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In pictures: Wonders and oddities from Interbike 2014

In pictures: Wonders and oddit...
A small part of the trade show floor at Interbike 2014
A small part of the trade show floor at Interbike 2014
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A small part of the trade show floor at Interbike 2014
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A small part of the trade show floor at Interbike 2014
The NTS SunCycle electric cargo bike utilizes a 60-watt solar panel to charge its battery
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The NTS SunCycle electric cargo bike utilizes a 60-watt solar panel to charge its battery
Daymak's Beast off-road scooter also sports a solar panel
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Daymak's Beast off-road scooter also sports a solar panel
The Allo is a handlebar-mounted speaker-equipped iPhone case
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The Allo is a handlebar-mounted speaker-equipped iPhone case
The Lift N Store lets bike shops maximize their square footage, by getting bikes up off the floor
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The Lift N Store lets bike shops maximize their square footage, by getting bikes up off the floor
If you want to cycle with your dog, you could try the Woof Cycle Bike Trotter ...
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If you want to cycle with your dog, you could try the Woof Cycle Bike Trotter ...
... or the DoggerJogger
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... or the DoggerJogger
This theft- and weather-resistant Sparse headlight is designed to be left permanently attached to the bike
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This theft- and weather-resistant Sparse headlight is designed to be left permanently attached to the bike
The matching Sparse tail light
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The matching Sparse tail light
Fortified Bicycle Alliance's Aviator headlight (left) is also designed to thwart both thieves and the weather
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Fortified Bicycle Alliance's Aviator headlight (left) is also designed to thwart both thieves and the weather
The Aviator's matching Afterburner tail light
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The Aviator's matching Afterburner tail light
This V-Grip bar end doubles as a visibility-boosting light – although it looks like it will be partially blocked by your hand, if you're holding onto it
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This V-Grip bar end doubles as a visibility-boosting light – although it looks like it will be partially blocked by your hand, if you're holding onto it
This system by Fouriers allows you to convert your mountain bike's existing drivetrain into a single-ring setup
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This system by Fouriers allows you to convert your mountain bike's existing drivetrain into a single-ring setup
The Flying Rider bike does away with a saddle, and instead dangles its rider in a harness
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The Flying Rider bike does away with a saddle, and instead dangles its rider in a harness
Here's the Lauf leaf-style suspension fork, which we got to try out
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Here's the Lauf leaf-style suspension fork, which we got to try out
This balance bike from Modz may in fact be the world's smallest folding bicycle
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This balance bike from Modz may in fact be the world's smallest folding bicycle
This road bike from Apex Asia admittedly isn't particularly innovative ... but it sure caught our eye
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This road bike from Apex Asia admittedly isn't particularly innovative ... but it sure caught our eye
We likewise couldn't help but notice this cruiser from Martone Cycling, which is probably the reddest bike ever made
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We likewise couldn't help but notice this cruiser from Martone Cycling, which is probably the reddest bike ever made
This tent from Kuandah Union Trading Co. incorporates the user's bike – the idea being that if someone tries to steal your bike in the night, you'll be alerted by the tent being jerked around
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This tent from Kuandah Union Trading Co. incorporates the user's bike – the idea being that if someone tries to steal your bike in the night, you'll be alerted by the tent being jerked around
These covers from Accord Enterprise Corporation are made to keep your chainring and cassette from gunking things up when your bike is being transported
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These covers from Accord Enterprise Corporation are made to keep your chainring and cassette from gunking things up when your bike is being transported
The Velo Sock goes considerably further, by covering almost the entire bike
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The Velo Sock goes considerably further, by covering almost the entire bike
Daymak's DDS kit converts a regular bicycle into a solar-powered e-bike
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Daymak's DDS kit converts a regular bicycle into a solar-powered e-bike
The Infinity Seat aims to make the rider comfier, by simply eliminating the parts of the saddle that put pressure on the tender bits
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The Infinity Seat aims to make the rider comfier, by simply eliminating the parts of the saddle that put pressure on the tender bits
This Biknd travel case features inflatable side cushions for a snug custom fit
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This Biknd travel case features inflatable side cushions for a snug custom fit
The Inno car rack company had this custom Scion on display ...
