The overwhelming challenge of sifting your way through the first day of Interbike can be an exhausting task. What’s new, what’s hot, where are the sample snacks? There are a lot of important questions to be answered. After hours of swimming upstream through the current of attendees and vendors, A few things stood out today amongst the neon fog.
Oakley has entered the realm of mountain bike helmets and apparel. After dropping their road line earlier this year Oakley is hitting the trails with the DRT5. Based around Mips construction and subtle colorways it has a little bonus optics lock on the top of the helmet. Tested by Greg Minnaar I’m sure the DRT5 got healthy workout testing all of the features. Along with the DRT% helmet, Oakley will also have a line of apparel featuring some nice looking baggies and jerseys, look for the DRT5 in early 2019.
Ritchey Ultra caught my eye with its minimal booth display and being exceptionally dirty. The Ultra splits the difference between the Timberwolf and the P series bikes from Ritchey. There will always be a soft spot in our hearts for steel hardtails.
We recently tested the Burley Coho XC trailer (you can read more about that here) but we did so without the cool little add-on rack for bonus panniers. Burley got you with both trailers and waterproof storage.
Leatt is getting ready to drop a pile of new product in their new colors. Helmets outerwear and riding apparel will have an interchangeable matte color pallet. I’m a fan of matte finishes and of this line of good looking gear.
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Author: Brett Rothmeyer