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Interbike 2015 – pics of our picks

Gizmag presents some highlights from Interbike 2015
Gizmag presents some highlights from Interbike 2015
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These low-cost shifters are made from bottle caps and melted scrap aluminum, using a package created by bicycle advocacy nonprofit One Street Components
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These low-cost shifters are made from bottle caps and melted scrap aluminum, using a package created by bicycle advocacy nonprofit One Street Components
X marks the electric bike – a couple of Askmy folding e-bikes
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X marks the electric bike – a couple of Askmy folding e-bikes
It looks like Allen Sports' Ultra-X is no longer the world's only all-carbon folding bike – Shen Zhen Dengfu Sports Equipment had this li'l number on display
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It looks like Allen Sports' Ultra-X is no longer the world's only all-carbon folding bike – Shen Zhen Dengfu Sports Equipment had this li'l number on display
The caps of these Bevato carbon fiber stems offer a cylindrical perch for things like computers or lights (left), or a GoPro mount (right)
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The caps of these Bevato carbon fiber stems offer a cylindrical perch for things like computers or lights (left), or a GoPro mount (right)
These E.T Smart Scooters likely won't be mistaken for another company's electric scooters
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These E.T Smart Scooters likely won't be mistaken for another company's electric scooters
This Tortola RoundTail bicycle uses rings to provide rear suspension
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This Tortola RoundTail bicycle uses rings to provide rear suspension
glowing water bottle cages ...
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glowing water bottle cages ...
glowing fenders ...
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glowing fenders ...
Topeak's iGlow system features accessories such as ...
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Topeak's iGlow system features accessories such as ...
glowing saddle pack piping ...
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glowing saddle pack piping ...
... and even a glowing frame-fit pump
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... and even a glowing frame-fit pump
Vancom Tires' Quick Change Linear Inner Tube can be installed without removing the wheel from the bike
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Vancom Tires' Quick Change Linear Inner Tube can be installed without removing the wheel from the bike
A look at how the two ends of the Quick Change Linear Inner Tube join together once installed
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A look at how the two ends of the Quick Change Linear Inner Tube join together once installed
WOKit has combined the ubiquitous carabiner with a multi-tool
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WOKit has combined the ubiquitous carabiner with a multi-tool
Accord's Espresso bike has a locking cable built into its frame
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Accord's Espresso bike has a locking cable built into its frame
The "cageless" Koala Bottle attaches to its cradle via powerful magnets
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The "cageless" Koala Bottle attaches to its cradle via powerful magnets
Check out the beautiful brazing on this custom-built Kuben Classic bike
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Check out the beautiful brazing on this custom-built Kuben Classic bike
ShockStop suspension stems from Redshift Sports, along with their interchangeable elastomer dampers
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ShockStop suspension stems from Redshift Sports, along with their interchangeable elastomer dampers
Redshift was also showing its Switch Aero System, which temporarily converts a road bike into a triathlon bike
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Redshift was also showing its Switch Aero System, which temporarily converts a road bike into a triathlon bike
The rollingfwd foam roller helps work out the kinks, by vibrating as you use it
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The rollingfwd foam roller helps work out the kinks, by vibrating as you use it
The BodyFloat suspension seatpost utilizes an undamped dual spring system
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The BodyFloat suspension seatpost utilizes an undamped dual spring system
The Freebird Cruiser folding e-bike has both a suspension fork and a mid-frame coil-sprung shock
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The Freebird Cruiser folding e-bike has both a suspension fork and a mid-frame coil-sprung shock
The Outbraker system gives riders fine control over the sensitivity of their hydraulic disc brakes
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The Outbraker system gives riders fine control over the sensitivity of their hydraulic disc brakes
Cycliq's Fly12 combines a headlight and an HD video camera
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Cycliq's Fly12 combines a headlight and an HD video camera
True to its name, Fabric's Cageless bottle has no need for a cage – just a couple of frame-mounted pegs
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True to its name, Fabric's Cageless bottle has no need for a cage – just a couple of frame-mounted pegs
Magura's Vyron eLECT dropper seatpost replaces cables with wireless tech
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Magura's Vyron eLECT dropper seatpost replaces cables with wireless tech
The flexible Litelock is light and it's a lock, yet it's reportedly very difficult to cut through
