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​Interbike 2015 is a wrap! The amount of products, friends, and adventures over the hectic three days are a lot to take in, so let’s recap the technical part with a look at Josh Betley’s five favorite things. Why is Josh credible here? Well, in addition to being an out-of-work comedian, he has designed a bunch of products and been going to Interbike for twelve years. He’s the bike-nerd type of rider that gets excited when something is different. However, there were a whole lot more than five products that dropped at Interbike. Be sure to watch all of our product videos to get the full experience!


Shadow Structure Pedal

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Shadow’s Triple Stack Pancake Pedal (working title created by me, not them). No matter how strong plastic can be, some people still worry that it’s not strong enough. The fact is simply that plastic isn’t as strong as metal. So, Shadow went to work to find a way to marry these materials and get the benefits of both. They made a thin, pancake-like (I guess that would be a crepe…) metal platform as the base. Then, it’s topped of with two delicious plastic chucks and finished with metal pins. The plastic components and pins are replaceable, making it cheap to replace the worn parts instead of the whole pedal. What do I personally want from Shadow? More products like this and less blowing up my Instagram feed, please!

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WeThePeople Stem

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One area that’s always stood for needing improvement on the BMX bike is the stem / bar area. In 2015, you still see riders’ bars move when they land hard. I’ve always wondered why stems were smooth inside, when bars are knurled. Turns out if you create a texture incorrectly, it will make the bars slip worse. WeThePeople figured out how to properly texturize the inside clamping area of the stem to give your bars a Bruce Lee status kung-fu grip. The grooves in the stem get the job done and will work with any bars. Good job, guys!


Haro DMC Freestyler

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The DMC Haro Freestyler is a trip down memory lane at the exact right time. Other industries have had success with throwback products (cars, fashion, etc.) and Haro has certainly earned the right to do the same with such a legendary history. It gives us all a reminder where we came from and what it’s all about - doing whatever you want. This bike is based on Dennis McCoy’s bike from 1986, but feels like a normal bike from today. Very fine work. A+, Haro!

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Eclat AK Sprocket + Pedal

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Yeah, I'm talking about two things here. It's ok. I'm allowed to. Eclat’s AK sprocket and pedal were probably the most talked-about products at the show. The sprocket is a very intelligently designed sprocket with a plastic bash guard. It’s sleek, sexy, and locks into place. The pedal is all-around burlier than the average plastic pedal to give it a much longer life. Also, in addition to AK’s pedal and sprocket, Eclat also did some great work in the freecoaster department. Personally, I think this is the most innovative brand out there right now.


Volume Scepter Fork

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These forks are spectacular. The signature design by the man responsible for getting me to Interbike, Drew Hosselton! On the drive from Phoenix to Las Vegas, Drew’s car broke down. Cars are expensive, so if you’re in the market for forks, consider these. They can help get Drew on the road again! All that nonsense aside, Volume and Drew changed things up for his new fork with the goal of bringing you a quality product at a low price. It seems like every year forks are getting more and more expensive and this is Drew’s answer to that. These forks are NOT investment-cast, which will make them some of the most affordable forks on the market. Drew has been on these for a while and swears by them. If you’re in the market for forks and the budget is tight, pick these up.

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