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Interbike, 140 Characters At A Time

Triathlete tech editor Aaron Hersh patrolled the Interbike showroom floor and Outdoor Demo looking for the best new tri gear. Here’s what he found, 140 characters at a time. Follow him @triathletetech.

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Triathlete tech editor Aaron Hersh patrolled the Interbike showroom floor and Outdoor Demo looking for the best new tri gear. Here’s what he found, 140 characters at a time. Follow him @triathletetech. Click here for more from Interbike.

* Dirt demo is under siege by a monsoon. No cool bikes to tell you about yet 🙁

* Vision Metron shifters on the felt b12 and da4. They have great upshift feel.

* For the gear heads, Chris King r45 hubs coming with ceramic bearings next month.

* Fizik Kurve saddle system suspends the upper on a skeleton and tension can be changed with inserts to alter comfort http://yfrog.com/mnypvqj

* BMC TM01 on the road. http://yfrog.com/mepmqxqj

* Madfiber has a tubeless clincher version of their all carbon wheels with Al tire bed and carbon brake track on outside of the Al bed.

* Michael Raelert appearance at the BMC booth. http://yfrog.com/mmzddizj

* Talked with Steve Hed. He says aero wheels can still go wider. A lot wider.

* @michaellovato in reply to ↑
@TriathleteTech But will those wheels fit in our bikes if they go wider?!

* @triathletetech in reply to ↑
@michaellovato some will others won’t. Forks frames brakes and wheels would have to evolve together
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* Night time fun in Vegas! #CrossVegas #Interbike – http://moby.to/4t7j7n

*Garmin and Look/Polar pedal-based power meters are just about ready to go. Info will be on triathlete.com thurs am.

@triathletephoto:
* Looks like Specialized has some “Top Secret” plans for Kona this year. #Interbike bit.ly/nndc6g
* Interbike: Pedal Power – Triathlete.com https://www.triathlete.com/gear-tech/pedal-power/
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*Giros tri version of the road shoe that was new last year will be ready in April

*Ultegra Di2 not compatible with Dura-Ace Di2 tri shifters and Ultegra Di2 tri shifters aren’t out. Damn.

* @Burberry9 in reply to ↑
@TriathleteTech so you Know when the Ultegra Stifters will come?

* @TriathleteTech in reply to ↑
@Burberry9 no release date available yet.

* @Burberry9 in reply to ↑
@TriathleteTech damn so I Must take the DA groupset. Expensive

* @TriathleteTech in reply to ↑
@Burberry9 yeah it’s really expensive but it sounds like you already know how well it shifts.

* @Burberry9 in reply to ↑
@TriathleteTech yes i know it.do you know if the groupset will also work with only the break/Shift levers without the Shifter at bar end?

* Campy electronic shifting. No timeline yet for triathlon shifters. http://yfrog.com/mfnznij

*More wide wheels. These from @RolfPrima: https://www.triathlete.com/gear-tech/interbike-rolf-prima-race-wheels-get-fat/

* Powertap G3 hub is only a little thicker than many standard hubs. http://yfrog.com/mfsauavj

* Just saw Barry Bonds walking interbike. That’s odd.

* Bonds, then a dog with a gopro. The famous #DoggyJournalist of course. Oh yeah, almost forgot Vegas is weird http://yfrog.com/h842iynj