Interbike is currently in full swing in Vegas. I won’t pretend to have any authority on what’s appearing there, after all I’m 3,000 miles away on the other side of the Atlantic, worse luck. But from what I can see, the industry seems to be going from strength to strength judging by the plethora of quality products coming onto the market in the near future.
No brand epitomises this strength more than Crank Brothers. Not too far back in the mists of time they seemed to offer just the Eggbeater pedals. These were joined by various iterations based on the same philosophy to cover different sections of the market but even so, Crank Brothers stood for clever pedals, period. Now a brief glance at their range shows pedals (of various flavours), cranks, bottom brackets, headsets, skewers, trick seatposts and now wheels.
And what lovely wheels they are, featuring the kind of clever technology Crank Brothers are renowned for with undrilled rims (great for tubeless), over-sized nipples (did I just write that?) and outboard spoke fixings. With their anodized colours that pick up on Cranks new product grading scheme, these are some awesome looking wheels.
So I’m thinking anodized bronze wheels and components on a cream Spot Brand singlespeed would be the basis of one hell of a bike. Even this far out from Interbike, I’m starting to save now.
There’s tons more information about the Crank Brothers wheels in particular and Interbike in general on the Bike Mag website. And yes, I apologise – I got the photo from there as well!