Interbike 2016 show wrap-up

Our crew brings you all the hottest gear from Sin City

The summer's glut of trade shows is over, our weary US team are recovering from the marathon of travel and we have lots of tasty new goods to share with you. 

Held in Las Vegas, NV every September, Interbike sees tens of thousands of people in the bicycle industry descend upon the over 300,000 sq. ft. Mandalay Bay Convention Center, packed full of the latest bikes, components, clothing, riding gear and gadgets with 750 companies repping over 1,400 different brands. 

Check out our round-up of this year's coverage below.

Rotor spins out direct mount Q-Rings and new mountain cranks

Rotor's new Hawk and Raptor crank arms are protected by colorful covers
Rotor's new Hawk and Raptor crank arms are protected by colorful covers
Component maker Rotor is rolling out new direct mount chainrings as well as a pair of modular cranksets for trail and enduro riding.

Wolf Tooth Components out-gears SRAM and Shimano

It's a wolf, not an eagle and it's much more affordable
It's a wolf, not an eagle and it's much more affordable

When it comes to the arms race that is drivetrain development, it’s usually a two-sided battle between SRAM and Shimano. SRAM, arguably, has the upper hand at the moment with its 1x12 Eagle drivetrain and 1x11 groups at every price point.  

Fuji Rakan 27.5+ 3.1 first ride review

Fuji has updated its Rakan model for 2017
Fuji has updated its Rakan model for 2017
For 2017 Fuji takes its cross country 29er bike and adds some plus size fun to the lineup. The 29er Rakan is still present, with four models ranging from US$2,099 to US$4,949, but the big news is the more capable, more trail-oriented Rakan 27.5+. Coming from an industry that's been chasing the pointy end of hyper niche race bikes with little to no commonality to an average rider's bike, these fun, everyman types of plus bikes are truly remarkable.

4iiii brings power to the trails with new Precision Pro power meter

4iiii brings power to the trails with new Precision Pro
4iiii brings power to the trails with new Precision Pro
4iiii has announced today that it's bringing power meters to the trails by fitting the brand's proven Precision Pro, dual-sided power meter to Shimano XT and XTR cranksets.

Silca expands line with new tools and mountable mini pump

The new T-Handle Folio has 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, and 10mm hex wrenches as well as T25 and T30 Torx tools
The new T-Handle Folio has 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, and 10mm hex wrenches as well as T25 and T30 Torx tools
Silca is building on its tool line with the introduction of a new line of T-handled tools for professional and home mechanics as well as a new pump designed to mount under a water bottle.

2017 Eddy Merckx EM525 Disc Performance first look

The Eddy Merckx's EM525 Disc Performance race bike for 2017
The Eddy Merckx's EM525 Disc Performance race bike for 2017
There will always be a lot to say about Eddy Merckx. He is regarded as the greatest road cyclist in history. With that type of pedigree, racing bikes with his name on the them are held to the highest standards. Here's the latest road race machine to bear the Cannibal's moniker, the EM525 Disc Performance.

Garmin and Shimano Di2 can now control bike lights

Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 levers have buttons on the top of the hoods
Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 levers have buttons on the top of the hoods

Riders who have Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 and a new Garmin Edge computer can now control certain ANT+ bike lights with the buttons on the tops of Di2 hoods. Garmin announced a few new updates to the Edge 520, 820 and 1000 computers on the first day of Interbike.

Pinion P1.12 12-speed gearbox first ride review

No longer just for single speeds, the Pinion gear box opens up gearing for belt drive fans (Russell Eich)
No longer just for single speeds, the Pinion gear box opens up gearing for belt drive fans (Russell Eich)

While the promise of gearboxes has been on the horizon for seemingly forever, Pinion has taken one realistic step closer to this becoming reality with its frame-mounted P1.12. Sitting between the cranks, it claims a huge gear range, less maintenance and better efficiency than any internally geared system before it.

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