2009 Interbike Update #6

2009 Interbike Update #6

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

Go Pro

Go Pro is a manufacturer of POV (point of view) type video cameras for action sports. They had their new 1080p HD Hero on display showing recordings taken at various locations on big LCD TV’s for everyone to watch. The quality was quite impressive.  Pre Order it here!

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sticky mount (click to enlarge)

Go Pro already has their Hero Wide available for purchase. The HD Hero will be available at the end of October. Retail pricing is $299.99 that will come with different mounts based on the kit you buy.

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handlebar mount (click to enlarge)

The Go Pro camera has a wide array of mounts for biking, moto, cars, surfing, and other possibilities. Their booth had a good selection of positions and mounting techniques in order to let consumers see the possibilities of their product.

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vented helmet strap mount (click to enlarge)

HD Hero specifications:

  • viewing angle: 170 degrees in 720p/960p | 127 degrees in 1080p
  • resolutions: 1080p – 1920x1080px, 30 fps, 12 Mbit/s data date | 960p – 1280x960px, 30fps, 10 Mbit/s data rate | 720p – 1280x720px, 30fps or 60fps (for slow motion) at 7.5 Mbit/s and 15Mbit/s respectively
  • format: H.264 compression, MP4 file
  • exposure control
  • auto white balance
  • built-in microphone with automatic gain control, AAC format
  • photo: 5 megapixel | capture modes: single, photo every 2, 5, 10, 30, or 60 seconds, 3 photo burst, self-timer
  • storage: SD card, 32 GB capacity
  • recording times: 1080p 12min/GB | 960p 14min/GB | 720p 16min/GB (30fps) 11/minGB (60fps)
  • battery: rechargeable 1100mAh lithium ion | life: ~2.5 hours
  • waterproof housing
  • PC and mac compatible
  • 179g with battery and housing
  • expansion Bakpacs: LCD Bakpac for on-camera preview and playback | Endurance Batter Bakpac for double battery life
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Fly Racing

Fly Racing had their full 2010 line on display at the show. Fly has various levels of clothing and helmets for both men and women riders as well as kids. They also make casual wear and some nice gear bags for traveling.

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various Fly Racing products (click to enlarge)

F-16 and Women’s Kinetic

The F-16 line is Fly’s least expensive line. It offers a lot of value for riders featuring nice details and quality construction. The F-16 jersey has sublimated graphics with polyester construction featuring shorty cuffs and stretch collar. The pants are made out of a high density nylon with adjustable belt featuring stretch panels, mesh liner, and cuffed leg. Colors are black, blue, red, green, and lime with sizes from youth small to 5x adult (18-48 pants).

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left F-16 | right Women's Kinetic (click to enlarge)

The women’s Kinetic jersey is fitted for a female body. It has shorter arms, a tapered waist, and flared jersey base. It features sublimated graphics, mesh panels, and shorty cuffs. The Kinetic pant is also constructed with women in mind cut with shorter legs and a low rise waist. There is a race and boot cut version. It is made out of 900D nylon with an adjustable belt, stretch panels, mesh liner, and stretch leg cuffs. Sizing is youth S to adult XX on the jersey and youth 20 to 17/18 for the boot cut pant youth 18 to 11/12 for the race pant.

Gloves

Fly carries a whole line of matching gloves for their various levels of rider gear. As the line progresses from budget to high end the features of the gloves increase.

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Gear bags

Fly has a wide range of gear bags for long trips to short day trips. They offer a limited edition print on several of their bags and have many intelligent rider oriented features like changing mats, cargo dividers, and goggle pockets.

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Check the gallery for more photos from Fly’s booth as well as their website for more 2010 product information.

Cove Bikes

Cove had their full line up at Interbike with new colorways and a couple of new additions, the redesigned G-Spot and Hooker.

G-Spot

The G-Spot is aimed at the All Mountain and Trail crowd. It is redesigned a bit from the original. It now features their custom tuned dual link suspension much like the Shocker and STD models. It features 6″ of travel with 1.5″ headtube. The frame is still made in Canada using 7005 aluminum tubing and should weigh in at around 7.2lbs.

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Hooker

The Hooker is a Slope Style and 4x oriented bike featuring 4″ of travel. It has a 1.5″ headtube and is made out of 7005 Easton RAD tubing in Canada. Frame weight is claimed to be 6.6lbs.

