Tag Archives: Interbike

Mavic’s La Maison Jaune

Mavic’s La Maison Jaune

It used to be you could go to a trade show, show some stuff and your rep force would write down orders. And then they’d visit the dealers that didn’t go to Interbike and write a bunch ...

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Interbike, the Debrief

Trade shows are an odd phenomenon. They are like little artificial malls where you go shopping but no actual commerce is conducted. The best you can really hope for is the promise of future ...

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2013 Interbike, Part 1

Do you remember that Coyote and Road Runner cartoon where Wile E. Coyote purchases the Acme rocket sled only to shoot up into the stars upon ignition and explode, thus turning into a ...

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Friday Group Ride #184

As a kid, I could never quite wrap my head around a visit to the toy store. On the one hand, everything I could ever want was there. On the other, I knew I couldn’t have it all, and so an ...

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Friday Group Ride #144

Today is what is known in the US as Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving and the official beginning of the consumer frenzy that precedes Christmas. Bike shops across the country will spend ...

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First Ride

I’m in Salt Lake City, about to embark on a six-day ride from here to Las Vegas. For the last five years Specialized has hosted a ride from its headquarters in Morgan Hill to Las Vegas and ...

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NAHBS: Great Lug Work

Atmo’s Newvex lugs in a naked frame. Given the way coverage of NAHBS has exploded in the last few years, I came to the conclusion that there’s really no reason for RKP to be an ...

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Bill Fields: 1935-2010

The bicycle industry has lost a giant. Bill Fields, a man whose career changed the bicycle industry in the United States has died following a prolonged illness that began with West Nile Virus. ...

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The Promise of Schwag

I want those Vans in the worst way. The inevitable outcome to going to any trade show is coming home with armfuls of stuff. Mostly, it’s product literature. That’s true no matter what sort of ...

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