Interbike Tech: What’s new at the Outdoor Demo?

  • By Nick Legan
  • Published Sep. 12, 2011
  • Updated Sep. 13, 2011 at 7:39 PM EDT
2011 Interbike tech: Outdoor Demo day 1

Last made in 1998, the Venturi is back in the Breezer line. The steel frame uses D'Fusion hydro-formed tubeset, a custom-milled head tube with integrated headset, BB86 and some clever engineering. The entire frame is heat treated after welding and naturally features Breeze-in dropouts. The Ultegra-equipped bike will cost $2,600 and weighs approximately 17 pounds. Photo: Nick Legan © VeloNews

BOULDER CITY, Nev. (VN) — “What’s new?”

I hear that all the time. Sometimes it’s an easy answer, other times not so much. At Outdoor Demo I had to do a little looking around. 2012 seems to be a year of refinement, not revolution, in the bicycle industry. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

Here’s what I turned up at Monday’s Interbike kickoff.

FILED UNDER: Bikes and Tech / Gallery / Interbike

Nick Legan

Nick Legan

After graduating from Indiana University with honors and a degree in French and journalism, Nick Legan jumped straight into wrenching at Pro Peloton bike shop in Boulder for a few years. Then, he began a seven-year stint in the professional ranks, most recently serving for RadioShack at the Tour de France and the Amgen Tour of California. He also worked for Garmin-Slipstream, CSC, Toyota-United, Health Net and Ofoto. Legan served as the VeloNews tech editor 2010-2012 before sliding across the line into public relations.

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