Sunrise Friday morning brings not only the final leg of this year’s Interbike trade show, but the last day the event will spend in Las Vegas, Nevada after a two-decade run. While the overall tone has been somewhat subdued here with the smaller footprint and lower turnout — opinions are mixed about the move to Reno, Nevada for 2018, too — it’s also been an unexpected bright spot for some.
With most of the bigger brand names opting to stay home, smaller outfits have been able to enjoy more of the spotlight that might otherwise have been obscured in more typical years — and as a result, we’ve been able to spend more time checking out items that might otherwise have gone unnoticed before. After all, while fancy bikes, frames, wheels, and groupsets might garner most of the attention, but it’s often the smaller items that can have big impacts on our rides.
So as the final Interbike in Las Vegas draws to a close, and with it, the final day of the 2017 trade show season, kick back and enjoy the rest of our live tech coverage from the halls of the Mandalay Bay convention center. And just in case you need reminding, be sure to check back periodically as we’ll be updating this page throughout the day with fresh images and information, and leave your requests in the comments section below.