2009 Interbike Update #7

2009 Interbike Update #7

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

Pro’s Bikes

Mitch Delfs World Championships Kenda Morewood Makulu

Mitch’s world champs bike is mostly stock with a couple of changes. The headangle is tweaked slightly for more stability, the top tube was lengthened, and the chainstays were shortened slightly. This gave Mitch the cockpit feel he wanted as well as the handling characteristics he prefers. It has a great looking one off paint job that really makes it stand out from the crowd. The fork has shaved stanchions to help Mitch get the feel he was after in the front end as well as a modified linkage to give a bit more progression.

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The component spec is downhill race oriented with Formula One brakes (front and rear 8″ rotors), Mavic Deemax Ultimate wheels, full BOS suspension, Race Face and SRAM drivetrain, MRP chainguide, and Burgtec pedals.

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Brendan Fairclough Specialized Demo 8

Brendan’s Demo 8 is a large frame (Sam Hill rides a Medium) with a custom paint job for the last race of the World Cup season at Schladming. Overall the bike is quite similar to what Sam rides as well. The seat had some custom traction patches added give the saddle a little bit more grip especially when things get sloppy.

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Brendan’s bike is mostly made of SRAM parts (suspension, drivetrain, and brakes). Some parts seem to have been swapped out for public viewing. Wheel duties are handled by DT Swiss with Specialized prototype tires. You’ll also find a titanium spring from Obtainium, Crank Bros pedals, e.13 SRS+ chainguide, and SDG saddle and seatpost.

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Andrew Taylor’s Marin Alcatraz and Attack Trail

Andrew Taylor had two of his Marin rides on display at the show. His new Alcatraz hardtail is fitted with X-Fusion and Gravity components with a special paint job. The wheels were laced up to take some pounding using Chub’s large flanged MTB hubs.

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His Attack Trail slopestyle bike was also on display in the Gravity booth with similar spec.

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Easton

Monkeylite DH

The Monkeylite DH is available in white for this year. It is a 711mm wide bar with a 40mm rise made using their CNT composite technology. It has 9 degrees of back sweep and 5 degrees of upsweep with 31.8mm clamp. The weight is 225g (claimed). It will come with a 5 year limited warranty for an MSRP of $150.00.

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EA70 Monkeybar

The EA70 Monkey bar will be available in 3 rise heights, 20mm, 30mm, and 40mm. It is also available in white for 2010. It will feature the same 9 and 5 sweep as the Monkeylite at a slightly shorter width of 685mm. It will be made out of their EA70 aluminum and should come in at 265g (claimed). It will have a 5 year limited warranty and cost $75.00 MSRP.

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Havoc DH 750

The Havoc DH is lengthened for 2010 to 750mm wide with low and high (20mm, 30mm) rises. It will have a 31.8mm clamp with 9 and 5 sweep. It is made out of EA70 aluminum and will cost $75.00 MSRP with a 5 year limited warranty.

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Havoc Stem

The Havoc stem will be available in white as well. It is available in 50mm, 65mm, and 80mm lengths with 31.8mm clamp. The rise is 10 degrees and is made from 6061 aluminum using forged and CNC construction. Weight is 185g (claimed) for the 50mm version. Retail is $85.

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Five Ten

SPD shoes

Five Ten’s most interesting new product was their SPD shoes. They have the same Stealth rubber as their other shoes with a SPD cleat embedded into the sole. Greg Minnaar will have his own Signature pair. They’re testing the shoes during this quarter with hopes of them being available early next year.

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Freerider

The Freerider shoe has a new colorway for 2010 called Blue Zebra. Its sole and construction will remain the same as last year. They also had a new high top version they’re prototyping with the same full length sole.

