Interbike Tech: What’s new at the Outdoor Demo?

What's new at the Outdoor Demo? A Breezer road bike, Chris King goes ceramic, Giro's budget helmet and more

2011 Interbike tech: Outdoor Demo day 1
Last made in 1998, the Venturi is back in the Breezer line. The steel frame uses D'Fusion hydro-formed tubeset, a custom-milled head tube with integrated headset, BB86 and some clever engineering. The entire frame is heat treated after welding and naturally features Breeze-in dropouts. The Ultegra-equipped bike will cost $2,600 and weighs approximately 17 pounds. Photo: Nick Legan © VeloNews

BOULDER CITY, Nev. (VN) — “What’s new?”

I hear that all the time. Sometimes it’s an easy answer, other times not so much. At Outdoor Demo I had to do a little looking around. 2012 seems to be a year of refinement, not revolution, in the bicycle industry. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

Here’s what I turned up at Monday’s Interbike kickoff.