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Daily Coverage | Interbike 2011 | Parts

Light & Motion Introduces the Urban 500 to its Commuter Line

The lights category has been on a tear in recent years, with the advances in LED technology and battery life, higher lumen output in smaller packages are becoming more accesible to everyone. Light & Motion debuted their new Urban 500 at Interbike this month, an all in one system weighing in at just 113 grams. It sits above the Urban 180 and 300 in their commuter line. It’s said to deliver more lumens per gram than anything in it’s class. The use of a tool-less mounting system for bar or helmet is also a feature high on our list.

Separating Light & Motion’s commuter line from other competing options in the commuter class, are the amber side emitters. With amber side emitters, cyclist have a full 180 degrees of visibility to traffic. According to Light & Motion’s extensive traffic study, 70% of accidents occur at the intersections, so we’ll take all the visibility we can have.

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Daily Coverage | Interbike 2011 | Road Bikes

Trek District ARTCRANK Edition

Trek Bicycle and international poster phenomenon ARTCRANK have unveiled a new aesthetic for Trek’s popular District line. The Trek District ARTCRANK Edition combines Trek’s top commuter bike with graphics created by ARTCRANK Lead Designer Rob Angermuller. Hand painted and assembled by hand at Trek’s Waterloo, WI manufacturing facility, the limited production project, was an opportunity for both Trek and ARTCRANK to take their love for bikes and art in a new direction.

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Daily Coverage | Interbike 2011 | Parts

Genuine Innovations 2012 Product Line Highlights

Genuine Innovations has a wide variety of CO2 cartridges, most popular for their 16 gram non-threaded and threaded cartridges, they just announced a new size to the lineup, the Fat20. Sure, you could get your road tire 700×23 up to 9 bars with just a 16 gram cartridge, but what if you flatted both front and rear? The Fat20 can get you back on the road with about 78psi per tire from just one cartridge.

The 2012 Proflate Elite CO2 tire inflator has been tweaked to work with more cartridge sizes, it now can utilized 12 gram threaded, 16 gram threaded and non, as well as the new Fat20 and 25 gram threaded. The new Proflate Elite is loaded with features including their EZ Connect and built in weather nozzle cover. It’s as simple as dropping a cartridge into the cup, attach the head, press onto valve stem, pull the trigger and you’ll be able able to control the inflation. With the bigger cartridges, you’ll have to screw the cartridge in place as they won’t fit into the cut. The whole operation can be done with one hand.

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Daily Coverage | Interbike 2011 | Parts

Praxis Works Now Available at your Local Bike Shop and Online

If you’ve been waiting to get your hands on some relatively affordable aftermarket forged chainrings, your wait is up. Praxis Works aftermarket forged chainrings are now available at your local bike shops. For those of you who can’t wait, Praxis Works just turned the switch on for their own online direct to consumer website as well.

You can buy direct at their online store here

Available sets are:
Compact road rings (50/34) in
solid black, black/silver, or orange/silver for $160.

Standard road double rings (52/39) in
classic solid black, clover solid black, and clover black/silver for $170.

Retail packaged and ready to ship to consumers, Praxis Works forged chainrings

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Daily Coverage | Gear/Apparel | Interbike 2011

DZR To Introduce New Shoes for 2012 Lineup

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For 2012, DZR shoes will be introducing at least two new models, the Minna and a yet to be named performance shoe (line) that will include vegan options. Billy from DZR shows some of the new shoes off in the video above.

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Daily Coverage | Gear/Apparel | Interbike 2011

Giro Aeon Road Helmet

Mark from Giro shows us the 2012 Aeon road helmet. Imagine a helmet that gives you an advantage every time the road climbs or the heat turns up. Until now, you couldn’t get the benefits of lighter weight and better ventilation in a single helmet. But the new Aeon weighs only 222g in a CPSC approved size Medium. Yet it also provides cooling power equivalent to the most ventilated helmet ever made, the Ionos™. Plus it offers the luxurious feel of Roc Loc® 5, and an innovative thermoformed Roll Cage reinforcement. If you’re looking for the best balance of weight, ventilation and comfort, this is the new standard.

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Daily Coverage | Gear/Apparel | Interbike 2011

Giro Adds More Models to 2012 Shoe Lineup

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Mark from Giro shows us two new shoes that have been added to the Giro Shoe Lineup for 2012.

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Daily Coverage | Gear/Apparel | Interbike 2011

Keen 2012 Product Line Highlights

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James Curleigh, the cheif product tester at Keen, shows us the latest updates to the Keen lineup for 2012. And yes, they’re still living the hybrid life up there in Portland, Oregon AND they’re bringing recess back!

Daily Coverage | Interbike 2011 | Parts

Campagnolo 2012 Lineup Highlights

Marty from Campagnolo North America shows us some of the highlights from the 2012 product line, including some time trial components, a beautiful Bora 80 deep dish wheel, and their new bullet range.

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Cyclocross Bikes | Daily Coverage | Interbike 2011

Look X85 Prototype Shown at Interbike

The long awaited Look cyclocross bike is almost here, but will not be available as a 2012 model. Look is still fine tuning the model, but is showing off an early pre production X85 to test the public’s interest. What we know so far is that the new X85 will be a 100% carbon fiber frameset, featuring tube to tube technology and utilizes Look’s expertise in orientation of rigidities. The technology allows differentiating lateral rigidity up to 25% from verticle rigidity so as to have a bike both high performing yet equally comfortable.

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