We glimpsed the future of all things cycling at last year’s Interbike tradeshow and bring you our round-up of the gear and tech you’ll also be coveting this year.
SRAM Red eTap
SRAM’s new electronic shift system stole the show as the most talked-about product at Interbike. While not yet completely wireless for time-trial bikes (a “BlipBox,” which holds the electronics, is required), eTap represents a leap forward in electronic shifting and will be a game-changer for triathlon and time-trial bikes. Riders have the ability to place the shifters (or “Blips”) anywhere on the bike, and manufacturers are freed up to design bikes without the need for cables. The product—available in spring 2016—comes in two different packages: $1,580 for a wireless upgrade or $2,835 for a complete group including all of the necessary mechanical parts. In comparison to a Dura-Ace Di2 upgrade, Red eTap is nearly $500 less expensive and 135 grams lighter. Sram.com
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