Video: Vancouver Bike Show 2014 - Just The Tip

Mar 10, 2014 at 22:35
by Rachelle Frazer Boobar  
The Vancouver Bike Show provided a haven of bike related good times over the weekend as the skies opened up and let out a downpour of substantial proportions on Saturday. With over 60 vendors on display, the Bike Show kicks off the season for BC and gets bike enthusiasts amped for the upcoming summer months. The Pinkbike staffers took time off from the booth to wander the show and take in the action over the course of the weekend.

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  PB HQ.

Vancouver Bike Show
  Ian Galbraith of Silverstar Mountain Resort had high traffic both days with people getting pumped on plans for summer ride trips to the resort.

  Thomas Vanderham and Brett Tippie represent!

  Jason Haycock of Norco Bicycles had to man up to a tattoo job after both of his daughters put the pressure on.


  This very pink Xprezo Adhock will be in the hands of one of our tech editors shortly for testing. Stay tuned for a full report in the coming months.

Vancouver Bike Show
  Brett Tippie models his new signature shirt and signed a bunch for lucky show goers over the weekend.

Vancouver Bike Show 2014
  To quote Brandon Chriton of Rocky Mountain Bicycles - they had "Enough carbon on display to build a formula one race car with."

Vancouver Bike Show 2014
  The Bowen Island representatives were sporting arguably the most dapper outfits of the show. In other news Tippie tames a wild buffalo - vraiment.

Vancouver Bike Show 2014
  The Trials Starts Demo Show drew the crowd with their tight skills and entertaining commentary.

Vancouver Bike Show 2014
  Kenny Maude of Lynn Valley Bikes

Vancouver Bike Show 2014
  Colnago were on hand with their unmistakable Italian style.

  The ever smiling ladies from Dirty Girl Designs curated the daily Cycle Fashion show where exhibitors showed off their up-coming lines.

  Jeff Bryson made the message of his company The Bike Room abundantly clear. If you missed that: Jeff teaches people how to maintain and fix their own bikes.

  It may look like solid gold but Leanne and Monica confirmed that the XFusion Revel's stanchions are in fact Gold Slick Ano Aluminum.

  Tippie tried his best to get his mother-in-law to crack a joke for the camera but she politely declined the offer.

  The paddle boarding demo area was pretty popular, we don't think anyone went for a dip but this guy got really close.

  Another pink bike on display, this one being the bike that piloted Ryder Hesjedal to first place in the 2012 Giro d'Italia.

  The Pinkbike Lounge was a popular spot to rest weary feet all day long. This duo from Long Johns had the perfect attire on to lounge around in.

  Mountain Biking BC had every map and piece of information you could possibly think of to assist in any BC bike related adventures you might have been dreaming of undertaking. No excuses with this crew on hand to help.

Vancouver Bike Show 2014
Vancouver Bike Show 2014
  Vancouver Wheelmen Vintage Bicycle Club had a selection of refurbished golden oldies on display. These guys are a like minded bunch of people who collect, restore and ride old metal.

Vancouver Bike Show 2014
  Flying the red, white and black. See you next year!

