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Interbike full tech coverage, Outdoor Demo

September 26, 2016
Interbike full tech coverage, Outdoor Demo

This year’s international bicycle trade show calendar concludes with a final stop at Interbike in Las Vegas, Nevada. While substantially smaller than Eurobike, the top North American event is still no slouch with over 750 exhibitors and 1,400 represented brands on site inside the Mandalay Bay convention center.

Before basking in the warmth of fluorescent lighting and recirculated air, though, things kick off an hour east in nearby Bootleg Canyon for the two-day Outdoor Demo – technically a subset of Interbike, but big enough that it’s practically a trade show in and of itself, chock-full of the latest bikes, gizmos, and doodads that will land in shops in the coming months.

Just as we did at Eurobike, we’ll be covering Interbike and the Outdoor Demo in virtual real time with ticker tape-style photo galleries that we’ll be continuously updating throughout the day – as well as a stream of live videos on our Facebook page. So check back early and often, and we’ll do our best to make sure there’s always something new at the top of the page. If you have any specific requests, let us know in the comments and we’ll do our best to accommodate.

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Squirt has a low-temperature formula of its wax-based chain lubricant that better retains its viscosity properties in extreme cold – perfect for wintertime riding.

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Smith’s new ChromaPop lens tints are said to more specifically block and transmit specific wavelengths of light for enhanced contrast and clarity. The concept is similar to what Oakley does with its Prizm lenses.

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Shimano is expanding into the clothing and accessories markets with new clothing aimed at urban riders.

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Finish Line has lubricants and cleaners specific to, well, just about everything.

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Ryders’ new Roam sunglasses use NXT cast polycarbonate photochromic lenses with an anti-fog inner coating and a hydrophobic outer one. The lower half frame can be removed as needed or desired. Retail price is US$240.

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Oakley is never one for subtlety.

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Glukos takes a slightly different approach to hydration, adopting what is essentially the complete opposite philosophy of companies like Skratch and Osmo. Instead of using drinks solely as fluid and salt replacement, Glukos has more than twice the calories. Not surprisingly, it’s quite sweet.

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Infinit Nutrition got its start with custom formulated exercise nutrition products (which the company still produces). For those whose needs aren’t quite so particular, there are also ready-made products available off the shelf.

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I’ve seen plenty of jewelry made of recycled bicycle parts before, but none that were laser-cut from old inner tubes.

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The microphone is embedded up front, immediately behind the brow pad.

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The rear of the helmet is where the battery and charge port are embedded. Simply pry back the cover and plug in a micro-USB cord.

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Bone conduction headphones are integrated into the straps, so you can listen to your music but still hear your surroundings.

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Upstart company Coros introduced a new connected road helmet, complete with wireless Bluetooth connectivity, bone conduction headphones, and a microphone for streaming audio, navigation prompts, and even taking calls on the go. Retail price is US$200. And yes, it looks an awful lot like a Specialized S-Works Evade helmet, but the company insists the resemblance is unintentional.

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Both versions of the Pressure Overdrive floor pump use Lezyne’s new quick-release pump head, which no longer inadvertently unscrews valve cores.

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Lezyne will offer both analog and digital versions of the Pressure Overdrive. The standard edition will cost US$140; the Digital Pressure Overdrive will cost US$165. Both are available in stores now.

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Having trouble getting your tubeless tires seated, but don’t want to buy a compressor? Lezyne is one of the latest companies to offer a pressure-reservoir floor pump to make the task easier. Simply charge the main chamber of the Pressure Overdrive by pumping as usual, and then flick the lever to release a giant burst of air.

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Knight Composites’ new 35mm-deep carbon tubular rim is 25mm-wide, with a tire bed curvature that roughly splits the difference between a higher-volume road tire and a cyclocross casing.

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Knight Composites now adds a 35mm-deep carbon fiber tubular rim to its lineup for road and ‘cross use. Claimed weight for the rim brake version is 350g; the disc-specific version is slightly lighter at 325g.

