We’ll have a full report from Interbike in the November issue of MBR, but until then, check out a few of the more interesting, and quirky, bits on display.

Hope pedal

Hope's new pedal. A work in progress

Hope‘s new flat pedal. Thin, concave and ten pins per side. No word as to when, or if, it will go into production.

Tioga flat pedal

Tioga's new MT-Zero puts the flat into flat pedal

Tioga MT-Zero flat pedal. Investment cast chromoly construction, 7mm thick, concave shape, 28mm bearing.

Sombrio shoes

Sombrio are getting into the sticky footwear market for 2012

Sombrio is the latest brand to enter the sticky rubber shoe market, competing alongside dominant force Five Ten and newcomer Teva. The X-Floats, shown here, get Flyersol rubber soles and come in two colourways. Three styles of high top complete the line-up.

Five Ten Kestrel shoe

Five Ten's SPD shoe range expands with the new Kestrel

Five Ten, on the other hand, is busy expanding its SPD range. This is the new Kestrel SPD with carbon shank, Stealth rubber sole and ratchet closure.

Five Ten Cool Hwip

Five Ten's Cool Hwip takes over where Shimano's DX left off

Five Ten’s Cool Hwip. Water resistant, bonded tongue, SPD. For Freeride and DH use.

Specialized Terra shoe

Hate wearing socks? The Terra shoe could be for you

Specialized‘s Terra MTB shoe, apparently for ‘sock-less’ use and X-Terra racing.

2012 Giro Hex and Xar

2012 colourways for Hex and Xar. No Xen for 2012 ;-(

Giro Xar and Hex in new colourways.

Kali downhill helmet

Kali Avatar 2 full-face

Kali Avatar 2 – carbon full-face for $349, an incredible 775g!


K-Edge Ki2 electronic shifting

K-Edge Ki2 electronic shifting

K-Edge Ki2 electronic shifting, based on Dura Ace but for off-road use. $4595!

Fairwheel's sequential shifter prototype

Fairwheel's sequential shifter prototype

Fairwheel’s minimalist electronic shifter with sequential gearing. More in next month’s mag.

AME heated grips

Cold hands? Forget gloves, you need heated grips!

AME Heated grips, $299 a pair, six heat settings, replacement grips $80 each!

ODI/SDG grips

ODI/SDG have worked together on new grips.

ODI/SDG collaboration. A new ODI saddle is also on it’s way too.

Carbon mudguard on Danny Hart's Giant Glory

Home-made carbon caliper guard on Danny Hart's Giant Glory

Brake caliper cover on Danny Hart’s downhill bike, keeps the mud out.

Contour Roam headcam

The headcam wars continue. Here's Contour's latest Roam unit

Contour Roam – instant on/record, waterproof, new lens, and better value.

DT Swiss Tricon downhill wheelset

New Tricon wheelset for dowhill applications from DT Swiss

DT Swiss new ‘tennis ball’ DH Tricon wheelset – 30mm rim, 30 spokes, 2000g.

Bolt-on engine to haul yourself back up the hill

3hp engine for the lazy

Your very own uplift – a 3hp/2400watt electric engine. BUT it weighs 12lbs and costs €2400!

Pivothead video eyewear

Concealed camera from Pivothead

Pivothead Video Recording eyewear.

Intensive Facebook session? Recharge your batteries with 'recovery boots'

Another Interbike gem. Recovery Boots.

Da Brim helmet

Hola Chicas! Senor Burwell signs off from the show

Err.. the Da Brim. A hat for your helmet. Genius!

Click here for part one of our Interbike round-up…