The yearly Interbike/CrossVegas thread

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The yearly Interbike/CrossVegas thread

Anyone headed out here to partake in the dying convention?

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 11:59
kmcdon
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get pubes a press pass!

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 12:09
Rentable Faxmachine
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Yup. Booked way too many meetings last year so I'm going to be far more selective this year. Will probably do most of my coverage via Instagram, but have also considered doing a piece on the weirdest shit I find.

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 12:11
crabbi
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(Reply to #3)

Rentable Faxmachine wrote:
Yup. Booked way too many meetings last year so I'm going to be far more selective this year. Will probably do most of my coverage via Instagram, but have also considered doing a piece on the weirdest shit I find.

Let's hang?

Sneaky Viking wrote:
if you're here, you probably fucked up somewhere along the line.

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 12:20
Rentable Faxmachine
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(Reply to #4)

crabbi wrote:
Rentable Faxmachine wrote:
Yup. Booked way too many meetings last year so I'm going to be far more selective this year. Will probably do most of my coverage via Instagram, but have also considered doing a piece on the weirdest shit I find.

Let's hang?

Definitely. I'll be in touch.

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 12:29
Shortpants
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I can't wait to see what dumb offensive shit goes down this year. Is this the year the bike industry stops being a dude fest of misogyny?

Probably not.

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 12:48
Rentable Faxmachine
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Last year was better, but that's like saying the comments on pinkbike are less horrible. A couple of Italian companies had women in their booths that made me downright uncomfortable.

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 12:58
Guy
(Reply to #7)

kmcdon wrote:
get pubes a press pass!

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 13:06
Mr. Pubes
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i think i have one lined up.

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 13:17
Rentable Faxmachine
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dba, VeryTukt Productions?

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 13:24
crabbi
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(Reply to #10)

Rentable Faxmachine wrote:
Last year was better, but that's like saying the comments on pinkbike are less horrible. A couple of Italian companies had women in their booths that made me downright uncomfortable.

italians gonna italian as long as groups of women flock to cipo.

Sneaky Viking wrote:
if you're here, you probably fucked up somewhere along the line.

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 12:36
Mr. Pubes
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at my interbike booth, i promise to only sexualize myself.

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 13:18
ryker
(Reply to #12)

crabbi wrote:
italians gonna italian as long as groups of women flock to cipo.

Not defending Cipo but at least Cipolini sponsors a women's team...

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 13:25
Rentable Faxmachine
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(Reply to #13)

Mr. Pubes wrote:
at my interbike booth, i promise to only sexualize myself.

Note to self: do not accept socks from pubes.

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 13:36
that guy
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This will be my first year missing it after 7 in a row. Feels good man.

Bikes suck. Don't ride one.

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 21:32
Rentable Faxmachine
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Show moving to Reno for 2018.

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 11:16
that guy
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Bikes suck. Don't ride one.

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 19:42
Shortpants
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Oh yeah, that'll tone down the shit-head-edness of interbike. Surely this will be a 'reset'.

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 00:28
eric_ssucks
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(Reply to #18)

Straws wrote:
Oh yeah, that'll tone down the shit-head-edness of interbike. Surely this will be a 'reset'.

Reno definitely has a reputation as the classiest city in Nevada. I'm surprised they even found a venue among all the fancy restaurants and high end casinos.
(I've spent several days in Reno)

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 00:47
fixed
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i have spent the equivalent of weeks in reno, just 3 days a year over the last decade or so. i think reno is not bad. the reason i think this is because it's 45 minutes to the mountains.

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 09:23
emor
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Yeah, Lake Tahoe is right there. If I was cursed to live in Nevada, it'd be in Reno. There's even a Co-op there.

"my main life goal is to have a dirtbag camper van with a bunch of bikes on it, go camping every vacation forever" -- me

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 09:27
crabbi
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smiley

places are what you make it.

Sneaky Viking wrote:
if you're here, you probably fucked up somewhere along the line.

