Fat tire wheelie courtesy of Chris

Frostbike–A bicycle non-professional at a bicycle industry trade show

…y Bikes party (via a party bus called the Night Rider) and have beer- and bike-related fun. Saturday–Go to QBP headquarters.  Check out the vendor expo for the morning.  Eat delicious lunch provided by Thompson and QBP.  Ride Surly fat bikes in the snow.  Back to expo.  Return to hotel for dinner. Sunday–More expo. Take tour of QBP headquarters.  Eat more delicious lunch.  Ride more fat bikes (Salsa this time).  Win stuff at a raffle….

QBP Logo

The BIG News

…e bike industry right? Officially I am the new South East Outside Rep for Quality Bicycle Products (QBP) Who is QBP? It is the company behind every bike shop in America. Those parts, tires, wheels in your local shop were probably ordered from QBP. QBP is also the makers of the brands like : Salsa Cycles         Surly Bikes All City Cycles   Civia Cycles   Foundry Cycles QBP is also the exclusive distributors…

Frostbike - Feb

Frostbike Introduction

Starting last night through Sunday I am at a tradeshow called Frostbike. Much of my content and typery for the next few days will be wrapped around thoughts, concepts, product and conversations that come out of this tradeshow. Because of this I would like to quickly explain what it is and why it matters to me – which means also why you should continue reading. This is my version of what Frostbike is, I am biased as I am paid by the compan…

Jonny Sundt

Interbike ’12: Day One Recap

Keep up to date with the Bike Shop Girl coverage of the 2012 Interbike Trade Show with coverage, previews, exclusives and interviews. Day one of Interbike was many things. Early morning of travel, a couple plane rides, seeing old friends, meeting new, check in, credentials, Treasure Island, dessert dehydration and simply getting my bearings after no sleep. Day two of Outdoor Demo is today, look for a good amount of product and photos being pushe…

Fox Racing Women's Reflex Gel

Recently Spotted: Fox Racing Women’s Reflex Gel Gloves

There are a couple very important parts of your bike that you shouldn’t skimp on, these are your “touch points”. Saddle, shoes/pedals, and grips/handlebars/gloves. Recently Quality Bike started stocking some women’s Fox Racing gloves with gel that I am looking to pick up. What’s unique is there is a short finger mountain bike version. Fox Racing Women’s Reflex Gel Full Finger Glove $32.99    Fox Racing Women&…