Interbike 2015 Roundup
We put time on quite a few new rides at Interbike this year, and there are some interesting new products coming down the pike.
In case you missed any of the coverage, here’s the cheat-sheet:
So what’s Interbike all about?
In two parts, Cy Whitling fills you in:
We rode ten of the fanciest, blingiest, carbon-iest bikes out there. Here’s what we found:
2016 Banshee Phantom: One option in the growing class of aggressive 29ers designed for more technical trails.
2016 Cannondale Habit Carbon 1: The lightest bike we rode at Interbike, and one that definitely favors the XC-crowd.
2016 Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt BC Edition: One of the more adjustable bikes out there, and the best stiffness-to-weight ratio of any bike we rode.
2016 Santa Cruz Bronson: The revised Bronson is slacker, longer, and more stable than its predecessor.
2016 Santa Cruz 5010: One of the best options out there if long backcountry rides are on your agenda.
2016 Scott Genius 700 Premium: A lightweight trail bike that should appeal to more XC-oriented riders.
2016 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR 650b: One of the lightest bikes in its class, with great small-bump compliance.
2016 Transition Smuggler 1: One of a very small class of bikes that should appeal to a wide range of riders on a wide range of trails.
And for Blister Members, here’s a quick look at some noteworthy products (and gossip) that we found at the show: