12 Drool-Worthy Bikes from Interbike
Scott Foil Rio1 of 13
The custom yellow paint and colorful graphics used on the fork, top tube and chainstays made this version of the Scott Foil a contender for Prom King. Scott designed the Foil Rio for sponsored athletes competing in this year's Olympic Games to show the spirit of the host nation. Scott has said it will release 50 of these limited-edition frames to the public sometime in September.
Trek Procaliber 9.9 SL2 of 13
Trek's claim that the Procaliber is the fastest hardtail on the trail was backed up by its nomination as Interbike's mountain bike of the year. This superlight version is about 250 grams lighter than the standard model and also features internal cable routing. Retail price is $7,999 for the complete bike.
Litespeed T1sl3 of 13
Litespeed is a company known for titanium frames, which is one of the strongest and lightest frame materials available. This year they've taken things a bit further with the T1sl, which features a tapered top tube and a new cable routing design specifically for Shimano Di2. It's also even lighter than previous models and built entirely in the USA. The frame retails for $4,000 and can be purchased with Shimano Di2 (as pictured) for $10,000.
Wilier Superleggera4 of 13
Very few bikes have the old-school flair of Wilier's Superleggera. This Italian-built steel frame is available in copper, green and blue, and can be purchased as a frame set ($2,500) or with various Campagnolo builds, with the top-end Campagnolo Record version retailing for $6,958.
Basso Diamante SV5 of 13
Italian frame builders Basso make some stunningly beautiful bike frames. The Diamante SV isn't just cool to stare at, but is supposedly a pretty fast bike, too. Redesigned tube shapes, a 3B patented seatpost clamp system and completely revamped front fork are just a few of the new features for the 2017 aero model. Total frame weight is just 820 grams, and costs around $5,000 (frame only).
Look 765 Disc6 of 13
Road bikes with disc brakes were everywhere at Interbike, and this year Look was in on the action. The new disc version of the 765 also features thru axles and has clearance for up to a 30 mm tire, which should be plenty suitable for gravel riding. Total frame weight is 1,150 grams and the complete bike retails for $4,100.
Giant TCX Advanced SX7 of 13
With a frame that's evolved from cyclocross models, Giant's TCX Advanced SX is the company's new gravel bike designed specifically to cover longer distances. SRAM's Apex 1 is equipped on the $2,050 model, but you'll have to pay extra for the Zipp 30 Course disc brake wheels.
Masi Evoluzione8 of 13
The very reasonably priced Evoluzione Dura Ace ($5,900) and Ultegra ($3,499) racing models were on display at the show with a special paint scheme and custom graphics on Mercury wheels. Masi is a frame maker that delivers great value in its carbon and aluminum frame lineups. The 2017 bikes also include a Speciale Series, which are throwbacks to the steel frame 10-speed Masi bikes of the '70s.
Time Scylon9 of 13
Made in France with a lifetime warranty but only sold in the U.S., the Time Scylon is a dedicated aero race bike you won't see under many riders at the start line. And while its $6,300 price tag is expensive, you won't be getting something that's mass produced in Asia. Time weaves all of its own carbon in-house in France, and takes extreme measures to ensure all their models are as comfortable and smooth on the road as any bike you'll ever ride.
Devinci Django10 of 13
This 650b wheel version of the carbon Django was nominated for full-suspension mountain bike of the year at the show, plus Devinci has also recently released a 29er model for those not happy with the short-travel suspension. The frame is plenty light and built to push hard over rough terrain. Shimano XT components bump the retail price to around $5,600.
Bianchi Oltre XR411 of 13
First spotted at this year's Tour de Suisse, the new Oltre XR4 might be Italian giant Bianchi's fastest bike yet. But what sets the Oltre XR4 apart from other aero bikes is Bianchi's efforts to make the bike more stable and easier to control at high speeds. The 2017 model also claims an 80 percent reduction in road vibration over a standard carbon frame, improved comfort and a 20 watt time savings over previous versions.
Lightweight Urgestalt12 of 13
At just 790 grams, the Urgestalt is one of the lightest frames in the world. To balance this featherweight, Lightweight uses a wide bottom bracket and a design that focuses on stiffness and rigidity so handling doesn't get messy. But like their wheels, top of the line quality doesn't come cheap. If you can find one of their framesets available, it'll likely cost you in the neighborhood of $6,500. Keep in mind that if you'd like to pair this frame with a set of the German-built Lightweight Meilenstein wheels, it'll cost you an additional $6,500—and you still won't have a drivetrain to pedal.