Interbike 2017

  • 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.
  • ​Standing up on an electric scooter may give you better situational awareness as you zip around, but sitting down is less tiring if you've got a long way to go. Well, the Metro Shark allows you to do both, transitioning from one configuration to the other in just a few seconds.
  • Locking your outdoor gear up certainly helps keep it from getting stolen, but guess what – thieves may still go after it anyway! That's where goLock's Venture lock comes in. Unveiled at Interbike 2017, it notifies you and sounds an alarm if anyone messes with it.
  • ​There's a problem with carrying your bicycle on a car-top rack – you may forget that the bike is up there when you pull into your garage, so you end up smashing it. Well, that's why Raacked was created. It warns you when you're approaching overhead obstacles that your car-topped bike won't clear.​
  • When a cyclist has to change a high-pressure tire at the side of the road, pumping it back up using a compact hand pump can be quite the hassle. An alternative was unveiled at Interbike this week, however – the pocketable miniFumpa battery electric pump.
  • Most mountain bikers wouldn't want shock absorbers that were simply springy air chambers with no damping. According to the guys at CushCore, however, that's exactly what tires are. Their solution? An energy-absorbing foam insert that sits inside a tubeless tire, acting as a damper.
  • At Interbike 2017, Wahoo Fitness unveiled a new device for its indoor training system that recreates one of the more challenging aspects of riding: hills. The Kickr Climb attaches to other Kickr trainers and simulators, changing the grade of the ride to better simulate steeper inclines.
  • ​Although it may be best-known for things like motorcycles, Yamaha claims to have launched the world’s first electrically power assisted bicycle in 1993. Since then, it's sold over two million electric bikes – in the Japanese market. Now, Yamaha Motor Corp USA has unveiled a new line of e-bikes.