I'm sorry but that's a car, not a bike.
The cycling industry has traditions. Some of them have been going on for centuries and others, just for decades. And some of them probably started this year. For example, the cycling cap. A rather strange accessory, but it's ours and we'll hold on to it. The other obvious example is the self-loathing party known as Interbike. It continues to happen every year in September. Despite the fact that the industry has already released and shipped the next model year. Everything that is shown has already been seen. There isn't any level of surprise left.
So why go? Great question, to which I have no answer. But it did seem that the new venue brought out more manufactures and more attendees. Whatever that means.
But let's get right down to the good stuff, all that new stuff that revolutionized the cycling world this year.
The first noticeable trend was that everything got disc brakes. Road bikes with disc brakes are the new aero bikes which were the new endurance bikes which were the new road bikes and now we have disc road bikes. Every wheel manufacture had at least one set, every frame maker had at least one model and every fork former had something sitting in their booth that would allow the user to attach disc brakes to their skinny tire bicycle.
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