I think We The People has a real winner here! Having all the tools you need to do just about everything to you bike, in your bike sounds like such a great thing.
The past year has been pretty interesting for Primo. They’ve been making some big changes internally with the brand and the team so things are just starting to get rolling back on track. I didn’t expect there to be any major changes to the product line up for this year because of that. Things have been looking pretty good lately so I’d expect some bigger changes in the next few months.
Well, here I am sitting here at the McCarran airport at 5:24 a.m waiting on my flight back to Minnesota so I can make it back in time for a family reunion. I’m sitting here thinking where the hell the last couple of days have gone. How did I not collapse in the process of running around to the booths, o.d’ing on information and photos, then running and uploading them for you guys to check out? I don’t know, but I survived and I’m real psyched that so many people were down to check out what I had going on. I can’t even begin to express my appreciation for everyone who has come through to take a look at what I posted up and the people linking to it.
A huge thank you to everyone.
There were definitely a lot of trends I noticed this year that seemed to be comforting in a sense. Let me sum up a few things I noticed. Frame and part weights have seemed to rebound a bit with brands starting to bulk up on parts where they weren’t strong enough. They are finally able to balance out what works and what doesn’t and that means stronger, longer lasting products. Seat tube heights are coming back up so the scooter trend appears to be going away. There was a push for brakes from a few brands this year which, from actually talking to a few shops, is in fact starting to come back a bit. There wasn’t a lot of brands into the idea of 9″ rise bars, so I’m going out on a limb and saying it will hopefully be a short lived trend. I think everyone was really focused on creating realistic products that served purpose over trends. The final trend I noticed was the whacky colors were toned down a fair amount this year and replaced with the classics like chrome, silver and black.
Below you can find links to every single booth I hit this year incase you missed some. I apologize to any brands that were at Interbike and I didn’t have a chance to cover. It’s a one man operation so I had to move as quick as possible to get what I could done.
Profile and Madera
The Shadow Conspiracy
That’s 45 brands that were covered at Interbike. Something like 1,182 photos. Yeah… that’s a lot of stuff to get done in 3 days. I’ve also got another goodie coming from Interbike in the next day or so that I think a lot of people will have a few words about…
Thank you again for taking the time to check this out. I appreciate it huge. Until next year, Interbike!
I didn’t get a chance to hit up the Animal suite to see their new product, but they at least have a bunch of photos up on their website now. Check it!
Like I said below, I didn’t make it up to the Demolition suite to check out their new products. They at least have a preview up on their site with some of their new stuff. Check it out here.
I didn’t get a chance to check out the suite that Volume had stocked with their new goodies, but luckily they posted up a preview right here.
Leigh Ramsdell gives you a look at what Eastern had to show off at Interbike.