With another Interbike in the books , and Erik’s Product Managers hopefully rested from their trip, we asked what some of their highlights from the recent show were. Read on to learn more about some cool innovations and introductions in bikes, racks, accessories and more.
New for 2014 from Currie Technologies is the iZip Dash. Driven with a 500w, 48v rear hub motor, the Dash is a street oriented e-bike with a top speed of 28 MPH and can be run in either pedal-assist or power-on-demand modes.
Hed Carbon Fat Bike rims
With good reason, many around here have been excited about the new Fatboy from Specialized. Capable of sporting a 5 inch wide tire, the Fatboy sits with the widest of options on the market as well as the lightest aluminum model available.
Minnesota based HED wheels has been a leader in wheel technology for many years and this new offering (yet to be released) is nothing short of exciting. Early models weigh in at 420 grams per rim, and one highlight is the dual channel system to simplify tubeless mounting. By setting up the bead in the senter channel, as you pump the tire to pressure, the bead pops to the hooked rim’s outer edge. We’ll let you know when we see some of these in store.
Speedplay Pave Pedal
A lot of things that debut at Interbike are not new exactly, and the pave pedal is no exception to this rule. Spotted on bikes at the Paris-Roubaix race in the past, and sharing some common looks with an early pedal from Bill Coombe, the Pave is intended to improve performance in poor weather conditions where road grime, dirt or mud is a bit more likely. As an added bonus, these should run a little lighter in weight. Whether you’re a weight conscious rider or into bike touring but love the design of Speedplay pedals, these could be a good option for you. Currently these are expected early 2014.
Seasucker Hornet Rack
FInally, the Hornet from Seasucker was something that caught our eye at Interbike. the Hornet is a unique rack system that is aimed at people who want a secure but small rack package for a single bike. It looks to be a versatile design that holds solidly via suction cups and a safety strap. Retail is $175.
What of these do you like the best, or what would you like to see at Erik’s? Let us know in the comments!