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Patrick9-32 RichardCunningham's article
Dec 10, 2018 at 7:13
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Rest in Peace: The Rise & Fall of Interbike
@neorider: Why should the bike manufacturers pay many thousands of dollars to appear at a show like that to do nothing that a well publicised demo day held by their local dealer in that area couldn't achieve for a tenth of the cost though? The thing people are missing is that Interbike, Eurobike and Taipei are not for customers. They are for manufacturers to show their new stuff to dealers and the press but that dynamic is dying with the dealer days and press camps being supported by social campaigns to tell customer directly about new products. For a company like Specialized or similar I wouldn't be surprised if the total cost of doing Interbike the way they used to do it was half a million dollars. Imagine how many dealers you can show a good time at a dedicated weekend for that kind of money. A weekend where they not only find out more about your new bikes than they ever would at the show but they also think you are great and want to get invited back next year so they do their best to sell your product.
Patrick9-32 RichardCunningham's article
Dec 10, 2018 at 6:41
2 hours
Rest in Peace: The Rise & Fall of Interbike
You can't talk business with customers around. The festival atmosphere is fun for the punters but you can't sell someone a 2019 bike while your colleague explains the ways in which it will be changing for 2020 to someone who needs that information next to you. This was what Interbike was before the world changed. A chance for the business to be done. Then the big brands dropped it in favour of having the press/dealer's full attention rather than a few minutes of a hectic day and the whole thing shrivelled. There is a reason the big brands do dealer camps and press camps. Shops, press, parts manufacturers etc all have to know what is happening in advance of the public.
Patrick9-32 mikelevy's article
Dec 7, 2018 at 7:35
Dec 7, 2018
Interbike Cancelled for 2019
@TG-air: I can't even find what CABDA stands for.
Patrick9-32 mikelevy's article
Dec 7, 2018 at 4:26
Dec 7, 2018
Interbike Cancelled for 2019
All the bikes in this list are great, just because $8000 bikes exist doesn't mean you have to buy them and it makes the bikes you do buy better. https://reviews.mtbr.com/best-mountain-bikes-under-2000 Proliferation of standards is annoying but it is done because the designers are looking to improve the bikes. It is cheaper and easier for them to use an existing standard but if it doesn't do what they want they sometimes choose to develop something new.
Patrick9-32 pinkbikeaudience's article
Dec 6, 2018 at 9:21
Dec 6, 2018
Patrick9-32 pinkbikeaudience's article
Dec 6, 2018 at 3:48
Dec 6, 2018
Win AG-2 Grips Signed by Aaron Gwin - Pinkbike's Advent Calendar Giveaway
Probably signed the cardboard backing of the packaging I would imagine.
Patrick9-32 pinkbikeaudience's article
Dec 5, 2018 at 4:00
Dec 5, 2018
Win a Flow MK3 Wheelset & Quart of Sealant - Pinkbike's Advent Calendar Giveaway
I didn't know they offered these in 26". That's great. From a business point of view, there is no way I would have been on Stan's site and worked that out without them being in the Advent calendar so its gotta be worth it for them and its great for us too.
Patrick9-32 pinkbikeaudience's article
Dec 5, 2018 at 1:49
Dec 5, 2018
Win a Flow MK3 Wheelset & Quart of Sealant - Pinkbike's Advent Calendar Giveaway
Did you spend all year practising alliteration with everyday objects to be ready for this?
Patrick9-32 pinkbikeaudience's article
Dec 5, 2018 at 1:47
Dec 5, 2018
Win a Polygon Trid ZZ Custom Edition - Pinkbike's Advent Calendar Giveaway
@Bluefire: I think the green is a little less luminous now. Nice.
Patrick9-32 pinkbikeaudience's article
Dec 4, 2018 at 6:53
Dec 4, 2018
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