It’s that time of year again, when the entire cycling community descends on the desert of Las Vegas for the annual Interbike tradeshow. The first two days are held at Bootleg Canyon, where riders can take a chance to test the newest, latest and greatest machines on the dirt. Here’s a few of our top picks:
The new Ellsworth Epiphany Carbon gets a fresh look with undated graphics. The bike gets 140 millimeters of travel in the 27.5″ configuration, and is also available in 27.5+ and 29er versions for the big wheel lovers.
The Fatback Carbon Skookum Carbon nearly didn’t make it in time to be shown at Bootleg. The new company is run by some of the same minds that got Niner started. We’re excited to report we will have one of these carbon fatbikes for testing very soon. Keep your eyes peeled to the future pages of MBA for more details.
The Las Vegas is usually unbearably hot this time of year. Not the case this day. The weather chose to be windy and rainy. It still was not enough to dampen the spirits of the riders.
SRAM’s electronic shifting isn’t quite ready for the mountain bike world yet. We can only imagine the technology will trickle to the dirt market in the near future, though.
Where the tuning magic happens. The inside of the SRAM truck is as clean as it gets.
A couple of Rocky Mountain Maiden DH bikes are about to head out on the trails. It’s great to have a place like Bootleg, where everything from cross country to full downhill bikes can really be put to the test.
Everyone has a fat or plus sized bike this year. The Litespeed Nome Titanium caught our attention. It’s a very sweet looking big-wheeled bike.
The Devinci Hendrix is a brand new plus-sized aluminum dually.
LIke all the Devinci suspension bikes, the Hendrix uses a Split Pivot suspension design.
The Hendrix also gets this nifty geometry adjustment on the rocker to allow the tinkerers to fune-tune the angles of the bike.
This is one that riders have been waiting a long time for. The Turner RFX returns to the lineup with an all-new attitude. The bike is called the RFX V4.0 and is a 160-millimeter travel enduro bike. It’s built with a carbon frame and geometry that’s tuned for the aggressive enduro riders and racers.
More big stuff from Turner. The King Khan returns for 2016 with a flashed-out paint job and plenty of clearance for those 5-inch wide tires.
Whatever this monstrosity is, you can count us out.
Scott Scales ready for the trails.
A couple Intense M16s catching a much needed break.