Oddest of Interbike: Weird, wacky – and maybe pure genius

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Klein Designs Honey Comb Pedal

Klein Designs Honey Comb Pedal

Klein’s new $275 honeycomb patterned pedal/shoe interface is designed to deliver the security of riding clipped in with the flexibility of flat pedals. The interlocking surface is claimed to increase retention over existing flat pedal designs. Check out the Kickstarter campaign for more info.

Hiplok FLX

Hiplok FLX

No this isn’t an old flip phone. It’s the Hiplok FLX, a wearable “café style” combination lock and bike light. Security is provided by a 3-digit combo lock paired with a thin braided steel cable. An integrated clip allows you to secure the device to a bag or the back of your jersey. More info at hiplok.com.

Open U.P.

Open U.P.

Look out world, we have yet another new bike category: Gravel Plus! Taking a page from the Cannondale Slate, Open’s new U.P. (as in unbeaten path) has massive tire clearance, either 700x42mm or up to 2.25’s on a 27.5 wheel. Ride the road, ride dirt, ride anywhere! More info at up.opencycle.com

Louis Garneau Dream Factory

Louis Garneau Dream Factory

We love the idea of custom painted bikes, but let’s hope no one ever actually chooses this particular Louis Garneau Dream Factory look. More info at dreamfactory.louisgarneau.com

This article is part of Mtbr’s coverage of the 2015 Interbike trade show in Las Vegas. For more from Interbike CLICK HERE.


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