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Interbike show, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, September 22-26, 2008

Part 9 - September 29, 2008: More ride reports from the Outdoor Demo

Trek promises noticably lighter weight and a faster and more competent ride for its new Top Fuel
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Full Floater dynamic shock mounts
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We couldn't tell just yet if ABP works as well in this shorter travel application
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The integrated seat mast offers a discernable amount of rearward flex,
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A bigger head tube reinforces things up front.
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Legs not included:
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Trek had a carnival-type 'crane game' trucked into the Outdoor Demo.
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There were lots of lucky winners throughout the day
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The Outdoor Demo also provided us with our first on-bike taste
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The new Rival levers are near carbon copies of Red
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SRAM's new S60 wheelset is similar to Zipp's equivalent Flash Point model
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BMC launched a all-new Trailfox at this year's Outdoor Demo.
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We had some assembly issues with our particular tester
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BMC continues to use the dw-link-esque APS suspension system
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The upper link is now forged as two halves
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A handy sag indicator makes for easier setup.
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The bottom bracket shell and main pivot
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Revised linkage geometries have allowed BMC to cut chain stay length
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The front triangle makes liberal use
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As usual, the top tube bears the signature 'T'-shaped cross section
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A tidy welded crossmember on the seat stay assembly
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Full-length housing is used to keep out crud.
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Mongoose prepared a special high-end version of its Teocali trail bike
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The top-end spec included SRAM X.0 shifters and rear derailleur,
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Mongoose even colored the shifter clamp logo
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Hutchinson Toro tires are wrapped around a pair of Mavic Crossmax SLR wheels.
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The red and white theme continued
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We guess this chain stay protector says it all.
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A RockShox Revelation 426 fork
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Hear, hear.
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Lapierre has a new carbon 'cross frame available
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The El Rey from Ventana
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Sealed cartridge bearing pivots are used all around.
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The heart of the El Rey joins the bottom bracket shell,
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The wraparound head tube gusset
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Ventana also showed off a new El Chucho
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Ventana says the El Chucho is possibly its favorite new bike.
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This year's Outdoor Demo seemed busier than ever
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The demo area even included a well-constructed dirt jump park.
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Mmm… berms.
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Bootleg Canyon offered a mix of terrain
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