Here are those photos from Interbike you have been waiting for. I might not be the fastest poster in the world, since I am a team of one unlike Pinkbike, MTBr, Sick Lines or "insert Your Favorite MTB Website Here!." I do get to most of these events under my own resources and funding (while working my normal fulltime job). I guess till I have my own dream team as the other sites, I just got to work at my own pace. So here it is, this years Interbike Photo Gallery BBR Style. I focused on the companies that brought new things to table, least updated their current lines or simply caught my attention. I have to admit there was plently of cool things I might have miss, but there's no need to cry over spilled milk.
Just sitting in the airport waiting for my flight to board. Im in tow with Lucky & Donelle, should be interesting trip. I hope to see a lot of fresh goods for the coming year. Hopefully I can do some riding too, besides for dirt demo, planning doing some skatepark action. There's a another Jam sponsored by Atomlab, Thrash Bikes, NJDirt & other look below for more info.
Bikes with chains may be becoming an endangered species. Belt-driven bikes, which were introduced by boutique bike makers a couple of years ago, are just starting to hit the mainstream. Trek has introduced two new urban bikes for 2009 with belt drives rather than chains, and they look pretty sweet. The benefit to a belt drive system over a chain and shifters system is that it won't stretch and break over time like a chain, weighs significantly less, stays clean (and keeps your cuffs clean) and is quiet. The downside? It's more expensive. The two bikes Trek has unveiled, the District and the Soho, will run you $930 and $990, respectively. But as with all new tech, the prices are always highest right when it starts hitting the mainstream. Look for bikes with belt drives to start coming from many more big bike companies for much less in the coming years.