ExpoCycle 2011 in Montreal held it's first ever public day on Saturday which gave people a sneak peek of 2012 bicycles before the rest of the world gets to see them.
2012 Rocky Mountain Altitude and Flatline Bicycles
What was interesting is that you couldn't purchase any bicycles while at the show, it was purely to get a feel for the new models.
100% Canadian Made Bicycles from Xprezo
Kona's booth focused on their 2012 commuter bicycles.
Thought we reached the end of product development for cycling clothing? Pearl Izumi was showing off their In-R-Cool UPF 50, fast wicking shorts that cools body surface temperature by 5%.
At the Shimano booth they were showing off their new set up for holding up to three iPhones on a bicycle :-)
No one likes their chain bouncing around when going over rocky terrain, so Shimano has added a new switch to their 2012 XTR to combat this. When switched to 'on', the pivot counteracts chain slap and noise while still providing a stable ride.
The Shimano Ultegra Ui2 drew a large crowd as it has brought the price of electronic shifting down $1000 from the price tag of the Di2. The Ui2 works the same and uses a more compact wiring system that makes it a touch lighter and a little more slimline.
The discussion still continues on Twitter of all the new bicycles and technology. Follow the hashtag #expocycle11