The aero integrated cockpit is augmented by profiled headset spacers.
  • Legstrong

    Any XL round-interior aero road helmet? Been wanting one.

  • PsiSquared

    I can’t wait for the day when bike like manufacturers accept that rating lights by their luminous flux tells a buyer nothing about who effective that light is on the road or trail. A few companies use a proper measure lux (luminous exitance with units of lumens/sq. meter) because it tells you how well the beam is shaped and how intense the light is. Alas, big lumens work great in marketing spiel.

    • James Huang

      Sounds like a great idea for a tech feature. I might know a guy…

  • Landon

    That carbon leaf spring fork is just so so ugly. And I’m not even a purist when it comes to the look of a bike!

    • Wily_Quixote

      I am not a purist, and the fork looks like a brilliant system, but I agree it is astonishingly ugly.

      Imagine that and a thudbuster seatpost. The plushest roadie on the planet but you’d have to wear a balaclava to ride it around.

      Vanity is the curse of cyclists, I fear.

    • Hamish Moffatt

      It looks like they put the fork on backwards. And added some vegetable peelers.

      • Wily_Quixote

        perhaps that is exactly what they have done.

        Mmmm…..I might attempt a home mod on my roadie.

        It already has mudguards, so it cannot be any more embarrassing to duct tape some vegetable peelers to it.

        i wonder if i sourced a European vege peeler would make a difference to credibility? I don’t want to go the whole hog and strap a thermomix to my bike. as convenient as that might be for a mid-ride smoothie, or risotto.

        • velocite

          Can you get black vegetable peelers?

          • Wily_Quixote

            I don’t even know what a vegetable peeler is. I’m guessing something in the kitchen.

            • velocite

              :-)

  • Cyco

    Does Fairwheel Bikes have anything crazy light on display this year?

    • James Huang

      Sorry, they don’t appear to be here this year!

  • cthenn

    Is there any firm timeline yet for the new Shimano DA power meter crankset, when it might be available to the masses? I’m hearing about a Pioneer equipped PM DA 9100 crank being available in November…I thought the Shimano OEM PM crankset wasn’t coming out until early next year? Can someone confirm when it might be available, and price?

    • James Huang

      I’ll see what I can find out tomorrow.

  • cthenn

    Is there any firm timeline yet for the new Shimano DA power meter crankset, when it might be available to the masses? I’m hearing about a Pioneer equipped PM DA 9100 crank being available in November…I thought the Shimano OEM PM crankset wasn’t coming out until early next year? Can someone confirm when it might be available, and price?

  • Laurens

    CatEye licensing/partnering up with 4iiii… not even DCR told me that. Interesting.

    • James Huang

      It’s really just a distribution arrangement. 4iiii is based in Canada, and is leaning on CatEye’s extensive network in the US to help get its power meters in more hands there.

  • Wily_Quixote

    sorry to be so crude but that ‘picky bars’ sample looks like the deposit from a cat.

    I’m hoping that it is more palatable.

    • AMK3072

      It really does look like someone took a dump on a plate.

      • Wily_Quixote

        Yes, someone with a square sphincter.

    • James Huang

      Oh, I don’t know about that. My cat doesn’t eat nearly that many vegetables ;)

      But yes, the bar does, indeed, taste far better than it looks.

  • Laurens

    Why is it cool to make a new bike that looks like an old bike?

    • Wily_Quixote

      same reason that the 70s are back. fashionistas have very limited imaginations

    • James Huang

      Or, put another way, it could be that old bikes were never really uncool ;)

      • Laurens

        I get why people like old bikes. I don’t share the sentiment, but I get it. But making a new one to look like an old one, that just seems silly to me.

  • lowlander

    That Masi looks amazing.

  • david__g

    I am trying to think of a reason for the Giro/Sub Pop thing aside from $$$ (and even then?) and I got NOTHING.

  • DaGoose

    Cateye brake light. WOW! Probably not the most glamourous bit of tech but how has that never been done before?! I guess accelerometers have gotten a whole lot cheaper and a whole lot smaller driven by smart phones. There must be a myriad of laws across the world regarding rear light brightness too (or perhaps a lack of laws?)

    • James Huang

      Accelerometers have certainly gotten much cheaper recently, but Cateye is far from the first company to do something like this. See.Sense, for example, has been doing this for several years.

  • George Hayduke

    “road plus” lolololol

  • H.E. Pennypacker

    I ride Rivet’s saddles exclusively these days. They are AMAZING and worth every penny. Easily the best saddle I’ve ever owned. Don’t believe me? Ask Brooks, who sponsors the Eroica California and threw an absolute hissy fit when they found out the tiny, American saddle maker was going to have a booth there. So much so that event organizers ended up cancelling Rivet’s booth at Brooks’ request.

  • Chris Schultz

    Are there more through axle, wider wheels that just the Industry Nine AR25’s? I like them but was expecting a lot of options to choose from and have been waiting to buy a second set of wheels.

    • James Huang

      There are a huge number of options this year, actually. The AR25s are definitely at the wider end of the spectrum (most are around 20mm), but plenty to choose from, such as Stan’s NoTubes, Enve, and HED (who arguably started the wide road rim trend). I’m putting together a round-up that’ll be posted in the next day or two.

      • Chris Schultz

        Great thanks James, I look forward to reading it!

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