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Interbike 2015 Part 2 – SRAM, BMC, Ryders, Axiom

by pedalmag.com

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  ©  Paul Newitt


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.

Sram eTap Group 2015  ©

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 XC Team Elite 01  ©  Mike Sarnecki

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.

Micro Travel Technology  ©  Mike Sarnecki
At the heart of this new top-end hardtail is MTT – Micro Travel Technology, which provides 15mm of tunable travel to tackle rock drops and gap jumps, common on today’s World Cup XC circuits without compromising weight or climbing prowess. Offered with Shimano XTR Di2 shifting, electronically actuated Fox fork, and custom carbon BMC wheels, this bike is race-day ready.

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.

Ryders Seventh  ©  Paul Newitt
The fine-tuned veloPolar lenses are shatterproof, scratch resistant, antiFOG treated, and de-centered for optical optimization. The stylish Seventh glasses are offered in five lens colour options with adjustable temple tips and nose pads.

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.

Axiom Tempest bags  ©  Mike Sarnecki
A water resistant outer layer and a waterproof inner layer allows the delivery of features traditionally found on non-waterproof bags such as pockets for storage and cargo straps for multiple tie-down options.

Hydracore Waterproof system  ©  Mike Sarnecki
All Hydracore bags have a Velcro closure on the liners, allowing for removal for complete drying and access to the fully replaceable and serviceable mounting hardware. Available in 45, 36, & 27L sizes with optional laptop, tablet, and internal pockets.

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