Media Coverage

Bicycle Retailer and Industry News | Interbike Plans Industry Awards Gala
(May 7, 2014) Interbike is planning its first industry awards gala, to be held during its Las Vegas expo at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center this September. The Interbike Awards will honor achievements from the 2014 product year (July 2013 through June 2014). Nominees and winners will be selected from categories including Product Innovation, Athletic Achievement, Dealer Excellence, Supplier Performance and Advocacy Efforts. The gala will be held Thursday, Sept. 11,  from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Read the Full Article

The History Channel | American Restoration: Search Part-y
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In this episode of The History Channel's American Restoration, with filming completed at Interbike 2013, Rick is challenged with transforming a retro cigarette dispenser into a bike tool vending machine. Meanwhile, Tyler steps in for Rick and bids on rare 1950s pedal bulldozer project. (Television provider login information is needed to view complete episode.)

Forbes | You Don't Need Black Friday Specials When Customers Get Inked to Promote Your Brand
(Nov. 25, 2013 -  Carmine Gallo, Contributor) When your customers are willing to get a tattoo of your product’s logo, you don’t need to offer deep discounts on Black Friday, or any other day for that matter...At a trade show called Interbike, Swiftwick customers lined up to get tattoos of the company logo. Dozens of customers have already been inked with the Swiftwick pattern. Read the Full Article | Download the PDF

WIRED | Fat Wheels, Gravel Whips, and Kangaroo Leather: The Latest Cycling Gear at Interbike
(Sep. 25, 2013 - Jim Merithew) - LAS VEGAS -- The bicycle industry’s epically huge, fluorescently lit, yearly hype-fest is an assault on the senses. Every inch of Mandalay Bay’s sprawling convention center here is covered with people using all manner of trickery to make you notice them and check out their products. I saw a Delorean towing a tiny trailer, more blinking lights than the runway at McCarran airport, and an army of women whose only job seemed to be to riding rollers with their jerseys unzipped. There were more than 1,200 vendors to see, hear, and smell. Read the Full Article

Bicycling | Day Four at Interbike 2013
(Sep. 19, 2013 - Andrew J. Bernstein) The question that Interbike attendees ask each other as they traverse the hall’s long aisles—and over beers later—is: "What was the coolest thing you saw?" In my few years attending the show I've given answers ranging from tongue-in-cheek -- "The K-Swiss triathlon girls" - to more serious: "Mario Cipollini, by himself." Today, I have an answer that I am genuinely excited to give. Read the Full Article

Bike Radar | Best in Show - Interbike 2013
(Sep. 19, 2013 - Ben Delaney) The bike industry crammed into a Las Vegas Convention Center this week to show off its latest and greatest, with more than 1,000 brands represented. After a few dozen miles of walking the show-floor aisles -- and a few heated debates -- we present to you here our picks for Best in Show for Interbike 2013. Read the Full Article

Bicycling - Day Three at Interbike 2013
(Sep. 18, 2013 - Andrew J. Bernstein) With Outdoor Demo finished, attendees moved indoors for the more traditional trade-show-like portion of Interbike, which moved this year from its longtime home in the Sands Convention Center to Mandalay Bay. Exhibitors and show-goers alike were confronted with the same challenge: finding their way around. The expansive L-shaped showroom floor made navigation difficult, a problem compounded by the new locations of exhibitors—no one could rely on previous years' experience to find a route.

As a result, it was common to see visitors walking with their heads buried in Interbike’s smartphone app, trying to pick their way from one booth to another. The floor was crowded. There seemed to be more attendees than in previous years, and some exhibitors, such as Giant, returned after skipping the show in recent years, swelling the crowd even more. Read the Full Article

Bicycling | Day Two at Interbike 2013
(Sep. 17, 2013 - Andrew J. Bernstein)  About a hundred riders began the second day of Outdoor Demo before Interbike by riding 25 miles from Las Vegas Boulevard to Boulder City. The riders, including many wounded veterans, were participating in Ride 2 Recovery's Honor Ride. Read the Full Article

AP | Pioneer Electronics
(Sep. 17, 2013) Chuck Gerst, an exhibitor for Camelbak Products, explains features of various models of water bottles at the Interbike International Bicycle Expo, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, in Las Vegas. The exhibit floor opened Wednesday, where more than 750 industry companies filled the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, showcasing the latest in bicycle technology, geometry, fashion and related merchandise. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson) Read the Full Article | Download the PDF

