Bike Show Report!
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The InterBike "Dirt Demo" Day was
actually an opportunity to ride both mountain and road bikes... The wait for
Specialized Epic bikes was over an hour! 300 folks crowded in to look
were the Dirt Demo was held...
The demo itself was a mad house of people, bikes
L to R: XTR shifter, SR shock fork, Bianchi
Milano, Orange with one legged fork.
Browning showed off their auto rear shifting
system to go with the
auto front that has been around a few years...
little quick "tourist" stuff
before the show opened on Sunday morning.
Not far away was beautiful Lake Mead and Hoover dam.
Welcome to Las Vegas' Venetian casino!
National Bicycle Dealers eat and talk prior to
the show opening...
The InterBike show set new records for
attendance, 20,000 folks the first day...
Campagnolo is one of the first display near the
Giant displayed Beloki's and Olana's actual race bikes as well as all
sorts of new stuff.
Olana's TT bike and Beloki's 2002 full carbon
fiber racing bike
New! Recumbent, cutaway carbon frame and shaped aluminum
international selection of bikes and accessories made up a complex
L: Neat folding bikes
R: New Avid MTB stem
L: FSA carbon bars and seatpost! .....
R: What looks like a racing bike.. but with a motor!
L: Selle Italia studded (?)
R: "Catlike" helmet
highly regarded Connex chains are soon available in Titanium..
R: Masi, smarting from reaction to their 2002 aluminum bikes, offers
more traditional looking steel models....
Teschner from Australia had this lugged marvel
were very conspicuous as innovators and industry leaders...
Waterford's Richard Schwinn premiered the
amazing 3 pound R-33 frame
L: The delectable CAT-USA brake calipers...110 grams!
R: Cute little Burro bikes!
L: Co-Motion "Americano" filet brazed tourer.....
R: Eggbeater "triple Ti" pedals
Two wild Klein paint jobs
Ritchey's ingenious new take apart design...
L: This Seven mtb uses new Maverick shocks...
R: Felt tri-bike custom
A frame jig so well made, it would seemingly
be impossible to make a bad frame on it (?)
Jim Montgomery's custom Max tub frame..
Look at that gorgeous lug work!
L: New Saddleco mesh support
R: Serfas spacey helmet.
L: New Reynolds (ex-Lew) wheels
R: New artsy Merlin "Cielo"
Campagnolo three different Chorus derailleurs
and carbon Record headset.
Colnago all looked fast and fancy.. The new C-40
stays are... different!
Two unusual Selle San Marco saddles
DeRosa was strikingly good looking.. The
Primato steel was one of the best made bikes in the show, at any price...and
the King, well, a TourdeForce!
Top level Nagasawa track bikes
L: New Suntour rear derailleur
R: Swedish Army bicycle
L: Techtro center pull and "long reach" dual pivot side pull
R: TISO (Italy) rear derailleur and carbon headset..
More North American companies!
Lightest yet? Litespeed Ghisallo framed M2 racer was said to be 10.3 lbs!
Rivendell had their new complete bikes.. The
Romulus for most and the Redwood for very tall folk.
Airborne, the new Torch is SEAMLESS 6-4 titanium! Mtb detail at
Lemond bike with carbon rear and Ti front..
Tomac (by Litespeed) with light weight!
Guru had their own 1/2 Ti, 1/2 Carbon...
Larry Black from Mt. Airy Md cranks it out
against a young guy...
L: Nova Cycle showed a large selection of stainless steel fittings..
R: Titus displayed an unusual blend of
carbon inside the Titanium tubes...
SDG showed their VERY light
and trick rail mounted saddle & seatpost.