The Hoffman booth had stuff of theirs, Simple, and Superstar. I mostly just talked with Brad Simms about his frame “B-Rad” the whole time I was there. It comes with a hops button so you too can 180 over, over bar height rails.
Odyssey had a good booth this year, it similar to last years at least from pictures I remember. The good news is that the Ratchet hub is very near completion. If I remember what George said it will be just a few more weeks and it will finally be available. Also, the ever so popular purple splash will be run as the whole set up. Pedals, hubs, bars, forks, rims, the whole deal. It is a limited editon run though so if you want it, jump on it now.
Ben Ward the manly product designer for Odyssey
Sunday has some real cool things in the works. Obviously, the Funday frame will be out soon. Then there are a few new colorways and different frames. I honestly can’t remember a lot of the details and information, yesterday was such a long day. However, I took a bunch of pictures from their booth.
Some of the new frames/colors.
Aaron Ross signature frame the “Funday”
Profile was a fun booth to stop by. Mark Mulville was there to let me know about his new stem. It is a top load version of the drop down stem they already have out. They are also doing a new colorway (I just have to find the pictures I took of it) and a few other cool things here and there like their seats.
Edit:: I found some more of the pictures I took of Profiles stuff.. check the bottom!
Brian Osborne has a good vision of where he wants Beloe to go. I am pretty stoked on how well things have been going. Here are some photos of what he has going on right now.
These are the new Nathan Williams signature. They are looking good!
These are the new Jim Bauers.
Here is the rest of the line. There are a few Loteks and Duff’s in there just because I don’t know.
Failure has a pretty small booth compared to some of them. I think the biggest thing they got going this year is the Jerimiah Smith Signature frame “Flyin Lion”. Here’s some photos.
I talked with Matt for a bit about what is going to be going on otherwise and he basically just said they will be slimming down the Wessle frame and a few other small things to lighten up their products and such.
This is what I got so far for the DK set up. I think the biggest thing they got going this year would be that there whole complete line is different. No, not a 4, 6, and 8 Pack that you have known for years. All new!.. Check out the photos.
These are two of the many completes that they have going all new for this year. I spotted some race completes and a few others but the booth was pretty busy so I kind of hustled what I could get out of them.
Some of the DK frames, Kachinsky is the man! 2. The new Golf Bag, perfect for flying. I wanted one of these so bad before I flew out. 3. Some of the grips, a few new colors in there.4.Sorry about the photo, basically these are new valve caps, but they are cool because they have a built in spoke wrench. Good little tool to have out while riding that you don’t have to carry around.
So that is what I got so far from DK. I plan on getting back to it eventually and get some more photos, I will do a whole new post if I get some new stuff for you.
I am sitting here in the media room taking a break from all the excitement going on right now. I am just coming to the realization of what I am going through. It is a whirlwind of meeting all these people who I have looked up to, interviewed, heard of, etc. and it is hitting hard. I got here at 10 a.m and it is 2:30 now and I honestly feel like I have been here for 10 minutes. I hope to have the energy I need for the rest of the two days and Nora Cup tonight.
What I am going to do here is try and upload some photos by the different companies booths, I have stopped by quite a few so I might now get much done right now but eventually it will all be there. I will try and fill in with some of the info I can remember from the products to the new things. So, check back in a few minutes I will hopefully have a new update for you.