Interbike 2013 Live Blog: Day 4

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Welcome to the RoadBikeReview.com Interbike 2013 Live Blog coming to you from Las Vegas, Nevada. It’s day 4 of North America’s biggest bicycling industry trade show. All this week we’ll be bringing you photos and info on the latest road bikes, gear, apparel and new technology. The newest updates will always appear on the top of the page. Also check out Mtbr.com‘s Interbike content here for all the latest mountain bike gear updates.

By Jason Sumner

Meet the Guru Photon HL (aka hyper light) a serious player in the super light bike game. Frame weight for a 54cm is under 670 grams. MSRP for a frameset is $8500. Handmade in Montreal, Canada. Fully custom only. No stock sizes here. And they have an extensive paint choice program.

By Gregg Kato

These two lovely ladies are showing us the Abus uGrip Bordo 700 bike lock. It has a security level rating of 7, features 5mm steel links, is 2.6 feet long and retails for $69.99. It comes in a variety of eye catching colors.

By Gregg Kato

Shown here is the all new Militis 4, the top of the line model. According to Raleigh, the Militis frame is made “utilizing T800-grade High Modulus carbon with high tensile strength, never-twisted fiber we reduced the amount of material needed in key areas, combined with a Max Internal Compression process the result is an ultra-thin, stiff, and internally smooth tube surface. Using these combined techniques, we were able to substantially reduce the weight, resulting in a 880g frame that sacrifices nothing & maximizes everything.”

By Don Palermini

Reigning world cyclocross champion Sven Nys made an appearance at saddle sponsor Prologo’s Interbike booth this afternoon to sign autographs and pose for photos. The speedy Belgian added the Cross Vegas title to his resume taking the victory in last night’s annual Interbike related cross race at the Desert Breeze Sports Complex in Las Vegas.

By Gregg Kato

Here is Summer from Yakima showing us the new Full Tilt rack that features easy tilt-away, fast and secure loading and tool-free installation.

By Jason Sumner

Can’t ride outside? CycleOps has you covered with their new trainer offering complete with a real world view — and traffic.

By Jason Sumner

Neil Pryde is here in Vegas showing off the new Zephyr, an endurance race series road bike that’s designed to straddle the line between racing and all-day comfort and compliance. It’s available as a frameset or fully built as pictured here with an Ultegra mechanical groupset. No chance for a test ride, but we’re loving the new frame’s color scheme.

By Jason Sumner

Garmin-Sharp pro Tom Danielson is holding court in the Smith Optics booth today. Besides racing for at least two more years, the American is just about to launch a new high end cycling camp business. He recently bought a large ranch property in Tucson, Arizona, and starting in October will be offering a pro level training experience, complete with coaching, mechanical support, and a professional chef.

By Jason Sumner

Raleigh has a slew of new bikes on display, including this budget-priced gravel grinder. It’s a steel frame built up with 11spd Ultegra and mechanical disc brakes. MSRP: $2400.

By Jason Sumner

No sign of 2013 Tour de France winner Chris Froome, but his race winning Pinarello Dogma is getting the glass-case display treatment here in Vegas.

By Jason Sumner

Boulder, Colorado-based Panache is showing off some great looking — and functional — ride wear, including the Move Button-up (MSRP: $99). It’s available in plaid now, with black and sky blue coming March 1. Panache also makes top-flight high end kit, cool T shirts, and shorts that you can ride in — and wear to the bar when you’re done. More from Panache in the gallery below.

By Jason Sumner

Brand new from Jamis, the fully revamped Xenith SL. Highlights include integrated brakes front and rear, full Dura Ace mechanical spec including wheels, and an aero fork. MSRP: $10,000. And if that is too rich for your blood, there are also more affordable Team and Pro builds.

By Jason Sumner

Rick Dale, star of the History Channel show American Restoration, is here at Interbike. He and co-host Kelly Dale are shooting a spot with Park Tools where they turn an old 1960s cigarette machine into a tool dispenser. Nice guy.

By Gregg Kato

Casper from Whispbar shows us their flush bar roof rack system. The Whispbar is the only wind tunnel tested and designed cross bar system that is aerodynamic and quiet. Whispbar also pays a lot of attention to the style and design of their rack systems. Whispbar claims that the Flush Bar has an “aerodynamic profile that leads the way in noise reduction by reducing drag up to 70%.”

By Jason Sumner

New from Ritchey, the WCS Zeta II Clincher. MSRP $950. It’s been redesigned to be lighter, wider and more laterally stiff, yet still tough enough to endure gravel road rides and even a cyclocross race or two. Internal width is 17mm. and they are tubeless compatible.

By Gregg Kato

New from Light and Motion is the Urban 700 commuter light. It has a certified lumen rating of 700 lumens. Run times are High – 1:30 hours, Mid – 3:00 hours, Low – 6:00 hours, Flash 18:00 hours. Weight is 1200 grams and has a handlebar mount and helmet mount. The Urban 700 comes in bronze or titanium colors.

By Jason Sumner

Prologo continues to roll out new saddles with its proprietary grippy surface treatment.

By Gregg Kato

We have some in-depth info and video from Osprey packs coming soon. For now, here are some photos of the new Rev 6 and other packs. More Osprey photos in the gallery below.

By Jason Sumner

Blackburn has undergone a full-sale brand revamp, which includes these new fashionable cargo carrying bags.

By Ira Becker

Brett Novick – Presidente and Founder has a 10% off coupon for Mtbr and RoadBikeReview. Use coupon code “hookmeup”. More designs in the gallery below!

By Jason Sumner

POC also has launched two new road helmets, the Octal and Octal Aero ($300) pictured here. It’s just rumor at this point, but word on the street is that Garmin-Sharp will be sporting these lids next year.

By Jason Sumner

They’re best known for helmets, but POC is coming strong this year with a full line of road bike apparel that includes jerseys, vests, bib shorts, wind jackets, rain jackets, gloves, arm warmers, and caps. All of it is designed with high visibility in mind, which means a healthy dose of their signature orange.

By Gregg Kato

This is the entry to the new outside are called the Paddock. Mostly for testing ebikes and road bikes. A good place to eat lunch though.

By Gregg Kato

Making a new shoe by hand. The temperature gets to over 260 degrees (celsius). The machine is an old German boot making machine from 1950 now turned into a Chrome Truk maker

By Jason Sumner

Safe to say the Starbucks “booth” is one of the most popular here at Interbike. Reported morning wait times are exceeding 15 minutes. Next time we’re bringing our own coffee maker.

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