I’m back again with some more visual stimulation from Interbike 2008. Lots of things to see this year, but sometimes you have to dig a little deeper!

The Fallbrook Technologies folks were showing this Nuvinci hubbed Spot Brand carbon belt driven commuter. Pretty cool technology here. Nuvinci tells me that they are offering a six year warranty on the hub and that you can off road it, as long as it’s not free riding or downhill action. A third generation hub is in the works that promises further weight reductions, as well.

Ever wonder what the guts of a Nuvinci looks like?

This super cool looking Engin Cycles 29″er was in the White Brothers booth.

Beautiful details!

White Brothers is working on upgrading from 32mm stanchions to 35mm ones as seen on this prototype Fluid 150 fork. (Don’t expect the graphics to make it into production!)

Here’s the full monty with the six inch version of the Lenz LunchBox.

Schwalbe showed the 29″er version of the Furious Fred which should win the lightest 29″er tire prize at an estimated 335 grams each. (Really!) They didn’t look much more than 1.9’s to my eyes, but they are listed as a 2.0″ Schwalbe was very careful to say that it is really only a buff course racing tire and that rocks are a definite no-no. Expect Furious Fred to be available in December.

Versions of GT Bikes Peace 29er on display.

GT was showing the Marathon 29er again. Hopefully the design has been tweaked out to correct the flaws that I felt it had in the ’08 version.

Stay tuned for more soon!