Outdoor Retailer Adds Bike Category to Winter Market

Demo Experience at Summer Market 2019 moves to Chatfield State Park

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, California – Outdoor Retailer, the largest U.S. tradeshow and premier business event for the outdoor industry, announced today the introduction of bike at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market in 2019. Cycling brands and suppliers will join together with outdoor exhibitors, retailers, bike dealers, buyers, and advocacy organizations on the show floor this fall. Winter Market kicks off the winter outdoor season and runs from November 5-7, 2019 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado.

“We’re excited to bring outdoor and bike together at Outdoor Retailer as we launch the winter season,” said Marisa Nicholson, Outdoor Retailer vice president and show director. “It’s a natural fit for bike to be part of Outdoor Retailer. Our data indicates that we already see over 3,000 buyers attending our shows who purchase for bike, so incorporating the category makes the show even more valuable. Additionally, retailers, dealers, and buyers will have an opportunity to discover new brands and products, expand store offerings, and make new connections to support their businesses.”

Clinics, bike-focused education, and product testing will be integrated alongside exhibiting brands from across bike categories at Winter Market. The scheduled sessions and bike display areas will reside in a new zone within the show floorplan – The Park.

“Outdoor Industry Association welcomes the bike community into Outdoor Retailer Winter Market in November. OIA ConsumerVue research shows that someone who is a hiker, climber and camper is often a road or mountain biker too, making this a great opportunity for the outdoor and bike communities to align,” said Amy Roberts, OIA executive director. “The addition of bike allows retailers to efficiently see more product under one roof. We look forward to working with the bike advocacy groups on efforts that increase recreation funding and promote increased outdoor and bike participation. The OIA Sustainability Working Group also meets at the November show, making it easier for bike brands to accelerate supply chain sustainability improvements and meet customer expectations.”

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HEROCLIP Makes Gadget Flow's Best Products of the Year

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2018 in review – Gadget Flow’s best voted products of the year

by Madhurima Nag

What are some of our most recent favorite products? You can find all of our recent favorites under the Staff Picks category here.

  • What are some of the latest tech releases? You can stay updated with the latest major tech products releases from our category here.

  • Are there any futuristic smart home gadgets? Given the current pace of change, some new products feel like old hat. But these futuristic smart home gadgets should impress even early adopters.

The last twelve months have been rife with impressive design, technology, and new products. Some of the biggest brands continued to wow us with newer versions while smaller brands paved the way with innovative technology. From augmented reality to unique clocks, we’ve compiled our list of the best voted products of 2018.

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Introducing BN3TH

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We’ve got a new product and we’re really excited to share it with you! Introducing BN3TH the Most Comfortable Underwear you’ll ever wear. Here’s their story:

WHO WE ARE

At BN3TH, we create engineered apparel focusing on men's underwear for all to feel confident in. We prioritize providing uncompromising support in the staple pieces that have a noticeable physical and mental impact on your everyday life.

We set out to transform the way men think and talk about underwear with our patented MyPakage Technology™ that eliminates the need for any shifting and adjusting thanks to a 3-dimensional internal pouch.

Over time, we evolved as a company to begin championing a full range of apparel for any and every consumer, endeavour, occasion, climate, and style.

Our inspiration begins in our backyard - the mountains, the ocean, the people, in beautiful British Columbia, Canada, but extends far beyond into the amazing world we live in.

WHAT WE DO

It's our ongoing quest to create the best products on the market, rooted in purpose and innovation.  From underwear to active wear to layering and more, BN3TH is here to evolve what you wear.

WHY WE DO IT

WHEN DID WE ALL START BEING SO COMFORTABLE?
WHEN DID WE STOP SURPRISING OURSELVES?
LIVING TO WORK. PLAYING IT SAFE. MOVING WHEN OUR WATCH TELLS US TO.
IT’S TIME TO CHALLENGE THE VOICE IN OUR HEAD, AND STEP OUTSIDE OUR COMFORT ZONE.
THE THRILL OF ACCOMPLISHMENT WHEN YOU TRY SOMETHING NEW?
WE NEED MORE OF THAT. SOMETIMES TO FIND BALANCE YOU NEED TO LOSE IT, SO FALL, THEN FIGURE IT OUT ON THE WAY DOWN.
BLAZE YOUR OWN TRAIL. AND FORGET ABOUT POINT B.
TODAY IS A TRIP AND YOU CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE.
DISCOVER THE DIFFERENCE, BN3TH THE SURFACE.