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According to ProShift, the device will automatically shift your drivetrain based on a combination of speed, cadence, and power output.

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ProShift’s US$800 widget transforms your electronic drivetrain into a fully automatic transmission.

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The CTRL e-Tint sunglasses are powered by an on-board rechargeable battery and solid-state light sensor to adjust the lens darkness as needed. Claimed light transmission varies from 12-55% or 14-62%, depending on base tint. Retail price is US$295.

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Masi has done a fine job of color accents on this Speciale Randonneur.

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The Masi Speciale Randonneur returns for 2017, but this time with 650b wheels and WTB Horizon 47 tires as stock equipment instead of last year’s 700c setup.

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Masi’s adventure bike features a TIG-welded chromoly steel frame, generous tire clearance (both both 700c and 650c wheels), wide-range gearing, and heaps of braze-ons.

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Masi’s product manager has been having fun playing with potential colors. What say you – yea or nay?

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The handlebars get a slight outward flare on the new Devinci Hatchet.

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The fork is particularly slick on the new Devinci Hatchet, with a blind non-driveside dropout and hidden fender mounts inside the fork blades.

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Devinci calls this the “Intake Port”. The convertible internal routing system will accommodate both mechanical and electronic drivetrains, as well as internally routed dropper posts.

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As with virtually every disc-equipped road bike in 2017, the Devinci Hatchet will come equipped with 12mm thru-axles and flat-mount calipers front and rear.

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Devinci’s new Hatchet will fit tires up to 700x40mm wide.

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Devinci enters the gravel road game with the new Hatchet.

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Crankbrothers launched at Interbike a new F-Series of premium multi-tools. The top-end F15 features – you guessed it – fifteen different tools, all housed in a neat magnetic case. Retail price is US$43/€43.

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The new traction pad setup is far more durable than the clip-on system previously used.

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Crankbrothers continues to refine its pedals in the name of improved durability. The latest versions feature Enduro bearings, Igus bushings, double seals, and adjustable traction pads.

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Crankbrothers claims the Klic pumps’ magnetically connected hose with withstand up to 130psi of pressure without blowing off. Even if that happens, though, a one-way valve keeps air in the tire.

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Top-end Klic pumps tuck a small CO2 inflator inside the pump handle.

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Crankbrothers’ new Klic mini-pump features hidden hoses with a magnetic attachments, inline pressure gauges, and built-in CO2 inflator heads (depending on model). Road and MTB-specific versions are available, too. Prices range from US$37/€37 to US$56/€56.

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Whiskey. Tango. Foxtrot.

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Post mount brake calipers offer very good compatibility for custom builds. Chip-style dropouts can accommodate different axle types as needed, too.

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The welded-in solid chainstay section yields extra tire and drivetrain clearance.

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Van Dessel established its name in the cyclocross world, but now has a firm footing in the adventure market thanks to bikes like the WTF. The chromoly steel frame has room for big tires, front and rear disc brakes and thru-axles, and generous array of braze-ons.

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The new WickWërks double chain guide installs in place of the standard braze-on front derailleur bolt and washer. The concave interface keeps the whole lot from spinning under load.

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WickWërks showed off this very neat-looking chain guide for road and cyclocross bikes running double chainrings. The inner and outer guides are independently adjustable, as is height. Retail price is US$50.

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Marin may be a mass-produced bike company, but neat details like this are still very much appreciated.

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Marin fits both ends of the Four Corners Elite with thru-axle dropouts.

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There was once a time when the only thing people wanted to know about a new bike was how much it weighed. Now, the most common question is, “How big a tire can I fit?”

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Marin continues to push forward in the adventure category with the new Four Corners Elite, built with a Columbus Thron butted chromoly tubeset, clearance for 700x45c tires, a SRAM 1x drivetrain with hydraulic disc brakes, and plenty of braze-ons for bottles, racks, and fenders.

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