E-bikes have a very strong presence at Interbike, most of the bikes are either modified mountain bikes, hybrids or foldables. Torker Bicycles decided to go a little out of the limb and added the electric kit to a road bike with drop bars.
The Interurban-e is an interesting concept, equipped with an Alfine hub and disc brakes it is definitely one of the first of its kind.
When we stopped by the Hutchinson Tires booth, we ran into our friend Steve Boehmke. He gave us a quick video rundown on the new Hutchinson “Serenity” flat-free tires:
I got a quick ride on carpeted show floor, so I really can’t tell you how they “feel” in real-world conditions. But, with a little luck, we’ll get a sample to test in the coming weeks. I know what you’re thinking: “hasn’t this been tried before by dozens of other companies?” Perhaps, but this is a different technology and one I hope is valid. Initial indications are pretty amazing, though.
We made it to Las Vegas fairly early this morning…and the Sands Convention Center was HOPPING! There were already thousands of media folks, industry reps, bike celebrities and other vendors manning the booths and wandering the aisles at this year’s Interbike.
As this is my first time attending the Interbike tradeshow, I was quite overwhelmed. Luckily, I had the seasoned expertise of Moe, Joe, RL and Priscilla with me…and they were able to help guide me throughout the first day on the show floor. We were able to catch up with a number of our advertisers and friends, saw some new products and met a bunch of new people. Throughout the next few days, we’ll have a LOT of stuff to show you, including videos of a couple bikes and other products that will be very interesting to many of you. Stay tuned as we get things edited and published!