We scoured the floors of Interbike 2016 for some of the more interesting products hitting the MTB market. Here is a sample of what we found with more to come in future posts.
Some of our favorite products came from the folks a Wolf Tooth who are known for innovative products that will improve your ride!
Wolf Tooth’s Giant Cog converts a standard Shimano cassette to an 11-49.
A quick conversion with offset upper derailleur pulley and rear cage replacement allows a conventional derailleur to shift all the way up to a 50-tooth granny gear.
Wolf Tooth’s bar-mounted container is perfect for food. The magnetic velcro closure means it shuts itself after removing your goodies.
Replace your existing dropper post level with an easy-to-push, integrated Wolf Tooth lever that won’t crowd your handlebar and can be easily engaged without moving your hand from the grip.
Our next favorite item isn’t an item at all but a 5-day stage race in Cuba. 5 days of racing in a country previously prohibited to US riders; who doesn’t think that would be incredible?
The Titan Tropic is a 5-day stage race in Cuba. Day 1 of the Titan Tropic is a non-competitive tour of Havana, Cuba.
In it’s second year, the Titan Tropic provides incredible scenery unavailable to US racers until 2016. Amazing adventures await in this previously prohibited country.
Northwave shoes provided some nice updates in the MTB race shoe market.
The Northwave Extreme XC incorporates new features for a top-end MTB race shoe.
Northwave designed the SLW2 retention system with interesting features including a click-release feature to loosen the fit 1mm at a time for added comfort on those long rides. It also uses parachute cord instead of metal wire for less binding.
Northwave teamed up with Michelin to provide ultra-grippy rubber improving walkability in their shoe and a bumper to prevent pedal slip on the carbon-soled Extreme XC.
And the 12-speed SRAM Eagle component group could be seen on bike all around Interbike venue.
SRAM’s 12 speed Eagle component group was a hot item in Las Vegas.
Eagle’s giant 50-tooth big cog dwarfs a 160mm brake rotor.