Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Interbike Report, Wednesday

Interbike Wednesday began for us with a quick stop by Kenda tire for some snaps of the new LEGENDS prototypes.... AND a wicked hangover for Lydia.

A short walk away was the VSG booth, manned by product developer and all around swell fella Jason Schippers. He had some amazing new stuff out on display. This new chain guide was about as trick (and useful) as it gets.

Hi Jay!

The new 661 "Recon" helmets for XC. Very solid for your melon!

They also had new full-face helmets..

...TWO sick new sets of wheels for DH and freeride bikes...

....and a HINGED Leatt Brace! HOLY CRAP THAT'S COOL!

We then stopped by to say HI at the SIGMA booth, where Lydia finally got to meet James "Stellar" Keller. SIGMA hired Lyd to play at their booth Thursday evening for their beer party!

Hydrapak guys had recovered from their stint at our ODD booth and were busy as beavers (I said "beavers") in their decadent white-out booth. The new paks are just amazing, and the bladders are going to be very hard to improve on.

FORMULA brakes had their flyweight R-1 disc brake out for looks. It is lighter than a feather and has blistering stopping power!

XPEDO had their eye-candy out as well. The variety of platform pedals always astounds me.

AND check THIS OUT! A pedal axle designed with a built-in quick-disconnect for travelers! All their pedals can be retrofitted with this axle. It was very tough, and a viable option for anyone with space-saving needs..

The new batch of high-output LED commuter lights from SIGMA could turn night into day for under $30 bucks.

Mary Mac, Timo and I have a moment. A moment of what I'm not really sure...

Lydia and Mary mug it up for the camera! Lyd had a CD tagged for Mary and Mike's personal use.

Does that say LYDIA SHARP on there? Oh my god..it's official now.

The Campy Super-Record 11 speed rear end. I smell a new 1X12 mtb drivetrain coming! NO? Maybe I'm gassy.

Lydia's visage framed inside a large display of the new 10 speed SRAM XX cassette. Purdy, yes?

I think I may have drooled over the Mavic wheel display. Yummy!

The finish work on the new Deore crankset was surprisingly bad-ass. I love trickle-down technology!

Ken Yamakoshi bids you all adieu from the XPEDO pedal booth, where he has proven that quality racing pedals don't have to cost more than your house payment. Rock on Ken...rock on.


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