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    So who was missing at Interbike?

    Great show!! But there were quite a few MIAs. Who wasn't at the indoor tradeshow and why? I'm sure economy is a big factor.

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    Santa Cruz, Giant, Trek... nobody important
    "It looks flexy"

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    I missed out. I'm bummed. At least I saved a few of my days off with work.

    Where are the girl photos??!!?!?
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    Well... were they not there, or just not covered?
    • Straitline
    • Gravity Dropper
    • Chumba
    • Amp & any other new adjustable seatpost offerings
    • Sunline
    • Chromag
    • Cove
    • Kona
    • Ventana
    • Independant Fabrications
    • & any other steel small builders?
    • Mavic
    • Hutchinson
    • Transition
    • Sombrio
    • Azonic
    • Oakley
    • Devinci
    • Giro
    • Smith Optics
    • Viosport


    etc etc...

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    Quote Originally Posted by FM
    Well... were they not there, or just not covered?
    • Straitline
    • Gravity Dropper
    • Chumba
    • Amp & any other new adjustable seatpost offerings
    • Sunline
    • Chromag
    • Cove
    • Kona
    • Ventana
    • Independant Fabrications
    • & any other steel small builders?
    • Mavic
    • Hutchinson
    • Transition
    • Sombrio
    • Azonic
    • Oakley
    • Devinci
    • Giro
    • Smith Optics
    • Viosport


    etc etc...
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    Quote Originally Posted by FM
    Well... were they not there, or just not covered?
    • Straitline
    • Gravity Dropper
    • Chumba
    • Amp & any other new adjustable seatpost offerings
    • Sunline
    • Chromag
    • Cove
    • Kona
    • Ventana
    • Independant Fabrications
    • & any other steel small builders?
    • Mavic
    • Hutchinson
    • Transition
    • Sombrio
    • Azonic
    • Oakley
    • Devinci
    • Giro
    • Smith Optics
    • Viosport


    etc etc...
    Many of those were there, and not covered. We were there. I saw Oakley, Gravity Dropper, Smith, Mavic, Indy Fab and Giro.

    Remember that the MTBR virtual booth stuff isn't free, and isn't cheap. I think Bell/Giro did one last year, and likely did again this year. We did one as well, it's just not up yet.

    Felt i know wasn't in the showroom, nor was Norco. There were others, and some were mentioned, some were not. I didn't get to see all (or even much) of the show, so i'm not positive.

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    Gravity Dropper was there to introduce their 5" drop 30.9 post.

    Available in a few months. Should be tasty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FM
    Well... were they not there, or just not covered?
    • Straitline
    • Gravity Dropper - THERE
    • Chumba - DIRT DEMO
    • Amp & any other new adjustable seatpost offerings
    • Sunline
    • Chromag
    • Cove - THERE and they got all defensive when I asked if it was DW link
    • Kona - Definately there - saw Bear, Dew, Kev, Dale, King, Cowan, Willy, and others
    • Ventana
    • Independant Fabrications - THERE
    • & any other steel small builders?
    • Mavic - HUGE BOOTH
    • Hutchinson - THERE
    • Transition - Small Booth - HEY CAM!
    • Sombrio
    • Azonic - THERE with hotties
    • Oakley - THERE
    • Devinci - THERE
    • Giro
    • Smith Optics - THERE - Peaty signed a poster for me!
    • Viosport


    etc etc...
    It's just too hard to look at all the stuff let alone take a picture of it all.... you aren't even supposed to have a camera in the show. You can see who was there by googling Interbike 2009 and looking at their website for a list.
    "It looks flexy"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe - Kona
    Remember that the MTBR virtual booth stuff isn't free, and isn't cheap.
    That pretty much confirms my suspicions....

    Quote Originally Posted by gticlay
    It's just too hard to look at all the stuff let alone take a picture of it all.... you aren't even supposed to have a camera in the show.
    I've attended before actually, years ago when it was in Anaheim. So I undertand that it's primarily an Industry event, meant to build relations between manufacturers, distributors and dealers.

    MTBR needs to change the coverage format though.
    The quality reviews are coming from people like KRob, Schlim and Tscheezy in the past- public attendees posting independent reviews, not paid advertising. Total contrast to the MTBR admins who seem to write bland reviews which just quote the manufacturers ad copy. That manufacturers have to pay for the virtual tradeshow booths makes it even worse- it really is just spam ads then, not MTBReviews.

    On top of that we're getting far better coverage from NSMB.com, Sicklines, Velonews/Singletrack, SingletrackWorld, etc etc. How are they taking pictures and posting unbiased, nuetral content? Seems like MTBR is trying to make a buck off interbike, I have no issue with that, but their coverage is largely sucking as a result.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FM
    That pretty much confirms my suspicions....

    I've attended before actually, years ago when it was in Anaheim.
    Oh jeeze - the show sucked in Anaheim. The only food was that crappy 7-11 near by and there was ants in my hotel room... Ugh! They got into everything.
    "It looks flexy"

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    Quote Originally Posted by gticlay
    It's just too hard to look at all the stuff let alone take a picture of it all.... you aren't even supposed to have a camera in the show. You can see who was there by googling Interbike 2009 and looking at their website for a list.
    What is so strange is there's so many booths that are only in the Outdoor Demo but not in the Indoor Tradeshow. It's just so confusing and a bit of a downer when you miss them Outdoor and realize that they are not in the Indoor show.

    Outdoor only (i think)
    Trek
    Fisher
    Cannondale/Schwinn/GT - they had an indoor 'RTR' booth but very few bikes
    Tomac
    Raceface?

    Not there?
    Spot, Parlee, Seven? Litespeed? Maverick?

    There were huge expanses of spaces that were not quite relevant to me: bmx, indoor demo area, china area, italy area, taiwan.

    Marzocchi Booth was a big downsize from previous years.

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    "It looks flexy"

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    I always have a problem figuring out who is owned by whom. I can never remember that Mountain Racing Products owns White Bros. It seems there are more and more names that fall under some major owner that I can't remember. So they might have been there, but I couldn't find them.

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    Not there
    Industry Nine (well represented at Titus and Intense though)
    Chumba and Evil were in their hotel rooms only
    Corvair

    Yeti was out door only, as was Raceface, Giant, Trek, Fisher, Tomac etc

    Several companies shared booths;
    Straitline/Transition
    WhiteBros/MRP
    Bell/Giro/Easton

    Lots of small companies were in with their distributors only and thus harder to find too.

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    Simple Strap wasn't there. maybe next year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gticlay
    Oh jeeze - the show sucked in Anaheim. The only food was that crappy 7-11 near by and there was ants in my hotel room... Ugh! They got into everything.
    There was a Carl's about a mile down the road I think- it made me sick. It was in Anaheim while for two years then back to Vegas.

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