2012 Vancouver Bike Show - Day 2

Mar 6, 2012
by Ian Hylands  
 
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Day Two of the Vancouver Bike Show saw the Pinkbike crew back at it at the Vancouver Convention Center...



  The Pinkbike Tattoo Parlor was in full swing with kids of all ages coming by to get decorated by the PB girls, and enter for a chance at winning a Norco. This guy had a real tattoo of a Canadian flag on the back of his head and was only happy to add to it.

  Leon Lebeniste displayed their beautiful wooden bike racks, perfect for hanging your ride in the garage, or in the living room.


  Dirty Girls showed off some new T-Shirt designs while EVOC had some new XC and all mountain/enduro packs on display. These things are awesome, and the Enduro packs come with a built in back protector.




  There was a whole bunch of bike stuff on display, ranging from hipster friendly Chrome bags and shoes to some very cool Nutcase helmets. Giant bikes were in full effect, as well as some stuff that was just plain interesting, like this new internal gyro from O'Neil Bikes.


  Wade Simmons was at the Rocky Mountain booth answering questions and helping people out, while Steve Dickin and Jeff Anderson of Trials Stars put on a few more demos and signed a ton of autographs.

Vancouver Bike Show 2012

Vancouver Bike Show 2012

Vancouver Bike Show 2012

  There were a few dj's present throughout the weekend, keeping the tunes going and creating a positive vibe for the event. We were stoked to be located right next to Beats & Bikes and the DJ Trike, great music all weekend.



  Not only did Beats & Bikes keep us stoked with music for the weekend, they also had a bunch of cool stuff on display including this brand new belt driven bike. You never realize how loud a chain is until you ride a bike without one.

  Geoff Gulevich hung out at the Pinkbike booth for a bit, signing, or maybe drawing is a better word, autographs for people.

  Sasquatch figured the Tipster stole his beer and finally caught up with him at the end of the show.




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51 Comments

  • + 64
 im sure im not the first one to think that that internal gyro looks like a pile of crap
  • + 3
 I think the gyro would be more solid, but it would decrease the structural integrity of the frame, and if the gyro breaks you might need a whole new frame... In other words I agree.
  • + 4
 KHE did an internal gyro on their flatland bikes a few years back. And why would a legit bike have a quill stem??

ed: and it does look like a big pile.
  • + 6
 BSal. they did. Now they don't. Someone should get some history lessons haha. total crap
  • + 5
 WHERE IS A VIDEO FROM DAY 2 TIPPIE?????
  • + 3
 @ mnorris, wat???
  • + 0
 My friend was talking to the owner of oneil and he asked if they were going to use chromolly for the frames bext year he said he didnt know what chromolly was. He also asked what kind of bb it had he didnt know what that was either he thought my friend was talking about the head set and then the owner said next year there bikes r gunna be made out of highten steel and there bikes are gunna be up there with haro and wethepeople. The bikes are walmart special if ya ask me maybe canadian tire lol
  • + 1
 is that a quilled stem?? so far behind its unreal
  • + 26
 Titties and Beer
  • + 15
 Tippie and bear
  • + 1
 Yeah! Fuck that dirty ape up Tippie!
  • + 6
 What the hell is the guy in the vest, cowboy hat and sneakers supposed to be? Other than ridiculous...
  • + 5
 Canadian....
  • + 2
 hahahahaha.
  • + 3
 Haha that was funny - the Bike Show was part of a big Outdoor show - Golfing, Skiing resorts, Camping etc.
  • + 2
 he looks like my socials teacher.
  • + 2
 Straight out of Vernon BC
  • + 3
 looks like a proper vernon wanker
  • + 7
 That belt drive is pure sexy! no two ways about it!
  • + 2
 @ The-Medic:

"Dude with the girl: you need to be beaten with a 2x4 untill you get over whatever's going on with you. Luckily you've got a helmet on so it'll help.

You making on-line threats or just being a pure hater? I'm confused. Here I am reading these posts and there you are making violent threats like this guy stole your dreams and robbed you of your ego. What is it? You HATE the guy who this guy is playing/portraying or just hate these people trying to do something different? You sound mad. Not just mad at bikes, the bike show, the blonde girl, the air, oxygen, what else makes you this mad to say this guy needs to get beat with a 2X4? Anyways, I read your comment and dude, get a hobby. You sound mad at life and looks like it's taking a tole on your character on line with more people feeding your ignorance. You don't like what happened at this bike show then move on. Or how about this. That 2x4 you wanna beat this guy with, try something different. Grab a 100 or more. Make a booth, and make it look nice. Go to a trade show with your product (s) (if you have any except hate and ignorance) and tell people what you do and why you do it. You can make a change. You just have to be educated to do it. Lucky are you my friend, all the way in Portland being a INTERNET PACINO.