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The Inno car rack company had this custom Scion on display ...
... that features a pull-out barbecue
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... that features a pull-out barbecue
A full-suspension fatbike? That's just what this Salsa Bucksaw is
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A full-suspension fatbike? That's just what this Salsa Bucksaw is
The GYST bag features a roll-out foot mat, to keep triathletes from having to stand in the dirt while changing shoes
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The GYST bag features a roll-out foot mat, to keep triathletes from having to stand in the dirt while changing shoes
This Mando Footloose e-bike utilizes an alternator instead of a chain or belt drive
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This Mando Footloose e-bike utilizes an alternator instead of a chain or belt drive
Schwalbe's Procore system puts a tube inside a tubeless mountain bike tire to both increase traction and reduce flats
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Schwalbe's Procore system puts a tube inside a tubeless mountain bike tire to both increase traction and reduce flats
If 29-inch mountain bike wheels aren't big enough for you, then you might like this one-off 36-incher from Xtracycle
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If 29-inch mountain bike wheels aren't big enough for you, then you might like this one-off 36-incher from Xtracycle
Hiplok has followed up on its waist-worn chain lock with a rubber-coated steel cable model
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Hiplok has followed up on its waist-worn chain lock with a rubber-coated steel cable model
This pooch was showing off GoPro's new Fetch camera harness for dogs
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This pooch was showing off GoPro's new Fetch camera harness for dogs
Outdoor Tech's rack-mounted Turtle wireless speaker
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Outdoor Tech's rack-mounted Turtle wireless speaker
The Vier lock works like a U-lock, but disassembles to fit into a compact pouch when not in use
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The Vier lock works like a U-lock, but disassembles to fit into a compact pouch when not in use
Slipnot tire chains can be tightened or loosened simply by twisting a turnbuckle on either side
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Slipnot tire chains can be tightened or loosened simply by twisting a turnbuckle on either side
Velo Bling Designs made these cuff-"links" ... get it?
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Velo Bling Designs made these cuff-"links" ... get it?
The wood-framed Sandwichbike comes in a kit that you put together
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The wood-framed Sandwichbike comes in a kit that you put together
King Cage made this clever bottle cage, that features a built-in tire tube storage pouch
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King Cage made this clever bottle cage, that features a built-in tire tube storage pouch
If you think that the equivalent of a down tube on Biomega's Boston bike looks kind of funny ...
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If you think that the equivalent of a down tube on Biomega's Boston bike looks kind of funny ...
... that's because it's actually a cable that unhooks from the frame, to serve as a lock
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... that's because it's actually a cable that unhooks from the frame, to serve as a lock
Biomega also had this Sydney monocoque carbon fiber bike on display – it's one of only a few ever made
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Biomega also had this Sydney monocoque carbon fiber bike on display – it's one of only a few ever made
Knog's Qudos light is designed specifically for use with the GoPro Hero
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Knog's Qudos light is designed specifically for use with the GoPro Hero
Juiced Riders sells this insulated bicycle cargo box, for delivery of hot or cold items
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Juiced Riders sells this insulated bicycle cargo box, for delivery of hot or cold items
The Siva Atom uses the rotation of your back wheel to charge your phone's battery
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The Siva Atom uses the rotation of your back wheel to charge your phone's battery
If you're looking for a helmet with built-in head- and tail lights, that would be the Torch T1
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If you're looking for a helmet with built-in head- and tail lights, that would be the Torch T1
Using the patchnride tool, you can reportedly seal punctures in your tube without removing your tire
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Using the patchnride tool, you can reportedly seal punctures in your tube without removing your tire
Zackees gloves feature built-in turn indicators, which are activated simply by moving your thumbs inward
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Zackees gloves feature built-in turn indicators, which are activated simply by moving your thumbs inward
The InterLock combines a seatpost and cable lock in one device
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The InterLock combines a seatpost and cable lock in one device
The ICEdot Crash Sensor detects impacts, and automatically calls for help unless you stop it
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The ICEdot Crash Sensor detects impacts, and automatically calls for help unless you stop it
oopsmark makes this swanky Bicycle Wine Rack
