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Interbike Day Five

September 29, 2009 Karen Brooks 0

Friday was the last day of the show. We saw a lot – here are just a few things to tide you over until we can take a breath and post more. The whole week

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Bike Industry News

Interbike Day Four

September 26, 2009 Karen Brooks 0

The second day of the indoor show was the scene of many a hearty greeting. Really, this whole thing is just a big ol’ family reunion for the bike industry. There are a lot of

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Interbike Day Three

September 25, 2009 Karen Brooks 0

Time to move the show into the cavernous halls of the Sands Convention Center. Surely I’m not the only one that thinks it’s a damn shame that the name of this giant box is the

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Interbike Day Two

September 24, 2009 Karen Brooks 0

We have another new Gallery up with captioned photos of the highlights of the day. Go check it out! In the course of snapping photos and gathering details, it’s inevitable that we’d also have some

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Interbike Day One

September 23, 2009 Karen Brooks 0

Today was the first day of the whole shebang, starting off with the Dirt Demo. Some of us grabbed demo bikes for some hot laps (hot being the operative word), while Justin and I took

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The One, the Only… SSWC09

September 22, 2009 Karen Brooks 0

So tomorrow starts the circus that is Interbike, but we’ve had a little extra fun along the way beforehand: the Singlespeed World Championships shindig in Durango, Colorado, which was conveniently placed in time and space

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Blinky Lights Primer

August 5, 2009 Karen Brooks 0

“Blinky” lights, in other words flashing red safety lights for the rear of your bike, are a must-have item for riding on any route that is shared by motor vehicles. These are the basic things

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RIP Anthony Sloan

May 14, 2009 Karen Brooks 0

Anthony Sloan, Yeti’s demo guy for the Rocky Mountain territory, died suddenly on Thursday, May 7th. He will be missed by family, friends and many who rode and hung out with him, but also by

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Sea Otter Classic Day 3

April 21, 2009 Karen Brooks 0

The pinnacle day of the Otter dawned warmer and less windy, and stayed that way all day. It was really nice to experience some stereotypically Californian weather for a change, although those of us just

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Sea Otter Classic Day 2

April 19, 2009 Karen Brooks 0

Friday is the day that the racing kicks in, for amateurs and pros alike, and there was a sense of excitement and urgency among the kitted-up people riding around the venue. It turns out we

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The 2009 Sea Otter Classic – Day One

April 17, 2009 Karen Brooks 0

We’re here at the Sea Otter Classic, the kickoff event for the cycling season – at least the “official” part of the season, the racing and product launch part. Many of you probably never stopped

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Dirt Rag’s Seventh Annual Literature Contest

February 18, 2009 Karen Brooks 0

Dirt Rag’s Seventh Annual Literature Contest It’s become a tradition in the pages of the ‘Rag… the Literature Contest. From it we’ve garnered some great stories, winners have received some awesome prizes, and there have

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Just Riding Along

It All Started With a Chainring

January 15, 2009 Karen Brooks 0

Some weeks ago I noticed that the large chainring on my cyclocross-style commuting bike was badly and unexpectedly worn – the teeth looked like pointy little shark teeth, rather than the rounded swells they should