September 28, 2012 (Las Vegas, NV) – The fabulous Interbike bicycle tradeshow continued at the Sands Convention Centre in Las Vegas, with the newest cycling goodies for 2013 on display. Pedal was on site to seek out the most innovative and exciting bike offerings that will be available soon at your local shop… here’s our final show report with vids to follow. (…)
Redesigned for 2013, Osprey’s new reservoir is easier to handle when filling and loading into the pack with a new lightweight, low profile handle and dual-sided hose exit. The new 3/4-turn cap provides a quick and secure open/close, while the wide mouth opening provides easy fill and access for cleaning. The new, direct-welded hydrostatic plate keeps the reservoir close to the back and maintains a low and wide reservoir profile, while the mPE film provides the taste-free qualities of polyethylene with the added benefit of extra strength.
The premium line of Osprey’s mountain biking hydration packs, the Raptor series, is upgraded for 2013, being joined by the Raven women’s model, sized and tailored for a woman’s body. The Raptor and the Raven feature the airScape back panel, which provides cushioned comfort and breath-ability, and an updated BioStretch ventilated harness. Both packs have a full hip belt and have the new hydration sleeve design with direct access zip for fast loading. The LidLock clip quickly secures a helmet to the back of the pack, while the stretch mesh front pocket allows the rider to quickly stash extra gear. Both the Raptor and Raven packs are available in 14, 10 and 6 litre sizes, with three colour options for the Raptor and two for the Raven.
Also new in 2013 are the Osprey hydraulics Cleaning Tablets. These all-natural, biodegradable and chlorine-free cleaning tablets are designed to be used to clean any water container made of plastic, metal or other material.