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Interbike 2016, Part IX

Interbike 2016, Part IX

Every time I think I’ve hit all the really amazing stuff I saw, I realize there’s another set of photos I’ve yet to scour. People complain that the show was smaller, but it was ...

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Interbike 2016, Part VIII

Interbike 2016, Part VIII

Maybe it’s because I went in with an open mind, or maybe it’s because I’m getting older and I don’t process all that I see as quickly, but when I go back and scan the ...

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Interbike 2016, Part VII

Interbike 2016, Part VII

Vic Armijo is a buddy from the media world going back 20 years or so. His byline has appeared most everywhere at some point in time. These days he may be best known as an event promotor (The Tour ...

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The Whelm

The Whelm

Back in the early 1990s I played a computer game based around the F/A-18 Hornet. I think they call those first-person flyers, as opposed to first-person shooters, but trust me, there was plenty ...

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Interbike 2016, Part VI

Interbike 2016, Part VI

I’ll admit that there were some “new” things shown at Interbike that I’d already seen at Press Camp or even Sea Otter. No matter. In the intervening months, things ...

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Interbike 2016, Part V

Interbike 2016, Part V

As a kid, every Christmas season I would receive the FAO Schwarz toy catalog. I’m not sure why, but it would come in the mail and then I’d obsess over the many toys it displayed that ...

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Interbike 2016, Part IV

Interbike 2016, Part IV

If there’s been one recurring theme of this year’s Interbike, it has, unfortunately, been the constant refrain of how small the show is, who isn’t here. I’m just going to ...

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Interbike 2016, Part III

Interbike 2016, Part III

I got to ride two different bikes today with the new Dura-Ace R9100. The first bike was the Fuji SL disc. This is a revision of the SL, which was introduced last year. The SL disc adds 75 grams ...

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Interbike 2016, Part II

Interbike 2016, Part II

The biggest component story at Interbike, at least so far—is the long-awaited release of FSA’s electronic group, K-Force WE. FSA has been threatening to release a full component group since ...

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Interbike 2016, Part I

Interbike 2016, Part I

Among the many strange truths that emerge when one works in the bike industry is how my colleagues and I all use our universal detestation of Las Vegas as a kind of proof to demonstrate our ...

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