A Taste of the Two-Wheel Future: Innovations from Interbike 2009

A Taste of the Two-Wheel Future: Innovations from Interbike 2009

By Seth Lightcap Despite an economy that can barely afford a garage sale ten-speed, the bicycle industry showed both optimism and enthusiasm at the annual Interbike trade show last week in Las Vegas.  There was no damper on the excitement about countless new products as manufacturers presented innovations worth tempting even your extra, extra hard earned dollars. Green products such as electric bikes and accessories made with recycled materials were especially hot items. Two companies with cutting edge offerings in this eco-market were Kilowatt Bikes and Green Guru Gear. Brand new for 2009, Kilowatt Bikes out of Fort Worth, TX had the sexiest electric bikes at the show. Riding a philosophy that you can reduce your carbon footprint and look good doing it, Kilowatt’s designs offered an elegant rationalization for ditching your car and zipping around everywhere on an e-bike. Kilowatt’s Cruiser was big pimpin’ with clean lines, a polished...
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