Interbike 2004: Part 7

News & Results

10/18/2004| 0 comments
by Tommy Murphy - Technical Editor
Giant TCR Advanced. Photo copyright
Giant TCR Advanced. Photo copyright

Interbike 2004: Part 7

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Ever since Giant?s introduction of the compact frame, the industry has gone crazy modeling their bikes after the TCR. New for ?05, Giant has again upped the ante with their new TCR Advanced. Bolstering a lighter stiffer frame the Advanced also features a stronger stiffer front end and a tighter rear end.



Giant has beefed up their entire line for ?05 offering their new much anticipated ?Maestro? full suspension design on many of their mountain bike models. Also available is Giant?s new carbon TT rig.





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, comes their new ?E-Z Loader? roof rack system. Tired of climbing all over your car or truck trying to load your bike? Designed with SUV?s in mind, the new ?E-Z Loader? offers more access and easier loading and unloading of bikes and equipment.



also offers their new hitch rack that easily accommodates a full range of wheel bases and tire sizes (29-inch, road, mtn, DH).



From the world of recumbents, comes Catrike?s new Competition trike.



Let?s be honest, recumbents really don?t come across as ?Wow ? look at that? and most of us probably smile and sometimes laugh to ourselves when we come across a recumbent on the road, but this beast stopped us in our tracks. Built for racing this trike is meant for one thing: Speed.


Coach Chris Carmichael stopped in for a day before flying out to
Washington D.C. for the conclusion of the Tour of Hope.



While we had Chris in our sights, we had to ask the burning question: Will Lance go for number ?7? next year?


Chris Carmichael: ?Lance hasn?t reached a decision yet. Hopefully, the UCI can sort out the problems between the Pro Tour and the Grand Tours, so we can move forward with things. Basically, we?re just waiting to see what happens. Hopefully, we?ll have an answer to that soon.?


New from Kestrel, comes their Evoke SL. Known for their seattubeless Airfoil carbon frame, Kestrel continues to push the bar with their new lightweight Evoke SL.



If anyone knows carbon, it?s Kestrel. Kestrel engineers created the first all-carbon frame in 1987 and the first carbon forks in 1989. When it comes to carbon these guys know what they?re doing.



In today?s world of sports just about every professional athlete has some sort of line or brand named after them beginning with shoes, and in cycling it?s no different?



Well not quite. Rocket 7, the maker of custom cycling shoes, offers both standard sizing and custom options.



Every year there are a handful of products that truly standout at Interbike. We?ve tried to cover a lot of those items through our coverage here at and one last item that caught our attention this year was Kinetic?s new ?Rocker Trainer.?



The new ?Rocker Trainer? offers adjustable 6 degree rotation (with a lock out of course) allowing the bike to rock side to side when


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