September 30, 2016 (Las Vegas, NV) – Here’s our next installment of 2017 products direct from the show floor of Interbike, North America’s biggest cycling trade show, held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Centre in Las Vegas from Sept. 21-23.
Full Speed Ahead (FSA)
FSA electrifies their lines with the introduction of the K-Force WE wireless road group set. The K-Force WE is an elegantly designed, high-tech, electronic drive system that makes use of wireless communication between the shifters and the derailleurs. That’s right, no communication cables.
The derailleurs are independently powered by a seat-post battery, which offers the advantage of a larger battery for heavy shifting, and according to FSA, approximately 4,000 to 6,000 km of ride per charge (depending on a rider’s shifting habits).
The K-Force WE rear derailleur is an 11-speed system with a 30T total capacity and Max. sprocket size of 28T. The front derailleur is a Ti body with stainless steel hardware.
Other components in the K-Force WE group include a crankset, with hollow carbon arms (165, 170, 172.5, 174, 177.5, and 180mm), forged AL 7050 BB386EVO spindle and CNC chain rings. (53/39, 52/36, 50/34), and a K-Force brake set, cassette, and chain.
There is also an Android App available for customized adjustments to your K-Force drive train, and for storing your adjustment settings for future reference. Visit here for more on FSA.
DT Swiss introduces their new PR 1400 Dicut Oxic aluminum road wheels that feature a ceramic Oxic surface coating for unmatched performance on rim brakes. The coating is applied electrochemically to the rim surface making it extremely hard and wear resistant.
The PR 1400 makes use of a 5/100mm RWS/QR, straight pull hub system designed for straight spokes with no bend at the head for a durable and reliable system.
At 1,435 g PR 1400 Dicut® OXIC wheel-set also features 5mm RWS, tubeless-ready Tape, tubeless valve, and OXIC brake pads for a competitive performance package. Visit here for more details.
Alberta-based 4iiii introduces the dual-sided Precision Pro power meter that delivers a complete picture of your power output. Features include exceptional accuracy, lightweight design, ANT+ and Bluetooth compatibility, and 3D power meter technology. The Precision Pro is built to endure, with a robust design that holds up under rugged conditions and nasty weather.
The Precision Pro runs off of a CR2032 coin battery which the company says it will run for about 150 hours before needing a change. An App for the system is also in the works and will be released soon.
You can choose the Precision Pro Ride Ready, which comes pre-installed on a new Shimano DURA-ACE FC-9000 series crankset, or the Precision Pro Factory Install, which is installed on your existing crankset at the 4iiii factory.
4iiii’s partnership with the Etixx-Quick Step World Pro Tour Cycling Team means their products are tested and trusted by pro athletes. Check here for more details.
You can now take your Burley on new adventures thanks to a new 16” Wheel Kit Accessory which includes two 16 x 3” push-button mounted wheels with a knobby thread pattern for grip. The wheels can be installed and removed in seconds. The wider, more rugged tires perform excellent on pavement but offer superior handling in rugged conditions, such as snow, sand, and gravel.here.