BMX faces of Interbike 2013
Welcome to Interbike 2013
The all-encompassing bicycle trade show known as Interbike returned to Las Vegas, Nev., this week, and BMX brands and professionals from across the world descended on the Mandalay Bay Convention Center to showcase the latest signature products for 2014. Here, longtime Fit Bike Co. pro and past X Games competitor Mike Aitken sits atop a vintage Mongoose complete, while holding his latest signature frame from Fit. As you can see, the frames graphics were modeled off the classic Mongoose theme.
Odyssey salesman/West Coast street rider Barney Cuiper mans the Full Factory Distribution booth on the first day of Interbike. Full Factory displayed products from Odyssey components, Fairdale Bicycles and Sunday BMX.
Caleb Quanbeck moved from Portland, Ore., to Southern California earlier this year. After making the move, Quanbeck picked up a new job at Tip Plus BMX Distribution, and additionally got picked up to ride for the newly reinvigorated Stranger BMX team.
Volume Bikes owner Brian Castillo shows off a new 24-inch Volume Hessian complete bike in chrome. Volume Bikes is jumping headfirst into the complete bike market for 2014, and they had their full range of bikes on display in Vegas.
Cult Bicycles got BMX circles talking last week when they announced a new collaboration with the long-running animated series "The Simpsons." Starting with the Bart BMX (pictured) and the Duff Cruiser, Cult manager Robbie Morales assured us there is more to come.
Jason Enns joined Volume Bikes when the brand started in 1999, and for the past 14 years he has remained the sole original team member. For 2014, following a serious knee injury, Enns is back with a new signature frame from Volume, the Cerberus.
Fairdale Bicycles aren't necessarily a BMX brand, but with BMX legend Taj Mihelich behind the scenes of the bike design and speccing, it's become the go-to non-BMX bike for BMX riders. For 2014, Fairdale showcased their latest Weekender (left), as well as a new 26-inch Taj signature cruiser.
Longtime etnies BMX team manager John Povah plays double duty at Interbike, because he's also the team manager for the Fly Bike BMX brand. One hour, he might be showing off the latest Nathan Williams signature Brake shoe from etnies, and the next, he might be showing off Devon Smillie's latest signature frame from Fly.
The free coaster hub, a rear hub that doesn't backpedal when the bike is rolling backward, has become a standard component on most BMX bikes. This year at Interbike, Profile Racing debuted their first prototype free coaster hub, which is also the first free coaster hub to be made in the U.S. (Testing is still underway, and production models are still far off.)
Stranger BMX is now housed under the Tip Plus BMX Distribution banner, and this year, they debuted new complete bikes, as well as a new frame dubbed the Nomad. Here, Stranger's Rich Hirsch shows off the Nomad frame, which was built just hours before the show started.
Just when you thought a fork was a fork, Shadow ups the stakes. With a king-size crown and investment cast dropouts, the Inceptive Fork will definitely make roof drops and jumps down big stair sets a little safer.
Subrosa's Ryan Sher explaining the war on bike theft to ESPN's camera. Subrosa's Combat Lock and Warhead Lock are the first bike locks to be offered from a BMX brand, and it's great to see a BMX brand addressing a longtime need for riders around the world.
SE brand manager Todd Lyons getting the Instagram angle on the latest SE collaboration with skate brand Santa Cruz.