Interbike 2018 - Day 1

Interbike 2018

Day One Recap

Despite feeling a bit out of place roaming the quiet streets of Reno, Nevada last night, we instantly felt back at home once the doors opened at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center. Rows of bicycle parts, loud noises and cheesy two-wheeled contraptions all around. New town, same show.

Before we go out on the town looking for the most sketchy looking establishments in town, we wanted to show you some products that caught our eye wandering the rows of Interbike Day 1.

Muc-Off’s Custom Painted Focus Bike
Probably the coolest looking bike of the day, from a brand that always has incredible branding and presentation, Muc-Off. The Dirt Invaders bike drew quite the crowd with its custom painted everything. Speaking of clean bikes, we’re hoping to get real dirty this winter just so we can test some of Muc-Off’s pretty, bright and smell-good products.

Website: muc-off.com

Interbike 2018 - Day 1
Interbike 2018 - Day 1
Interbike 2018 - Day 1
Interbike 2018 - Day 1

Oakley DRT5 Helmet
The Oakley helmet caught our attention, mostly because of the unorthodox eyewear storage system. Naturally being the eyewear monsters that they are, Oakley couldn’t design a helmet without a unique optics storage solution. It’s an interesting lid that features MIPS technology, a BOA closure system and a ribbed silicone sweat strip that goes across the wearer’s forehead. We hope to get one for review in the near future.

Website: oakley.com

Interbike 2018 - Day 1

Smith Wildcat Glassgle
Part sunglass, part goggle, the new Wildcat features some oversized lenses for high-speed rippers, or your neighbor’s annual 80’s party. These shades offer more protection from debris and wind when the shredding gets rowdy.

Website: smithoptics.com

Interbike 2018 - Day 1

Fantic Bikes
An Italian brand with a long history in off-road motorcycle technology, Fantic has taken their passion for two-wheeled racing and is bringing it to the eMTB world. They will have several models available from 140 to 180mm of travel that are made in the same Italian factory that makes their dirt bikes. The brand has big plans for 2019 so stay tuned!

Website: fantic-bikes.com

Interbike 2018 - Day 1

Pivot Firebird 29
The Firebird 29 wasn’t new for the show, but that didn’t stop us from taking a nice longing glance at this beast. It was looking mighty fine in this desert tan color scheme. We’re definitely looking forward to riding our Firebird 29 test rig back home.

Website: pivotcycles.com

Interbike 2018 - Day 1

Leatt 2019
Leatt has made some of our favorite pads and has earned respect in the moto and MTB industry as a leader in safety and protective gear. They started making clothing a few years back and while the Euros may have dug it, we didn’t like it quite as much as we liked their pads. Fast-forward to 2019 and we’re eating our words because the new clothing line is awesome! In fact, when it comes to their new line, we’d be stoked to wear just about every single piece of kit from XC to DH to moto Check the fresh 2019 line up of awesome new kits on Leatt’s site.

HINT-HINT If you look closely, you may notice some products in this photo that Leatt hasn’t quite released yet…First comment pointing out what will get a free Leatt shirt.

Website: leatt.com

Interbike 2018 - Day 1

LEATT 5.0 KIT
New for 2019, this winter kit features a wind proof and waterproof jacket, wind proof and water resistant jersey, and water/wind proof shorts. It looks sharp, while also boasting plenty of cool features like air vents and the ever so important pockets. We’re also digging the deep red color.

Website: Leatt.com

Interbike 2018 - Day 1

EVOC NEO
A new pack from EVOC, the NEO offers an Airshield Protector, which is a fancy way of describing an external back protector. The external shield is a honeycomb-esque design that allows air to pass through easily while keeping the pack material itself off your back. Rubber grip strips keep the pack firmly secured. Inside, there’s plenty of compartmentalized storage options for holding everything you’d need on a long ride. The pack also features EVOC’s Velcro hip wings for lots of adjustability and a secure fit with a distributed weight load.

Website: Evoc.com

Interbike 2018 - Day 1

CLIF BAR
The unsung heroes of the show, Clif bar was handing out bars, chews and drink samples all day. We may have spent some extra time at their booth sampling the goods instead of eating a proper lunch. The standouts? Their new fruit smoothie bars offer a hearty snack with a lighter feel than the typical peanut butter or chocolate bars.

Website: Clifbar.com

Interbike 2018 - Day 1

This dog literally stole the show at outdoor and indoor. With a face like that how can you not love him. By the end of the day, he’d had enough of the attention and was passed out inside his side car.