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Las Vegas, USA, October 5 - 8, 2002
Wheeling and dealing under the desert sun
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Interbike came of age in 2002, marking the 21st anniversary
of North America's (and some would say the world's) biggest
and most comprehensive bicycle trade show.
With over 20,000 registrations on the first day of the trade-only
event, 2002's show was considered a major success, with seminars,
technical clinics, press conferences and the industry awards
night as well as the thousands of new and improved products
from over 1,000 companies.
Cyclingnews was there with our photographers and reporters,
covering all aspects of the show, from the latest new widgets
to who will be riding what bike next year.
The coverage of Interbike concentrates on the North American
manufacturers, given that the previous coverage of Eurobike
focused on the European manufacturers.
Interbike kicked off on Saturday, October 5, with 'demo day',
where the manufacturers offered their 2003 road and mountain
bikes for testing on road and trails, with the convention starting
the following day and running until Tuesday. The exhibition
was held over three days (one day less than 2001), and the jury
was still out as to whether this was preferable to the longer
Index to all reports
Show 2002 special report: Gold and silver at the '02 worlds for US bike
makers, by Gerard Knapp
- Interbike 2002 Preview
- A look at what was coming up. Featured companies include Titec, Truvativ,
Giant, Ritchey and Yeti.
- Interbike 2002 - Outdoor
Expo and Day 1 - the Outdoor Expo day saw George Hincapie hit the dirt
roads with Gary Fisher. Day 1 at the show saw past and present pro riders
like Greg LeMond, Hincapie, Ron Kiefel, Roland Green, Tara Llanes and USPS
director Johan Bruyneel in attendance, signing autographs and meeting the
- Sinclair Imports
party - Sunday night was one of the social highlights of Interbike - Sinclair
Imports' party at the Monte Carlo Pub & Brewery. Cyclingnews.com was there,
along with several hundred other invited guests including Tyler Hamilton,
Axel Merckx, Hincapie and LeMond.
- Interbike 2002 - Day
2 - Featured companies include Specialized, Orange, Tomac, Trek, Independent
Fabrication and pics from Pinarello, Sidi, Marzocchi and f'i:zik
- Interbike Day 2
- Featured companies include DeFeet, Specialized, Time, Mavic, Hayes, Airborne
- What will be available from Cannondale in 2003, including new road and MTB
- Carnac - The
shoe line worn by George Hincapie and other top Pro riders gets a complete
revamp for 2003.
- Cyfac - Cyfac
boldly goes & Pearl Izumi babies basso
- Litespeed has 13 road and four mountain bike models for 2003, and we take
a look at a few of them.
- Interbike Day 3
- Lance Armstrong talks, and talks, and runs the raffle
- More from Interbike
- Day 3 continues - In this instalment we puts on our shades for a look
at Orbea, drop by Park Tool's retro-styled 40th anniversary booth and learn
how to consume Extran's energy goo.
- Trek - The Trek
stand at Interbike always features one of the widest ranges of bikes on display
and the 2003 range will be no exception.
- Giant - We take
a look at the vast range of bikes that Giant will release over the coming
- Spin, click, spin
- We take a look at at American Classic, Speedplay and Graber Products.
- Padding the features
- Pearl Izumi show off their latest technology, as used in their new shorts,
jerseys and gloves
- Titanium and more
- More from Merlin and Tomac; Giro's limited edition Lance Armstrong print
and Team Major Taylor team up.
- Casati's traditional
- Cyfac boldly goes,
Pearl babies Basso
- On Show: Wilier
2003 clothing preview
- All the Interbike photos
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