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The flexible Litelock is light and it's a lock, yet it's reportedly very difficult to cut through
Catrike's Dumont recumbent trike not only has front and rear suspension, but it also folds (and yes, it comes with a seat)
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Catrike's Dumont recumbent trike not only has front and rear suspension, but it also folds (and yes, it comes with a seat)
Huntington Beach Bicycle Company made this one-off El Rum Runner...
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Huntington Beach Bicycle Company made this one-off El Rum Runner...
It features a built-in booze cabinet ...
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It features a built-in booze cabinet ...
... and mini bottles in place of valve stem caps
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... and mini bottles in place of valve stem caps
Huntington Beach Bicycle Company also had this alcohol-themed creation on display
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Huntington Beach Bicycle Company also had this alcohol-themed creation on display
A rear view of its keg
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A rear view of its keg
Razor's Ripsurf is really playing up the idea of being a surfboard for the land
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Razor's Ripsurf is really playing up the idea of being a surfboard for the land
Germany's Moestyle is responsible for this awesome monstrosity
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Germany's Moestyle is responsible for this awesome monstrosity
These bring a new meaning to the word "chainstay"
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These bring a new meaning to the word "chainstay"
The Moestyle bike's 1-candlepower headlight
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The Moestyle bike's 1-candlepower headlight
The Moestyle bike also features pedals you'll get hooked on
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The Moestyle bike also features pedals you'll get hooked on
Coast Cycles' Quinn comes with a removable bag, which fits into a slot in the frame
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Coast Cycles' Quinn comes with a removable bag, which fits into a slot in the frame
Las Vegas' own Forgotten Not Gone uses this military-themed Elf velomobile to get depressed veterans out and about
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Las Vegas' own Forgotten Not Gone uses this military-themed Elf velomobile to get depressed veterans out and about
Ride 2 Recovery was displaying this road bike, which has been adapted for use by a triple amputee ...
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Ride 2 Recovery was displaying this road bike, which has been adapted for use by a triple amputee ...
... on one side of the bars is a set of Shimano Di2 electronic shifters, allowing the rider to shift using his arm stump
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... on one side of the bars is a set of Shimano Di2 electronic shifters, allowing the rider to shift using his arm stump
Ride 2 Recovery was also showing off this impressive arm-powered Lasher all-terrain trike
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Ride 2 Recovery was also showing off this impressive arm-powered Lasher all-terrain trike
Playing a Defender-like video game, using SRAM's Red eTap electronic shifting system as a controller
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Playing a Defender-like video game, using SRAM's Red eTap electronic shifting system as a controller
A clever flip-out locking wall mount, from Cycloc
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A clever flip-out locking wall mount, from Cycloc
Solos smart glasses pull metrics such as heart rate and average speed from connected devices to offer real-time feedback on cycling performance
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Solos smart glasses pull metrics such as heart rate and average speed from connected devices to offer real-time feedback on cycling performance
This titanium recumbent from TiTrikes can pedaled by hand, or pedaled by foot and steered using a separate set of handlebars
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This titanium recumbent from TiTrikes can pedaled by hand, or pedaled by foot and steered using a separate set of handlebars
The Scottoiler S1 continuously applies lube to your chain, as you ride
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The Scottoiler S1 continuously applies lube to your chain, as you ride
If your tyke can't keep up or is still lacking confidence, the Follow Me bike-towing thingy may be what you need
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If your tyke can't keep up or is still lacking confidence, the Follow Me bike-towing thingy may be what you need
Corbin Keegan with his one-of-a-kind 2WD carbon/bamboo Corbinfiber e-chopper
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Corbin Keegan with his one-of-a-kind 2WD carbon/bamboo Corbinfiber e-chopper
Corbin's creation is powered by two 1,000-watt hub motors, and has a range of about 30 miles (48 km)
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Corbin's creation is powered by two 1,000-watt hub motors, and has a range of about 30 miles (48 km)
Seattle Cycles' titanium-framed 8-inch-wheeled folding Burke 8
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Seattle Cycles' titanium-framed 8-inch-wheeled folding Burke 8
The OLED screen on the Cotlo Corvus smart bike
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The OLED screen on the Cotlo Corvus smart bike
This FlexCy seatpost lets users adjust the nose angle of the saddle, to make climbing easier
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This FlexCy seatpost lets users adjust the nose angle of the saddle, to make climbing easier
An eye-catching Gocycle G2 folding e-bike
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An eye-catching Gocycle G2 folding e-bike
