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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.

Gearing options include 53/39, 52/36, and 50/36.

Gearing options include 53/39, 52/36, and 50/36 (click to enlarge).​

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

This new rack is designed to be more secure and more intuitive.

This new rack is designed to be more secure and more intuitive (click to enlarge).​

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

Continue to page 2 to learn about the new PowerTap G3 Disc Hub, Joule GPS+ and CycleOps Virtual Training System »



Road disc meets power measurement with this new hub.

Road disc meets power measurement with this new hub (click to enlarge).​

PowerTap G3 Disc Hub

With more and more road and cyclocross bikes coming spec'd with disc brakes, PowerTap has redesigned its G3 rear disc hub, utilizing a sleeker, lighter-weight design that shaves 180 grams (30% less than the previous model). Ideal for bikes with a 160mm rear rotor, the G3 Disc Hub can be used as 142x12mm thru axle or 135mm quick release. Straight pull spokes and a wider hub flange improve overall wheel stiffness. Available in 24- and 28-hole configurations, the freehub design has been updated to a 6-pawl system for faster engagement. Learn more at www.powertap.com | MSRP: $990

This new data tracker is dual Bluetooth SMART and ANT+ compatible, and it's capable of wireless downloads.

This new data tracker is dual Bluetooth SMART and ANT+ compatible, and it's capable of wireless downloads (click to enlarge).​

Joule GPS+

You can't have a power meter without a head unit to capture the data, and PowerTap has you covered there as well with the new Joule GPS+. The new data tracker is dual Bluetooth SMART and ANT+ compatible, and it's capable of wireless downloads. Learn more at www.powertap.com | MSRP: $250-$330 depending on model

Ride your bike just about anywhere in the world -- virtually!

Ride your bike just about anywhere in the world -- virtually! (click to enlarge)​

CycleOps Virtual Training

Finally, Saris has updated its CycleOps Virtual Training system with what it's calling a "major" update to the platform for the PC, tablet and mobile device. That will include new features such as an interactive career mode, support for ANT+ FE-C protocol, as well as new content partnerships for interactive workouts and Virtual Routes. CycleOps Virtual Training lets users get a full workout paired with the excitement of riding a virtual bike along real routes all over the world as the app tracks training data. Learn more at www.cycleops.com | Subscriptions start at $5 a month

This article is part of RoadBikeReview's coverage of the 2015 Interbike trade show in Las Vegas. For more from Interbike CLICK HERE.