The cycling industry will always be dominated by the big guys. Trek, Specialized, SRAM, Shimano, etc. grab the bulk of the headlines and sell the most product. But what makes this industry so unique are all the smaller players that help drive innovation. Among our favorites is Saris, a family-run business located in Madison, Wisconsin, that makes all its products in-house right here in the USA.
This year the parent company of CycleOps, PowerTap, and Saris Racks is celebrating its 25th anniversary, launching a slew of new products. But before diving into those details, be sure to check out the video above, which provides an intimate look inside this great company. Talk about low turnover.
PowerTap C1 Chainring
The new PowerTap C1 chainrings fit on existing 110 BCD, 5 bolt pattern cranksets, and will measure both left and right side output. Gearing options include 53/39, 52/36, and 50/36. The rings themselves are FSA-made, one-piece design and will mount to existing hardware on your bike. Dual ANT+ and Bluetooth SMART connectivity and over-the-air firmware updates make using the C1 chainring easy. Learn more at www.powertap.com | MSRP: $700
PowerTap P1 Pedal
With 15 years in the power meter business, PowerTap is the first company to have a complete portfolio of meter location options. That now includes pedals thanks to the new PowerTap P1. The new pedal’s simple yet versatile design has no “plug in” accessories, and it uses dual band ANT+ and BLE compatibility along with automatic temperature compensation. Learn more at www.powertap.com | MSRP: $1200
SUPERBones Bike Rack
The new flagship rack of the Bones family is a culmination of everything Saris has observed and learned from past racks. That’s 25 years of data, interactions, observations and experiences put to work. The end result is the SUPERBones, a more secure and more intuitive way to transport your bike. Interwoven steel straps store neatly within the rack, and a floating foot pivots to conform to a wide variety of trunk shapes. The retractable straps also feature one-touch adjustability for ease of car fit, and a dual locking system that securely locks your bike to rack and rack to car. Learn more at www.saris.com | MSRP: $400