Interbike 2016: Day 1
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This Shimano display is meant to show off their bar tape options, but looks like the perfect compromise between road bars and hipster fixie ultra-narrow bars.
This Shimano display is meant to show off their bar tape options, but looks like the perfect compromise between road bars and hipster fixie ultra-narrow bars.

Misc » More interesting gear from the floor of Interbike 2016.

Here is our first day's worth of goodies and hardware from the showroom floor of Interbike at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas.



ISM 

ISM had some new saddles on display, including the new all-carbon PN3.0C (yeah, their new naming scheme is confusing). There is also a non-carbon version of the PN3, using traditional materials. The carbon version will come without any padding whatsoever, and retail for north of $400, and clock in at about 200g.

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Silca 

Silca has been innovating like crazy this year, and had lots of cool stuff to show off. The new sliding T-Handle set looks fantastic, as does the swiss-army multitool (including a spot to carry an extra chain master link), the Ti-Torque ratchet multitool, and the SuperPista pump.

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Quintana Roo PRSix 

Quintana Roo was not exhibiting at Interbike, but had several PRSix bikes scattered around the floor at different booths. They've developed a new bento box and stem cover that improves the integration of their existing bike, hiding all the cables in the process. Great stuff, and a nice way to improve on the existing hardware.

  • Quintana Roo PRSix
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BiSaddle Da Vinci 

We first found this company at last year's Interbike, and were very impressed with their ideas and innovation. But we had some suggestions for revision. BiSaddle has taken their industry and customer feedback to heart, and come up with a new model that looks very, very interesting. It features a sleeker road-friendly shape, adjustable width front and back, and optional elastomers that provide some very real suspension. I am looking forward to trying out the product myself.

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More interesting gear from the floor of Interbike 2016.

  • Two of Ventum's co-founders, Jimmy Seear and Diaa Nour. Ventum is now something of a close competitor to TriRig, as both of us now make bikes without a down tube, and we are basically the only two companies doing so. The Ventum guys have been incredibly gracious in welcoming TriRig to the world of bike sales, and although we are competitors, I still admire Ventum's innovation and wish these guys all the best. Hopefully we will have some more chances to mix it up in the future, stay tuned.
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  • USPS was exhibiting, but only to promote their mail service, and made no mention of their prior connection to the Pro Tour team.
  • Interbike has become a venue for all manner of two-wheeled recreational vehicles.
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  • Yes, there was an esthetician on the floor, selling a face cream. I am not making this up.
  • Fit guru Mat Steinmetz was on hand doing some consulting for Guru, showing off their new fit system.
  • Guru's new fit system uses infrared-reflective dots on the rider, rather than an active transmission system. This means no harness on the rider, at the cost of a little bit of accuracy.
  • Is it me, or does this guy look a LOT like actor Charlie Day?
  • A funky, strange-looking saddle from e-Volve. The saddle is kindof huge, although they do appear to be trying to target triathletes.
  • KoolStop's Tim Watson shows off the rideable Penny Farthing sculpture they had on hand.
  • This Shimano display is meant to show off their bar tape options, but looks like the perfect compromise between road bars and hipster fixie ultra-narrow bars.
  • GoPro's new drone looks the business...
  • ...as does the new Hero 5 camera.
  • And here's a parting shot of some multicolored valve caps.

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