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Still More Virtual Trade Show News

by Ruth Kaser for Cycling Articles

This is the week of Interbike which is the bicycle industry trade show.  Don and I will not be attending this years show, but we would like to share some of the sights and maybe sounds from some of the vendors we would have visited. Please enjoy and send us comments if you find the product or service of interest via our guest post page.

Cycle Dog, Collars and Leashes The webpage says the goal at Cycle Dog is to create the world’s best dog products with a focus on the environment and to raise awareness of the millions of bike tubes thrown into landfills every year. Cycle Dog products are proudly made and tested in Portland, Oregon.

Dog collar

Dog collar

We order our parts and accessories from several different vendors. Below are two of our primary parts and accessories suppliers.

The Cruz

The Cruz

 

JB ImportersJ&B Importers is a global wholesale distributor located in the United States, servicing independent retailers and distributors around the world. They are an industry leader for bicycles, parts, and accessories distribution. They take pride in selecting and designing market leading products for today’s cycling community.

Quality Bicycle Products. Quality Bicycle Products is located in Minnesota and as not only bicycle items but necessaries for triathletes, back packers and more. Their consumer brands make wildly unique products that no one else makes. That’s because they feel they have got the vision to see a new category’s potential, and the resources to make it a reality. It’s core to their mission—find the opportunities that grow the bicycle industry.

 

Helmet Hoodie

Helmet Hoodie

Helmet HoodiesCustom Sports Helmet covers increase your viability and safety. Available in multiple fabric and color options. Celebrate a cause, represent a team, recognize a sponsor, or just separate yourself from the crowd. Because not all helmets have a mesh lining to prevent bugs from entering into your head zone.

 

Hindsight 35

Hindsight 35

Hidsight 35–  A cyclometer with an integrated rear view camera. As a cyclometer provides it provides 9 unique functions (speed, max. speed, avg. speed, time, time of day, odometer, trip distance, cadence, heart-rate) when paired with available accessories. In addition to providing a clear view of what is approaching the rider from behind, the Hindsight 35 acts as a “black box” for bicycles. The unit is continuously recording in 5-minute loops. In the event of an accident, an internal accelerometer automatically stops recording, leaving the cyclist with an actual video file of whatever occurred leading up to the incident.

Fuji Bikes– Featuring the Nevada 29 1.9. A fun bike to ride on the road or bicycle paths! The large tire mounted on the 700c wheel just moves……

Fuji Nevada 29 1.9

Fuji Nevada 29 1.9

 

Fiks Reflective -A USA made product. Designed and produced in house out of their studio in Pittsburgh. Their reflective wheel stripes look very effective-red, white, or yellow is my question?

Fiks Reflective wheel strips

Fiks Reflective wheel strips

Bicycle Blue Book– Just about every day we receive a phone call with the request, what is my bicycle worth? I have a________. While there are web sites,(Bikepedia) that include a database of bicycles that allow you to check the bikes original value the Bicycle Blue Book is different as it provides information regarding resale value.

From Bicycle Blue Books website: Bicycle Blue Book  is the world’s best resource for accurate used bicycle values. Pulling from hundreds of thousands of bicycle transactions over 7+ years with models dating back to 1993, all numbers are processed by the proprietary Bicycle Blue Book algorithm based on make, model, condition, age, and other variables. To get started, use the Value Engine at the top of the page. If you have a custom or modified bicycle, simply visit the Find My Value page and fill out the form. You’ll receive a detailed report within 48 business hours.

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