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New Bikes, Tools and Riding Gear - Interbike Day 3 - The Crazy & The Cool 7

Time to move indoors for Interbike as we check out some of the newest mountain bikes and mountain bike-related products in Reno, Nevada.

:06 - Eminent Cycles 29er
1:34 - Sensus Grips for Big Hands
2:25 - New Ride Concepts MTB Shoes
5:09 - Hope's HB.160 Super Bike
6:45 - New multi-tools from Park Tool
7:43 - Patrol's New Kids' Mountain Bikes
8:47 - Thomson's Cerakoted Stems and Seat Posts
9:20 - Cannondale Jekyll 29, F-Si and Scalpel SE Bikes
13:10 - WPL Chain Lube
13:52 - Oakley's DRT5 Helmet
14:44 - 100% Spring line-up
16:04 - Alpinestars' New Trail/Enduro helmet and body armor

Credit: Brandon Turman

sspomer sspomer 9/19/2018 10:17 PM

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We've reached critical mass in mountain biking. Can we just stop here and go ride inexpensive, brilliantly designed and functional bikes in neutral colored clothing with a pair of $10 goggles?
No. More expensive is coming? More bells & whistles you say? Not a single cost saving quality product in the pipeline? Shocking.
But now that Hope HB160...that is the mic drop of bikes.

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Uhhhh. There are numerous hardtails in the $1000-1200 range with 1x, air forks, good wheels and tires, good geometry, and droppers. There are numerous full suspensions in the $2500 range with the same. You can get a great deopper for $200 now. You can get a great fork for $700. Maybe there isn't enough coverage here on Vital but that isn't really vital's reader base.

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If anybody pays $1000 for a hardtail just to have your crotch beaten into happy submission for that tiny blip of efficiency, they should just pay Master Ken to demonstrate Groin Strike techniques on them and spend the other $500 on a normal hardtail. hardtail. It's a triangle with a sponge on the front.

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I feel the same. I keep thinking that the bikes have gotten so good bike co's should start focusing on economy and durability. Instead they keep adding cogs and complexity.

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