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Vancouver Bike Show 2015 - Video Added

Mar 10, 2015
by Chris Johannes  
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Vancouver Bike Show 2015

Many cyclists from British Columbia feel that they're pretty fortunate to ride in a place that recognizes cycling as a great way of life. Mountain bikers, roadies, commuters, bmx'ers, and all west coast cyclists share more than dirt and pavement. There is history here, an established community that includes riders, advocates, artists, and bike industry workers that have cranked out some world class riders and technologies. Although the Vancouver Bike Show is a smaller, more casual affair, many of those folks showed up to this weekend to chat with old friends and show the general public what they're all about.



Vancouver Bike Show 2015
  Brett Tippie interviews some of his biggest fans.

Vancouver Bike Show 2015
  Rocky Mountain Altitude 790MSL Rally Edition.

Vancouver Bike Show 2015
  Fill in a raffle ticket at the Pinkbike lounge to win a Ghost mountain bike.

Vancouver Bike Show 2015
  The United Bicycle Institute in Portland has been teaching hands-on technical skills for over 30 years.

Vancouver Bike Show 2015
  We think these guys are from the future.

Vancouver Bike Show 2015
  The time machine.

Vancouver Bike Show 2015
  Carbon Monocoque Marin Attack Trail XT9.

Vancouver Bike Show 2015
  Some of the brain power behind Pinkbike and Trailforks.

Vancouver Bike Show 2015
  Trailforks was on hand to demonstrate how the trail management site works.

Vancouver Bike Show 2015
  BC based Pinkbike made sure they were on hand to keep the local stoke alive.

Vancouver Bike Show 2015
  Silverstar Bike Park has been trail building. The mountain has over 50km of downhill trails including a new area with over 35km of cross-country trails.

Vancouver Bike Show 2015
  Do you remember your first bike?

Vancouver Bike Show 2015
  Cycling BC coordinator Ben and superhuman ex-Olympian pro-cyclist Andreas Hestler.

Vancouver Bike Show 2015
  British Columbia has so many great riding areas for tourists and locals.

Vancouver Bike Show 2015
  Since 2004 Kelli and Darren from Endless Biking have provided mountain bike lessons, rentals, and tours for all skill levels.

Vancouver Bike Show 2015
  Check out Cumberland's trails and the Riding Fool Hostel for a unique ride experience. Bank the eight ball and pass me a Lucky Lager.

Vancouver Bike Show 2015
  The Dutch are bike crazy despite the fact there are no mountains.

Vancouver Bike Show 2015
  The lads wait their turn to show their jumping skills.

Vancouver Bike Show 2015
  Bike flips are almost routine these days...almost.

Vancouver Bike Show 2015
  The winning jump. Don't try this a home.

Vancouver Bike Show 2015
   Jam Session - 1st place rider Tyler Hornes.

Vancouver Bike Show 2015
   Jam Session - Tied for 3rd pIace Ben Boyko.

Vancouver Bike Show 2015
  The judges determined which riders took home the cash prizes.

Vancouver Bike Show 2015
  Colanago and Ferrari team up to make high-end carbon road bikes. The listed price for the 2015 Ferrari California T was $335K. Not including tax.

Vancouver Bike Show 2015
  The Hive Printing has a nice variety of bike themed T-shirts.

Vancouver Bike Show 2015
   The Lake2Lake Ride for Rwanda is a fully supported 220km two day event in the Okanagan for a good casue.

Vancouver Bike Show 2015
   A handbuilt 4130 chromo MacNeil hybrid bmx 26". They also make a 29" for about $750 CAD.

Vancouver Bike Show 2015
  Cheers to Canada's only grand tour winner and former mountain bike racer. Does Eddy have a Belgian beer named after him?

Vancouver Bike Show 2015
  Clug's simple but effective bike storage design is available in various models to fit your bike.

Vancouver Bike Show 2015
  Ted and Janet from the Wheelmen.

Vancouver Bike Show 2015
  Step-through Schwinn Deluxe.

Vancouver Bike Show 2015
  1915 Elgin. That bike is a hundred years old.

Vancouver Bike Show 2015
   A North Shore Mountain Bike Association membership is about $40. Trails for All - Trails forever - John, Vince, Tara, and Digger.

Vancouver Bike Show 2015
  BMW Cruise e-bike.

Vancouver Bike Show 2015
  Code Performance Wear.

Vancouver Bike Show 2015
  A custom Kranked Interface is used to mount the EGO electric assist on a Santa Cruz V10. The battery is carried by the rider.

Vancouver Bike Show 2015
  Film creator Bjorn has been thinking about the future.

Vancouver Bike Show 2015
  You can swap the size of the drive ring. Watch for further developments.

Vancouver Bike Show 2015
  Local legend Wade Simmons continues to expand his fan base.





44 Comments

  • 31 0
 "The battery is carried by the rider"

