Interbike, first sight
Interbike is the North America’s largest bicycle trade event and show takes place in Las Vegas during 3 days from the 24th to the 26th of September. With over 1,000 of the top brands and
nearly 23,000 attendees from over 60 countries, it is similar to the Eurobike in Europe.
Several manufacturers did keep secret some of their newest products and unveil them at this event.
The giant american manufacturer is updating its wheel range with the Superlogic Carbon Road wheelset, featuring exclusive rims, made with uni-directional, 100 % high-modulus carbon
reinforced with boron. Made by Lew Racing using proprietary DEX-LCM molding process, they combine very light weight, exceptional strength, while being compliant rims.
Hubs are alloy cold forged, made by Ritchey: WCS V3 and V4. Spokes are Aerolite from DT Swiss, 20 front radial, 24 two times crossed rear. The wheelset is claimed to be sub
1100g, at $US2800, including the WCS Ritchey quick releases.
Cervélo releases a newer version of the time trial/triathlon frame. The P4 is claimed to be the fastest ever made bicycle including the UCI legal and UCI illegal bikes. The fork is a custom
Cervélo design making easier the air flow transition with frame, the 570 ml water bottle is right above the bottom bracket and smoothly integrates the down tube, seat tube and bottom
bracket in a single aero form. The rear brake is integrated to the chainstays, thus lowering the air drag and being invisible, it is as powerful as a Dura-Ace caliper, yet being 30%
Every single details can be read on Cervélo’s website, or on BikeRadar.
Photo ©: James Huang
Already unveiled at the Eurobike, Rotor had the new seatpost visible here too. The SP1 seems cleverly thought to save weight without sacrificing the important reliability. It has an
ovalised interior and smaller diameter as the seatpost exits the seat tube until the head. It weights only 178g in a 27.2 x 350mm size.
The Agilis crank arms can receive an additionnal Quarq-compatible spider to be aware of the power the rider delivers.
Photo ©: James Huang
Chris King is well known for its legendary life durable components. This year is an important year for the american manufacturer. Chris King finally releases a new bottom bracket which is
specifically designed for Shimano-compatible external type crank/bottom bracket systems. It features a grease injection tool allowing the bearing to be purged of existing grease and debris
and new run through.
It is available in a wide array of colors.
Chris King also was busy with new hubs: Single Speed road versions, thru axle 10mm and 12mm MTB versions, two 15mm thru axle front options.
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