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POC

POC is a Swedish based company that has made a pretty big splash in the protection market. They offer a very comprehensive line of protection items with very unique and technical features to keep riders safe. They had a few new items on display as well as some revisements to previous products

Cortex DH

The Cortex DH is their most advanced helmet. It is a constructed using their double overlapping shell design. The outer layer is carbon covered aramid with the inner being a polycarbonate shell over a multi-impact liner. This allows the helmet to breathe while still offering maximum penetration protection. The Cortex DH is also equipped with their MIPS system which is designed to reduce rotational forces on the head during an oblique impact. The inside of the helmet is actually able to slide a little bit within itself under a hard impact to allow the helmet and liner to twist thus not delivering rotational energy to the brain. It is available in white only with an MSRP of $599.

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Joint VPD Shins

These knee shins are new for 2010. They’re constructed using the VPD material in the knee cup and shin area with extra EVA padding added to the surrounding leg. They are a full leg wrap design using a Neoprene base for good ventilation. They will be available in 3 sizes.

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Cornea Flow

The Cornea Flow is a brand new goggle from POC derived from their Ski experience. It is a radial shaped lens that is attached to the outside of the frame making lens changes easy as well as allowing for a larger field of vision. The goggle is lined with Coolmax material for moisture wicking with ant-fog reflective lenses. Colors will be orange, black, and green. Tear off lenses will be available and they’re experimenting with bio-degradable tear offs that are more enviornment friendly.

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Product updates

The Joint VPD Knee now has additional padding on the outsides of the knee area to protect from side impacts (a suggestion from their team riders). It will also be available in 3 sizes for 2010.

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The Spine VPD Tee and Bone Arm pieces have added a hook and loop feature so that they can be connected when warn together for a more secure fit in a crash.

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The Bone VPD Leg now has some additional silicone traction tape added to the inside of the top knee cup in order to help keep the guard in place better.

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inner knee cup detail (click to enlarge)

You can see more POC products in the gallery.

MRP

Camber cranks

The Camber cranks are a brand new 2010 product for MRP. They’re available for 68/73mm and 83mm bottom brackets with 170mm and 175mm lengths. The arms are a forged alloy construction mated with a 24mm spindle. They have designed the cranks with no granny tabs for easy chainguide fitment. They will be available in black anodized or white with a weigh around 850g with bottom bracket (claimed).

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Camber cranks mounted on a Lenz Sport 29'er DH prototype (click to enlarge)

Podium Chainrings

Their Podium rings are available now in even as well as odd sizes from 32t to 40t. They made out of CNC’d 7075 alloy with 3mm thickness.

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Product update

They’ll also being doing new colorways (translucent blue, green, and grey) for the G2 for 2010. The green is a Cedric Gracia edition.

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THE – Toby Henderson Enterprises

THE had their venerable ONE helmet on display in a variety of 2010 paintjobs. They also had their new line of racer apparel, protection, and gearbags on display. Check a few of the new helmets below and more products in the gallery.

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Burning Vine (click to enlarge)

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Intense Tire Systems

For 2010 ITS will be offering their tires in a new LSG compound (Low Specific Gravity). The LSG compound is a bit more porous and has allowed them to take a decent amount of weight of our their tires (as much as 15%-18% claimed) without sacrificing grip or feel. They’ll be offering the same tread designs as previous years with XC, FR, and DH specific casings for each pattern.

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Foes Racing

DHS Mono

The DHS Mono sees a few improvements for 2010. It now comes with ISCG mounts and they’ve flipped their floating brake mount to the outside of the chainstay for easier tire changes. The frame weight has came down significantly (1.5 pounds claimed). They’ve also revised the shock mounting for easier adjustments by placing the reservoir end facing up at the front of the bike.

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B-29

The B-29 is Foes’ first 29’er. Several prototypes have been seen since Sea Otter. The rear end has 4″ of travel at a 2:1 leverage ratio using a Curnutt shock. Stock it has a 70 degree headangle, however, the head angle can be changed by +/- 1 degree by adjusting the shocks eye-to-eye length via a spherical bushing. It has a direct mount front derailleur with 1 1/8″ headtube.

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