Posts Tagged ‘Interbike’
Over the years we’ve heard many our cycling friends comment that they’d love to attend Interbike, which of course is a trade show and not generally open to the public. However, this September there might be a way for the public to partake in some of what Interbike has to offer.
Participants in this year’s RTC Viva Bike Vegas Gran Fondo, held in Las Vegas the day after Interbike closes, will be allowed in to the show for part of its final day.
“We view the Viva Bike Vegas event as the ultimate culmination of a week-long celebration of cycling,” said Pat Hus, Interbike’s managing director. “The RTC has done such a great job with this event and it has been growing nicely year after year for the last six years. The participation numbers are significant and now with the event taking place on the Saturday after the show, it just makes sense to invite this group to Interbike. The Gran Fondo customer is a passionate cycling enthusiast and exactly who we want in the halls.”
Interbike Official Website
Viva Bike Vegas Official Website
While it is unlikely that President Obama or even de facto health czar Michelle Obama would make a visit to the Interbike trade show, German Chancellor Angela Merkel will visit the opening day of this year’s international Eurobike trade show at the end of Augsut.
This move comes as cycling in German has seen economic growth. Merkel will reportedly open the show and then spend time getting to “know the latest trends and innovations from the biking world.”
Eurobike Official Website
[Via BikeRadar: Angela Merkel to open Eurobike 2013]
The largest bicycle trade show in North America is apparently up for sale. Nielsen Expositions, the company which produces Interbike and other trade events, is looking for a buyer. Other shows include ASD, the Hospitality Design Expo (HD Expo), the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), as well as the Outdoor Retailer Summer and Winter Markets. What this means for the future of the show isn’t clear. We’ll be sure to follow this story as it develops.
[Via Expo: Nielsen Expositions Up For Sale]
Interbike Official Website
While LeMond Fitness didn’t have a good year in 2012, and the company basically folded shop just before Interbike, we heard that LeMond is back with Lemond Inc. This week Greg LeMond also posted a survey on his site inquiring whether or not there would be interest in the LeMond road bike brand.
The company had been founded by its namesake, and was distributed by Trek… but then all sorts of ugliness occurred and the brand fell by the wayside. So could LeMond bikes be ready to roll again?
GregLeMond Official Website
[Via BikeRumor: LEMOND LOOKING TO START MAKING BIKES AGAIN?]
Bob Dylan went electric so why not Interbike? The organizers of the largest bicycle trade show in North America announced this month that it will host electric bike manufacturers and journalists at an event that will showcase pedal-assist bikes.
The Electric Bike Media Event is set for February 12-13 at the Terranea Resot in Rancho Palos Verdes, and will allow companies to introduce their products and technologies to consumer media. SRAM, Prodeco, Easy Motion USA, Currie Technologies and Bikes Belong have announced that they will be attending the event.
The Electric Bike Media Event Official Website
This week Interbike, the largest bicycle industry trade show in North America, announced that for 2013 the show will allow select consumers to attend the event. According to the organizers the new program’s primary intent is to showcase the industry to some of its most loyal enthusiast customers.
This limited-access initiative, called Interbike by Invitation, will allow registered retailers to invite their best and most loyal customers to attend. These special invitees will be treated as special guests of that shop and will be afforded preferential treatment at the show. Interbike will not be adding a day for this initiative, and instead will be extending Friday’s hours and allowing access to both consumers and retailers on Friday, September 20, 2013. The show will now be extended to 6:00 pm on Friday instead of the previous 4:00 pm.
Interbike by Invitation Official Website
It is hard to believe that Interbike was a week ago. It came and went so fast, but it remains among our most favorite shows of the year. We went through the camera one more time and have posted our final photos from the show floor, including this one above of our own Brian O’Connor and pro cyclist Tom Danielson. Read the rest of this entry »
For years Chris King of Portland, Oregon has been producing some of the finest cycling components on the market. Sometimes they are at the forefront of a new idea and sometimes they choose to wait on the consumer to see which new innovation they will embrace. Up until recently, the only bottom bracket shell “standand” that they have supported has been the ISO/English or BSA threaded 1.37 in x 24 TPI in the widths of 68mm and 73mm – the U.S. standard for decades. It looks like that is about to change. Read the rest of this entry »
Giro has built a not so small empire with its line of helmets and shoes, and at Interbike last week the company unveiled the Empire, a new custom shoe developed specifically for Taylor Phinney to use in the 2012 Giro d’Italia and Olympic Games. Video after the jump
We know what you’re thinking: “It’s 2012 can there really be innovation in mountain bike tires? Seriously!” The answer is yes, there is always innovation, always some improvement. That’s par for the course at Eurobike or Interbike.
But then we saw the Michelin Wild Mud Tire and it could be a game changer for those who ride in situations where the ground isn’t bone dry. So while they might not hear the call of the Wild Mud in drought-plagued Texas, for those where the rain falls and snows leave mud this is the tire that can cut through it like no other. Read the rest of this entry »
Timex – the company know to take a licking and keep on ticking – was back at Interbike last week with its Cycle Trainer 2.0 GPS Bike Computer, which includes five screens of real-time cycling data provided by GPS. It can track speed, distance and grade all in real time, while also providing barometric altimeter readings and temperature. Read the rest of this entry »
Japanese based Arte Sales rolled out its new Tretta 2WD bike at last week’s Interbike. The concept has taken five years to develop and was finally introduced last year, but the company hopes to gain traction in the worldwide cycling market.
And given that the concept involves a two wheel drive system the company should be able to get through the mud, snow and just about anything else that stands in its way. The Tretta, which as shown in the photos, utilizes a unique drive chain system that delivers some of the power from the pedal stroke to the front wheel. This helps riders power through snowy roads, bad rods and assists in climbing as well as tackling rough terrain. Additional photos after the jump
Last week at the Interbike trade show Wahoo Fitness offered a peak at its new RFLKT Bike Computer, which allows riders to keep their expensive iPhones tucked in a pocket or tool bag but still be able to get crucial information sent to a receiver on the handlebars.
The small gizmo weighs just two ounces and should be able to run on a single coin cell battery for up to a year. Data is transmitted from the handset to the RFLKT device via Bluetooh 4.0 and it is compatible with a variety of iPhone apps. Press release after the jump