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oopsmark makes this swanky Bicycle Wine Rack
This prototype Aqualight does hold water, but it also serves as a head- and tail light
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This prototype Aqualight does hold water, but it also serves as a head- and tail light
This seatless folding bike from Micro Scooter is kind of like a brakeless fixie version of the Occam Cycle
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This seatless folding bike from Micro Scooter is kind of like a brakeless fixie version of the Occam Cycle
The Bicyclick system allows two or more bikes to be joined together at the handlebars, to prop each other up when parked
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The Bicyclick system allows two or more bikes to be joined together at the handlebars, to prop each other up when parked
A prototype of the commercial version of the Mybell horn (earlier version is on the right), which can be programmed with sounds of the user's choice
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A prototype of the commercial version of the Mybell horn (earlier version is on the right), which can be programmed with sounds of the user's choice
A Trimetals weather-proof and lockable bicycle storage unit, which can fit three bikes
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A Trimetals weather-proof and lockable bicycle storage unit, which can fit three bikes
Amo Titan's Flex Fit mountain bike pedal pivots horizontally on its axle (see the gap where the axle comes out, at the right), allowing the rider to more easily bend their ankle while turning
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Amo Titan's Flex Fit mountain bike pedal pivots horizontally on its axle (see the gap where the axle comes out, at the right), allowing the rider to more easily bend their ankle while turning
If sunglasses just aren't enough to keep the bugs or wind chill off your face, you might want raygear's X-Shield
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If sunglasses just aren't enough to keep the bugs or wind chill off your face, you might want raygear's X-Shield
The three-wheeled Freecross is designed to simulate skiing
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The three-wheeled Freecross is designed to simulate skiing
Various models of the Pro2form seat, which is designed to reduce pressure points
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Various models of the Pro2form seat, which is designed to reduce pressure points
We've seen a recumbent tadpole-type fat-trike before, but Sun Bicycles makes a more traditional tricycle-style fatty
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We've seen a recumbent tadpole-type fat-trike before, but Sun Bicycles makes a more traditional tricycle-style fatty
This Denny prototype commuter bike, which features a removable handlebar that doubles as a lock, was the winning entry in the Bike Design Project
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This Denny prototype commuter bike, which features a removable handlebar that doubles as a lock, was the winning entry in the Bike Design Project
The EVO, which can quickly and easily accept various quick-release modules, was another entry
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The EVO, which can quickly and easily accept various quick-release modules, was another entry
... as was the Blackline, that has a cargo system which can be configured for a variety of scenarios
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... as was the Blackline, that has a cargo system which can be configured for a variety of scenarios
Shimano's XTR Di2 electronic shifting system could make mountain biking a little easier
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Shimano's XTR Di2 electronic shifting system could make mountain biking a little easier
The Fly6 combines an HD video camera and a tail light
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The Fly6 combines an HD video camera and a tail light
Virtue Cycle Solutions' Pedalist velomobile definitely got noticed
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Virtue Cycle Solutions' Pedalist velomobile definitely got noticed
Of all the things at the show, Fuze's Bike Bubbler may have the most profound effect on the world of cycling ...
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Of all the things at the show, Fuze's Bike Bubbler may have the most profound effect on the world of cycling ...
... although the Cyclone Water Blaster could give it a run for its money
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... although the Cyclone Water Blaster could give it a run for its money
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Interbike is North America's largest bicycle industry trade show, so it's definitely a fun place to be if you're into bikes. This year's event, which we attended last week at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, was definitely no exception. Although we've already told you about some of the more interesting innovations that we came across, there are still plenty of others that we've yet to share ... and you can see them here.

As with last year's Interbike, we went to this one not so much with the intention of covering stuff like the latest lightweight wheels or breathable jerseys. This being Gizmag, we were instead more interested in examples of out-of-the-box thinking ... things that have never been tried before, even if the end result might sometimes seem a little goofy.

To see what we found – including quick recaps of the items that we've already covered separately – just check out the photo gallery.

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BigGoofyGuy
I think that is great coverage of the bike event.