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Gallery: Interbike 2013 - The weird and wonderful

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Scurra is a small Austrian company that is trying to shift the frame design and suspension paradigms with this 7in travel 'Hard Enduro' bike

Scurra is a small Austrian company that is trying to shift the frame design and suspension paradigms with this 7in travel 'Hard Enduro' bike (Image credit: Josh Patterson/Future Publishing)
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The Scurra Hard Enduro has a 29in wheel upfront and a 650b wheel in the rear. The suspension design is vaguely reminiscent of the Whyte PRST1

The Scurra Hard Enduro has a 29in wheel upfront and a 650b wheel in the rear. The suspension design is vaguely reminiscent of the Whyte PRST1 (Image credit: Josh Patterson/Future Publishing)
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Big Wheels for adults? Why not?

Big Wheels for adults? Why not? (Image credit: Ben Delaney/Immediate Media)
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Boo! This carbon/bamboo fat bike belongs to a customer, but Boo's Nick Frey brought it to show off at Interbike

Boo! This carbon/bamboo fat bike belongs to a customer, but Boo's Nick Frey brought it to show off at Interbike (Image credit: Ben Delaney/Immediate Media)
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The use of a Gates belt drive and a Rohloff hub allows for a relatively tight rear triangle, since the cassette is eliminated

The use of a Gates belt drive and a Rohloff hub allows for a relatively tight rear triangle, since the cassette is eliminated (Image credit: Ben Delaney/Immediate Media)
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Black Sheep's handlebar and truss fork use similar clamps

Black Sheep's handlebar and truss fork use similar clamps (Image credit: Ben Delaney/Immediate Media)
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The Black Sheep titanium bar has some springy flex to it

The Black Sheep titanium bar has some springy flex to it (Image credit: Ben Delaney/Immediate Media)
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How do you run cable guides on bamboo? Like this

How do you run cable guides on bamboo? Like this (Image credit: Ben Delaney/Immediate Media)
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The bamboo tubes are handsanded down to fit inside the carbon tubes to which they are bonded

The bamboo tubes are handsanded down to fit inside the carbon tubes to which they are bonded (Image credit: Ben Delaney/Immediate Media)
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(Image credit: Ben Delaney/Immediate Media)
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An Israeli company showed this Z Bike Stand, which is actually pretty cool

An Israeli company showed this Z Bike Stand, which is actually pretty cool (Image credit: Ben Delaney/Immediate Media)
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Unlike a hook on a wall, which requires the user to lift the bike, the Z Bike Stand uses the rear axle to achieve similar space-saving storage, but with less effort

Unlike a hook on a wall, which requires the user to lift the bike, the Z Bike Stand uses the rear axle to achieve similar space-saving storage, but with less effort (Image credit: Ben Delaney/Immediate Media)
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The Z Bike Stand has some storage, too

The Z Bike Stand has some storage, too (Image credit: Ben Delaney/Immediate Media)
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A visual example of how the Z works

A visual example of how the Z works (Image credit: Ben Delaney/Immediate Media)
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The Phone Johnny is the latest spinoff from the Chain Johnny. What's a Chain Johnny, you ask?

The Phone Johnny is the latest spinoff from the Chain Johnny. What's a Chain Johnny, you ask? (Image credit: Ben Delaney/Immediate Media)
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This is a Chain Johnny, which lets you transport your bike inside the back seat of a car while keeping the greasy drivetrain covered

This is a Chain Johnny, which lets you transport your bike inside the back seat of a car while keeping the greasy drivetrain covered (Image credit: Ben Delaney/Immediate Media)
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The Real X Cooling Towel (worn around the neck here) is basically a chamois that is designed to stay wet and keep you cool

The Real X Cooling Towel (worn around the neck here) is basically a chamois that is designed to stay wet and keep you cool (Image credit: Ben Delaney/Immediate Media)
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The Real X visor uses a similar material as the Real X towel on the headband. It hardens like this when dry

The Real X visor uses a similar material as the Real X towel on the headband. It hardens like this when dry (Image credit: Ben Delaney/Immediate Media)
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The Ryders Eyewear crew came back from the future for Interbike

The Ryders Eyewear crew came back from the future for Interbike (Image credit: Josh Patterson/Future Publishing)
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wo DT Swiss M212 shocks provide 180mm of front and rear suspension. Claimed weight for this bike is 33lb/14.9kg

wo DT Swiss M212 shocks provide 180mm of front and rear suspension. Claimed weight for this bike is 33lb/14.9kg (Image credit: Josh Patterson/Future Publishing)
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This creature hung ominously over rack maker Sea Sucker's booth like some sort of inflatable orange Cthulhu

