Interbike 2018, Part III

After my recent review of the Vittoria Morsa, I tire that I like … well, it’s been a long time since I last liked a mountain bike tire this much, I heard from a couple of industry friends that the Morsa...

Friday Group Ride #424

Can you imagine what it must have been like to see the first bicycles. It’s the 1860s, and you’re a regular person, just walking around, because that’s how you get places, and some lunatic goes by on a...

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 148

Three minutes on how expectations affect your life (video): A young woman’s journey of self-discovery … to discover that she hates traveling in big groups. Sarah Gilman writes and illustrates the story of...

The CPA Contest

Having looked at the history of rider unions last week one theme was the divisions with unions forming and splitting. Here’s the follow up piece looking at the upcoming presidential election there’s a...

Interbike 2018, Part II

Magnesium is coming back, at least, according to one bike manufacturer. Unfortunately, no one told this particularly company that what we’ve learned about metallurgy and bicycles has told us that magnesium...

Interbike 2018, Part I

Walking around the first day of Interbike here in Reno, Nev., reminded me of when Interbike used to offer an East Coast show, originally in Atlantic City, and then, later, Philadelphia. The main show floor...

Impuls BMW K101 Motorcycle

Philipp Wulk and Matthias Pittner build custom motorcycles under the name Impuls in Munich, Germany. Their latest build is a 1985 BMW K100 in collaboration with artist Fabian Gatermann, who uses minimal...

Team Sky’s Finances

The latest set of Team Sky’s accounts has been published and here is a closer look at their finances including a bumper budget. Team Budget = £34.5 million Team Sky’s budget for 2017 was £34,496,000, up...

Outdoor Demo, Day 2

Trade shows have a reasonably straightforward business model. They are a gathering of suppliers and retailers in one big space so that retailers can select what products they want to sell to their...

Interbike is Here!

So this year we are in Lake Tahoe, or Truckee, more accurately, for the industry’s annual tour of everything we’ve already heard about. It’s a shame that there aren’t any real surprises to this event...