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In photos: What turned our crank at Interbike 2017

In photos: What turned our cra...
New Atlas was on location at Interbike 2017 in Las Vegas
New Atlas was on location at Interbike 2017 in Las Vegas
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There's now a chain tool add-on for the popular Fix-It-Sticks multitool
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There's now a chain tool add-on for the popular Fix-It-Sticks multitool
The Omni smart helmet by Coros allows users to take calls and listen to music from a paired smartphone via bone conduction – plus it lights up
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The Omni smart helmet by Coros allows users to take calls and listen to music from a paired smartphone via bone conduction – plus it lights up
The GPS-equipped frame-mounted Deeper electronic lock makes it possible to track the location of your bike if it gets stolen
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The GPS-equipped frame-mounted Deeper electronic lock makes it possible to track the location of your bike if it gets stolen
Oakley now makes helmets, and the one closest to the camera looks like it belongs on a jet pilot
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Oakley now makes helmets, and the one closest to the camera looks like it belongs on a jet pilot
This headlight from Magicshine is wirelessly controlled by a smartphone app
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This headlight from Magicshine is wirelessly controlled by a smartphone app
An unusual titanium lock made by Tigr
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An unusual titanium lock made by Tigr
A not-very-electric-looking electric road bike from Focus – the motor can be removed when not needed
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A not-very-electric-looking electric road bike from Focus – the motor can be removed when not needed
Raacked uses ultrasound to warn drivers of overhead obstacles (such as garage doors), so they don't hit them with their roof-racked bikes
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Raacked uses ultrasound to warn drivers of overhead obstacles (such as garage doors), so they don't hit them with their roof-racked bikes
The Venture lock emits an audible alarm and notifies users via their smartphone, if anyone messes with it
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The Venture lock emits an audible alarm and notifies users via their smartphone, if anyone messes with it
The electrically-wired Reform saddle by Landyachtz can be plugged in and heated up, making panels under the rider's "sit bones" become malleable so they can be custom-formed
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The electrically-wired Reform saddle by Landyachtz can be plugged in and heated up, making panels under the rider's "sit bones" become malleable so they can be custom-formed
Check out the strip of downtube LEDs on this Smartmotion e-bike
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Check out the strip of downtube LEDs on this Smartmotion e-bike
A particularly bizarre little scooter
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A particularly bizarre little scooter
The Metro Shark electric scooter can be set to stand-up mode (purple) or sit-down mode (red)
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The Metro Shark electric scooter can be set to stand-up mode (purple) or sit-down mode (red)
Interesting frame design on this carbon fiber bike from Favorit
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Interesting frame design on this carbon fiber bike from Favorit
Reportedly the world's smallest Bluetooth pump, from Airace
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Reportedly the world's smallest Bluetooth pump, from Airace
Strange-looking saddles, made by V-o2
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Strange-looking saddles, made by V-o2
Bianchi typically reserves its trademark celeste color for its best bikes ... like this little one
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Bianchi typically reserves its trademark celeste color for its best bikes ... like this little one
An interesting recumbent used by veterans' group Forgotten Not Gone
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An interesting recumbent used by veterans' group Forgotten Not Gone
Wahoo Fitness' Kickr Climb raises and lowers the front of the bike when it's mounted on one of the company's indoor trainers, simulating climbs and descents
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Wahoo Fitness' Kickr Climb raises and lowers the front of the bike when it's mounted on one of the company's indoor trainers, simulating climbs and descents
For people who want to sleep with their bikes ... a bicycle camping tent from NSR
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For people who want to sleep with their bikes ... a bicycle camping tent from NSR
VR-based ride simulators from Bitelli
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VR-based ride simulators from Bitelli
A 250-watt add-on e-bike kit from Hidden Power
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A 250-watt add-on e-bike kit from Hidden Power
An imposing-looking e-bike from Sobowo
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An imposing-looking e-bike from Sobowo
This Carbon e-bike from Moto Parilla turned a lot of heads
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This Carbon e-bike from Moto Parilla turned a lot of heads
Wike's Salamander looks like a Dutch kid-carrying cargo bike when fully extended, but it also folds down to form a stroller
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Wike's Salamander looks like a Dutch kid-carrying cargo bike when fully extended, but it also folds down to form a stroller
This eye-catching handcycle from Polish company Sport-On was roaming the showroom floor
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This eye-catching handcycle from Polish company Sport-On was roaming the showroom floor
When saving every gram counts – a carbon fiber headlight from Q-Lite
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When saving every gram counts – a carbon fiber headlight from Q-Lite
RideAir is a refillable compressed air canister, for inflating tires when out on the road
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RideAir is a refillable compressed air canister, for inflating tires when out on the road
A beautiful retro-look e-bike from Vintage Electric
