Posts Tagged ‘Interbike 2010’

Interbike 2010 – SRAM | Shimano Shootout

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Sram vs ShimanoIt took us a few days to sit back and digest the way’s in which SRAM and Shimano chose to approach their Interbike presentations. What we found was mainly that Shimano and SRAM both duke it out with huge adjustments to their lines by updating their shifting technology for 2011.

SRAM brought 10 Speed down to the X.7, X.9 and X.O and upgraded the technology downstream through their normal trickle down effect from last years top of the line components. Specifically they set up their X.O series with 2 x 10 and have given you a choice on the x.7 and x.9 to run either 2 x 10 or 3 x 10, revamped their Code brakes, and added a new adjustable height suspension seatpost called the Reverb.

Shimano added the new Dynasys technology throughout the upper tiers of their line. Dynasys brings you up to a 10 speed system and adds a smoother shifting rear cassette by keeping the same high and low range while removing the large jumps in the middle rings. Dynasys does not simply mean 10 speed though as they have completely redesigned the pickup systems and created a very specialized asynchronous chain by machining each side to a specific task.
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Interbike 2010 Day 2

Friday, September 24th, 2010

Day 2 of Interbike is always a long day of hard work. Gone is the first day of overwhelming excitement, sensory overload and what can only be described as controlled chaos. Today we found some very well thought out, well designed products from familiar brands, as well as a few new friends that we just met. Today we highlight the new products coming from Cateye, Planet Bike, Pacific Outdoors Equipment, Lezyne, Kuat.., Saris, GoPro, Sugino, Kenda and Rocky Mounts.

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Interbike 2010 Day 1

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

2010 Interbike Crowd Picture

It’s that time of year again, time for companies to bring out new products, for retailers to plan orders for next season and consumers to drool over all the latest in bicycle tech. We are taking the opportunity this year to educate ourselves on all the new products available, building relationships with our vendors, and looking for even more ways to help provide you with the very best customer service we can.

One way we hope to help is by providing info on new products that may be overlooked by other media outlets. Often times products are reviewed and highlighted simply because they are the high end, high dollar items, while the more popular second and third tier level components are passed over. While these might be the most exciting products, they simply are not the components that most of us ride and use. Less “exciting” products such as tools, tires, racks, panniers and lights are items that we all use are often gear we didn’t know existed or never considered the value it could bring to the cycling experience.

We hope you enjoy the info, photos and video that we’re gathering and look forward to continuing to assist you with the same sport we all love.

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