Interbike Day Three- Part One

Final day of the Interbike trade show at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada. Here are your parting shots from the show floor.

In Niner’s booth this unmarked rim was seen. Apparently it is a prototype Stan’s 29″er rim that has just recently been given the green light for production. John “Fuzzy” Mylne told me he has been on this rim for most of the season with excellent results. The rims built into a reportedly 1350 gram single speed wheel set and have taken a lot of abuse with good results. No word on a model name or availability at this time.

Geax is entering into the race tire category with this Barro Race model in what has been assured to me will be a true two inch wide casing. Did you notice that little white and yellow decal on the right of the hot patch? Yes folks, it will come out in a true to life, butyl lined UST certified model. The first of its kind in 29″er tires. The UST tire will not be available until mid 2009, but a TNT (Tube No Tube) model will precede it in late 2008.

Geax was also showing a 26 inch tubular mountain bike tire in the Saguaro tread pattern. Will we see a 29″er version someday? With Edge Composites working on a carbon tubular 29″er rim, we just might. Interesting to note that Geax makes the rim for the 26″er version as well.

In other Geax news, we may be seeing TNT Saguaros by the end of this year. They are definitely coming, as well as a UST version sometime later.


No Responses to “Interbike Day Three- Part One”

  1. Big T Says:

    That Barro race tire looks pretty bad ass for out here in phoenix

  2. GreenLightGo Says:

    I like the new Geax hot patch. UST / TNT – it’s all good for the sport!

  3. Dust Says:

    I just mounted some Saguaros and have really enjoyed them. No tubes would be awesome! Thanks for the photos, Guitar Ted!

  4. BearSquireel Says:

    Yeah, a new tire!!! We haven’t had enough this time around. I was hoping for a 2.3″ Small Block Eight.

  5. Hankystar Says:

    So, I’m excited about the UST 29er tire – but did you see any UST 29er rims? What’s that DT rim that the Geax Barro UST tire is mounted on? Still waiting to be able to build up some UST wheels using regular spokes and hubs. Thanks!

  6. Cloxxki Says:

    What would a 2.3″ Small Block do that a Racing Ralph 2.4″ doesn’t?

  7. Guitar Ted Says:

    Hankystar: The only UST certified 29″er rim is the Mavic that is part of the Cr29max wheel system.

  8. GreenLightGo Says:

    Cloxxki – a 2.3 SB8 would save us $25 over the RR 2.4 πŸ™‚ I, personally, would like to see a 1.7 to 1.8 version SB8 – kind of like a big fat CX tire.

  9. Cloxxki Says:

    For me, the RR is saving €uro’s πŸ™‚

    Cutting cash on tires makes sense if you only buy a bike every 10 years, ride it every days, and never have to replace a single part of it πŸ˜‰

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