Interbike 2012: Some of the Products in the Bike Magazine Booth
Shoes, packs, racks, posts, wagon wheels and bars with new colors.
If you were at Interbike or follow our Instagram feed, then you know that we had a photo booth set up to shoot the latest-and-greatest products at the trade show (if you weren’t there, now you know). From that booth our photographer came away with over 362 magazine-quality images. Here are a few of the products that we shot:
KS LEV Integra
The KS LEV Integra takes one of our favorite adjustable seatposts, the LEV and gives it internal cable routing (much like the RockShox Reverb Stealth). Slated as an OEM-only product for the time being, look for it to make it to the aftermarket sooner rather than later as more bike frames sport internal routing capabilities.
Chromag Fubar OSX
We were happy to see that the only change made to the Chromag Fubar OSX bars were the colors. Chromag added the red and blue colored bars, pictured here, to its line of 780-millimeter wide bars.
Detail of the new blue-colored Fubar OSX.
Detail of the new red-colored Fubar OSX.
This here is Ergon’s new BA3 pack for freeride, all-mountain and enduro riders. The BA3 features: an adjustable torso length (in four increments), adjustable waist band, bendable aluminum cross bar to conform to the rider’s body, a helmet pocket, 27 liters of storage (expandable from 25 liters), room for a hydration reservoir (reservoir not included) and loads of smart pockets.
Shimano XT 29er Wheels
Shimano’s XT wheels will now be available in size 29er. The “trail-riding” wheels will weigh in at about 2,000 grams per pair and will retail for $800.
The Whispbar WB200 roof rack fits bikes with QR or 15-millimeter dropouts without any special adaptors.
Detail of the Whispbar WB200’s head.
Detail of the Whispbar WB200’s rear-wheel strap.
DZR’s stylish sheepskin leather shoe features a seam-sealed waterproof membrane that runs from the bottom of the shoe to about an inch from the top. This means you can step in some pretty deep puddles. The H2O shoes are part of DZR’s Task line, which means they feature a stiffer midsole and a gripper outsole. The H2Os will retail for $160.