You guys have seen quite a bit of info about Tag Wheels posted here in the past. But I set up a meeting with Mike and Yanni to see what’s new for 2008. Well from what Mike told me, a lot!
If you’ve wondered what the cross section looked like on these wheels…here’s one for you.
He mentioned some big names to me that are interested in having these wheels as part of the OEM setup on fleet bikes that are sold to bike parks in Whislter and other places. While we were there Mike started talking to the NuVinci folks about getting a wheel set up with the world famous NuVinci Hub.
They also told us that they will be developing an lighter cross country wheel set as well as a 29er set. Plus, they are considering getting some wheels in color, digi-camo!
So we walked over to the Ergon Bike booth to check out their new back packs. I have to tell you, this like no other back pack Iâ€™ve ever tried. First of all, it has these straps that pretty much hug your body. I even told the fella that was demonstrating the bag that I felt like I was being gropedâ€¦not necessarily a bad thingâ€¦.
Hereâ€™s a side shot of the BD1
I was wearing a commuter back pack to the show and the guys at Ergon told me to try out the BD1 to see how it feels on my back. One of the cool features of the bag is that it has a pivot which allows your body to move left or right without moving your whole bagâ€¦which in return causes less shoulder strain.
Hereâ€™s some of the hardware.
Then they had me guess how much the Ergon BD1 weighed since it didnâ€™t feel like it had anything in it. So Mr. Ergon fella takes it off my back and places the bag in my hand and I just about dropped the darn thing! The bag was just as heavy as the bag I had and my bag has a laptop, cameras, and a bunch of heavy thingsâ€¦but the Ergon BD1 was remarkably light on my shouldersâ€¦.dunno how, but it was and I NEED TO HAVE ONE!
Itâ€™s official, weâ€™re going to Interbike 2007! Woohoo!
Moe, Priscilla and myself will be heading out to Las Vegas, NV on September 26-28, 2007 to provide Interbike coverage. This is our second year going and weâ€™re pumped! We can wait to see some of our old friends and meet new ones. Oh yeah, weâ€™re also excited about all the cool stuff weâ€™ll be seeing at the event such as new bikes, new gear and possibly meet some biking celebs!
If you enjoyed our Sea Otter Coverage, we guarantee this one will be better!