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117 Comments

  • + 201
 I tried the paddle boarding, it is more fun, so I'll be trading my bikes for one. It's a much simpler sport, more girls involved, and you don't have all the wheel sizes.
  • + 90
 bigger paddles are sall the rage these days, paddle so much faster you see.
  • + 10
 good.
  • + 78
 Protour is back with a vengeance I see
  • + 81
 What's the worst thing about paddle boarding..? Telling your parents that you're gay.
  • + 40
 paddle boarding is pretty rad dude, don't hate
  • + 9
 Yeah, bigger pedals cut through waves like nothing and I heard girls gonna love you for having a bigger one!
  • - 2
 hahaha, thank you very much for that laugh jon-h.
  • + 18
 Way easier to take pictures for your Instagram from a paddle board.
  • + 23
 Make sure you get those enduro paddleboards & boardshorts
  • + 13
 that is like worst than riding a 29 in the surf world bra. hahahahah
  • + 3
 you had me with the wheelsizes Protour
  • + 7
 Protour returns!
  • + 2
 I heard you can get speed stripes of alleyoop hyper resin on the underside of your board, and this will improve efficiency by .99%, and it was
how paddle boards were meant to be back in the 70's when they cocked up the design.
  • + 3
 Paddle boarding is an awesome sport. Best thing about it is you don't have a bunch of knobs arguing about inane shit like you do with mountain biking.
  • + 3
 wander if they make paddles in 27.5" sizes?
  • + 4
 Paddle boarding is like riding scooters…. can't ride a bike or skateboard ride a scooter….. can't decide on canoeing or surfing… paddle board.
  • + 5
 Paddle boarding is the equivalent of riding a recumbent fat tire
  • + 1
 Protour, is that you in the photo?
  • + 2
 When I see no paddle boards in the surf i think to myself "Good Start"
  • + 9
 I use clips with my paddle board I heard its faster.
  • + 3
 Hammm - indeed, paddle boarders are the scourge of the ocean, perhaps even worse than dudes on goat boats
  • + 4
 Pink board The site where all rad things about paddle boarding exists. Maybe we can debate shaft length on that site.
  • + 0
 Its all about dem 26 inch paddles, nothing compares
  • + 1
 Chattanooga has been breaking ground with whitewater paddleboarding and riverboarding. If you have never seen or heard about either of them you should youtube it, got a bunch of crazy friends doing it, wearing all the same gear as DH mountain bikers....
  • + 1
 there is no good application for a paddleboard. in the surf? use a surfboard or boogieboard. On the flat? use a sea kayak. On whitewater? use a river runner/creeker/c1 if you are that cocky...
  • + 0
 So you're saying that you don't have any balance? Or are you saying that you have tried it and in your opinion its too hard for you? Either way, bummer dude, its called progression.... "One board to rule them all" they're multipurpose, and cheaper than investing in all the different things that you mentioned above. The All Mountain bike of water sports in my opinion...
  • + 3
 bikermaniac - I'd love to see a Paddle boarder do this:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=laAtIyZX6aQ

Not that I can, but in my mind, that's how I surf Wink
  • + 3
 SUP takes far less balance than a surfboard. My point is that there are better beasts. your logic is like saying a cx bike is the future, it can handle roads and xc trails, therefore all you need. except they suck at both without changing parts. surfboards and boogies turn harder, sea kayaks are more efficient and ww paddleboarding is a joke that DJ and friends do when they are bored. on a similar theme, I'd love to see a paddleboarder do this: vimeo.com/80897373
  • + 3
 When paddle boarding brings out their Enduro models, I'm out.
  • + 1
 sculling or out-rigger canoeing.
  • + 38
 Git yur teeth off my stanchion girl... I rarely say that
  • + 1
 you made my day
  • + 1
 "Just the tip"; Another thing not usually said
  • + 1
 rarely huh? so you like it when she uses her teeth? on your stanchion i mean...
  • + 1
 As long as she doesn't scratch the surface...
  • + 37
 two girls one fork
  • + 3
 there is no better way
  • + 30
 hey pinkbike please fix toronto's shitty show
  • + 3
 Quoted for truth!
  • + 1
 Paddle boards are 29ers of the surf.
  • + 2
 The rumor I heard about the Toronto Show (which could very well be the same issue at the Van show) is that the booth charges are becoming outrageously priced. Something like 5K for a booth for the weekend? Plus surcharges for parking, wifi, electricity, tavel costs, whatever. Some of the smaller shops who usually come are not likely to pay that kind of cash to get a booth. Many are there just to make an appearance, showcase some new product, say hi to the locals that come to the show, but not have a whole lot to sell to make up the difference it would cost them to attend. So thus they just forget the event all together. From some of my buds in the winter industry, it seems the same is happening to the Toronto Ski/Snowboard show.