How to Choose the Right Scott Bike

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Since their invention in the ’70’s, mountain bikes have changed a lot, going from robust multi-functional bikes to high-tech sport machines. The suspension technology in particular has opened the door to a new dimension of riding, comfort and fun. Nowadays, there are so many different bike types for so many different uses. Fabricants and special interest magazines usually divide mountain bikes into the following categories: Cross Country, Trail, All Mountain, Enduro and Freeride/DH.

WHO AM I AND WHAT DO I NEED?

If you are already an active mountain biker, you will be able to define your profile quite easily. If you are a beginner, then you should first think about what you are expecting from your bike and what brings you the most fun. Here are some features that can help you evaluate yourself.

I AM A XC RACER

You like performance and light weight. You want to ride fast and you like competition. More than 100mm of travel is secondary for you.

You need a Scale RC or a Spark RC from the Cross Country category.

Tip: HARDTAIL (SCALE) OR FULL SUSPENSION (SPARK)?

 Because of its front and back suspension, a full suspension bike, or “Fully” is normally about 1 kg heavier than a comparable hardtail which only has a front suspension system. However, the comfort of a Fully will allow you to save strength, will give you more confidence and will bring you much more fun. In most cases, mountain bikers are better off with a Fully. Nevertheless, if you are planning to race Cross Country or if you have a small budget, you should go for a hardtail.

I AM A TRAIL RIDER

You like your bike light, comfortable and playful. Even if you keep an eye on racing, you are more interested about having fun than actually competing.

You need a Spark 900 or Spark 700 from the Trail category.

I AM AN ALL MOUNTAIN/ENDURO RIDER

You want to ride fast but with comfort. Above all, you want to be able to ride anywhere. You like riding downhill, especially on technical trails.

You need a Genius from the All Mountain category.

With many options available on the market, wheel sizes can be confusing. Here is how we see it, and why we spec our bikes the way we do.

We find that both 27.5” and 29” wheels have their benefits. 27.5”, compared to 29”, will accelerate more quickly, and tend to open the door to more agile bike handling. Smaller riders often prefer the 27.5” wheel size as the bike will feel more maneuverable for them.

29” wheels tend to be rollover kings, able to get over anything in their path. With modern bike geometries, these bigger wheels are faster, and more capable than ever before. Stable, efficient and consistent is what you’ll get with a 29er.

POC Awarded Brand of the Year 2017

POC, a leading manufacturer of helmets, eyewear, body armor, apparel and accessories has been chosen as the ‘Brand of the year 2017’ by the Bicycle Brand Contest (BBC).

The Bicycle Brand Contest, established by the German Design Council, focuses on companies in the bicycle industry and their partners. The winners, which are selected as an acknowledgement of excellent product and communication design in the industry, are chosen by an independent jury of experts.

POC CEO, Jonas Sjögren, said – “All of us at POC are overjoyed by the bicycle ‘Brand of the Year’ award and the recognition that it places on our products and mission. The bike industry is incredibly innovative and to be independently selected by a jury of sector experts is both humbling and inspiring. From day one our vision and mission has been crystal clear and we have always wanted to support cyclist safety and performance with products of unquestionable quality and relevance.”

POC, a leading manufacturer of helmets, eyewear, body armor and apparel was founded in 2005 in Sweden, with a clear mission; ‘to do the best we can to possibly save lives and to reduce the consequences of accidents for gravity sports athletes and cyclists’. The jury also awarded POCs latest mountain bike/trail helmet, Tectal Race, a helmet ‘category winner’ award.

POC CEO, Jonas Sjögren, added – “POC’s success has been built around its highly talented team. Our approach has always been to use our mission as the starting point in our product development coupled to an unwavering belief in research and development, innovation and constantly testing and refining our products. We try to never leave any stone unturned in pursuit of our mission and the Brand of the Year award is a wonderful recognition for everyone working in POC”

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