Ready to see what 2011 has in store? Here is an inside look at some of the coolest parts debuted at Interbike 2010. From trick to tech and perfect to pointless, we dug it all up, but dont worry, there is plenty more to come with the annual Rail Jam and more event mischief soon to come.
The new Free Agents are dialed, especially on the race side with carbon Sinz forks and a carbon seatpost to reward those with the money to spare on a top of the line ride.
Enough bling to kill a horse, possibly even Ice Money.
Oakley has been working with a lot of BMX brands, including SE, to recreate cool old products, but to modern standards. Gloves, grips and shades will be available in limited numbers by the time you read this.
Haro redid their entire line and new cranks were an especially nice touch throughout the race line-up. Hollow spindle, four bolt cranks will now grace their Race Lite and Team completes, with alloy Sinz cranks filling in for the smaller bikes in the line.
Nutcase is a new helmet brand that we stumbled across with an insane amount of cool designs and comfortable fitment features. If plane Jane just ain’t your style, look them up.
5-10 shoes had their new line out at the show with everything from a classic chukka boot style kick, all the way through to B-ball style hi-tops. Racers should also keep an eye out with new clipless shoes crossing over with similar stylings to what you see here.
POC is cranking out new protective gear faster then most can keep up. New full-face lids that meet or exceed CPSC safety standards, as well as goggles are spearheading the line for 2011 as racing builds towards the Olympics.
New tires aren’t all that’s new at Animal, hook up a set with white walls and roll the sickest 20’s on the block.
The new Éclat hub may not look like much but it is a true transformer. The hub is not only convertible from a male to a female axle; it can also be swapped from right to left side drive. If that weren’t enough, no tools are necessary to disassemble the hub, even with the threaded 14mm axle, which is indeed a welcome first to BMX.
There was plenty of this going around with lots of prototype products you wont see much more of then this, for at least another few months.
After plenty of rumors, we finally got to check out the new shoes from Almond in person. Designed specifically for BMX, they have four models currently available and more on the way. Along with pedal friendly soles, they also feature beefed up toe and heel caps for brakeless braking, as well as a unique honeycomb inlay for extra cushion, without the extra thickness.
With padded seats on their way back, brands like Duo will be offering all their custom graphics in both slim and not-so-slim versions until the going trend can yet again make up its mind.
Oh, snap! Check out the limited edition Extension 20-11 from Supercross. Dual top tube, Freestyler styling, but with modern geometry you can still shred.
Fly rebooted their popular cranks with a forged arm and pedal boss, that’s right, all one piece for increased strength and less weight.
Talk about a sick pit bike. The 16” Pit Boss from Redline has it all, integrated head tube and all.
We The People’s new signature Andrew Jackson frame has forged dropout junctions, a forged seat stay junction and a forged head tube junction, resulting in what we would say was the trickest frame at the show. More to come…
MacNeil added grip stopper rings to their popular silencer bars, a cool thought, but definitely not for everyone.
2-Hips Groove Tech stem, fork and bar are almost done, providing spline-locking security to your bars and forks. But then again, the term “almost” comes with no implied deadline so don’t hold your breath just yet.
2-Hip PC’s are set to be yet another affordable option.
As usual, the new Sundays are SICK, as are the all-new Odyssey Aaron Ross tires, revealed on the Sunkist complete.
Flatware is about this far away from being able to spec a complete bike, oh wait…
Odyssey Freddy Kruger gloves, a favorite of Mike Aitkin we hear.
Ahh, this thing never gets old, Hoffman’s signature spleen wrecker, weed wacker motor and all.
Supercross bikes with the actor formerly known a Cru Jones.
Love Tree tech but cant afford it? Then wait no more as Tree will be releasing their popular sprockets in a super lightweight and durable 4140 chromoly edition that will also be “considerably less expensive”. Music to our ears!
If you are looking for the Cadillac of BMX tools, then Animal has it. This wonder tool has everything from a chain tool to a hammer wound up in one compact package and even better yet, will be available in time for the holidays, so save up.
Skavanger’s much talked about new frames have all the durable and quick handling features street riders are looking for, but they didn’t short of the modern tech’, applying a hybrid metal tubing that is reportedly lighter and stronger then heat treated chromoly. We smell a test in the future to prove it.
Check out Éclat’s new plastic pedal for those riders who prefer a large platform with mild concave. Still in the testing phase, it is expected to drop in stores in early 2011.
We know what your thinking, lots of Éclat stuff right? But with so many cool products to talk about, it’s tough to avoid. Their new forks for example feature forged dropouts and interface with the fork legs for a seamless look and a trailing edge you can drag on smiths all day long without sending yourself over the bars.
Cult had a full line of new parts on the shelves, from stems to frames, not to mention two new completes that look really good and with any luck will be out for the holiday season.
Tree had a few new products including their rear hub, which has been in development for almost 400 years. Compact, lightweight and very low profile, it rocks a female axle, flanges fit for straight pull spokes and an offset hub shell to protect your grind side spokes. Look for more on this product very shortly in the magazine.