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Check the gallery for more pictures from Cove’s booth.

Canfield Brothers

Nimble 9

The Canfield Brothers are known for DH and FR not XC. They caused quite a rumble when they announced they’d be making a 29’er of all things. The Canfields are brings some nice features to the table when they designed the Nimble 9 that are not prevalent in the niner market at this time. Think XC from a DH’ers perspective.

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The Nimble 9 gets its name because of the short chainstays Canfield was able to give the bike. By using a direct mount front derailleur with a slight mod they are able to get the rear tire much closer to the bottom bracket and seattube. The Nimble 9 chainstay length ranges from 16.25″ to 16.9″ giving the bike much more agile turning ability than other 29’ers. To keep up with the agile seatstay the headtube is set at 70 degrees with suggested fork lengths of 3″- 5″.

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front derailleur detail (click to enlarge)

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when no front derailleur is needed the mount block can be removed saving a little weigh and cleaning up the seatube (click to enlarge)

The Nimble 9 is able to be built up as a single speed or geared bike.

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built in chain tentioners for single speed (click to enlarge)

It weighs 5.5lbs (claimed) for the large frame. Frame sizes will be S, M, and L with the small sizes being a true small so riders who haven’t been able to fit other 29’ers well should fit the Nimble 9 much easier.

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small frame has 16" seattube (click to enlarge)

The frame is made out of 4130 Chromoly with bent seatstays for comfort. It has 2 sets of water bottle mounts a full length seattube.

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The Nimble 9 will be available in 3 colors with production bikes arriving in early first quarter.

Crampon pedal

Canfield had their new Crampon pedals equipped on the Nimble 9. The Crampons are 6mm thick weighing 395g (claimed). The body is aluminum with a steel axle riding on DU bushings and sealed bearings. The thin design is supposed to allow you to pedal through the dead spot easier and obviously clear obstacles better. They are available for purchase now through dealers or Canfield’s website.

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Check the gallery for more detailed photos of the Nimble 9 and Crampon pedals.

DT Swiss

XMM and EXM forks

DT Swiss is now offering magnesium constructed forks for a lower price point than their carbon offerings. The XMM is available in 100mm, 120mm, and 140mm lengths with 15mm and QR axle options. It should weigh between 1490g to 1660g depending on travel and axle. The EXM is an Enduro focused fork with 130mm and 150mm travel options. QR and 15mm axles are options on this model with weights at 1645g and 1745g (claimed) for the QR and 15mm version respectively. The XMM features their Twin Shot damping while the EXM features the Launch Control damping. Both are air sprung.

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New Wheel Options

DT Swiss had a few new wheel options available. The E2200 and X1800 wheelsets are now available with the Ratchet system and offer X-12 142mm x 12mm rear hub. The EX1750 wheelset is now available with X-12 and 150mm x 12mm rear hub. They’ve also released a new F630 rim (630g claimed) that is 559mm x 25mm with 32 and 36 hole drillings.

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EXC1550 carbon wheel (click to enlarge)

For All Mountain and Enduro riders DT Swiss released a carbon rimmed wheelset, EXC1550. They’ve basically taken their EX1750 wheelset parts and mated them to their EXC 400 UD carbon rim (21mm inner width) creating a wheel weighing 735g (claimed) for the front and 825g (claimed) for the rear. The front is available in 9mm, 15mm, and 20mm with 135mm x 10mm and 142mm x 12mm rear options.

WTB

Dissident

WTB had their new Dissident DH and FR tire on display. The Dissident is available in 26″ and 29″ sizes making it the first DH specific dual-ply wire bead 29’er tire available. It is only available in 2.5 for the 29″ size and should come in at 1540g (claimed). The 26″ version will be available in a DH version with their Super Track DNA compound weighing 1380g (claimed) or a folding 60tpi casing at 1057g (claimed).

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Schwalbe

Allgrounder

The Allgrounder is the new Nobby Nic. It is intended for trail and All Mountain riders looking for a fast rolling tire with good grip. It features their triple nano compound for harder center lugs with softer outer lugs, u-block tread pattern front and rear, and 30g less weight and 15% less rolling resistance over the Nobby Nic. It is available in 2.1, 2.25, and 2.4 sizes with tubeless versions available. It can be had in various sidewalls and silver, white, or red outer tread colors.

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