The Best Bike Accessories and Apparel from Interbike 2011

We love Interbike for all the techy bling and cool, new gadgets we find there. We could devote pages and pages to the hottest new tech (and we will in subsequent issues of the magazine), but for now, here are a few of the best-looking bike accessories we found in Vegas.

--Aaron Gulley

Pearl Izumi Octane SLIII
Pearl Izumi Octane SLIII
Pearl has revamped its top-end Octane shoe with a complete, space-age design that elminates almost all the seams from the upper and slashes the weight. Constructed of supple synthetic and superlight mesh that is welded rather than stitched and built around a very thin (only 6.5mm stack height), vented uni-directional carbon sole, the $350 shoe weighs in at a feathery 195 grams and should feel as breezy as a sandal. Two other models, the buckle-top PRO Leader ($270) and the triathlete-oriented Tri Fly Octane ($350) make use of the same construction methods. As for the flashy look, it will take some real speed to pull these off.

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