Bike Radar | Fat Bikes Galore - Interbike 2013
(Sep. 17, 2013 - Josh Patterson) Fat bikes are fertile ground for terrible puns: "a growing trend," "fat bikes gaining traction," "the inflated fat bike market." We could go on, but we won’t. It’s clear that 2013 has been a breakout year for fat bikes. Salsa gave us a preview of its carbon Beargrease prototype and we’ve seen large players such as Specialized, Trek and Norco jump on the big tire bandwagon as well. At Interbike, this year's Outdoor Demo was filled with bikes shod in massive tires rumbling though the Nevada desert. Read the Full Article

CNN | The Laser Light That Could Cut Cyclist Deaths
(Sep. 13, 2013 - Arion McNicoll and Stefanie Blendis) It [Blaze] is one of a new crop of tech products aimed at improving cyclist safety. The annual Interbike conference, which opens next week, will showcase a large number of new products including a device that emits high frequency audio signals to keep pursuing dogs at bay. Read the Full Article

Gallery -- day one of Interbike 2012
This year, we're doing things a little different in approach to Interbike 2012, which opened in Las Vegas, Nev. earlier today. We hired Justin Kosman to scour the BMX area for riders with new signature parts to compile a gallery. Along the way, Kosman met up with a variety of brands and came back with a 21-shot gallery that spans everything from Bonedeth 48-spoke wheels to a grenade-shaped bike lock from Subrosa. Check the gallery for the goods.

New DH Parts from Interbike
We’ve gone through the DH Bikes, as well as the kits and helmets, and now we’re getting around to some of the other cool parts we found hanging about the show floor at Interbike. Below you’ll find photos and some info on the new Enve and Gravity carbon bars, the RockShox Vivid Air, White Brothers’ DH fork, the Groove, and much more.

Best of Interbike: 2013 Bikes We're Excited About
We're back from the festival in the desert and still swimming through the flood of new bike gear. There's tons of interesting new products on the horizon, including a rash of 650B mountain bikes and more than a few disc-brake road bikes. Check here for our Gear of the Show picks, the five most compelling things we saw in Vegas. But because five slots isn't really enough space to capture all of the interesting bits and pieces, here's a sneak peek at some other bikes that have us fired up.

Interbike a 'candy store' for cyclists
Everything bicycle, from components to frames to accessories, was on display at the Interbike trade show in Las Vegas this week.

Assistant business editor David Colker gives an inside look at the show, which featured the products of 750 companies from around the world.

Among the trends he reports on as the show wrapped up Friday: electric bicycles and electronic shifting.

Ever-Improving Gear Draws Cycling Geeks to Interbike
This year’s show was all about incremental improvements to a lot of gear we’ve already seen, but that didn’t make it any less cool. Eleven-speed drivetrains, 650B wheels that fit neatly between the 26-inchers you used to ride and the 29ers you now ride and more disc brakes for road bikes were the big trends. The bike biz also showed off a lot of bikes sized specifically for women — who have too often had to make do with stuff made for the guys — and we loved the new power meter from Stages cycling.

Spotlight: BMC timemachine TMR01
Halfway through the presentation of the TMRO1 at the BMC booth at this year’s Interbike trade show, I’d made up my mind. This thing was sexy. And, as Andrew James, Road Product Manager from BMC, extolled the bike’s technical virtues, I’d also decided that this thing was fast too—real fast.

The halls of the Sands Expo Center in fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada, opened its doors this week for the 2012 Interbike show! All of the latest and greatest bikes, parts and accessories from the world's biggest brands are on display (including Zipp's impressive line of 2013 wheels), so here's a quick look at some of the things that caught our eyes. There's plenty more to see, so check back soon for more in-depth reports from Road Bike Action at Interbike 2012!

Interbike Takes Off Tomorrow
On Wednesday morning 19 September, Interbike will open its doors as a trade show only to emphasize the one stop opportunity concept for the retail and industry. Visitors are excited to discover emerging trends and learn new business ideas at Interbike University.

250 first time exhibitors
According to the show organization 250 out of the 750 exhibitors will be displaying their products for the first time. For most of them Interbike created a new section called, The Lab. This is an interactive area which features the most innovative products from a broad range of new and existing vendors.

NEWS: From the Depths of Interbike: Part 2
No, Not That Kind of Rack…

If you start talking about racks in Vegas, people don’t think you are there for a bike convention. Honestly, bike racks have never been the sexiest topic, even within the bike-centric tribe we call home. Yakima and Thule dominate the market and while both have solid designs that work well, neither company’s offering are so good they could not use improvement.

Interbike 2012 - day 1
A very hot and dusty day greeted exhibitor and attendees at the 2012 Interbike Outdoor Demo in Boulder City, NV and we were there to capture some impressions.

