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Interbike 2015 Part 1 – Stages, Bolle, Devinci, Wahoo

by Mike Sarnecki and Paul Newell

September 17, 2015 (Las Vegas, NV) – Interbike, North America’s biggest cycling trade show, returned to the Mandalay Bay Convention Centre in Las Vegas, Sept. 16-18, with the glitz and glamour of the cycling industry’s latest and greatest technology. Pedal was on the ground to deliver the goods on what’s on tap for 2016 in the ever-changing world of bicycles.

BB Spindle Options  ©  Mike Sarnecki
Stages Power Meters Go Carbon

On or offroad, the Stages power meter is now available for carbon cranks. So for Campagnolo, FSA, and SRAM users, Stages now offers a carbon crank arm that can be paired to the crankset. For FSA and SRAM riders a hollow molded, 145g non-drive-side arm can be paired with an array of crankets. Light enough to shave grams off of a road setup while strong enough for off road use.

Stages Powermeter  ©  Mike Sarnecki
Three BB spindles options allow for this versatility and are designed to meet or exceed the performance of stock components. For Campy, Super Record, Record, and Chorus arms in 170, 172.5, and 175mm lengths are available.

Stages Carbon crankarm  ©  Mike Sarnecki
A new housing design provides a lower profile, reduced frontal area, and increased strength of the battery door and housing connection. Still featuring 2% accuracy, active temperature compensation, and 200+ hours of run time on a CR2032 battery, all models have ANT+ and Bluetooth 4.0 communication capabilities.

Bolle’s The One

Bolle has introduced “The One” line of helmets. The One Road helmet is available in both Premium and Standard models featuring a range of innovations. On the Premium model, two removable Aero Shells allow ventilation and aerodynamic adjustments of 31 partially or fully covered inlets.

Bolle's The One  ©  Paul Newitt

For safety The One helmet offers a rear-facing, integrated LED lighting system, that can be removed and replaced with a simple rubber cap, and a Safety QR Code that holds all your vital info which can be read by a smartphone.

The One also features a sunglass “Garage” that securely holds your glasses in place when not in use.
Equipped with two linings, one for warm weather and one for cold, the new helmet line offers all-season functionality and the Click-to-Fit system provides a micro-adjust fit for comfort.  A removable visor is also available for MTB use.

Devinci Hatchet, Hendrix and All-Mountain Troy

The Hatchet

The Hatchet is a new gravel bike from Devinci that can take on the open road along with rugged unpaved pursuits. The cold-formed 6061-T6 aluminum frame is partnered with a lightweight carbon fork and is equipped with internal cable routing, a tapered head tube, and versatile tire options. This disc-brake specific frame can accommodate a rear rack and fenders and can accept up to a 40mm tire.

Devinci Hatchet  ©  Mike Sarnecki

The Hendrix

The Hendrix is all-new to the Devinci platform utilizing their GO4 Aluminum frame paired with the proven Split-Pivot suspension design to deliver a plus-size wheel full-suspension machine. With Boost 148 axle spacing in the rear and 110 in front, stiffness is bolstered for superior handling and pedal power. Short chainstays provide quick accelerations and handling, while the low center of gravity enhances stability. The Hendrix can accommodate a maximum of 3.25” tire clearance with 33mm rims.

Devinci Hendrix  ©  Mike Sarnecki

The All-Mountain Troy

The All-Mountain Troy features a 27.5” monocoque carbon frame that is lighter, stiffer, and more responsive. Built with EPS molding and T700 carbon fibre, this fifth generation Split-Pivot platform increases bottom-out force based on expert intel from DGR rippers like Stevie Smith. Riders can clean technical lines from top to bottom thanks to advanced team-inspired geometry with powering up steep climbs with intuitive handling aided by an axed-down 424 mm chainstay.

Devinci Troy  ©  Mike Sarnecki

Wahoo Element GPS

Wahoo is on the map, literally. The Wahoo Element GPS is the latest tech from Wahoo and offers a Simple to Set-Up bike computer. The Element’s intuitive interface and data fields are configured and personalized through your smartphone. The large, high-contrast DayBright display feeds you your ride stats and LED QuickLook indicators around the periphery make it easy to see priority performance metrics at a glance, even in low light conditions. They can even alert you to incoming text messages from your smartphone.

Wahoo Element  ©  Paul Newitt

The Element offers hundreds of kilometers of maps and up to 17 hours of battery life allowing you to  live-track your rides and stay on course. You can even download rides and follow routes with the LED QuickLook helping you along the way by indicating when to make right and left turns. The new Element comes with three sturdy mounting options for out-front, stem, or aerobar placement.

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