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bman33 RichardCunningham's article
Dec 10, 2018 at 13:38
21 hours
Rest in Peace: The Rise & Fall of Interbike
Ever raced one? It's fun. Is the term 'Enduro' over used like 'Extreme' was in the 90's? Sure. The format and racing itself is pretty cool.
bman33 RichardCunningham's article
Dec 10, 2018 at 11:48
23 hours
Rest in Peace: The Rise & Fall of Interbike
Great write up and you are pretty much spot on. I went to an Interbike years ago. The snobbery and smugness was thick.
bman33 RichardCunningham's article
Dec 10, 2018 at 10:57
24 hours
Rest in Peace: The Rise & Fall of Interbike
Yep. I wish cars, motos and computers never evolved either. Disk brakes? Psssh, Drums are where it's at. Who needs power windows or Fuel Injection? Why do we need color TV or more than 3 channels? Beta is the best video format, why did it go away? My Chuck Taylors are as good for basketball now as they were back in 1965...etc. etc. In the 90's and early 2000's MTB advanced rapidly because it was new and the bikes were not up to par. And 2/3 of the suspension and frame design was shit. I lived and rode thru it. But somehow folks see it as the 'glory days'. Most all bikes are light years ahead compared to just a few years ago. Suspension and geometry design has settled to a few solid approaches. Incremental gains are the norm. A handful are marketing BS. However, overall, the minor improvements are actual improvements like them or not. Nothing prevents you from riding you 26" bike till it the paint falls off. Maxxis has brand new tires /tubes in 26". Fox and RS make brand new 2019 model forks in 26" . You can find 135, 142 hubs loads of places now and I see 26" rims on numerous sites very often.
bman33 RichardCunningham's article
Dec 10, 2018 at 10:52
24 hours
Rest in Peace: The Rise & Fall of Interbike
@jimeg: That mentality is seeping into the online mags/blogs now as well since everyone is going there /here for info vs. printed mags
bman33 RichardCunningham's article
Dec 10, 2018 at 10:50
24 hours
Rest in Peace: The Rise & Fall of Interbike
And 20 years ago it was a new color and the newest version of Shimano. Nothing has changed. If ANY business doesn't sell new products, they go away. Don't want new stuff, don't buy it. Not a single person or company is putting a gun to your head to make your purchase. You can ride the exact same trails today and tomorrow on the same bike you have now. Nothing will change.
bman33 mikelevy's article
Dec 6, 2018 at 18:38
Dec 6, 2018
Interbike Cancelled for 2019
@Gregorysmithj1: I would be shocked if it's anywhere near that value. Only bike industry folks know the name really. With that, most of us know the brand has been hurting for a while.
bman33 mikelevy's article
Dec 6, 2018 at 18:33
Dec 6, 2018
Interbike Cancelled for 2019
It's only a name/brand now. Other than a few other office assets, maybe a few trade show set up materials, what is it worth? Not much
bman33 mikelevy's article
Dec 6, 2018 at 18:32
Dec 6, 2018
Interbike Cancelled for 2019
@Fix-the-Spade: Thank you for the logic. Interbike has been on life support long before Trump ever came into the politic sphere.
bman33 mikelevy's article
Dec 6, 2018 at 17:18
Dec 6, 2018
Interbike Cancelled for 2019
Completely laughable blaming it on "Tariffs". Taking all politics out, Interbike has been going down for years. The bike industry no longer see the value in that trade show and it's huge fees. With localized and focused events, social media etc, bike companies can reach their vendors and market much more efficiently
bman33 mikekazimer's article
Dec 6, 2018 at 15:04
Dec 6, 2018
Field Test: Yeti SB150
Second to last pic.
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