The Best and Worst from Interbike 2015
Fizik R1B Uomo1 of 18
The just-released R1B from Fizik was by far the best-looking cycling shoe at the show. Made with a perforated leather Microtex, a full carbon sole and double Boa closure system, Fizik built a stylish sure to last through the toughest tests.
NanoWin Scooter2 of 18
Pretty sure this was a motorized scooter at a bicycle trade show. It's also super tiny, has a child's seat at the rear and was on display in a kiddy pool. "Confused" is probably the right word.
Brooks C13 Cambium3 of 18
Set to release in the next few months, our first look at the new C13 Cambium saddle from Brooks was love at first site. While the C15 and C17 Cambium models are wider and built for endurance cycling, the C13 is narrower and outfitted with all carbon rails to keep the weight down. It's the perfect option for those seeking a racing saddle in the Brooks lineup.
Vittoria Spirit VH-IKON4 of 18
The new for 2016 aero road helmet from Vittoria looks more like a Stormtrooper helmet from Star Wars than something you'd wear on the bike. The aesthetics and shape of the rear was a bit of a miss for us.
Chris Froome's Pinarello Dogma5 of 18
On display at the Pinerello booth was Chris Froome's 2015 Tour de France-winning Dogma. The custom yellow paint and rhino graphics near the head tube made this one of the coolest items we saw.
Ale Camouflage6 of 18
Most know Ale's clothing for its loud graphics, which can be hit or miss. This kit, which pairs with bike company Divo's camouflage frame, is a bit of a head scratcher. Do you really want to blend in on the road?
Bolle One Helmet7 of 18
The One helmet from Bolle features a few cool new designs. You can remove the red cover on the top of the helmet, which transforms it from an aero helmet into a standard road model. It also has a rear light in the back for visibility and a compartment in the front for storing sunglasses. Bolle will release the One later this year.
Canari Vegas Kit8 of 18
Canari redesigned its cycling apparel. This Vegas-themed kit might have been OK on display at the show, but we don't know many cyclists who'd want to wear these graphics on the road.
Scott Genius 700 Tuned Plus9 of 18
The Genius lineup from Scott has always been solid. The 2016 model features a carbon front triangle and a claimed weight of just 27 pounds fully built. That's a pretty light bike for a full suspension.
Bar Mitts10 of 18
Oven mitts that attach to your brake hoods to shield your hands from the cold. What? Can't we just wear gloves? The awkward design also makes it hard to reach the shifters and impossible to use the drops.
Look 795 Aerolight Pro Team11 of 18
One of the more unique looking bikes at the show, we really dig the new 795 Aerolight from Look. The price, which Cycling News reports to be around $6,000 just for the frameset is a different story.
Santana Cirque Tandem Fat Bike12 of 18
Not a knock on tandem bikes, but a tandem fatbike? It has to weigh like 1,000 pounds, and we aren't sure we'd be comfortable sitting on the back of this beast while someone else maneuvers us around technical terrain.
Giordana Classic Cycling Kit13 of 18
With all the loud graphics these days, it was nice to see this classic kit from Giordana. The styling and tailored look is timeless and will never go out of style.
E Meek14 of 18
Not sure what this is or where it would be suitable to use, but this design is definitely different. Like, where are you supposed to put your feet?
Reynolds RZR 4615 of 18
Featuring carbon rims, hubs and spokes, the RZR 46 is one of the only full carbon set of wheels you'll find anywhere. Reynolds says you can ride these even with a broken spoke, and, should it need repair, one can fully service it without needing replacement. As you might expect, the 968-gram weight for the set also comes with a price tag of $4,500.
Forcefield Body Armor16 of 18
If you're a downhill mountain bike racer, armor is necessary. But does it need to make you look like a futuristic warrior out of Mad Max? This armor missed its mark.
POC Fondo17 of 18
Set to release in the spring of 2016, we're anxiously awaiting the Fondo line from POC. While the styling might not appeal to everyone, its apparel and helmet lineups always seem to put function and comfort above all else—which is something we appreciate.