Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Interbike 2010 Report - Electra, etc.

This new cruiser from Electra Bicycle Co. looks like a cross between the Indy and the Vince:
This Women's Townie 7D in Fuscia is hard to miss:
The fashion line of Electra cruiser bikes blends some of the old (notice the Blanc et Noir) with some of the new:

No detail is overlooked, right down to the matching valve caps:
Electra always has the most photogenic bikes around, and I could have filled up a whole memory card at their booth, but alas, time is always limited. I should have gotten help from this Puppy-Cam:

I made a quick stop at Salsa Cycles to salivate over some of their new titanium frames. They're going to be offering a few of their most popular models with the choice of either stell or titanium--the A La Carte 26-inch mountain bike, the El Mariachi 29er mountain bike, the Fargo off-road touring bike, and the La Cruz cyclocross bike. Here are both versions of the Fargo:

Salsa is also adding its hat to the snow-bike ring with the aluminum-framed Mukluk:

Santana is moving to using the Gates Carbon Belt Drive on some of their tandem bikes. This model also features a titanium/carbon frame, 10-inch disc brake on the rear, and a Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 electronic drive train. If you have to ask, you can't afford it:

In 2011, the Interbike trade show moves from Las Vegas to Anaheim, California. Some in the industry have been clamoring for years for the show to be moved away from the very bike-unfriendly Sin City. Be careful what you wish for; you may get it, according to component maker Wheels Manufacturing:

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