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A beautiful retro-look e-bike from Vintage Electric
Nice woodwork on this Ojo Electric scooter
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Nice woodwork on this Ojo Electric scooter
Sena's take on what full-face helmets of the future may look like, complete with a voice communication system
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Sena's take on what full-face helmets of the future may look like, complete with a voice communication system
Electric wheels, which turn regular bikes into e-bikes, were well-represented – they included the Copenhagen Wheel ...
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Electric wheels, which turn regular bikes into e-bikes, were well-represented – they included the Copenhagen Wheel ...
... the Electron Wheel ...
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... the Electron Wheel ...
... the Centinel Wheel ...
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... the Centinel Wheel ...
... and a snazzy green GeoOrbital Wheel
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... and a snazzy green GeoOrbital Wheel
This covered cargo e-bike from Urban Arrow looks almost more like a car than a bike
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This covered cargo e-bike from Urban Arrow looks almost more like a car than a bike
A test track was set up for trying out many of the e-bikes at the show
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A test track was set up for trying out many of the e-bikes at the show
Pure Cycles' Volta doesn't have a visually-obvious battery or motor, but it is nonetheless an e-bike
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Pure Cycles' Volta doesn't have a visually-obvious battery or motor, but it is nonetheless an e-bike
One of the show's main sponsors, Yamaha was on hand to launch its own line of e-bikes
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One of the show's main sponsors, Yamaha was on hand to launch its own line of e-bikes
A full-carbon e-bike from Tempo
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A full-carbon e-bike from Tempo
The Hexlox system secures components from theft, via magnetic inserts that can only be removed from bolt heads with a special tool
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The Hexlox system secures components from theft, via magnetic inserts that can only be removed from bolt heads with a special tool
The wood grain-look paint job on this Giant road bike reportedly took approximately 30 hours
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The wood grain-look paint job on this Giant road bike reportedly took approximately 30 hours
A laidback electric cruiser by Micargi
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A laidback electric cruiser by Micargi
Tern's GSD is a compact electric cargo bike, which is actually the same length as a regular e-bike
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Tern's GSD is a compact electric cargo bike, which is actually the same length as a regular e-bike
A fat-tired electric Azteca trike from Trivel
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A fat-tired electric Azteca trike from Trivel
AcePac's bicycle camping system
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AcePac's bicycle camping system
The Seatylock is a combination seat and lock ... hence the name
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The Seatylock is a combination seat and lock ... hence the name
For kids who have a lot of toys to haul around, Camber had this mini cargo trike on display
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For kids who have a lot of toys to haul around, Camber had this mini cargo trike on display
A tilting electric cargo trike from Kiffy
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A tilting electric cargo trike from Kiffy
Garmin's Varia Radar warns cyclists of motorized traffic approaching from the rear
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Garmin's Varia Radar warns cyclists of motorized traffic approaching from the rear
Another laidback electric cruiser, this one from Txed
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Another laidback electric cruiser, this one from Txed
Ever wondered what was inside a Rohloff hub transmission?
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Ever wondered what was inside a Rohloff hub transmission?
A beautiful Cervelo P5x triathlon bike
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A beautiful Cervelo P5x triathlon bike
An expedition-ready Lasher handcycle, being displayed by Project Hero
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An expedition-ready Lasher handcycle, being displayed by Project Hero
The miniFumpa is a pocket-sized electric tire pump
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The miniFumpa is a pocket-sized electric tire pump
The CushCore tire insert reportedly acts as a damper while also adding flat protection and improving cornering
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The CushCore tire insert reportedly acts as a damper while also adding flat protection and improving cornering
Catrike's speed-oriented 700 recumbent trike
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Catrike's speed-oriented 700 recumbent trike
The Fidlock system replaces the water bottle cage with twist-to-mount magnets
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The Fidlock system replaces the water bottle cage with twist-to-mount magnets
New Atlas was on location at Interbike 2017 in Las Vegas
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New Atlas was on location at Interbike 2017 in Las Vegas
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This is the fifth year in a row that we've attended Interbike, North America's largest bicycle trade show. Once again, it didn't disappoint when it came to showcasing interesting new bikes and cycling gadgets. Join us, as we look back over some of the items that caught our eye this time around.

As with previous years' coverage, we didn't head down to Las Vegas intending specifically to cover all of the "biggest" products – there are already plenty of other outlets doing that. Instead, we were looking more for things that really showed innovation, creativity, or just plain ol' weirdness.

We found plenty of them, and you can see them yourself by visiting our photo gallery.

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YuraG
Great job, Ben, thanks for the pics and captions!