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 09:47
Tail Hook Lengthener
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Yeah, I really don't see this killing Interbike. I mean, there are a thousand other things which are slowly killing it, but basically every airport flies to Reno, and Reno is very near some of the country's most spectacular outdoor activities. I've never ridden bikes there, but I bet Reno has some great trails for the Outdoor Demo.

And speaking of the Outdoor Demo, if it costs less than $10,000 to rent a small square of dirt where a manufacturer can put a tent, then it seem slike they're already ahead of Vegas.

Sneaky Viking wrote:
when you look back at your life sometimes you see a set of hands on your keyboard and a set of paws, but sometimes there's only a set of paws and that's when Tarckbear was typing for you.

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 10:36
drwelby
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Hooker cards or Flume Trail?

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 10:56
liquify
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That's what I'd be excited about!^^
Pretty jazzed our national communication convention will be out there in a year. That stuff still good for mtb in November?

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 12:33
Petr5
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Haven't been there that time of year, but the altitude would suggest maybe. Snow usually starts sticking around at that altitude in November.

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"Your bike sucks and we have a team of biased experts to pseudo-scientifically test that hypothesis, all in blue shirts."

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 15:22
wickedwagon
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I might be headed there. Need to finalize how much it's going to cost.

jordanpattern wrote:
BRING ME THE BINDERS OF WOMEN!

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 20:48
NOVELTYNAME
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(Reply to #27)

Rentable Faxmachine wrote:
Mr. Pubes wrote:
at my interbike booth, i promise to only sexualize myself.

Note to self: do not accept socks from pubes.

Actualols

Cardboard box with crusty single socks with "OBO" on the front in sharpie

"Folks want options!"

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 20:59
dmotobear
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I might be there to take photos at crossvegas.

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 19:38
littletinyfish
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I went to Interbike the first year it was in Vegas and I look back on it fondly, though I was there on a pseudo-professional level, so I didn't have to "work" too much. Demo days was fuckin' rad. I wanna go back, even to walk and gawk the endless miles around the show floors. I don't have a solid shop connection at the moment, tho.

this was a big deal a hundred years ago when everything sucked balls ---match avatar

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 16:47
Mr. Pubes
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report:

-lots of batteries
-lots of not-a-bikes (scooters, skateboards, etc.)
-van dessel making a 853 version of WTF
-new esi grips were explained to me by owner and seemed rad
-hope makes a stupid % of their products in-house
-jeff jones and his invisible traveling booth. saw him hanging out in dark corners more than once with his two Long Haul Krampuses.
-i made a motorcycle joke at the focus e-bike tent that did not go over well
-all bikes need motors if there are hills because hills with motors is so easy
-vegas still bad. legal weed makes vegas only 1.2% better
-hella sweet gloves may stain your hands yellow. still hella sweet.
-booth babes still a thing. 2017.
-ate three burritos in bed, which is not a euphemism. best part of vegas.

i believe the only reason i will attend again is if they host it at my house in 2019.

fin.

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 09:53
Tail Hook Lengthener
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I figured this would be the year when Interbike went fully motorized. This is definitely the hill the industry wants to die on.

Sneaky Viking wrote:
when you look back at your life sometimes you see a set of hands on your keyboard and a set of paws, but sometimes there's only a set of paws and that's when Tarckbear was typing for you.

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 09:55
Mr. Pubes
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some folks think that. others think they are the equivalent of fixies in 2006 and fatbikes in 2010. and that you'll see less of them in Reno.

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 10:01
eric_ssucks
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If only you could make a motorcycle joke at all the ebike tents. Set them on fire.

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 14:41
littletinyfish
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Is Cross Vegas still going to be called Cross Vegas when it's in Reno like how Jingle Cross is still called Jingle Cross even though it's 92 degrees out?

this was a big deal a hundred years ago when everything sucked balls ---match avatar

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 15:19
newellbt
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littletinyfish wrote:
Is Cross Vegas still going to be called Cross Vegas when it's in Reno like how Jingle Cross is still called Jingle Cross even though it's 92 degrees out?

Yes.

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 15:27
littletinyfish
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Cross politics are weird.

this was a big deal a hundred years ago when everything sucked balls ---match avatar

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 15:48