When you put the industry’s best and brightest in a giant room together, you’ll find a seemingly endless supply of awesome stuff. Here’s yet another gallery of show floor finds from Interbike 2014.
Hope is known for its beautifully machined, precision CNC parts, including hubs, brakes, rings, bottom brackets and lights. Hope's dual-width 'Retainer Ring' is designed for single ring use and is available in a variety of colors.
The Thule Pack 'n Pedal racks and bag systems will fit on nearly any bike, with or without suspension or rack eyelets, and are flexible enough to swap from bike to bike. If you commute regularly but want to head out for a multiday off-road adventure, the Thule Pack 'n Pedal line is worth checking out.
Zoic offers an impressively wide variety of stylish mountain bike apparel for the whole family, and even makes sharp-looking kits for kids. If they aren't on your radar, they're definitely worth having a look at. This year, Zoic's line expands to include more casual and urban gear, and existing styles see new prints and colors.
Osprey's Transporter series gear bags come in four volumes from 40 to 130 liters and can be carried like a backpack. The bags also conveniently pack into themselves, so they don't take up a ton of space between trips.
WTB created the High Tail for bikes that need a little extra tire clearance at the seat. Tires can sometimes buzz seats at full rear wheel compression, especially as manufacturers push the limits on chainstay length and wheel size. If you're experiencing tire buzz, the High Tail could be the fix. MSRP: $120-$250.
Last year we reviewed the 9point8 Pulse seatpost during our Bible of Bike Tests. The burly construction and combination of stepping action and infinite adjust impressed testers and it has been among our favorite droppers since. This year 9point 8 will release the Fall Line, the first non-hydraulic infinite-adjust, internally routed dropper. The post is designed around a unique "brake" which firmly locks the post in any position in its 125-millimeter stroke, while also providing a certain amount of damping to prevent the post from rocketing up. Since the system isn't filled with oil and seals, it is potentially much more reliable–and it could be the lightest infinitely adjustable posts on the market. The Fall Line goes into production shortly, and we'll be trying desperately to get our hands on one to test. MSRP: $325
This is a tool that every shop and serious mechanic should have, but it somehow gets completely overlooked. Disc mounts are rarely faced properly, which can cause chronic rubbing, vibration, and brake noise. The best chance you have at your equipment working properly is to install it correctly. This new post mount disc tab-facing tool from Park Tool will alleviate problems before they occur.
Shred optics has been making a name for itself on snow for some time with helmets and eyewear, and is making a push in dirt with some uniquely designed glasses, goggles and helmets. The Belushki features Carl Zeiss lenses and wood earpieces for $160.
Previous gear roundups from Interbike 2014:
Gear roundup day 4
Videos: Gear roundup day 3
Gear roundup day 2
Gear roundup day 1