I’m back from an extended weekend of mountain biking and kayaking at Tsali. I didn’t have (or want) phone or Internet access while I was out in the woods, so I am just now starting to look at some of the coverage from Interbike last week. Bike Rumor is one place where I have found good Interbike content so far. This “Lego-like” adjustable headset spacer from Trid Design was just one of the products they mentioned which caught my attention. As always, mtbr.com is a good place to find photo galleries from the show. Their Interbike page spotlights some interesting finds, like this Ridekick electric bike booster trailer. Red Kite Prayer was focused on the road bikes at the show. They were at the outdoor demo earlier in the week too, so check out all their Interbike related posts.
“These types of bikes need the looks to be more desirable, and that’s what OOPHAGA brings, it’s fresh and urban with an accent on aesthetics. Chassis is made of carbon fiber so it’s very strong and light, and it allows customization by specific measurements. Almost everything is customizable, the rims, the seat, color theme, decoration etc.
OOPHAGA is supposed to be driven on asphalt, but if one chooses it can be converted to an off-road bike. The trike also has shock absorbers for smoother ride. The headrest is removable and supports the head on a longer rides. Recumbent trikes are eco-friendly, which is crucial these days. With OOPHAGA you have a cool urban eco-friendly trike with endless customization options.”
While I am mentioning reader submitted designs, I want to point out this bent-ply frame by Jason Cram. Jason mentioned that an older Bicycle Design post inspired him to build it. He documented his steps along the way, so it makes for a pretty interesting DIY post at Instructables. Nice job, Jason!