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Interbike 2013: Ryders Eyewear — best costumes!

Companies try to attract attention at Interbike in many different ways. Some have celebrity appearances, others have crazy givewaways. Some do loud music, others design glamorous displays. And some wear costumes…a time-honored tradition, even rocked by our friends at Banjo Brothers from time to time.

Ryders Eyewear took the cake this year, though…a “Back to the Future” theme complete with gullwing DeLorean motorcar and metallic lame’ costumes!

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These guys were a hoot, and were good sports when we asked to take their picture. And, judging by the volume of people and activity in the Ryders booth, those costumes were paying off.

You may remember a couple of Ryders sunglasses reviews we’ve posted in the past. Good quality eyewear!


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Interbike 2013: Velo Orange’s beautiful bikes

We stopped by the Velo Orange booth to take a look at their offerings…the allure of polished stainless steel and gleaming aluminum alloy drew us in like moths to a flame.

VO had a few of their framesets built up with a full complement of their components, including wheelsets, handlebars, brakes, cranks, bags, racks and fenders. The overall effect was staggering: beautiful bikes tailor-made for commuting, long-distance touring, randonneuring, or simply going for a spirited ride out in the country. Take a look for yourself!

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I may have drooled a little while photographing these bikes…luckily, I don’t think anyone noticed.


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Interbike 2013: O2 Rainwear

We had the pleasure of running into our friend Adam Ziskin, the creative force behind O2 Rainwear. He and his father were manning their booth on the show floor, and we had a great conversation:

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Adam mentioned that he has leveraged his manufacturers a bit, and in fact is able to lower the prices on some of O2’s products! You may remember our review of the excellent O2 Rainwear Calhoun jacket a while back. The product line is great, and we wish Adam the best of luck!


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Interbike 2013: Dreamy bags from Gilles Berthoud

We were walking past the Euro-Asia Imports booth and spotted these glorious waxed-canvas and leather bags from esteemed French maker Gilles Berthoud:

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These bags are guaranteed to class up ANY commuter bike!!!


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Interbike 2013: Commuter accessories from Serfas

We ran into our pal JT at the Serfas booth today — and he was happy to show off a variety of commuter-friendly accessories.

The handsome JT:
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A HUGE array of headlights in various outputs:
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A matching array of taillights and front/rear light combos, including some with flexible mounting options:
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Even more taillights:
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Here’s a great headlight (to be released soon) where the battery pack doubles as a powerful taillight:
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Serfas lights are known for their true lumen outputs. The light pictured above is rated at 1000 lumens, and when Serfas claims an output, that’s what you get — no fudging the numbers like other companies do.

Need to light up the night on a dark commute? Serfas offers this 2500 lumen monster, complete with bar-mounted remote control!
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There were tons more accessories for the commute and for the home shop. Take a look at the wide variety of floor pumps and travel pumps Serfas offers:
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