Best of Interbike: The coolest new bike products for 2016

Our 'Best of' picks from America's largest cycling industry trade show

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SRAM's new wireless shifting electronic drivetrain is just one of the show stoppers at this year's Interbike trade show.

SRAM’s new wireless shifting electronic drivetrain was just one of the show stoppers at this year’s Interbike trade show.

“What’s the best thing you saw?”

It’s the No. 1 question we hear after every trade show. And here is our answer. The following — in our collective opinion — represents the newest, coolest and most interesting stuff our RoadBikeReview crew came across throughout the course of the 2015 Interbike trade show in Las Vegas. Some will be hits, others duds, but all are at least worth a look. Here in no particular order, are the coolest new bike products for 2016. Check them out, then let us know what YOU think! Also be sure to check out the Best New Mountain Bike Products for 2016.

SRAM Red eTap

SRAM Red eTap

SRAM’s much ballyhooed wireless electronic drivetrain finally made its debut and we’re duly impressed. Operation is straightforward, batteries are easily accessible (and swappable), and the Blips functionality opens up all sorts of options for satellite shifter placement. A complete groupset (shift/brake levers, front derailleur with battery, rear derailleur with battery, GXP crankset, GXP team English bottom bracket, XG-1190 cassette, Red 22 chain, brakeset, battery charger and USB stick) will run you $2758. But the cost for just the four major components (2 shifters, 2 derailleurs), plus batteries, charger and a USB stick is $1660. We cant wait to get a test group in. In the meantime, read more here and check out www.sram.com

BMC granfondo GF01 Disc

BMC granfondo GF01 Disc

Don’t look now, but the fine folks at BMC have discovered frame colors beyond black and red. Among our favorites is this new coffee-colored granfondo GF01 Disc. The bike delivers what we want in terms of spec and design (disc brakes, geometry for the every man), and it can handle a variety of terrain, from butter smooth tarmac to rowdy back road dirt. $6000 with Shimano Ultegra Di2. Learn more at www.bmc-switzerland.com

Lynskey Legacy

Lynskey Legacy

The Lynskey Legacy road bike takes the beautiful lines of a classic road bike and merges them with modern materials and performance. Crafted with Lynskey’s titanium tubes and expert welds, the Legacy is affordable, too. Just $1700 for the frame. More info at www.lynskeyperformance.com

Oakley Prizm Jawbreaker

Oakley Prizm Jawbreaker

The $220 Oakley Prizm Jawbreaker shade delivers greater eye coverage — and looks cool while providing high-end function and protection from wind and dust. Read more here and check out www.oakley.com

Wilier Superleggara

Wilier Superleggara

Wilier Triestina takes us back in time with this steel copper plated beauty. The Superleggara is a nod to Gino Bartali’s winning bike at the 1946 Giro d’Italia. And while it looks like something out of a museum, Wilier assures us it’s meant to be ridden. Geometry has been modernized and the $7000 fully built bike comes with a top-of-the-line Campagnolo Super Record groupset and carbon wheels. More info at www.wilier-usa.com

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