The sun has set on Interbike in Las Vegas. This year marked the final time North America’s largest bicycle industry tradeshow met in Sin City, and the show moves north to the Nevada city of Reno for 2018 and beyond.
Rather than going out with a bang or with a whimper, the Las Vegas expo ended… on a weird note.
The vacuum formed by the exodus of large bike brands, which fled the show in recent years to hold their own product launches, was filled by small companies peddling products that were quirky and sometimes questionable.
Examples include a transformer handlebar, a handlebar with awkward-looking inward bends, a hacked together 13-speed cassette, a Fumpa and very orange and expensive inner tubes. And that’s just the tip of the proverbial iceberg.
Click through the gallery above for a glimpse at some of the most head-turning — and head-scratching — new products from this year’s show.