Check out some of the 2015 prodcut highlights from Park Tool, Fly 6, Schwalbe, Corsair Bikes, Fly6, OneUp, and Atomlab.
Fly6 has a really awesome product for those of you who ride on the road. You’ve probably had a close call or two with a vehicle if you commute or have ever ridden your bike on the road. The Fly6 pairs a HD camera (1280×720) with a rear tail light to watch and record your back during your ride. They’ve had some great success in aiding the police in pursuing legal action in cases and we were impressed with it.
After turning it on, the camera will continuously records and has a claimed battery life of 5+ hours out of the USB rechargeable battery. The included 8GB memory card stores video in segments (~10min increments in the current version) and will overwrite old segments so no maintenance is needed to prune footage off during a long ride. In the event your bike crashes, (the camera knows this by the orientation) the camera will continue recording for up to 1 hour to preserve the footage and any post-incident drama that may occur.
You can use the footage in your videos as well and the way Fly 6 has mounted their camera/light makes it quite stable. Everything you need is included in the box including attachments for aero seat posts and more.
Tail lights often are built cheaply and Fly6 says they’ve tested this one in all of the weather elements to ensure it works day in and out. They have a new Fly tail light in the works to complement the Fly6 that improves the features and functionality of the camera (picture quality, button feedback, brightness, etc) as well coming down the road at a higher price point. You can purchase the Fly6 for only $159.
OneUp first burst on the scene with their 40 & 42t cassette adapters. These cassette rings allow you to give you more range in your cassette similar to SRAM’s popular XX1/X01 without having to purchase a lot of new pieces for your bike.
The OneUp RAD cage ($35) is available in green or black and installs on Shimano medium caged derailleurs (XT,SLX,XTR) to work better with the bigger cogs.
For 2015, OneUp has a lot of new things in the works that you’ll want to pay attention to that will expand to even more derailleurs as well as some neat pieces for gravity riders. They will also have chainrings (7075T6) available in a 104BCD from 30,32,34,36t options.
The teeth are profiled to hold the chain better than traditional chain rings. They will also include 2mm spacers to get a good chainline. Price will be ~$45-$50.
Park Tool makes some great tools for bikes and each year they have new ones to show off. This year there were a few standouts including this internal routing kit (IR-1). It helps mechanics install cables in those tricky frames that don’t have guides built into them.
The IR-1 comes with a few attachments to help you fish any of the cables you may need to run inside the frame. It works by using a variety of strong magnets and attachments to easily route internal cables and brakes. Park Tool was demonstrating just how easy it was during the show.
See more shots of new 2015 Park Tools including a Shimano Clutch adapter and many more new tools in the gallery below and at www.parktool.com
Corsair bikes had their Revo bike on display at Interbike. It joins the corsair family as their all mountain / trail / enduro bike. It features 160mm of travel, has 27.5″ wheels, and is built to shred your trails.
Atomlab had a few things on display including thier new DHR bar, 35mm DHR direct mount stem, 7 speed DHR hub with 102 points / 3.5 degrees of engagement), 35mm SL bar / Stem, Pimplite pedals, and more.
The 12×150 7 Speed Atomlab DHR hub allows you to run fewer gears as the cluster is smaller. With this design, Atomlab was also able to make a stronger wheel as they are able to use a wider flange. Remove 3 cogs from your 10speed cassette and you’re ready to roll. Sealed bearings and a claimed weight of 333g.
Schwalbe has been hard at work creating a new tubeless system called Procore. The Procore system will come in a kit that will retail for $229. It will include everything you need to get rolling on one bike (26,27.5, or 29) in January. The system is pretty advanced and we’ve covered its highlights before but essentially it has two air chambers that help improve the tubeless experience for riders as it provides a widge variety of benefits over conventional tubeless. The special valve allows for the core to put air in each chamber individually.
The inner tube is inflated to a higher PSI while the outer tubeless area is filled with a lower pressure (~10-15PSI). This system gives you protection from pinchflatting, denting, and helps keep the tires from burping air while giving you traction benefits from the lower outer PSI. The blue cover over the high-pressure tube is very similar to a slimmed down road tire.
The Procore system weighs ~200g per tire (excluding sealant). The upside is that you may be able to get away with running a lighter weight tire as well as all the other benefits this system offers. The suggested internal width of the rim is 23mm.