Interbike Gallery: From the Tradeshow Floor–Day 3

By Seb Kemp

Sometimes to understand what something is, you have to see what it isn't. This year Interbike is lacking the depth of weird inventions and pneumatic blonde booth babes that it has in the past. Is this a sign of the recession hitting entrepreneurial trailblazers, financial imperatives serving to separate the wheat from the chaff, or is it just that now every hopeful, desperate mastermind has focused their talents on e-bikes?

There's a LOT of e-bikes. You can't hear them coming, but they are. We’ve got hopped-up e-bikes, some legitimately interesting products and more than a few things that had us scratching our heads and wondering, “What the….?”