Interbike 2015 - Outdoor Demo
images by Nick Salazar
Sep 15, 2015
Perhaps the most surprising thing about the 2015 edition of Interbike's Outdoor Demo was how little tri-related equipment we saw. Though obviously slanted towards the mountain and otherwise off-road crowd, in years past there has typically been a wealth of aero gear on display. This year, however, most manufacturers kept their best gear out of the sun, presumably saving it for the indoor show which starts tomorrow. Check back for lots more coverage later this week. Until then, enjoy this gallery of lust-worthy gear from Interbike 2015's Outdoor Demo.
Lazer Wasp Air
The new Lazer Wasp Air takes the brand's TT lid and truncates the long tail. The 'air' name comes from the fact that the integrated visor can be spaced away from the helmet for better ventilation.
Lezyne was out demoing their new ABS2 pump head, which works quite a bit like the Birzman Snap-it we reviewed previously.
Oakley was showing their latest offerings, including the Jawbreaker shades, and the new Prizm line of lenses, said to provide greater contrast and resolution, though even having tried the lenses, I don't exactly know what that means.
Prologo was perhaps the last major holdout, but has finally embraced the split-nosed saddle concept. Their new T-Gale is a narrow saddle, somewhat resembling the Bontrager Hilo. The triangular pads on top are made of a grippy material designed to prevent slipping.
The huge story this year is SRAM's eTap wireless electronic shifting system. We will have lots more about this once we head indoors. They did not have the TT-specific parts here.
On display was QR's new PRFive bike, the scaled-down version of their semi-integrated PRSix. Almost everything is the same, except for the lack of bayonet-style fork, lack of integrated stem, and a lack of bottle bosses on the back of the seat tube, which QR uses to mount its new integrated storage box for the PRSix. It's a very nice option for its price point, and very upgradeable down the line.
Some additional photos from the Outdoor Demo