Maybe if Pinkbike can throw a booth into the Toronto Show and send us Tippie and Vanderham that will spice things up a bit! Oh, and don't forget the forks and the holders ;-)
  • + 2
 I don't care about the shops and all the crap you can save 1 or 2 bucks on. i want to see more manufactures come out, I seen very little in the way of bike companies.
  • + 1
 Toronto show is pretty boring in that it is just a big bike store with OK deals that you have to pay 20 bucks to get into. Very little on display from manufacturers, which is the only reason I would really wanna go.
  • + 1
 I do agree with you there, be great if some of the manufactures and especially "Canadian Made" companies made appearances with setups and even some of the team riders for us to meet n greet.
  • + 1
 That would actually be a show! Right now it's just the Toronto Regional Bike Sale.
  • + 1
 Multiple sources have confirmed that the price of a booth is the limiting factor. No doubt the facility fees are insane right downtown. The show needs to move out of downtown. I'd happily attend a better show at a crappy venue.
  • + 1
 Hell yeah. The show is one big ad, which you shouldn't have to pay 20 bucks to see. Ideally it would be free, or a minimal charge to subsidize advocacy groups etc.
  • + 14
 I WAS NOT impressed at all with the show, next to nothing there, what 6 or so bike brands, 2 or 3 rare (new) brands, no Shim., no Sram, no Formula, no rims, next to nothing for gear, SAD really sad. Spent a total of 20-25 min. in there. Came from the Island (+ $175 or so for the ferry !!!! ) Pathetic !!
  • + 0
 You left the island just for the bike show??
  • + 0
 It was just as bad last year, big disappointment. small area, cramped, and only a couple of bike brands, and like you said, just a couple of component companies. I saved my money and didn't go this year.
  • + 12
 "Wade Simmons is so washed" Ha! Classic quote from Head to the Hills. Best bike movie ever!
  • + 4
 Sorry, RIDE to the Hills.......
  • + 3
 Truly is the greatest mtb film of all time
  • + 2
 *My brother says you're totally washed
  • + 1
 Simmons has some of the best style on a bike. Watching that movie again a month ago I was reminded of that and wished there wasn't 2 feet of snow on the trails. Been going crazy wanting to ride since I saw it.
  • + 12
 You just have to love Tippie
  • - 10
flag Jimmy0 (Mar 11, 2014 at 20:57) (Below Threshold)
 Like I love a nail in my head
  • + 4
 Does he have any other facial expressions?
  • + 11
 Why are they using their teeth?! Never use your teeth!
  • + 6
 I was hugely disappointed with the show, virtually nothing to see, clearly there is a problem, I would probably assume booth space is too expensive? but that doesn't leave the bigger companies of the hook, Norco is local, what about, sram, shimano, etc... If they don't care about the show why should we, basically was a waste of time and money if you came to see bike stuff, lucky the outdoor shows had some stuff to look at.
  • + 9
 The show was garbage... wasted $8 and 10 min of my life.
  • + 3
 I didn't end up going... looked kind of lame.
  • + 3
 Yes. Waste of time and money. Past years were really good. Won't be going back if it's anything like this again. Fortunately the Dunbar Cycles grand opening saved my trip into town.
  • + 4
 @cboutin : Definitely the same !Dubar cycle grand opening was, THE event of the week...and Steve Smith was there man !

