Interbike 2016, Part VI

Interbike 2016, Part VI

I’ll admit that there were some “new” things shown at Interbike that I’d already seen at Press Camp or even Sea Otter. No matter. In the intervening months, things happened, like the product went into production, or pricing was nailed down, or spec changed slightly.

But for every “new” item I saw that wasn’t, there was something wholly new that I hadn’t even heard was coming.

Every time I heard someone say they hadn’t seen anything cool, I wanted to beat my head against the concrete floor. There was so much cool I didn’t have time to see it all. Honestly, had Trek, Specialized, Giant, Cannondale and so many other companies actually been on the show floor, I’d have missed something cool that I did see because I had the time to stop by their booth. I’m oddly grateful that the biggest bike companies in the U.S. didn’t display at Interbike. I seriously hope that’s the strangest thing I write today.

The Stages head unit, the photo of which leads this post, was a big surprise. They’ve been hinting that new stuff is coming, but I hadn’t guessed a head unit. Called Dash, it can be mounted in landscape or portrait and has a number of impressive features for the numbers-obsessed, go-fast training geek; it’s $399. They also introduced a web-based training service called Link that is powered by Today’s Plan.

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