7 of the Best Bikes from Interbike 2014
This year's Interbike was home to a number of interesting new bikes and gear. While certain types of bikes, such as Tri Bikes, reached a peak last year, this year was an especially exciting season for Mountain Bikes.
Scott Plasma 5
[image: Scott Sports]
Though there were not many new tri bikes announced this year, Scott’s new design for Plasma 5 integrates hydration and storage options built into the frame. You can bolt on multiple accessories, but most importantly, it still has aerodynamic speed.
[image: Yeti Cycles]
Recently, Yeti introduced their new Switch Infinity suspension which creates a controlled bottomless pedaling characteristic as you travel. Well, the 6C continues with that suspension but with a more robust carbon frame.
Pivot Mach 5.7
[image: Pivot Cycles]
This versatile bike won the Interbike People’s Choice Upgrade Mountain award. This light frame can definitely ride with 27.5” wheels, 115mm or rear wheel travel and the lowest standover height of any full suspension 27.5 bike.
[image: Jones Bikes]
Built for adventure, the Jones Plus goes against the trend of super short chainstays. The long wheelbase, sleep fork, and smooth steering all work together to make this bike that Jim Jones is proud to call his own.
Liv Lust Advanced 0
[image: Giant Bicycles]
For 2015, Liv is breaking away from Giant, and going solo with its specialty women’s bikes and fear. They do more than just shrink men’s bikes, these bikes are built specifically for women, and the new Lust Advanced is no different. The light weight 27.5 wheeler is a trail bike made to race.
[image: Parlee Cycles]
Descending from their benchmark Z series, the Altum is progress for Parlee. With modern tube shaping this sleek bike is lighter with a high modulus carbon fiber material. The stiffness and weight are engineered to keep ride quality high.
[image: Norco Bicycles]
The Threshold is attracting the ever-growing cyclocross community. Using a lateral frame stiffness, thru axles, and snappy, precise handling, this bike can push hard in all conditions.