Single-ring road bikes, tiny tire inflators, smart utility bikes and gadgets galore from Sin City
Interbike is North America’s largest bicycle industry trade show.
The five-day event kicks off on 18 September with Outdoor Demo. This two-day event is held in the desert outside of Las Vegas and gives retailers and the media a chance to ride the latest models.
From there, the bicycle industry descends upon the 300,000sq.ft. Mandalay Bay Convention Center, which is packed full of the latest bikes, components, clothing, riding gear and gadgets.
The 2017 show marks the end of an era as Interbike moves to Reno, Nevada in 2018. So we expect to see it go out with a bang.
If Eurobike was any indication of what’s to come, there will be a few key trends coming out of Sin City this year. We’re likely to see swarms of e-bikes, enduro rigs that push the boundaries of long and slack geometry, and a multitude of new all-road and gravel bikes.
Check back regularly for the latest tech from this year’s show.
Single-ring drivetrains coming to the pro peloton
Pocket-sized inflators goes from flat to full in less than a minute
Fumpa is an Australian start-up hopes that tire inflation will soon become another chore humans delegate to robots.
This Pardus tucks its suspension inside the frame
It’s not an e-bike, it’s a new full-suspension design. The huge downtube on this prototype Pardus holds a shock, not a battery.
The rear suspension is a single pivot setup and the rear shock is activated by a scissor link tucked inside the frame. This arrangement should keep things clean but also is likely to be a pain once overhauling is necessary.
New affordable 4iiii power mete
Canadian brand 4iiii launched a new set of power meters at Interbike with the Precision Podiiiium. The crank-mounted meters start at $399 for single-sided Shimano Ultegra, and feature a USB-rechargeable battery instead of a coin-cell battery, plus indicator LEDs and ANT+/Bluetooth transmission.
Urban Arrow’s Family and Tender cargo bikes
What would it take to get Americans out of their cars and SUVs and onto a bike? That’s the big question a lot of cities and towns would love to figure out. Maybe an easy-to-pedal, upright riding, huge storage capacity machine is the answer? Something like Urban Arrow’s Family or Tender models could be a very good start.