My battery is in my legs.
  • 24 3
 Absolute waste of time! The only bike companies there were Rocky, Marin, and Xpezo. Everything else were clearance spandex sales, bike sales, subscription booths, E-Bikes (full-on E-bikes, none of the pedal assisted ones) and generally uninterested representatives. Took me 5 minutes to do a full lap and there was nothing else to see. No free swag, no stickers, just people trying to sell you things you seriously don't need. Never coming back until the person in charge does something differently.
  • 6 2
 So true waste of $15 and 2 hours of travel time
  • 5 2
 Wow, sounds just like our Toronto bike show last weekend, 15 bucks to get in and nothin but road bikes, hardtail 29ers, and a few trail rigs at msrp or above.
  • 4 1
 Mountain biking was very poorly represented at this event. pretty pathetic for being in Van BC.
  • 2 1
 I got in for free and I still felt robbed. Could have gone and rode CGP
  • 2 1
 So true I took the day off there to get parts for my bike and no one had the parts I needed and ZM cycle had stuff but it was way over priced total waste of my day
  • 3 11
flag enduroelite (Mar 10, 2015 at 14:25) (Below Threshold)
 15 bucks to look at bikes and talk about bikes and dream about bikes. 15 bucks to go see a shitty movie that will give me nothing back in return... I'll take that bikes for 15 bucks any day. stop whining you spoiled brats
  • 9 0
 go enduro yourself
  • 3 9
flag enduroelite (Mar 10, 2015 at 14:31) (Below Threshold)
 I think I will, I just love to ride my bike!!! Don't forget to oil the wheels on your roller blades
  • 1 0
 Ok, so who pissed in who's Corn Flakes?
  • 1 0
 Well I'm sure glad I didn't go!
  • 11 0
 Oh my God! What are they doing to those poor Santa Cruz's. Please never put a clamp on my V10!
  • 7 0
 I want to be 5 years-old again and have one of those First Bike sled/ski balance bikes! It's 2015, let's have that time machine going; chop chop!

Also in before verbal violence concerning the Kranked e-bike kit.
  • 5 0
 I have to agree with most of these comments! We paid good money to come to this show to represent our small business which offers fully legit mountain bike vacations, guided tours, lessons and shuttle services in Revelstoke BC. We couldn't get into the bike show side because it was full but we were only one row away in the outdoor adventure side. While we did meet and chat with some great people, we also had promises of 20000 people in attendance. I would guess there were maybe half of that over the weekend, barely any of whom were actual mountain bikers. Where was the rest of the biking industry? Ebikes, commuters and spandex were represented here more than mountain biking! Will not be spending my hard earned money for a booth here next year!
  • 2 0
 Hey, I'm really sorry to hear that. I don't remember seeing your booth (really shows how dominant the outdoor show as over the bike show), but the only thing I can say is I'm sincerely sorry for investing in such a promising event (on paper). Minus the big boys with plenty of money to invest in these events, I sort of pity the smaller players that are genuinely stoked for these events but end up with the shit end of the stick in terms of attendance, placement, and etc.

Sorry I couldn't find your booth, I would have been interested in talking to you guys about REAL mountain biking and coming up to Revelstoke for some biking in the summer.

Cheers man, hope things improve in the future.
  • 7 0
 cool. my kids are so stoked that it was them in the picture with tippie getting an autograph! thanks tippie
  • 2 0
 Sorry correction, pick another brand of bikes to power up,it's early in the morning but this got me kranked. I worked the T dot bike show this weekend and all I saw was battery powered fatbikes, hybrids and so on, like I said just all kranked up after I saw this.
  • 4 0
 Man people really hate what they don't understand......that kit on the Santa Cruz is awesome! When you try one it'll change your world upside down!
  • 1 1
 What's not to understand? You clamp an electric motor on a carbon fibre tube... A $3000 carbon fibre tube...What could go wrong?
  • 2 0
 Wish I had the time and money to get Vancouver an International Bicycle Show. Great work to the people who came out, but IMO this show is a little 'small town' for Vancouver.
  • 1 0
 The "Bike Show"...or whatever you really want to call it...definitely left me wanting this year. The change of venue was a disappointment and I am guessing that could be a reason for the lack of showing from the different manufactures. While Canada Place is a nice venue in general, it just doesn't seem to be the right place for the Outdoor/Bike Show. In the past, there was usually a strong showing from bike companies with tons local bike shops in tow, selling discounted gear and parts. There was really little of that this year. I hope that this was an one-of bad showing and not a start of a decline.

This would probably never going to happen but I really hope that they get the show back into BC Place.
  • 1 0
 Went last year, had a great time catching up with some peeps but the show itself wasn't that good. Looks like I didn't miss much this year. Sad... This show could've been made so much better. My first year going, I thought it was going to be something like Interbike, but it doesn't even come close
  • 2 0
 Ha, I showed up to jump with the kids as well. In fact, my son filmed a bunch of my air bag shenanigans.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOLAJdxLuyM
  • 1 0
 It was a waste of time this year. Got a good deal on a tent and sleeping bag. Spent more time looking at that than the whole bike show combined. All Ebike crap and no MTB parts or apparel. Will not be returing next year.
  • 2 0
 i want those bars on that Elgin....Seriously, where can you buy bars like that?
  • 3 0
 Boyko just showing up to ride with the kids
  • 3 0
 Haven't seen that name forever!
  • 3 0
 Come to Outerbike Whistler June 4-7
  • 3 1
 This looks like it was shot on a 10 year old point & shoot.
  • 2 1
 was glad I had a free ticket.. was hoping to see something cool and new. not ebike... no shimano or sram booth... dafuq
  • 4 2
 if that v10 is the future, i'll stay in the past...
  • 5 3
 Ebikes make me puke!!!!!!!!!! Keep them off the trails!
  • 1 1
 What happened to the old days when the bike show was at BC place? And didn't suck? Not sure why Vanvouver can't put on a decent bike show.....
  • 1 0
 I really liked the ''Bikeroom" booth, professional, even for kids. did a very good job!
  • 3 3
 I agree with trailster2danman, pick another brand to power up a bike, but leave Santa Cruz bikes out,especially the v10
  • 1 0
 BOYKOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! Yes, awesome to see him again. I did not expect that.
  • 5 5
 everything was awesome until i got to that damm Kranked SHIT!!!!
  • 3 3
 everything was pretty good until i saw the e-bike picture...
  • 1 4
 Just a TAD better then the toronto bike show...
  • 1 1
 i was being sarcastic, the toronto bike show was just shit road bikes
  • 1 1
 ahh so was this one..
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