And why hasn’t this been done before? The Bici Support bike fit measurement stand might be suited to shops and teams, but it’s pure brilliance shouldn’t be lost on the average rider. If you’ve ever upgraded your bike (so, everyone reading this), it’s likely you fiddled with a plumb line, level or a lotta eyeballin’ to try to recreate your original bike’s fit. With this, every component’s position is measured and marked to the millimeter, making it easy to match from bike to bike.
There’s guides for everything from saddle angle, height and position to handlebar rotation and brake lever reach…kinda over the top, in the best possible way.
And for the truly OCD cyclist that needs perfect symmetry for their pedal cleats, there’s a tool for that, too. Bici Support makes a full range of bike work stands and repair equipment.
P&K LIE WHEEL TRUING STAND
Speaking of over the top, the P&K Lie truing stand is a work of art, and the lated version now fits fat bike hubs, too. Allowing anything from 68mm to 205mm hub widths, it’s also made to fit anything from small BMX wheels up to 29er/700c wheels.
Swivel the lower roller and gauge out of the way to do a simple true with the tire on the rim.
It’s made entirely from aluminum and brass, and fits rims up to 110mm wide. The benefit of their design is that it measures radial and side trueness simultaneously, even for a very out-of-true wheel. And it clamps the wheel very solidly in place without relying on gravity or wing nuts, so positions are perfectly repeatable. This quality comes at a price, though, with units starting at about $1,660 and going well north depending on accessories. They offer thru axle adapters (pretty much required these days), disc brake rotor truing adapter, and more.
AIRACE MINI PUMPS
Sure, Silca impressed us just before the show with their Bluetooth-enabled hand pump. But Airace has been making them for a while, and now they’re claiming they have the smallest one on the market. If that app screenshot in the background looks familiar, it’s because it’s the same backend as the app Silca is using, too.
They also showed off the new Turbo Road and Turbo MTB pumps, offering high pressure or high volume, respectively. Even they admit nobody wants to pump up a complete tire with such a short-stroke pump, so they came up with a dual pump head that separates the flow for a CO2 cartridge to get things started.
Thread the cartridge into the top and use the color-matched (orange, in this case) port to inflate your tire with the compressed gas. Then switch sides to finish things off as needed.
OTHER RANDOM STUFF
What might be helpful after using that Airace device is something like this miniature inline pressure gauge. Found this in an Asian contract manufacturer’s booth, so not really sure if you can buy it, but it’s a cool idea that we hope gets traction somewhere (Topeak has something similar they’re showing us at Interbike, stay tuned) because it lets you use any hand or floor pump and know what you’re inflating to.
Palomar had some pretty and simple bike lights and bells.
Called the Lucetta, the lights stick to your bike’s frame tubes (or the supplied mounts) magnetically, making them super quick and easy to take with you.
Last but not least, Adlerwerke won a Eurobike Gold Award for this upside down bike mount. Nothing more than a perch for your handlebars and saddle, it straps things down and locks them into cross bars. Not the first such concept we’ve seen, but much simpler.