Tag Archive: interbike 2012
One of my favorite people to visit at Interbike would be our friends Eric and Mike also known as the Banjo Brothers. I’ve known these guys for at least 6 years and did you know that Banjo Brothers is celebrating their 10 year anniversary! A big congrats goes out to these guys who make high quality products at affordable prices.
Another product they are offering is a cell phone bag/keeper. The clear plastic cover allows you full control of your screen while protecting it from the elements. This bag is perfect for storing your stuff all together so you can fit it in the back of your jersey pocket.
You can keep your ID, CC and cash in there.
This right here has to be my favorite, same concept as above, but you can mount it on your bike!
Velcro to keep things secure on the bike.
Another new product is this guy. It’s the same as their backpack but made with a different material. From what I recall, Eric said it was waxed canvas. So that should make some of you retro-grouches happy.
I love me some Banjo Brothers. My own commuter back pack is 6 years old and it’s still going strong! I use for bike commuting and even for luggage when I travel.
I was kinda bummed that I didn’t get a chance to ride a big fatty, but from the reaction I gathered from people I spoke with, they think these bikes are super fun and would be perfect for snowy and sandy places.
For those of you that thought day-glow colors were just for bike commuters or roadies. Interbike yielded a bunch of brands who brought out neon-ish colors in products that didn’t look dorky. Here’s a perfect example, you see those gloves I’m wearing, Giro gave those out at Dirt Demo…a nice bright hot pink. The hat and koozie were from the show as well.
In a nut shell, manufactures for every type of bicycle product at Interbike had some sort of brightly or neon colored product that they offered. Fixed gear bikes seem to spear-heading this trend that is trickling down to other genres of riding. Personally I love it because it’s a nice change from the traditional colors of black, white, red and etc. What are your thoughts on the colors?
I’m sure everyone can agree that bike commuters will need to eventually carry their stuff. My daughter’s Torker Cargo T has a wicker basket on the front rack and she carries her bike lock, lunch and other stuff that fits in there. So when I saw Nantucket, I thought that this might be useful for my own off-spring.