As Interbike 2012 draws to a close, it's easy for many attendees to run out of steam, exhibitors and journalists alike. After a full week of coverage, a lot of folks are plain tired. But we've saved some great tidbits for last, so we can go out with a bang. There was a lot of great stuff in days 1 and 2, but I truly there are some gems left in here, and I hope you get as much out of viewing the gallery as much as I did shooting it. This is it for Interbike. We're going to close the books on this one, then regroup and see you in just TWO WEEKS for the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. Come back then for all the coverage from the island. But for now, here's our final gallery from Interbike 2012. Enjoy!
Notice, the Lake TX312 is functionally quite different from the S-Works Trivent. Where the Spez shoe has a wire that goes around the foot, the Lake has a much shorter run that only snugs the heel to the shoe, and never use the wire tension directly on your foot. The upside to this construction is that it lends itself to a more more enveloped fit - the Lake shoe has much more surface area actually touching your foot. And the big, wrap-around carbon heel cup makes you feel very secure in there (I tried the shoe on, because it happened to be my exact size). The downside is that it isn't NEARLY as easy to slip into, which was the primary benefit of the Trivent.