Our Interibke 2014 coverage continues as we visit Niner, Spank, Praxis, and Specialized to check out their new products including the Specialized Signature Berrecloth P.Slope.
We’ve already posted up the details on the new Niner W.F.O 9 that you should check out if you haven’t already but here’s some eye candy.
We’ve taken a look at the previous W.F.O. and walked away impressed with what the old bike can do. We took a spin on one at the Outdoor Demo and needless to say it was impressive. The Pike is a wonderful compliment for aggressive riding and this bike is a 29er weapon for riders looking to take things into a more gravity fed environment. Rest assured though, it still pedals to the top of the hill quite easily.
Airforming allowed niner to revamp the tubing shape and structure. Lighter and stronger.
The all new airformed W.F.O. 9 frameset allowed Niner to take this W.F.O. to new levels in terms of construction, weight, and strength.
Year after year, Spank continues to push their products through manufacturing and testing underneath athletes like Kenny Smith as well as in the lab. For 2014 they’ve got a bevy of updates to their product lineup with many other updates and new products coming soon as well!
Spank Bars for 2014
The Spank 777 bar is well known and they’ve updated it for 2014 to be a bit wider at 800mm. The 777 marks are still etched if you’re after that 777mm mark.
The Spank 777 bars move to 800mm wide with cut markts for 777mm
The Spike 28 saw some minor tweaks to it as a result of input from riders like Kenny Smith this past year. Spank also offers a variety of complete wheel builds for those looking for a complete wheel solution. Be sure to pay attention to Spank in the wheel space as they’ve got some great things cooking in that department that are sure to appease a lot of riders.
This DVO equipped V10 carbon was drawing a lot of attention at Interbike. It featured a lot of Spank parts that match nicely with the DVO colors.
The Spank Spike pedals are some of our favorite pedals to run with for flats. They’re reliable, thin, have good grip, are pretty lightweight, and come in a variety of colors.
If you’ve had trouble getting Spank products in the past in the USA, the Gravity Cartel just opened up to help you out. See more at spank-ind.com.
Praxis has a clean solution for riders looking to run traditional 24mm crank spindle (think Shimano) on a bike with a great adapter system to avoid creaking, and any installation woes. The Praxis adapters have a neat system designed to alleviate some of the installation and usage headaches that can typically be associated with PF30, BB30, and OSBB adapters. Currently these are avaialbe to fit 68 or 73mm cranksets.
Praxis adapater (BB30 / PF30 / OSBB)
Our patent pending design keeps the cartridge bearings outboard of the frame right on Shimano™ spec for greater rigidity and free of frame/c-clip tolerance issues that other systems deal with. Simply press in the longer non-drive-cup, then the shorter drive cup threads into it. As the drive cup threads in, our trademark Collet system expands to a precise limit evenly dispersing pressure for a super tight fit. With both cups connected and our collet set exactly to spec, there is no chance the bearings can come out of alignment or wiggle/walk out of the frame. This design also uses a compressible o-ring on the non-drive side cup to compensate for frame shell width discrepancies. – praxiscycles
Specialized announced in April a new program that would deliver some custom ‘Specialized Edition‘ bikes. There wasn’t too much talk of the custom Mountain Bike lineup but they had a Berrecloth P.Slope on display at Interbike this year that caught our eye.