September 20, 2012 (Las Vegas, NV) – Interbike 2012 is underway as the cycling world from around the globe has gathered at the Sands Convention Centre in Las Vegas to see what’s hot for 2013. Hundreds of companies and thousands of products are on display and Pedal is on site to showcase some highlights of what’s coming soon to a bike shop near you…
RacerMate / CompuTrainer
New from RacerMate for 2013 is a new way to measure cadence while training with a CompuTrainer. The Optical Puck cadence sensor prevents cross-talk among multiple users as the optical sensor does not mount to the bike, but rather sits on the floor directly beneath the pedal and picks up the pedal’s rotation. The sensor is connected to the Handlebar Controller via a cable in order to transmit the data. No installation of a sensor is required on the crankset, making setup quick and easy.
Among Kask’s line of helmets are two new high performance lids developed in collaboration with the Sky Procycling team. The Bambino TT is a helmet designed for road, triathlon and track cycling performance that features perfect aerodynamics in all head positions, as well as a high-tech magnetic visor patented by Kask.
The Tri Vertigo helmet is designed with aerodynamics in mind and was tested by Bradley Wiggins at the Tour de France and London Games. Air intakes are specifically located in the front and the back to optimize airflow, while the top of the shell is completely closed, giving it a very unique look.
The Vertigo, Dieci and K50 Evo helmet models all return for 2013 with new colours, including a version that matches the leaders’ jerseys at the Tour de France.
Biemme from Italy was showing off their seamless cycling kit at Interbike. The unisex jersey and bib short feature a seamless design that removes the uncomfortable areas sometimes found at the seams. Both jersey and shorts are made from a polypropylene fabric that keeps the rider dry in every situation.
At the American Classic booth a completely new wheelset was on display, the Argent Road Tubeless features a new deeper rim profile compared to the original American Classic tubeless system, and is intended as an everyday training wheelset.
A new comer to the North American market, Power2Max provides a powermeter that works in all weather conditions available in both road and mountain bike versions.
On the MTB side for 2013, SRAM introduces the first ever 10-speed Grip Shift with full-metal shift indexing, three rows of ball bearings and integrated lock-on grips. Offered in two options, the XX Grip Shift features a 2×10, Ride-On sealed low FricHon cable system and carbon cover.
For road in 2013, SRAM Force will receive several significant upgrades, including Zero-Loss technology, now on front and rear Force shift levers, new quieter and smoother AeroGlide pulleys that run cleaner in all conditions, plus an all-new mid-cage rear derailleur. SRAM’s chain spotter is a simple yet elegant lightweight (12g) complement to any drivetrain that assures accurate performance while protecting the frame. The Chain Spotter is compatible with SRAM Red-2012, Red, Force, Rival and Apex braze-on front derailleurs.