Posts in the category Interbike

Tradeshow Randoms: Part Three – Vee Rubber, Slipnot, Velotraum, Lightskin, DIY Tire Studs & More!


There were plenty of killer bicycle lights at the shows, but none more fantastic than Magnic Lights’ contactless dynamo system. What you see here is all there is. No batteries, no external magnets and no wires.

Super strong neodymium magnets use the rim’s passing motion to generate eddy currents in a conductor, which powers the light. The science is pretty involved, but they work, and they’re perfect for bicycles: No drag, no batteries to replace and nothing else to mount to your bike. And they take just a couple minutes to install.

What’s even cooler is that the rear brake automatically brightens when you brake since the light gets closer to the rim, effectively becoming a functional brake light…


Tradeshow Randoms: Part Two – Rivet, Slidepad, Bikmo, Effetto Mariposa & More!


Our randoms roundup continues with this titanium flask and derailleur/friction shifter clipboard from King Cage. No, you won’t actually be able to buy them, but they’re pretty cool. The clip board works by shifting the rear derailleur to open up the piece of gear. Shift the other way and it clamps it down on the paper. Cool.

From here, things stay kinda weird (and neat. and ridiculous) if not useful…


Tradeshow Randoms: Part One – CarboCage, ZenCranks, Ryde, Pinhead, iBike & More!


We’re on the home stretch now, with a few final collections of things that mostly didn’t have a home in any particular category. Everything from lights to electronics to single components to new pedal/cleat systems that claim to increase your power output. It’s all fun to look at – here we go!

Carbocage had their usual assortment of super light carbon fiber bits and pieces, with a rainbow of colors for the anodized bits. Above, their steerer tube top caps, and below are derailleur pulleys and chainrings…


Tradeshow Roundup: Other Random Bikes – Part Two


Sometimes, the coolest bikes aren’t even there with a bicycle manufacturer at all, they’re simply platforms for showing off components. The gorgeous wood bike above was decked out with lights from Supernova (which had some pretty cool lights you’ll see in another roundup shortly).

From there, we spotted other small wooden bikes and some with wood parts, along with the usual assortment of beautiful city bikes…


Tradeshow Roundup: Other Random Bicycles – Part One


B_ant by Bruno Bikes is the Japanese brand’s collection of small wheeled touring and road bikes. They’re steel framed beauties with friction shifters on the stem and decked out with Brooks leather cockpits. They’re so cute that, once again, we’ll need a bigger garage.

Not much bigger, though, as the rest of the bikes in this roundup are sorta just oddities or collectibles or, well, you’ll see…


Tradeshow Roundup: Nutrition – New Sports & Recovery Drinks, Pills, Powders & More


All the shiny new bikes and components in the world won’t make a bit of difference if you don’t have the energy to ride them. Sure, whole foods are best, but a solid sports nutrition program helps put the finishing touches your hard training and ensures you have what you need on the road and on the trail. And sometimes we just like a little snack. Fortunately, there’s something for everyone one with the latest entries from LG, Cytosport, Kinetic Koffee, Supercandy and more.

While a Maple Lemonade flavor might sound odd and first, it’s darn tasty. The new Canadian-inspired flavor comes in both sports drink and recovery drink formulas. Check the ingredients and more below…


Tradeshow Roundup: Road Bikes – Part Two


Just like in Part One of our road bike roundup, here we’ve got several Euro-only brands. Actually, they’re all Euro brands you probably won’t find Stateside, starting with the Stevens Comet SL above. At just 4.9kg (10.8lb) for the complete bike, it’s arguably the lightest production bike, just edging out the Dimar Kinetic-One. Of course, it’s decked out with the types of parts that are usually found on ultralight show bikes and lightest bike contenders.

Roll through for more pics, plus rides from Merida, Trigon, FM Bike and more!


Tradeshow Roundup: Road Bikes – Part One

2014 Carrera road bikes

Man, do we need a European correspondent! So many brands to see at Eurobike that just don’t make it Stateside that make gorgeous (or at least interesting) bikes, Carrera being a fine example. Their bikes are always curvy and angled in just the right ways, but what else would you expect from the Italians?

More from them, Culprit, Deda/Dedacciai and others below…


Tradeshow Roundup: Bicycle Helmets – Lightweight Road & Mountain Bike, Plus Lots of Killer Commuters


There were a lot of helmets to see at Eurobike and Interbike, many with lots of vents and sleek designs, but these are the ones that stood out. The best of them show the next wave in commuter and urban helmets, giving us some stylish options far beyond the solid, dull buckets of years past. Case in point: The Cratoni C-Loom shown above. Well placed, large vents and great colors complement the Tron-like lines. Additional features like an adjustable retention mech, built-in visor and rear blinky lights finish it off.

But Bern and others had some real competition for it, and Limar continues the push the boundaries of lightweight and safety…