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Interbike 2007 Report 3

Reports are starting to come in from the show floor.

We start off today with a good number of pictures from the Fixed Gear Gallery. They are, of course, focused on the fixed/singlespeed/commuter world. Some of products they highlighted were:
  • Cool weather gear from Gator
  • Teschner and Colnago all carbon track frames
  • Fixed bikes from Kind, Felt, SE, KHS, Kona, Co-motion, Salsa and Rocky Mountain
  • Some very sweet looking wheels from Formula
  • A Human-Powered System design competition sponsored by SRAM's Gary Boulanger filed his first report from the show:

  • A new commuter oriented brand from Quality Bicycle Products called Civia
  • An integrated time trial/triathlon hydration system from FSA/Vision Tech
  • A new wheelset from FSA's offroad brand Gravity
  • New models from Lynskey Performance
  • An extremely versatile bike from Ibis called the Tranny
  • A new all-mountain bike from Trek called the Remedy

Cycling News features:

  • A less expensive, more comfortable new model from Cervelo called the RS. It is said to be very similar to the excellent R3, but with a slightly taller head tube and a slightly relaxed rear end.
  • Revamps to several of Titus' most popular models
  • For those seeking a little bit classier look to their bike (or shop from the Orvis catalog) messenger bags, panniers and baskets from Brooks.
  • More unique and urban messenger bags from Knog.

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