It's weird to heard the Vancouver Bike Show is getting bigger and bigger, all the guys I talked to told me : "it's getting smaller and smaller..." MTB self-promoting ?
I didn't waste my 8$ though, I had a good talk with Tippie, and that made my show to me !
  • + 8
 Every pic of Brett Tippie could swallow a hot dog.
  • + 6
 Sensibly posting pictures of women on the front page to attract more clicks....
  • + 7
 Clicks or dicks?
  • + 2
 Ian Galbraith of Superstar: He looked after us when we made it over there last year; a gentleman and with a love of the bike park that shines through. We will be back someday Ian when the budget (and families!) allow!
  • + 1
 Cheers Dave, look forward to you guys coming back. We've got lots on the go for the next couple of summers! Hope you're well.
  • + 5
 The official start of Tippie season!
  • + 1
 Does anyone have any feedback about how the 26th annual Seattle Bicycle Expo was that took place on March 1st and 2nd. That show is able to attract 175 vendors including Giant, Kona and Santa Cruz to name a few .... www.cascade.org/Expo
  • + 2
 'The Trials Starts Demo Show drew the crowd with their tight skills and entertaining commentary, Yep, that one guy looks pretty impressed.
  • + 2
 Look at the picture underneath, butt nut.
  • + 2
 Cheers for that @freeride-forever, but had I included the rather obvious next picture into the equation when writing that sarcastic comment, it would have lost a certain amount of comedy punch. The fact you didn't find it amusing worries me not. The fact that you missed the point bothers me not at all. The fact that you called me a butt nut, well, that hurt a little but hey, I won't let it ruin my day.
  • + 3
 Upon first glance I so thought that was Daniel Tosh in the red long johns.lol.
  • + 5
 Those forks though!
  • + 1
 That fork has been on my dream build wish list for awhile. It's so nice I would probably accept that as an engagement gift.
  • + 1
 I want that Xprezo as long as the suspension is Enduro specific. As for SUPing....Flat water SUP = dumb, Big ocean or river wave SUP = you try it hoss.
  • + 2
 PS, I surf a bit and tried a SUP in some medium swell and got my shiznat handed to me.
  • + 1
 Haha, yeah, it's way harder than it looks.
  • + 3
 just the tip=felt like I was there!
  • + 3
 Darren Butler as in Drop in TV Darren?!?!?! Sweet
  • + 1
 I wish pinkbike would put a calendar together for us of upcoming races and events. I hate knowing after the fact via website. Dame!
  • + 1
 They do lol... I have one shows all the races and erri thing!
  • + 3
 Leanne and Monica, those girls got the midas touch!
  • + 3
 Cheap craft beer? Yes please I'll have another Bowen Island!
  • + 4
 Tippie for Chief!!!!
  • + 2
 This looks like it was wwwaaaaayyyyyyyy better than the pathetic excuse for the Toronto show.
  • + 1
 The bike show was awful. All advertising, few bikes, zero innovations and venders bugging you to talk about there junk.
  • + 1
 If www.pinkbike.com/u/grandolph wasn't there, I don't even know why anyone attended this show.
  • + 1
 Anyone know what jacket Vanderham is wearing? I have a simliar Sitka that needs replacing...
  • + 2
 Brett, you're a certifiable nut, but we love ya bro! (no homo).
  • + 1
 Those X Fusions look the shit though, even blinged up, stealth would be siiiiick!
  • + 1
 That Cervelo is the dictionary definition of slammed. My hips are hurting just looking at it.
  • + 1
 Good looking girls with hard rounded object in mouth... Solid advertisement,
  • + 1
 Being from Florida, it's funny watching people "discover" paddle boarding...
  • + 1
 Paddle boarding has been in Vancouver for a while. It just never caught on like bicycling or alpine sports. Maybe because our water is not as nice looking as Florida. I personally don't like Vancouver moldy green waters.
  • + 1
 Oh sure....Vancouver got a paddle board tank and all the mtl show got was scuba diving.
  • + 2
 Can't wait to get my Xprezo Adhoc!
  • + 1
 Cool, I wanna go to Silver Star!
  • + 1
 Paddleboards - 'Scooters of the ocean'
  • + 1
 what bike is that on the wall in the first pic??
  • + 1
 Nice to see your face again Ian.....lol
  • + 1
 Hey Dan, how are things? You getting a pass this year so we can go for some rides?
  • + 1
 taking a pass on the pass again this year....baby #2 arrived two weeks ago...will be busy with that. Will be riding down here though lots...you have a non gravity ride? would be great to get out for some trail riding for sure.
  • + 1
 Lets watch your Drift vid of you paddleboarding, said no one ever.
  • + 2
 Is that Leanne from SGC?
  • + 1
 Was that a steel panther?
  • + 1
 As I wear my pinkbike hoodie
  • + 1
 Gold forks on brushed titaniun frame.. I'd love to see that one.
  • + 1
 What is she doing biting the revel stanction! Only 400 made at 2000$
  • + 1
 Long live "The Griz!"
  • + 1
 nice one bruva
  • + 0
 I have a medium paddle its only for enduro boarding!
  • + 1
 Tippie's on the pull Wink
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