Stages Cycling StageONE power meter – Interbike 2012
The StageONE power meter is built into slightly modified left-hand crankarms and directly measures power via a strain gage array, custom electronics, and a special algorithm that filters out non-applicable forces and interpolates total left-plus-right output. Claimed accuracy is within +/-2 percent.

Interbike 2012 Demo Days: In pictures
BikeBiz has been braving the 37C temperatures of Nevada to bring you a gallery of pics from Interbike's 2012 Demo Days.

The event ran across Monday and Tuesday this week in the lead up to Interbike, which kicks off Wednesday September 19th.

Interbike Sees Growing Number of Exhibitors
The Interbike organization announced that more than 250 new exhibitors will display their products or services in Las Vegas this year. This represents a 20% increase compared to 2011.

Attendance up 10 percent at Interbike
Total attendance at last week's Interbike Expo was up nearly 10 percent over the previous year, hitting 25,536, show organizers announced Monday.

Total store count, the number of retail buyers and attendance at the OutDoor Demo also were up, show director Pat Hus said.

Interbike Day 2 & Wrap-up
Interbike is over for me. I am comfortably writing this post to you from my balcony sipping on an iced coffee with my feet up. Vegas has sucked the life from the masses and people are now praying for tonight to come so they can head home.

Interbike Day 1.5
After sampling the Giro Savant XL helmet, I grabbed a pair of their 2013 Rumble show. The versatile Rumble combines high-performance riding details with the walk-ability and comfort of a light hiking shoe. Made from durable synthetic, the Rumble uses non-slip laces so you get a precise, easy-to-adjust fit. For added comfort and support, an EVA footbed and an injected inner shank. At $80 this is a great price point for the person in this market.

Interbike Day 1
Interbike is officially underway and cranking. So much to see and so many people to meet. I tried to grab as much as I could for everyone to see who couldn’t make the show. Had an amazing time last night at Cross Vegas. I didn’t snap very many photos but hopefully some friends did and I will have something to share from the race later tonight or tomorrow. Going to head on over to the show again in a few minutes. Enjoy my recap from yesterday!

Get Appy: Interbike offers interactive app
The show's interactive app is available for iOS, Andriod and Blackberry devices. The app includes maps, exhibitor lists and calendars of seminars and other events, plus some social features with Twitter, Facebook and a Interbike "friends" feature.

Good Morning Interbike live-streamed
Interbike, the largest bicycle industry trade show in North America, has announced that its on-show TV production, Good Morning Interbike (GMI), will now be live-streamed from the show. Produced in the glass walls of the Universal Sports Media Center, GMI will feature the latest show news and interviews with newsmakers from the world of cycling – including company executives, athletes, industry advocates and celebrities.

Interbike is Back on Track
Last week’s Interbike closed its doors with a total attendance of 25,536; up 10% on the visitorsnumber for the 2011 edition. Also the number of exhibitors was up by 250. Is there an explanation for this remarkable revival of the largest bicycle industry trade show of North America?

Outdoor Demo: Day 2
Day two at the Outdoor Demo was hoppin! This being my first year at the ODD, I definitely learned Monday is the best day to ride bikes. The majority of Interbike attendees show up on Tuesday, not Monday. Booths were packed and all bikes were ridden. There was barely room to walk most of the day.

Interbike Outdoor Demo Day 1
I rolled into town a little late to capture all that is the Interbike Outdoor Demo today. Most of the day was spent talking the talk amongst fellow bike people. Tomorrow, I am hoping to throw my leg over a few trust steeds and see more of the latest and greatest. Scott from 9 ZERO 7 bikes got a kick out of my business card and wore it proudly! Tomorrow, I plan on getting some time on one of their bikes. The fat tire bikes have peaked my curiosity for a while now, I have to try one. We don’t have much snow around SoCal but who cares! How fun would this be riding along the ocean in Newport.

Fort Collins boosts cycling image at Interbike
Fort Collins loves bicycles. From miles of trails and bike lanes to its gold-level status from the League of American Bicyclists as a bike-friendly community, virtually everyone who spends time in the Choice City knows bikes are as common as trains.

However, outside of Colorado, how much do people really know about Fort Collins and its cycling community?

All geared up and ready to roll
When Suzanne Johnson comes to Las Vegas next week, it's not the Strip she's excited to see. No, Johnson can't wait to visit Desert Breeze Park, and she's not alone.

NEWS: Cool Sh@t from Interbike
We’ve been combing the halls of Interbike, on the look-out for bikes and gear that arouse the inner bike dork within us. Here are a few such items. You can expect much, much more in the coming days. We’re just brimming with geeky piss and vinegar.

