The best and brightest innovations we came across at the annual Interbike trade show
Interbike, the annual stateside gathering for the cycling industry, took place last week in Las Vegas, Nevada. Even amid all the talk that the event is dying, hundreds of manufacturers showed up this year. I had lots of interesting and productive discussions about trends in the cycling world, and plenty of cool new gear was on display. Here’s a quick look at some of what caught my eye.
In addition to a disc version of last year’s Cento10 Air, Wilier has added a high-performance, all-road-oriented model, the Cento10NDR (from $7,350). The geometry is slacker and lower for better handling on mixed surfaces, and there’s clearance for up to 32-millimeter tires. The frame provides compatibility with both disc and direct-mount rim brakes. Most interesting, however, is the aluminum linkage at the junction of the seat tube and seatstays, which uses an interchangeable elastomer system to provide a few millimeters of vertical compliance out back to soften the ride.