Best of Interbike 2016
Interlake 2016. Thousands? Tens of thousands? Who knows exactly how many products we see during the three-day Interbike trade show. But some just stand out more than others. Here are 20 of our absolute favorites courtesy of RoadBikeReview editors Saris Mercanti and Jason Sumner. Let us know which ones you love (or loathe) in the comments section.
Syncros Matchbox Tailor Cage
Integration is the name of the game with the Syncros Matchbox Tailor Cage, which combines a bottle cage, bottle, hand pump, 8 bit multi-tool, and chain tool into one neat package. Cost is $50-$80 depending on model. Learn more here. http://reviews.mtbr.com/syncros-interbike-2016
The ProShift module is an aftermarket unit that uses your speed, cadence, and preferences to automatically shift gears. It’s currently available for Shimano, SRAM, and Campy electronic drivetrains. An FSA unit is also in development. More info at proshiftracing.com.
Giro Factor Techlace Shoes
Giro’s new Factor Techlace high end road shoe utilizes a single Boa dial at the top of the instep along with a pair of Techlaces over the forefoot. This new patent-pending closure system combines replaceable laces that are attached to Velcro straps. The idea is to retain the seven points of contact afforded by laces, while also giving users the ability to quickly adjust tension on the fly via straps and a Boa IP1 dial, which tightens or loosens in 1mm increments. This is the first time Giro has employed a Boa dial on any of its shoes road or mountain, which currently includes 48 total models. Price is $350. Learn more here.