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Chrome Interbike 2011 Updates

Chrome had some interesting things at their Interbike booth, even if we didn’t get a chance to write them up in our daily coverage last week. Most interesting to me was the pictured $190 Sherman track bag, a backpack that unfurls to a full race or event gig-bag with spots for shoes, clothing and tools and a reinforced spine and center section so that folded it can comfortably carry an extra wheelset. It’s clearly meant with track and cross racing in mind, but there are a number of other folks that may find this useful for one event or another. Chrome also had a couple of new backpacks on display, the $140 Brigadier and the $120 Yalta, these waterproof bags are meant more for commuting and everyday life than actual courier work. The Yalta has a a built-in padded laptop sleeve that snaps into the back to keep it in place and the Brigadier has stow away shoulder straps so it more or less converts to a duffle bag on the go. With this year’s show seemingly the year that clipless at least tries to seriously cross into the urban market with shoes, it’s certainly worth mentioning the sub-$100 clipless Kursks, identical besides the sole to the regular flat pedal versions out there now.

See more of our Interbike 2010 coverage at our landing page.

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