This Glion scooter folds up, goes in a bag, and can be pulled along on two rear caster wheels
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This Glion scooter folds up, goes in a bag, and can be pulled along on two rear caster wheels
If sunglasses aren't enough, this UV-blocking WINDeflect mask will protect your whole face from the sun – and from the wind, needless to say
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If sunglasses aren't enough, this UV-blocking WINDeflect mask will protect your whole face from the sun – and from the wind, needless to say
Think of the Gauswheel as being like a skateboard with one big main wheel, and another swiveling stabilizer wheel
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Think of the Gauswheel as being like a skateboard with one big main wheel, and another swiveling stabilizer wheel
Biomega's NYC bike features a folding front basket
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Biomega's NYC bike features a folding front basket
The original electric bike wheel, the Copenhagen Wheel should soon be reaching buyers
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The original electric bike wheel, the Copenhagen Wheel should soon be reaching buyers
The Back Bottle has a tapered bottom, allowing it to comfortably slip into rear jersey pockets
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The Back Bottle has a tapered bottom, allowing it to comfortably slip into rear jersey pockets
The Montague Rackstand serves as a rear rack, which swivels down to act as a kickstand
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The Montague Rackstand serves as a rear rack, which swivels down to act as a kickstand
The removable Denny lock doubles as a handlebar and a U-lock
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The removable Denny lock doubles as a handlebar and a U-lock
COBI works with the user's smartphone to give regular bicycles "smart" functionality
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COBI works with the user's smartphone to give regular bicycles "smart" functionality
Otto guides users through rear derailleur adjustments, using an app and a plastic guide
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Otto guides users through rear derailleur adjustments, using an app and a plastic guide
Inspired Cycle Engineering may now have a rival, as Sun Seeker Recumbents is offering a fat-tired recumbent trike of its own
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Inspired Cycle Engineering may now have a rival, as Sun Seeker Recumbents is offering a fat-tired recumbent trike of its own
Sun Seeker Recumbents also makes this interesting delta-style recumbent trike ...
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Sun Seeker Recumbents also makes this interesting delta-style recumbent trike ...
... which has a unique front suspension design
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... which has a unique front suspension design
Albabici and Alfa Romeo have combined forces on the 4C, that features concave carbon fiber tubes
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Albabici and Alfa Romeo have combined forces on the 4C, that features concave carbon fiber tubes
Togs thumb grips are now easier to install, thanks to a new hinged design
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Togs thumb grips are now easier to install, thanks to a new hinged design
Gizmag presents some highlights from Interbike 2015
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Gizmag presents some highlights from Interbike 2015
The Elecwear vest features wirelessly-controlled LED turn indicators and Bluetooth speakers
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The Elecwear vest features wirelessly-controlled LED turn indicators and Bluetooth speakers
The LED-festooned Lumenus smart jacket communicates with the user's smartphone
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The LED-festooned Lumenus smart jacket communicates with the user's smartphone
The new 26-inch-wheeled version of the Mando Footloose chainless and beltless e-bike
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The new 26-inch-wheeled version of the Mando Footloose chainless and beltless e-bike
The imposing electric version of the Rungu Juggernaut fat trike
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The imposing electric version of the Rungu Juggernaut fat trike
Tern's Cargo Node is one of the world's few folding cargo bikes
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Tern's Cargo Node is one of the world's few folding cargo bikes

The Interbike trade show has drawn to a close for another year, and once again it proved to be a treasure trove of cycling-related innovation. Join us, as we take a quick look at some of the gadgets, gizmos and complete bikes that caught our eye in Las Vegas.

Although we've already featured a number of items that we saw at the show, there were many others that we still wanted to share with our readers – you can find them in the photo gallery, along with brief recaps of what we've covered already.

As has been the case in previous years, most of what you'll see here isn't so much major new product lines as it is examples of creative, out-of-the-box thinking. Some of them may become great commercial successes, while others may never be heard of again. In either case, we hope you appreciate the sense of inventiveness that went into them.

2 comments
JaredWithTheBike
Nice coverage, I like that stem cap computer mount and the "Roundbike" is pretty interesting. I'm also very curious as to how the footloose would ride without assist (if at all).
Daishi
I kind of like the idea of the bodyfloat seatpost suspension. I've never been much of a fan of suspensions on bicycles in general. I feel like all that work goes into improving efficiency on bicycles only to have the suspension absorb some of my effort in peddling.
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