Interbike 2006

Last week was Interbike 2006 in Las Vegas and my friend Rob and I gladly made the trek to view the industry's latest creations. The composite advancements are truly awesome - in fact there was a seven pound fixed-gear road bike at the True Temper booth that was sick. And Felt's new 4-bar dually was also unbelievable....and I can't forget about the freeride bike from Scott with tons of travel and full-composite construction. I'm a big fan of Hope's product line and their new disc brake rotor is an engineering feat. Made from (2) thin pieces of stainless steel, air is trapped between each side of the assembly for better cooling - truly innovative and I can't wait to try these out.

Most of this trip was spent seeing new stuff, promoting the WiseCracker bottle opener and of course drinking beer. I selectively dropped samples off at key magazines and even got to chat with Richard Cunningham from MBA for a while. We talked about my new dual-suspension design and the small builder perspective. Jeremy Sycip was nice enough to mount a WiseCracker to a townie bike he was showing. The WiseCrackers got great feedback from consumers, bike shop owners, reps and magazine editors - I expect that in the next few months orders will be flowing! Below are some photos: