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The bike world descended upon Snowbasin Resort in Utah this week for the annual Saddle Drive show, an event organized by Quality Bike Products to offer a peek at what’s soon coming to market.
We were onsite at the mountain, dirtying-up bikes and scoping out new wares. Here’s an inside look at some of the two-wheel innovation and accessories that will hit trails later this year and into 2014. —Amy Oberbroeckling
Yes that is Quality Bike Products’ owner Steve Flagg taking a ride on a mechanical bull…
The new Straggler from Surly, a steel CX bike with disc brakes; photo by Tommy Everstone
Scoop! Foundry Bikes let us take a spin on its Tomahawk, a prototype carbon 27.5”-wheel model that won’t be officially announced until September
Fat carbon… new Carbon Beargrease from Salsa was a standout at the show
Snowbasin was a perfect venue for testing bikes
Surly’s new E.C.R. (Extreme Camping Rig) can take you just about anywhere; photo by Tommy Everstone
Surly brings back its Instigator as an aggressive trail riding bike
All City’s cross bike, the Macho Man Disc, was the center of attention at the brand’s party
A plush puppy tags along on a test ride; photo via The Urbane Cyclist
Ultramax helmet from Lazer will come with an integrated rear blinking light to help riders be seen at night
Jeff Frane from All City takes a break after a long day
—Amy Oberbroeckling is an assistant editor.