Interbike 2011 Part 1

I'm finally home after being away since the 2nd of September. Amsterdam to Vegas was quite a journey, Six Days at Tilburg was unreal and The launch of the Kissena Velo Fund at Interbike was a big success. Overall I had a great time and saw a ton of serious racing and bike tech. Though the Kissena Velo Fund was the main purpose of our trip, our agenda also had us meeting with Affinity premium dealers and even squeeze in time on the shop side of things.

The Mission Workshop/DZR booth this year was pretty much the place to be. Mission bags are so functional, they look great and they'll last forever. One of the new products we like is the new Sanction Rucksack.

The best part about Mission Workshop bags is there's no difference in tech form bag to bag. If you need a big bag that can zip up to be very slim, then unfold and fit a mini keg, they have have the Vandal. From the Vandal, there's several smaller bags until you get to the Sanction Rucksack. Its basically the feather weight version to the Vandal.

This rucksack is part of the AP (Advanced Projects) line and it has the Arkiv® closure system. Its a well executed bag with simple form and function.

Billy Souphorse Sinkford is the social media guy behind Mission Workshop and DZR shoes. Billy's the man and Affinity has the great pleasure of working with him. Check out Souphorse for more.

The DZR shoe line up for 2012 is legit. All DZR shoes are SPD compatible and they're comfy enough to wear at work or on the fly when your not on the bike. We'll be stocking the new line up of DZR shoes in the shop soon, check back for our official product launch.

To wrap up part 1, i'm so glad to have run into BMX icon and the man behind Cult BMX, Robby Morales. The Cult booth was a step above the rest in the BMX industry at the trade show this year. I somehow convinced Robby to sell me this 12" Cult BMX bike for my daughter Mia. Being that i'm a freak for old school bmx and other bike bling, i'm thrilled and proud knowing that my kids first bike will be a cult bmx from an icon like Robby Morales. Many thanks to Robby and Cult BMX.

Part 2 coming soon...