Specialized Officially Unveils 2013 S-Works Carbon Crux Cyclocross Frame – Interbike 2012
If you have any doubt that Specialized has fully embraced cyclocross, the giant Zdenek Stybar photo and new 2013 carbon S-Works Crux cyclcoross frame display that dominated the company’s Interbike 2o12 booth would convince you otherwise. Now that the California-based company boasts six Crux frame options and five cyclocross tire tread patterns to choose from, it’s clear that Specialized is committed to meeting the needs and budgets of nearly all ’cross racers.

Interbike opens with OutDoor Demo
Interbike kicks off with two days of OutDoor Demo, Monday and Tuesday. This is the fun part, where we get to ride all the latest and greatest stuff, instead of just standing around talking about it. Which leads us to Wednesday through Friday — the main indoor show of Interbike. While we already showed you the new goods from scores of companies at Eurobike, there will undoubtedly be plenty of hot new stuff in Vegas.

10 Things To Expect At Interbike 2012
This week, a majority of worldwide BMX brands descend on Las Vegas, Nev. for Interbike 2012. On top of the chance to check out new product and complete bikes for the 2013 season, the annual pilgrimage to Interbike allows for BMXers to catch up with old friends, enjoy some laughs together and cheer on their peers during the annual NORA Cup Awards.


Interbike right around the corner
For those not familiar with the nation’s largest bike expo, just think Great American Beer Festival, except swap bikes for beer. It is a venerable who’s who of the cycling industry, as companies showcase their latest models and inventions. Rest assured that Fort Collins will be represented. The largest annual gathering of the bike industry in North America takes place in Las Vegas between Sept. 19-21. There are more than 750 companies representing more than 1,200 brands. Companies are scouting as much as they are selling as they check out the competition and latest trends.

Interbike to find bike industry’s fastest downhiller
Away from the sleaze and gambling of Las Vegas, the Outdoor Demo at Bootleg Canyon is always the highlight of the Interbike trade show. An added attraction this year will be the Bootleg Canyon Downhill Challenge, the first competitive event organised by the show itself.

Interbike challenges industry to beat former World and National Champion
Organizers of the Interbike International Bicycle Expo (Interbike) have announced the launch of its first-ever organized competition at the popular OutDoor Demo in Bootleg Canyon, NV this year. For the first time in the history of the event, Interbike is organizing the Bootleg Canyon Downhill Challenge – where attendees will have the opportunity to win numerous prizes by attempting to beat a time set by Interbike Account Executive and former Downhill World & National Champion Leigh Donovan.

Interbike challenges industry to beat former world champ
Interbike attendees will have the chance to take on former Downhill World and National Champion Leigh Donovan at the OutDoor Demo in Bootleg Canyon, NV.

It's the first time the Bootleg Canyon Downhill Challenge has run at the Outdoor Demo and it's all part of a focus to keep the event a key date for the global industry, according to the organisers.

Interbike Promoting BMX Representation
The bicycle industry tradeshow, Interbike, will return to Las Vegas, Nev., on Sept. 19-21. Although BMX has been a part of the trade show since the 1980s, on Tuesday, Interbike announced a few new initiatives to strengthen the BMX representation at this fall’s show. Trade show organizers cite the upcoming London Olympics — BMX racing’s second-ever Olympic appearance, after being introduced at the 2008 Games in Beijing — as one of the reasons for BMX’s increased visibility at the show.

Outside Magazine - Interbike Roundup: 29ers Go Big
In 2011, 29ers finally caught on across the board, with every major manufacturer getting into the big-wheel market. This coming season, not only is there going to be a proliferation of models as brands fill out their ranges, but there is also a move toward bigger-travel, trail-oriented 29ers.

Bike magazine - Coverage Recap
IWe covered a lot of interesting new products, trends and events at Interbike this year. We’d hate for you to have missed any of it. Here is all of our 2011 Interbike coverage so far. Urge’s All Mountain and Veggie Down-O-Matic Helmets, Squirrel: International Male Model, DT Swiss XMM 120 29er Fork...

Bike Radar - All Interbike 2011 Coverage
BikeRadar will be at Interbike with a host of eagle eyed journalists to bring you comprehensive coverage of the most interesting bikes and products that will be available to the public next season. View all of Bike Radar's comprehensive Interbike 2011 coverage here.

Dirt Rag - All of Their 2011 Interbike Coverage
Dirt Rag had a team of reporters covering the latest products and happenings at the show. "Technology keeps on rolling," to quote one of their articles. View all of their stories and posts from the 2011 show after the link.