Countdown to Interbike

5 09 2013

It’s September and that means,  in addition to the classic Earth, Wind & Fire song, “September” constantly playing in my head, the bicycle industry’s annual show ‘n’ tell called Interbike is just mere weeks away.

Like in years past, I’ll be cruising the aisles of Interbike checking out what’s new and happening in cruisers and bigger-wheeled BMX bikes.

Last year, some new complete bikes debuted that really caught my attention.

Bikes like the Stolen Saint XLT

and the DK Elite Series Cruiser really stood out.

But walking the tradeshow floor is only part of the comprehensive investigation this hard-working BMX journalist will be providing.

In 2012, I went out and pounded the pavement to see if I could find the information that you just couldn’t find in the kiosks at the show.

That desire to get the inside story took me to one of the pools on the Strip where Maxim magazine’s Hometown Hotties were holding court.

It was there that I heard that the 2013 models would be bigger in the front and have tighter back ends.

Who knew you would learn about chain-stay length at a Vegas Pool?

Hometown Hotties and Cruiser Revolution

Of course, it’s  important to get the local perspective on things.

And there is no better place to do that than at the annual 4130 Sin Series ride (scheduled to go down on the Friday of Interbike Week this year).

Rolling with good peeps, like Vegas locals Mike Leonard and Chris Fox (pictured below with me (Ed) after the ride…thanks again for lending me a bike Chris!)

Chris Fox and Ed 4130 Sin Series

…and catching up with out-of-town visitors like Randy Franklin, this is the event that brings it all home.

Even though I’m excited to see what the bike industry has cooked up for 2014, it’s important to remember that bike riding is still all about getting together with your friends and having fun…and that’s what the 4130 Sin Series ride is all about.

Looking forward to some good times in Vegas.

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10 responses

5 09 2013
mike420lv

Can’t wait to ride with you again this year Eddie.

5 09 2013
Wu10

Make sure you stop by Stolen! We have a new 24″ freestyle frame & fork called “Gold”, new 24″ Rebellion female axle wheels, new Joint 24×2.2″ hi-pressure tires (110PSI) and a new 26″ freestyle cruiser called “ZEKE”

6 09 2013
cruiserrevolution

Definitely!

14 09 2013
Buddy

Thank you…

16 09 2013
Buddy

Where is the Zeke, can’t find it on the Stolen website??

16 09 2013
Stolen Bike Co.

ZEKE will be unveiled at Interbike.

8 09 2013
mike420lv

Good to hear that a major bike company is getting into the 24″ scene. Tires and wheel options are long overdue for the freestyle 24.

9 09 2013
bobbyp

Those chicks are totally sucking in their gut in that picture…..

14 09 2013
Buddy

Silicone!!

25 09 2013
Stolen Bikes steals the show | cruiser revolution

[…] folks at Stolen Bikes had dropped a few teasers in the comments of the Countdown to Interbike post that they were going to have a lot of new cruiser stuff on display this year for Interbike. […]

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