Las Vegas Bike Show Report!
INTERBIKE 2001

Published 10/10/2001              Click on images for full size pics...


Treasure Island Resort was the official show hotel...

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The webmaster took this picture entering the resort casino...

Despite the terrorist attacks, the bicycle industry showed they were not intimidated and flocked to Las Vegas!

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Overviews of the big halls filled with bicycle stuff.

Racing was rampant at the show...

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Tioga had racy remote control cars and racy models supervising.

Another company (?) had trainer races w/emcee that got pretty intense!  


Specialized had an incredibly strong showing of bikes and accessories...

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The new top-of-the-line S-2 helmet and

a fun "Bigger Wheel" adult sized show trikes
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Giant is now the #2 bike brand in the USA and showed it self as a serious contender...

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Giant had an impressive display and a radical new comfort bike...

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The lightest bike at the show?


Italian goods are guaranteed to always excite show goers!

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L. Campy carbon hub...R. The new Brico "twinner" helmet...

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The Carrera Mod. "Shield" steel and carbon frame...

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Colnago looked even flashier this year, if that's possible!

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The Selle Italia booth was an art gallery!

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Somec had an artistic paint job and the new Limar helmet is art too!

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Pegoretti showed a lovely lug framed bike...

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Pinarello made its bid to be the highest (over?) priced bicycle line!

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DeRosa still makes a lugged frame bike, the Primato

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Maurizio Fondreist's bike line re-emerges...

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Rossin brand back in the USA!

Sadly not very aesthetically distinctive ...

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The "Stealth" saddle by Isca Selle!

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Torelli bikes had beautiful paint and finish!

 

Campagnolo put a few exotic goodies in the market.... again!

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The USA companies all looked really refined and leading edge!

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North Carolina's own Cane Creek booth...

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Felt Racing extensively broadened it's exotic road and triathlon line

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CoMotion was nice looking as always...

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A clever variation on the classic design by Grail..and the new Kestrel MTB.

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Art springs into life in the most amazing places...

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Burley premiered their first ever Aluminum tandem bikes...

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Your search is over..a fur covered cycle truck

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Independent Fabrications (IF) had a tasty
hippy flower motif going on this bike...

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Eastern showed a lugged BMX frame!

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Oakley's display was formidable! Few escapees....

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Litespeed show their new super light Ghisallo Ti bike and aluminum models.

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Richard Schwinn and Chuck Schmidt look at
the amazing new "Twinn-head" Gunnar.


Great Britain

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Mark Joynt of Omega Cycles in Kent has re-introduced
two famous British marques in Gillot.....

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.....and Hetchins. Some controversy brewed about
who actually had the rights to the latter...

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Brooks saddles showed an attractive neo-classic bag.


International offerings

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Catlike looked like a full-on pro Tour de France helmet!!!

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Orbea (Spain) was definitely one of the hottest bikes at the show

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South Africa made womens saddle

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Australia exotic track bikes

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?

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Canada's Rocky Mountain bikes 

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GURU from Canada

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China made, Huffy owned AirBourne


France's Look made a big impression...

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The unique French artistic style is apparent in these new Look bikes.