I'm sorry but that's a car, not a bike.
The cycling industry has traditions. Some of them have been going on for centuries and others, just for decades. And some of them probably started this year. For example, the cycling cap. A rather strange accessory, but it's ours and we'll hold on to it. The other obvious example is the self-loathing party known as Interbike. It continues to happen every year in September. Despite the fact that the industry has already released and shipped the next model year. Everything that is shown has already been seen. There isn't any level of surprise left.
So why go? Great question, to which I have no answer. But it did seem that the new venue brought out more manufactures and more attendees. Whatever that means.
But let's get right down to the good stuff, all that new stuff that revolutionized the cycling world this year.
The first noticeable trend was that everything got disc brakes. Road bikes with disc brakes are the new aero bikes which were the new endurance bikes which were the new road bikes and now we have disc road bikes. Every wheel manufacture had at least one set, every frame maker had at least one model and every fork former had something sitting in their booth that would allow the user to attach disc brakes to their skinny tire bicycle.
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Saturday, September 21, 2013
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
|Once again, the bike has been completely revolutionized.|
|The design that was revolutionized.|
I can say this with all confidence because I didn't see one, nope count 'em, not one bone shaker. Now that thing is definitely not vertically compliant or laterally stiff. Aero? Forget it. It does however, sport the newest and greatest suspension design and direct brake system. Not to mention the integrated front fender, that did not increase the weight of the bike at all.
Of course, for today's kids the color is a bit drab, you know with the 80s coming back and all.
Sunday, September 1, 2013
|The coolest of the cool kids will be sporting these at school.|
You know what to do...