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We are back from Interbike and we finally have most of the sites up. We learned a few things about both events — never trust your host provider and beer flows after 4:00pm at Interbike. What was the biggest trend? Commuter/Utilitarian Bikes! Most manufacturers will offer bicycles with fenders, racks, lights and power-assist electric motors. Check out the pictures:
The KHS Urban X; the bike gets a new paint scheme and a new Shimano “Special teeth profile shifting”
Giant City Storm, bike features integrated lights, speedo, rack, frame lock and fenders.
There were also plenty of Folding bike offerings:
Here’s a full carbon folding bike:
Kona surprised me with their new Kona Smoke, a 29er Commuter Bike!
Even Haro is throwing their entry in the hat:
For those who like Mountain biking, the ‘Niner revolution is still going strong — all major manufacturers offer a 29er bike in their lineups. Check out www.mtnbikeriders.com for Interbike mountain bike coverage.
We’ll keep posting more Interbike stuff as we go through our collection of over 600 pictures which you can check out by clicking on the flickr sidebars.