Earlier this month, the Interbike trade show took over the rocky singletrack of Boulder City, Nevada, as well as the recirculated air of Mandalay Bay's conference center in Las Vegas. For five days, producers of bicycles and related products proudly displayed their latest and greatest wares. We tested scores on the trail, before digging into detail on the trade show floor. Here are our six favorite accessories from the show, all of which are coming soon to (or are already at) a bike shop near you.
Giro Cipher Full-Face Helmet
If you mountain bike, eventually you're going to try downhilling. And you're not going to do it just once. Most downhill areas let you rent all the gear you'll need, but do you really want to strap on a helmet that's already absorbed a season's worth of sweat from other riders? Giro's new Cipher makes it possible for you to afford your own full-featured full-face helmet. The brow-vented lightweight fiberglass shell is lined with protective padding containing vinyl nitrile for extra impact absorption on the jaw line. Built in speaker pockets play your personal soundtrack to awesomeness, while an integrated P.O.V. mount lets you capture your big airs. [$200; giro.com]