Cyclocross Magazine was in Sin City for the last Las Vegas edition of Interbike. During the next few weeks, we will highlight the products that caught our eye.
Bike maintenance is certainly not the most glamorous aspect of cyclocross, but it definitely one of the most important, especially as the calendar moves into the depths of fall and early winter.
Golden, CO-based Feedback Sports produces products designed to help keep bikes in working order in the pits and after race day.
My Brother's (Chain) Keeper
One Feedback Sports product that caught our eye at Interbike is the Chain Keeper. The Chain Keeper was originally designed by Golden-based Butter, and the smaller company is partnering with Feedback to produce and distribute their product.
The purpose of the Chain Keeper is to manage the chain when the rear wheel is removed.
The small mechanism is essentially a small toothless cog that supports the chain and prevents it from draping on the chainstay during cleaning and lubing. It also can be used to keep the chain in place during shipping and travel.
The Chain Keeper will begin shipping in late October and will have a retail price of $40.
Scorpion Stand Gets Two-Piece Makeover
Cyclocross Magazine had previously looked at the appropriately-named one-piece Scorpion stand:
Feedback Sports has re-engineered the Scorpion with a more portable two-piece design.
The new Scorpion has the same price as the one-piece design, but it is now more portable and easier to ship.
Valuable Feedback from Some of the Best
Feedback Sports is a sponsor of Mathieu van der Poel and Sanne Cant's Beobank-Corendon team, so they are able to receive suggestions from some of the sport's best.
Cant and Van der Poel use Feedback Sports' trainers for their warm-ups, and as a perk of their sponsorship, owners Lisa and Doug Hudson get to ride the Dutch and Belgian stars' bikes from the previous season.
More info: feedbacksports.com
Stay tuned for much more from the 2017 Interbike trade show.