Interbike 2013 - Day 2
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Sep 20, 2013  hits 168,338

Not your usual Interbike visitor, this stuffed fox was a really weird sight on the floor.
Not your usual Interbike visitor, this stuffed fox was a really weird sight on the floor.

More goodies from the showroom floor at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. As usual, the careful observer at Interbike will be rewarded with some real gems. Enjoy the gallery!



Tags » easton,  giro,  interbike2013,  lazer
  • Not your usual Interbike visitor, this stuffed fox was a really weird sight on the floor.
  • The stuffed fox seemed to be chasing this antlered-squirrel. I didn't bother to ask the exhibitor what was going on with this weird scene.
  • Okay, back to bike stuff. This is the Lazer Wasp helmet. It looks pretty good with some very smooth shapes and an integrated visor. Sadly, that visor doesn't have as easy a removal mechanism as the Giro and Kask magnetic variants.
  • Side profile of the Lazer Wasp.
  • Underside of the Lazer Wasp.
  • To remove the Wasp's visor, you have to do a two-step click-out that takes a bit of practice to master. Putting the visor back on might be impossible without a mirror, or a lot of practice.
  • I can't help but to try on the aero lids.
  • The Wasp will probably mate pretty well with a lot of back types. Just a guess.
  • This is K-Edge's new and VERY gool Garmin mount. It rotates 90 degrees to work for Forerunners watches or Edge cyclometers.
  • K-Edge custom makes their internal mount pieces (the black part) which provide a real positive click with the computers.
  • K-Edge also makes a headset-cap mount. It was originally designed for mountain bikes, but could work well for triathletes who don't have room for an extension mount due to BTA bottles taking up the space (in my opinion, you should just slide your BTA bottle back a bit, and put the computer in FRONT of the BTA bottle where you can actually read it).
  • Now this one really got me excited. Jagwire, possibly the best-loved name in cables and housing, is releasing their own segmented housing, to compete with the likes of Nokon and Alligator iLinks! I snagged a pre-release sample to review, and will be doing a full review of both the iLinks and these little beauties.
  • Easton's gorgeous wheatfield of wheels.
  • The New Aero 55 wheels from Easton feature a wide rim, blunt inner diameter, you've heard it all before ...
  • ... what you HAVEN'T heard before is that these aero beauties have a threaded nipple insert. That allows the installation to take place without needing to put a wrench through the tire bed, which means ...
  • ... the Aero 55 wheels are carbon clincher TUBELESS-COMPATIBLE! The tire bed is completely sealed, allowing for easy compatibility with tubeless tires, should you have a prediliction for that format. I've personally never used them before, but they're all the rage among those who have. I'll look into it.
  • Front hub of the Aero 55.
  • Rear hub of the Aero 55.
  • The Easton EC90 Aero 55. Remember that name, it'll be a big hit among the tubeless crowd.
  • Giro's has released new models of their tri shoes, both the men's and women's versions, that feature a much lower $130 price point. This is achieved via a nylon sole versus the more expensive carbon, but has the same fit and last (the upper part of the shoe). Can you tell which is old and which is new? You shouldn't be able to, since they're virtually identical above the sole. But the one on the left is the new $130 shoe, the one on the right is the $200 legacy model.
  • The awesome Air Attack helmet (our review is coming soon) now comes in some pretty radical colors.
  • The Giro Air Attack has inspired similar helmets all across the industry. This is POC's version. It's virtually ventless up front ...
  • ... with huge holes in the back.
  • POC had a custom-painted Cervelo P5 in their booth, presumably to help turn some heads and get attention?
  • POC had a custom-painted Cervelo P5 in their booth, but oddly removed the fairing from their P5-Six fork. In my opinion, you should either use the Six fork WITH the fairing, or just use the Three fork. This mix-and-matched setup just looks weird.
  • The Jet Black trainers claim to be virtually silent. I'm intrigued, and hope to get a review unit to test that claim.
  • Jet Black's secret to silence is a soft plastic roller that both reduces noise, and also reduces wear on your tires.
  • An easy quick-release on the trainer makes it quicker to get the bike in and out of the unit.
  • Catlike has a pretty neat slogan that caught my eye while walking the floor.
  • Speaking of eye-catching, I ran into rockstar pro triathlete Amanda Stevens! She was only too happy to give me an 'action pose.'
  • This Giant TCR Advanced doesn't really have any connection to triathlon, but as you'll see, it has a feature that's near and dear to my heart ...
  • ... nude carbon! Giant boldly released this bike with nothing but clear coat over the beautiful carbon layup, something I wish more manufacturers would do.
  • I just love the look of the different layers and types of carbon fabric all over the bike. You can see the shift from unidirectional fabric on the top tube to 3k right by the seatpost clamp for stiffness.
  • Seams at the seat stays. Wonderful.
  • Lots of seams at the BB cluster. Why would anyone want to hide this gorgeous engineering with paint?
  • This little toy is made by a company called Cycle Dog, which uses reclaimed bicycle tubes to manufacture all its products.
  • Leashes for your pooch from Cycle Dogs, made from reclaimed bicycle inner tubes.
  • The USA-themed Bell Javelin helmet.
  • The USA-themed Bell Javelin helmet.
  • The Carrera TTS01. It looks neat, and has some cool features, but definitely isn't my bike of choice.
  • The Carrera TTS01. It looks neat, and has some cool features, but definitely isn't my bike of choice.
  • The Carrera TTS01. It looks neat, and has some cool features, but definitely isn't my bike of choice. The integrated stem is definitely a cool feature, and helps hide cables.
  • My big gripe with the Carrera TTS01, of course, is the use of the TRP TTV brake. They are weak, difficult to adjust, require horrible routing, and require a non-ideal fork design to work.
  • Pretty slim frotal profile! Of course, this picture doesn't show the big run of cable that has to go to the TTV brake, because that cable wasn't connected.
  • Now here's a cool one! The DMT Scorpius is a light weight, good-looking triathlon shoe that features a BOA closure! Unlike the Specialized version, this BOA is in the traditional position, which makes for a firmer feel inside the shoe, but precludes a lightning-fast flying mount. I really want to get a pair of these to review.
  • Now here's a cool one! The DMT Scorpius is a light weight, good-looking triathlon shoe that features a BOA closure! Unlike the Specialized version, this BOA is in the traditional position, which makes for a firmer feel inside the shoe, but precludes a lightning-fast flying mount. I really want to get a pair of these to review.
  • The new BH Aero. I'm not terribly fond of this bike -- TTV brakes, downtube cable routing, and only one stem option. I'll pass on this one.
  • The new BH Aero. I'm not terribly fond of this bike -- TTV brakes, downtube cable routing, and only one stem option. I'll pass on this one.
  • No bike should have this cable situation in today's modern environment. And this is a Di2 bike for crying out loud!

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