You might need a "medic" if you say the wrong words to a savage dude. It's a cold, cold, cold world.
  • + 1
 I'm really disappointed not to see photos of some of "the really cool nutcase helmets" and stuff when i see so many photos of PB people having fun. there is Facebook, and the homepage for new releases, I understand the importance of establishing the flow of images and providing context of an environment, which was done in a rather egalitarian way for bike related media, thank you, but what happened to some of the product features isn't that the news of a bike show? I mean I'm glad the trip was a blast, but something seems off when the tag line on a picture of some sponsors product is by the way these other guys had cool product too.
  • + 5
 Thanks for the feed back - the show is a bit of a mix at this time - not a place where companies are displaying new products for the first time, but rather a grouping of shops and area reps showing off items for the spring season ahead. There were a handfull of shops selling products, but mostly it's a show to educate people on products or what a company is about in the area. Think Sea Otter and Interbike for new product releases.
  • + 1
 Agreed, but there seems to be more photos of people generally dicking about rather than cool new products, which is surely what the show is about?
  • + 1
 @ Sam - unless you were at the show, I don't think I'n gonna win you over on this - it was a show as described above. In the big picture of trade shows, this is aimed at the consumer so that they can come and check out what some stores are up too or there were kids' races - think family environment. It's not at the point yet where companies are there to unveil their 2014 etc products like you find at Sea Otter or Interbike (IB is not a consumer show, but a show where stores see things for the first time and media reports on it). Everything at this show has been covered up to this point at past shows.
  • + 1
 oh ok then fair enough, i guess i wasn't too clued up on what this show was about...
  • + 1
 I agree with Sam... but I can also understand that this was a "different" type of show from Interbike and what not... Still, surely there was more there in terms of "gear" to see then what we got. I'd rather see more pics of clothes then a bunch of "dj's"... I've got a picture here on my computer of my 3 year old cousin pushing play on an ITUNES playlist... by modern terms that makes her a "dj" too. Acording to your description, what "the shops are up to" is... Well, I can't really tell from the pics.
  • + 1
 that make a lot more sense, despite what others seem to think, I really appreciate that bike shows can be about more then products, though I hadn't thought of them as having conference like features before but that totally makes sense.

maybe next time we could get a few audio clips or short "boring videos" of some of the dialogue going down at the event so people can not only visually appreciate whats going on but also engage with the discourse... or just choose not too.

Of course if my memory serves, PB does an amazing job of covering Sea Otter like that so I will just say that I'm looking forward to it Smile thanks for taking the time to answer my query.
  • + 4
 www.oneilbikes.ca

what............is going on here? so much pile
  • + 3
 Vinyl on the decks... As it should be!
  • + 2
 But using Serrato..... that's still cheating
  • + 1
 even worse in the first pic... M-Audio Torq... Frown
  • + 1
 Holy hipster batman! I was thinking that was a solid city bike, nice lines, sweet details, etc, then the images below reminded me why I will never ride a city bike.
  • + 4
 WORD!!! Hipsters are an infestation that needs to be eradicated (and I'm so sorry cause in reality the whole stupid trend started here in Portland OR so...our bad) There are a bunch of really cool bikes out there that I will just never ride because I will NOT be assosciated with the "tight jeans, and non functional thick rimmed glasses" crowd (I love how "unique" they all look dressed in in their uniforms...) Oh and to "beats and Bikes": A) Your girls shirt is a joke... She has no tits and she has even less BEER. and B) Dude with the girl: you need to be beaten with a 2x4 untill you get over whatever's going on with you. Luckily you've got a helmet on so it'll help.
  • + 3
 Whoa. No way those are real people.
  • + 3
 whose the guy trying to be cool??
  • + 3
 I really want one of those evoc packs.
  • + 4
 That Gyro's fugly.
  • + 1
 Once again, no titties and beer...damn you PB for messing with my emotions like that!
  • + 2
 Just plain interesting is right with those internal gyro. Don't get it lol
  • + 1
 While the show looks like great fun and interesting for sure....WHERE are all the sick big travel rigs and parts?????
  • + 1
 Looks like a super good time! hopefully I can make it out there one day
  • + 1
 Dj trikes?go on.... And I've seen a lot more belt drives lately
  • + 1
 yup, that's a dj trike, back end slides in and you can ride it around and then stop and play wherever you are. Complete with power and lights etc...
  • + 2
 belt drives are as old as time, they just never caught on, and probably never will.
  • + 1
 Sasquatch just wanted to get his hands on the Tip!
  • + 2
 Gok wan on the decks ?
  • + 1
 he gets around
  • + 2
 Beats & Bikes
  • - 1
 tippie and bear
  • + 2
 uh...no bear in your woods, eh?

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