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    We the people ... Fashion and Urban bikes featured at Interbike '08

    Welcome to Vegas!




    Each year the show has a common, underlying vibe. A quiet buzz that you sense as you walk around and observe more and more booths. It may be the year of the Singlespeed, the 29er, carbon fiber frames or "smart" suspension along with creative attempts by the manufacturers to set themselves apart in the market.

    This year there was a noticeable push on city/urban riding and the fashion that might compliment it. Racks, baskets, panniers, backpacks and complete cargo bikes were more apparent, no doubt in direct relation to the choice made by more people to get around town and/or commute on bike rather than drive a car.

    And for the first time at Interbike, a fashion show complete with models on bikes was hosted by Vancouver-based Momentum Magazine.

    You'll find fantastic coverage of the major mountain bike manufacturers in the Virtual Tradeshow Booths, and here I will be focusing on the lower-profile finds and trends seen at the show. Many photos and links to follow!

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    Stylish bags by Netherland's Basil Bags




    Making a statement with Rickshaw Bags


    A new casual wear line including denim by US pro George Hincapie


    Women's-specific cycling wear is growing by leaps and bounds, aiming for comfort, style and functionality both on and off the bike. Guys: hook your women up!

    Harlot


    Barb models Sheila Moon


    Lacey spandex shorts


    Dude Girl


    Lake sandals & shoes




    Mtn, road and track shoes by Bont






    Keen releases new SPD sandal colors and a new cycling shoe line (W/M)




    Super light new Limar Pro 104 helmet (release pending US testing)


    Cool & colorful helmets from Nutcase.


    Prototype heated gloves with variable temp. by Jet Lights (shown w/rechargeable battery)



    Click HERE to continue to coverage of "Hardware"

    Click HERE to continue to coverage of the Fashion Show
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    Thanks for posting all these, Hwood, very cool stuff!

    [SIZE=1]oh waite, should that be fierce instead of cool?!?


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    Thanks for the coverage. I was actually there to cover the fashion show and had a chance to interview the editor of Momentum afterwards. We are doing a full story on the trend towards looking for alternative commuting methods, including incentives some regional public transportation authorities are using to try to get people to do something other than drive alone. (Example: In Vegas, they have a "Club Ride" program where if you walk, bike. or carpool, you get entered into drawings for swag and Master Card gift cards)
    I'll bet you start seeing more of this at I-bike as it becomes seen as a fashinable way to get where you need to go.
    The secret to mountain biking is pretty simple. The slower you go the more likely it is you'll crash.
    - Juli Furtado

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