Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Destination: Interbike Part III

Interbike is the bike industries biggest product expo. It is held in Las Vegas at the Sands Convention Center. The two days before Interbike are the Dirt Demo at Bootleg Canyon in Boulder City, NV. At the Dirt Demo we were able to test ride the newest mountain bikes and road bikes by many different vendors. Here is what we rode:
We spent a lot of time at the FELT booth. They were the first booth inside the front gate of the Outdoor Demo. For cruising around town the Crubside will be an excellent choice. It has lots of Argyle on it.I am not going to try and explain it. I'll just let you read about it. The suspension platform used on the Compulsion and the Virtue (Equilink) works incrediably well. We had a chance to talk with the designer of the system and found out that he has also designed award winning bikes for GT and Specialized.
Everyone knows that Kyle loves Tri Bikes. Kyle spent his time riding aond comparing over 20 different tri bikes. He rode bikes by Cannondale, Specialized, Giant, Trek, Kuoto, Cervelo and Felt just to name a few. If you have qustions please don't hesitate to ask.
One of our favorite bikes of the show was the Felt Z series. This bike is more of a century or marathon bike. Geared especially for Tour de Kota or RAGBRAI, this bike can handle the finish line sprints and the back road hill climbs more comfrotably than any other bike we tested.Even the good guys get flats. The trials in Nevada are full of sharp rocks and thorned plants. If you go there be sure to pack extra tubes.Sram has lots of new offerings for 2008. This is one of the coolest products they have created. This is the cassette for the new Red Groupo. If you are familiar w/ cassettes you will notice that this one is made differently than the rest. Someone is thinking out side of the box.The double tap shifter for the Sram Red Groupo.

Newly refined Sram XO shifter and derailleur. They worked flawless earlier and now they work flawlessless.


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