD3 was arguably the most sought after trail bike at Outerbike Whistler. Sadly we didn't get our hands on one.

The Ibis HD3 was arguably the most sought after trail bike at Outerbike Whistler. Sadly we didn’t get our hands on one (click to enlarge).

Rocky Mountain always drew a crowd.

Rocky Mountain always drew a crowd (click to enlarge).

With its world HQ in nearby Vancouver, B.C., Rocky Mountain was able to bring in a wide array of bikes.

With its world HQ in nearby Vancouver, B.C., Rocky Mountain was able to bring in a wide array of bikes (click to enlarge).

FOX was on hand doing consumer education on its new line of products. Photo by Norma Ibarra

FOX was on hand doing consumer education on its new line of products (click to enlarge). Photo by Norma Ibarra

If you missed anything, FOX had these handy displays explaining what exactly is happening inside their forks and shocks.

If you missed anything, FOX had these handy displays explaining what exactly is happening inside their forks and shocks (click to enlarge).

Osprey makes both men's, women's and enduro specific hydration packs. The new models have an easy-to-access tool role with its own pocket and bladders that have a rigid backing and a handle so they are easy to fill and dont barrel around inside the pack.

Osprey makes both men’s, women’s and enduro specific hydration packs. The new models have an easy-to-access tool role with its own pocket and bladders that have a rigid backing and a handle so they are easy to fill and dont barrel around inside the pack (click to enlarge).

When the riding was done, the beer drinking began. Photo by Norma Ibarra When the riding was done, the beer drinking began (click to enlarge). Photo by Norma Ibarra


About the author: Jason Sumner

An avid cyclist, Jason Sumner has been writing about two-wheeled pursuits of all kinds since 1999. He’s covered the Olympics, Tour de France, MTB world champs, and dozens of other international cycling events. He also likes to throw himself into the fray, penning first-person accounts of cycling adventures all over the globe. Sumner has also done extensive gear testing and is the author of the cycling guide book "75 Classic Rides: Colorado." When not writing or riding, the native Coloradoan can be found enjoying life with his wife Lisa and kids Cora and Tommy in and around their home in the MTB Mecca of Crested Butte.


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