Interbike 2018 - Day 2

Interbike 2018

Day Two Recap

Back to grind we set out for Day 2 of the indoor show here in Reno, Nevada. Check out some of our favorites from the day.

Maxima Bike Line

We spent quite some time geeking out with the Maxima guys discussing how important those invisible fluids are inside our bikes most important parts. Suspension and brake fluid are some of the most neglected aspects of our bikes but are integral in keeping them safe and performing well. We got sent home with a fresh bottle of DOT 4 fluid and can’t wait to bleed some of our sluggish stoppers.

Website: maximausa.com

Interbike 2018 - Day 2

USWE Packs
It’s not often that we get to meet new people in the bike industry, but today we met some Swedes with cool backpacks. USWE is a leader in off road/moto packs and showed us some very promising new mountain bike designs. They had everything from slim, tight fitting hip packs to heavy duty exploring packs and even a more reto-styled Scrambler pack. Stay tuned for more projects and reviews with these guys!

Website: uswe-sports.com

Oakley Airbrake MTB
One of the best goggles on the market got an update to improve airflow and fog management for mountain bike riders. Mouth breathers rejoice.

Website: oakley.com

Interbike 2018 - Day 2

Continental Tires
We just received a couple new Continental tires days before heading to Reno. Plenty of new features and some updates to the tread patterns have us very excited to get home and mount them up.

Website: continental-tires.com

Interbike 2018 - Day 2

Haibike DH eMTB
What this year’s show may lack in size it makes up for in eBikes. We’ve got a couple trails in mind when we look at this thing though! No more washboard roads beating up the shuttle truck.

Website: haibikeusa.com

Interbike 2018 - Day 2

Ritchey
Either the most brilliant marketing strategy ever, or someone’s last day of work. You decide. Either way, it definitely got people talking!

Website: Ritchey.com

Interbike 2018 - Day 2

Thule 
The swing away rack game is heating up with Thule entering the space with their $299.95 Access. It’s a burly steel design that will support a rack full of MTB’s or e-bikes. It weighs about 50 pounds however, so it’s not something you want to be taking on and off frequently. That said, it’s a great option for SUV’s or vans where you need to regularly access the rear of the vehicle, which would normally be blocked with a bike rack. It’s also compatible with any 2″ hitch rack on the market.

Website: Thule.com

Interbike 2018 - Day 2

Brose
Tucked in the back of the show, Brose’s booth had this cutaway of their new Drive S Mag motor. Short for magnesium, the new Mag motor shaves over a pound of weight off the predecessor with a magnum casing. That was cool and all, but the real interest was the internals. It isn’t often you get to see the inner workings of an e-bike motor. Brose is one of the only manufacturers to use a belt drive system, but as a result their motor is the smallest and quietest on the market. That’s a big deal when bike manufacturers using other systems are forced to alter bike geo to accommodate a larger motor.

Website: Brose.com

Interbike 2018 - Day 2

Feedback Range Torque Ratchet Wrench
The Interbike Award winning Range Torque Ratchet wrench caught our eye with its functional and practical usability. The tool can be used as a ratchet wrench but also has a toggle end piece that doubles as a calibrated torque meter. Simply tighten your bolts by pressing on the round bit until the gauge lines up with your desired torque. It makes tightening multiple bolts with varying torque settings a breeze.

Website: feedbacksports.com

Interbike 2018 - Day 2

Alpinestars Vector Helmet

After years of protecting riders from the neck down, Alpinestars has released their first mountain bike helmet, the Vector. The helmet comes with 19 vents, including a very large front intake port, MIPS options and weighs in at roughly 390 grams. 

Website: alpinestars.com

Interbike 2018 - Day 2

Bosch

Bosch had this one of a kind Lapierre on display at their booth. The bike’s paint was a collaboration with Troy Lee Designs for the Laguna Beach Fire Department. As part of a trial program, Bosch will be donating a fleet of e-bikes to the fire department to use when accessing hard to reach areas. We have a feeling those bikes may not be sporting the same paint however. Also on display was their new Kiox display which integrates tons of info onto an intuitive UI and big stem mounted screen.
Website: Bosch.com

Dakine Thrillium Pants, Pads and Aggy Collab

Awesome, awesomer and super awesome. Do we need to give you more info on these awesome bits of gear from Dakine? Too bad, you’ll have to wait until we get our hands on ’em for some proper testing and a full review.

Website: dakine.com