Heading into the desert to test e-bikes. It begins!
All photos by David Niddrie
Interbike 2015 was certainly an exciting show. With bikes, e-bikes, gear, tech, bike style, and more filling the show floor, it was nearly impossible to see it all. But we tried! Below are a few of the exciting new products and companies (or exciting updates to our old favorites) that we came across at this year’s show. Stay tuned over the next few weeks as we provide reviews and in-depth coverage of these great brands and products.
Yuba Bicycles brought their full line of electric cargo bikes, including the recently released Spicy Curry, left. The 20″ back wheel saves space and adds stability with heavier loads. yubabikes.com
This brand new eBike company debuted their line at Interbike, so of course we had to take the urban commuters for a fun (and fast!) ride. flauntvehicles.com
Taking Currie Technologies new IZIP eBikes for a test rip into the hills. These things are certainly zippy. currietech.com/izip
I think it’s safe to say that Outdoor Tech’s new portable power banks are waterproof as advertised. outdoortechnology.com
MonkeyLectric brought the light show with their crazy, customizable spoke lighting system. The team was downloading images on demand for anyone who dropped by and displaying them in their wheel sets. monkeylectric.com
Tokyobike showed off the Mini Velo, a lightweight, compact version of their sleek city bikes. The Mini Velo is an adult bike sitting on 20″ wheels, perfect for fitting into snug city apartments without sacrificing form or function. tokyobike.co.uk
Abus’ new urban helmet is a flash of style in safety-wear. Sleek silver, improved ventilation, and a sun brim round out this lightweight commuter. abus.com
Ortlieb debuted their largest-ever waterproof rear pannier. At an impressive 70L combined capacity, the panniers were initially designed for long-term touring. But they’re finding an enthusiastic reception in the cargo bike community, where two sets on a longtail can provide you with 140L of waterproof trunk space and an additional 16L of non-waterproof hauling. ortliebusa.com
Creme Cycles showed off this limited edition stunner, the Caferacer Lady Ltd city bike. Hammered copper fenders on emerald? We’ll take it! cremecycles.com
Green Guru released a ton of great new gear. The company spent the year collaborating with outdoor gear retailers and SCUBA outfitters to repurpose their scrap material into fun, functional, sustainable bike gear. greengurugear.com
Coast Cycles founder and designer Jansen Tan shows off the Quinn, a compact cargo bike for urban riders. Interbike marked the Quinn’s release into the US market after gaining popularity in Coast Cycles’ home base, Singapore. coastcycles.com
COBI’s smart bike light and phone mount connects your bike to your smartphone, integrating six bike accessories into one device in the process. cobi.bike
Montague Bikes introduced a new back-rack for their line of folders which partially detaches to function as a bike stand. The rack is currently only compatible with Montague bikes but will be available for other brands as well in the near future. montaguebikes.com
The Cargo Node was a major Interbike highlight. This awesome collaboration between Tern and Xtracycle is world’s first folding cargo bike. xtracycle.com ternbicycles.com
The Cargo Node folded up.
Linka showed off the world’s first auto-unlocking smart bike lock. Tons of great features including tamper alerts, a built-in siren, keyless access and more! linkalock.com
Revolights are recently-released wheel-mounted LED lights to light up your way and increase your side visibility, all while being nearly weightless. revolights.com
Thule introduced tons of great new cycling backpacks and panniers in a variety of fun colors, including a bike backpack with integrated light holders. thule.com