Interbike 2009 Update #1

Interbike Update #1
Check our main Interbike 2009 content page for links to more updates and videos.

Knolly

Podium

The Podium is Knolly’s full on downhill race bike. It will be ready for production soon. Expect typical downhill specifications like 8+” of travel, 150mm rear end, and 1.5 headtube. Check out Knolly’s website for more info and full geometry.

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2010 Knolly Podium (click to enlarge)

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Delirium

The Delirium was redesigned for 2010 with many refinements. The frame itself lost a full pound of weight. The geometry has been revised and a lower top tube was added for more clearance.

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Prototype XC bike

Knolly had their prototype XC bike on display. Projected 6 lb frame w/ shock weight. It will be basically a smaller travel version of the popular Endorphin.

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Check the gallery for more detailed photos of all of Knolly bikes at the show.

Hope Technology

Hope has created a crown replacement and stem combo for the FOX 40 and Rock Shox Boxxer. The reach is 50mm with a very low bar height. It is said to be around a -18 degree rise. It uses a slotted clamp like their standard direct mount stem below. Clamp diameter is 31.8mm and should be available in standard Hope colors.

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Direct Mount Stem – The Hope direct mount stem uses a dove tail for the top mounts in lieu of typical bolts.

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Eternity Seatpost

Hope is finally near the release of their seatpost. They gave it a rather cheeky name due to it’s extended development cycle. It should be available by the end of the year. It will be available in 27.2mm, 30.9mm, and 31.6mm sizes with 350mm of length.

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Check the gallery for more Hope parts from the show.

Turner

2010 RFX Prototype

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tentative specifications:

  • 66.5 HA with Fox 36
  • 72 SA
  • 17.2 chainstay
  • 170mm travel
  • 14.1” BB with 2.5 Nevegals
  • ISCG ’05
  • taper steerer

Thomson

Elite DH Direct Mount Stem

Thomson has been developing a direct mount stem for a while now. It is currently in testing with several of their riders. It has a 10mm drop making it one of the lowest seen so far. The bolt pattern is the Boxxer standard. Reach is set at 55mm with a 31.8mm clamping diameter. The mounting system is pretty slick by covering the bolts with the clamp top.

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Troy lee was showing off their new 2010 D3 helmets. There will be a Steve Peat version and a Sam Hill version available as well as other colorways.

Specification List on the D3
• Technologically Advanced Carbon/Composite Shell Construction
• Digital Wind Tunnel Tested, Aerodynamic Shell Design
• Revolutionary Injection Molded Air Intake System

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Sam Hill D3 helmet (click to enlarge)

• 20 High Flow Intake And Exhaust Ports For Maximum Ventilation
• Strategically Placed Interior Shock Pads For Comfort And Durability
• Removable, Washable Mx-Style Padded Liner with Coolmax™ And Dri-Lex™ Moisture Wicking Materials
• Quick-Release Cheek Pads For Emergency Helmet Removal
• Purpose-Built Internal Cavities For Audio Integration
• Full incremental sizing based on motorsports for a better fitting range

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• Dual Density Shock Pad System™
• Deep Eps Channeling For Optimal Airflow
• Titanium Hardware For Reduced Weight
• Includes 2 Lightweight, Streamlined Visors
• High Quality Helmet Bag To Protect Your Investment
• Exceeds Bicycle And Snow Certifications: Cpsc 1203, Ce En1077,
• Ce En 1078, Astm F1952, Astm F2032, Astm F2040
• Not For Use With Motorized Vehicles

Check the gallery for more pictures of the various D3 helmet colorways.

2010 D2 Helmet

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Check the gallery for more pictures of the various D2 helmet colorways.

Yeti

ASR5

The ASR5 is Yeti’s newest model. It’s aimed at the XC crowd looking for a light weight ride with a 5″ of travel. The head angle is a little slacker than typical XC bikes at 68 degrees. This is to help with steep descents and gives the bike a feeling of having more travel than it actually does up front. Suggested fork lengths are between 110mm-140mm.

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2010 Yeti ASR5 (click to enlarge)

Claimed weight is a mere 4.75lbs with shock. The headtube is a tapered design with a 1.5″ lower with 1 1/8″ upper. The rear dropouts feature some features like integrated cable routing as well as the ability to change out rear axle standards with ease via some replaceable chips. They have allowed for use of QR as well as a new emerging standard (which has some very nice benefits) we’re seeing on a few bikes of a 12 x 142 thru-axle called X-12. With X-12, a standard 135 mm hubs are used and have the standard end caps replaced with wider ones (3.5 mm per side), actual resulting width is 142 mm. There are more and more wheel manufacturers getting on board with this so expect to see your 135mm hub more convertible in the future (I9, DT Swiss, and more will be making kits to convert their hubs).

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The frame will be available in an aluminum version as well as carbon. The look of the carbon is a bit unique as they kept a lot of its natural look.

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Check the gallery for more detailed pictures of the ASR5.

DJ

Yeti also had their new 2010 DJ frame on display. It will be available in black only with a tapered head tube and offers 25mm of chainstay adjustability for geared or singlespeed duty. The frame overall has been beefed up from the previous version making it stronger and stiffer.

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2010 Yeti DJ frame (click to enlarge)

Check the gallery for more 2010 Yeti frames.

Ibis

HD

Ibis had their new HD prototype on display. HD stands for “Heavy Duty” at the moment but the real name may change when the bike comes to market. It offers 160mm of travel with a 12mm x 136mm Maxle in the rear. The head angle will be at a slack 67 degrees with suggested fork travel ranging from 160mm-180mm. It will be a air shock only frame with weight in the mid 6 pound range. It will also not include ISCG tabs. Availability date isn’t set at the moment but the latest round of prototypes were said to be “looking really good”.

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Check the gallery for more detailed shots of the HD in the gallery.

Twenty 6

Prerunner pedal

Twenty6 had a few of their Prerunner pedals on demo bikes at the Outdoor Demo. It offers a concave design with improved bushings. Projected weight is around 317 grams per pair with 26 pins per pedal.

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Twenty6 Prerunner pedal

Santa Cruz

Steve Peat’s World Championship Winning Santa Cruz V10

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Commencal

2010 Absolut SX

Commencal had their Absolut SX bike on display which has been shown at a few shows prior. The Absolut SX will offer 5.5″ (140mm) of travel with various 10mm and 12m rear axle combinations. It will have a tapered headtube and ISCG mounts. The suspension setup will use a similar Contact System but the main pivot is moved to the bottom bracket area which allows for single speed and geared possibilities.

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Check the gallery for my detailed photos of the Absolut SX