The Salt Lake City trade show isn't a venue for the big bicycle manufacturers, but if you know where to look there's plenty of new swag for the two-wheel crowd. Here are a few of the most exciting bike bits and parts announced at OR.
IceBreaker GT150 Short-Sleeve Team Jersey ($130) I've been riding in IceBreaker's first gen of cycling gear for almost a year now, and it definitely lives up to the company's reputation for some of the finest merino on the market, with trim tailoring, well-executed details like sculpted rear pockets and zipper garages at the neck lines, and sharp styling. My only complaint was that, while perfect for fall and spring riding, the 200-weight wool was just a touch heavy for hot summer days. For spring 2012, the company is adding super fine 150-weight merino to the line, with a range of jerseys, meaning that I can now enjoy the soft hand, cool feel, and stink-resisting properties of this top-shelf wool year round.