Interbike: latest news and show highlights
Interbike was North America’s largest bicycle industry trade show. The show was cancelled for 2019, one year since the show moved from Las Vegas to Reno.
Here's the roundup of the 2017 show, the last edition we visited before the show ended.
The weird and wonderful from Interbike 2017
Vegas got weird this year
This year marked the final time North America's largest bicycle industry tradeshow met in Sin City. 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.
From drop bar to TT bar and back, meet the Trifold handlebar
Morf Technology's Trifold bars turn normal road bars into aero bars
Have you ever wished for an easier way to transition from your time trial bike's base bar to the aero bars? Or have you even wanted a more aero position on your standard drop bars? Or have you longed for a quicker way to get back to the brake levers? Morf Technology claims to have solved all those issues and more with its unique Trifold bars.
Are 1x13 drivetrains the future?
Engineering experiment or the future?
Component maker Phil Wood has been playing around with 13-speed drivetrains for several years. At Interbike 2014, the company showed off a fat bike with a 1x13 drivetrain. For this year’s tradeshow, Phil Wood used a gravel bike with a 13-speed set-up to showcase its drivetrain hacks.
Single-ring drivetrains coming to the pro peloton
Aqua Blue Sport to compete on 3T Strada disc bike with 1x drivetrain
Single-ring road bikes will be raced in the pro peloton in 2018. Irish pro road team Aqua Blue Sport will compete on the 3T Strada, an aero disc-brake road bike notable for its absence of a front derailleur.
Pocket-sized inflators goes from flat to full in less than a minute
The Fumpa and MiniFumpa
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
This Pardus tucks the rear shock 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.