This creature hung ominously over rack maker Sea Sucker's booth like some sort of inflatable orange Cthulhu (Image credit: Josh Patterson/Future Publishing)
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This contraption sprays the riders face with a fine mist while riding. Sunglass windshield wipers sold separately

This contraption sprays the riders face with a fine mist while riding. Sunglass windshield wipers sold separately (Image credit: Josh Patterson/Future Publishing)
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Surly: makers of affordable steel bicycles by day and interpretive taxidermy enthusiasts by night

Surly: makers of affordable steel bicycles by day and interpretive taxidermy enthusiasts by night (Image credit: Josh Patterson/Future Publishing)
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allbike BMX - we're not sure how this will handle on a pumptrack, but we're willing watch and see

allbike BMX - we're not sure how this will handle on a pumptrack, but we're willing watch and see (Image credit: Josh Patterson/Future Publishing)
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Not to be outdone, Timbuk2 create the world's largest rasta messenger bag

Not to be outdone, Timbuk2 create the world's largest rasta messenger bag (Image credit: Josh Patterson/Future Publishing)
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We've been assured that 650b is just a fad. Expect to be rolling on 36in wheels in a few short years

We've been assured that 650b is just a fad. Expect to be rolling on 36in wheels in a few short years (Image credit: Josh Patterson/Future Publishing)
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This bike actually looks like it could be a lot of fun, once you got it up to speed and kept riding in a straight line

This bike actually looks like it could be a lot of fun, once you got it up to speed and kept riding in a straight line (Image credit: Josh Patterson/Future Publishing)
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Snarky stickers make Interbike go 'round

Snarky stickers make Interbike go 'round (Image credit: Josh Patterson/Future Publishing)
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Chrome had a wall of its signature seatbelt buckles as part of its booth

Chrome had a wall of its signature seatbelt buckles as part of its booth (Image credit: Josh Patterson/Future Publishing)
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Action Wipes was holding a contest at Outdoor Demo to see who looked the most like a freshly-bathed chinchilla

Action Wipes was holding a contest at Outdoor Demo to see who looked the most like a freshly-bathed chinchilla (Image credit: Josh Patterson/Future Publishing)
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Electric mountain bikes were everywhere at Interbike this year. This one is equal parts gravity sled, commuter rig and terrible

Electric mountain bikes were everywhere at Interbike this year. This one is equal parts gravity sled, commuter rig and terrible (Image credit: Josh Patterson/Future Publishing)
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While a full suspension fat bike may seem absurd, we have it on good authority that at least one well-known company will be be pursing the concept in 2014

While a full suspension fat bike may seem absurd, we have it on good authority that at least one well-known company will be be pursing the concept in 2014 (Image credit: Josh Patterson/Future Publishing)
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One of the most inspiring sites of this years show was a letter jacket decked out in high school mountain bike league insignias. National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) is committed to making mountain biking a high school sport on par with varisty sports such as basketball and baseball

One of the most inspiring sites of this years show was a letter jacket decked out in high school mountain bike league insignias. National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) is committed to making mountain biking a high school sport on par with varisty sports such as basketball and baseball (Image credit: Josh Patterson/Future Publishing)
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There's more than one way to take your pup mountain biking

There's more than one way to take your pup mountain biking (Image credit: Josh Patterson/Future Publishing)
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BikeRadar's award for best DeLorean went to Ryders Eyewear

BikeRadar's award for best DeLorean went to Ryders Eyewear (Image credit: Josh Patterson/Future Publishing)
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Each Seasucker mount is rated for 250 pounds, but the suction cups must be pumped by hand every few days to retain their grip

Each Seasucker mount is rated for 250 pounds, but the suction cups must be pumped by hand every few days to retain their grip (Image credit: Ben Delaney/Immediate Media)

This article originally published on BikeRadar

While there were certainly a few clear trends at Interbike this year — yes, fat bikes — we also came across a number of exhibits that don't fit so neatly into any one category. Whether plastic animals that hold your bike vertically, interpretive taxidermy displays or time-traveling machines disguised as DeLoreans, there were a few things we couldn't quite classify — but had to show you here in a photo gallery. Enjoy.