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!
Funny enough, the Lake shoe retains a front main strap, which I think may be a design flaw. I guess it's cool that you get that extra measure of adjustment, but I much prefer how that is absent from the Specialized shoe, and you get ALL your adjustment via a single BOA closure. On the Lake shoe, you risk needing to do both adjustments on every ride, if that's how the fit of the shoe affects you. An alternative is just to leave it loose enough so that you can slip in easily and JUST use the BOA closure when you ride. I think that would work out OK. The bad news is that because the BOA is on the heel, and not on the side of the shoe, it's a little harder to get to when you need to snug the shoe down. On the other hand, that keeps it out of the wind, possibly making the shoe more aero.