September 18, 2015 (Las Vegas, NV) – Here’s our next installment of 2016 products direct from the show floor of Interbike, North America’s biggest cycling trade show, being held Sept. 16-18 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Centre in Las Vegas.
SRAM RED eTAP
The big news around the SRAM booth is electric, literally. SRAM has brought electronic shifting to the table in the form of RED eTap. Race-car inspired, the 100% wireless, eTap is simple, fast, and efficient while virtually eliminating shifting errors. Rear shifting is controlled by eTap paddle switches attached to the brake levers with the right side for downshifting, and the left side for upshifting.
The front ring is controlled by engaging both levers simultaneously, a motion that becomes surprisingly intuitive after only a few minutes of use. SRAM claims that the system’s encryption is more secure than an ATM machine, so there is no chance of interference or someone hacking into your ride.
Battery power on the eTAP is state of the art, featuring a 1,000-plus kilometer, light weight, removable and rechargeable unit that is attached to each derailleur. The system can be set up in less than 15 minutes with no special tools. The new eTap is already winning races as Jan Frodeno from Germany recently won the Ironman 70.3 World Championships using the new system.
BMC Team Elite 01
At the request of Olympic and MTB World Champion, Julien Absalon (Fra), to meet the evolving and increasingly demanding courses on the XC World Cup circuit, the Team Elite 01 spares no expense to deliver an amazing XC race machine.
Ryders Seventh Sunglasses
Ryders new Seventh, flat top, semi-rim glasses, represent the latest lens tech for road cycling. Seventh brings polarized lenses to a new level for roadies by toning down the polarization to overcome optical anomalies and allowing riders to better identify surface glare from slippery road surfaces, while allowing them to read cycling computers and smartphone displays clearly.
Axiom Tempest Hydracore Waterproof Panniers
Delivering a new waterproof solution for cyclists, Axiom’s all new waterproof Hydracore system incorporates time-tested waterproof construction methods with tidy organization for the modern cyclist.