Our Favorite Bikes and Gear from Interbike 2016

by Marc Lindsay
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Our Favorite Bikes and Gear from Interbike 2016

Interbike is the largest bicycle trade show in the country. Just in case you weren’t able to attend, check out our exclusive look at the most exciting new bikes and cycling gear unveiled at this year’s big event.

Bikes

Pinarello Dogma F8 Disc
$5,800 (frame only)

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While the Dogma F8 isn’t entirely new, Pinarello did have special colors on display at the show. This “Pinayellow” edition was the company’s way of celebrating Chris Froome’s most recent win at this year’s Tour de France, which marks the 12th time a Pinarello-sponsored athlete has claimed victory. In addition to this special bike, Pinarello also had its disc-brake version of the Dogma F8 on display.

Colnago Concept
Pricing is currently unavailable.

colnago-concept

Back in 1986, Italian bike maker Colnago joined forces with Ferrari to create one of the first futuristic carbon bike frames, which they called Concept. Though that bike never went to market, 30 years later the Concept is back — even though it does look slightly different. Colnago’s first true aero road bike will sit at the top of its line of road bikes when it’s released in 2017. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Frame weight of 990 grams.
  • 20-watt savings against the other non-aero frames in Colnago’s lineup.
  • Custom composite headset cups to dampen road vibrations.
  • Truncated aerofoil cross-section for a better a balance of stiffness and aerodynamics.
  • New stem and seatpost design for a full-aero package.

Sarto Lampo Bike
Starting at $4,500

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Made in Italy, Sarto bikes are hand-built to each buyer’s specific measurements, meaning no two bikes are completely alike. This Lampo model is said to be the fastest, most aerodynamically efficient of their lineup and is available with either direct mount or disc brakes. You may also choose from 12 different color options, which includes matching wheels from 3T and Sarto’s own lightweight saddle — one of the most unique and best-looking at the show.

Scott Addict Gravel 10 Disc
$6,349

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Aside from the inclusion of disc brakes, dedicated gravel bikes were one of the biggest trends at the show. They are popping up in almost every major bike manufacturer’s lineup. This new Addict Gravel from Scott — which will be available soon — is a good-looking bike that features an HMX carbon frame, SRAM Force 11-speed components, Syncros RT1.0 disc wheels and Schwalbe G-One tires. Those tires are sized at 35mm and look like a lot of fun whether you’re on the road or trail.

Gear for the Ride

Giro Factor Techlace
$350 (2016 release)

giro-factor

The one knock on the shoestring trend is that once you’re on the bike, adjustment is impossible. Giro seeks to solve this problem with the Factor Techlace, which uses a Boa dial and Velcro straps on the side of the shoe so you can tighten the shoestrings on the fly. While interesting, the dial and straps beg the question: Why include shoestrings at all? Overall weight is 210 grams.

POC Light-Flex Vest
Pricing is currently unavailable.

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One of the most exciting releases at this year’s show was this vest. Described as “printed lights,” it incorporates a very thin light grid into the garment without compromising comfort or significantly increasing overall weight. The lights can be removed for washing, will be charged via USB and will have 6–8 hours of run time. It will be available later this year and will eventually be included in other POC products.

Smith Podium
Pricing is currently unavailable.

smith-aero-helmet

Full details for Smith’s new time-trial helmet, releasing in 2017, are unavailable. What we do know is that the new design will feature Smith’s ChromaPop lens technology to enhance clarity. The sun shield will attach to the helmet magnetically, and the AEROCORE technology in the Overtake helmet will also be used to provide additional impact protection. The camo colorways used in this model definitely give it an interesting look.

Giordana L/S Merino Jersey
$220

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With a nod to the classic styling in their heritage collection, this new long-sleeve jersey from Giordana is just as aesthetically pleasing as it is performance driven. The merino wool is soft against the skin and keeps your body cool or warm depending on the temperature. The fit is loose, and the minimalistic panels provide a nostalgic look. The jersey is paired here with the Giordana Sport bib short ($190).

Components & Accessories

B&W Bike Box II
$950

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At just over 18 pounds, this bicycle case claims to be the lightest full-size transport on the market. The Curv material used throughout the case makes it extremely strong and light. The case is spacious enough inside that minimal disassembly of your bike (seatpost and handlebars) is needed. The lightweight advantage means that even with your bike and wheels inside, you should still fall well under the 50-pound weight limit to avoid incurring extra baggage fees.

Selle SMP Triathlon
Pricing is currently unavailable.

selle-smp

Best known for saddles with cutouts to relieve pressure on sensitive spots, Selle SMP’s updated designs feature a triathlon saddle with more padding as the saddle narrows, to improve comfort when you slide toward the nose. Longer rails allow for more adjustment, and a more pronounced nose dip helps to decrease pressure during hard efforts. A variety of widths and padding options are available depending on rider size and weight. New fluorescent colors will also be available throughout their saddle lineup in 2017.

Lightweight Meilenstein Disc Wheels
$7,000

lightweight-wheels

Wheel manufacturers have struggled to catch up with all the disc bikes releasing in 2016. Lightweight, a German company that proudly proclaims each of their wheels is hand-built, is one of the first to produce a high-end race wheel that is both disc- and rim-brake compatible. As with all of their wheels, carbon is used liberally throughout the wheel, on the rim, spokes and hub. Overall weight is said to be in the 1,300-gram range for the set.

Pioneer SGY-PMLTC Power Meters
$499 (left crank); $1,450 (dual-sided, available January 2017)

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One of the most accurate power meters for the price, Pioneer is expanding its range in late 2016 to include compatibility with Campagnolo, FSA, Cannondale and other major brands. Previously, the left-crank mounts were only available for Shimano and SRAM.

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