Utility is the new carbon; an industry veteran reports from Interbike

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Joel and his wife Barb at the
2007 Cross Crusade Prom.

This guest article was written by Joel Grover. Joel is a 20-year bike industry veteran and the head buyer for Bike Gallery, a locally owned shop with six locations in and around Portland. He recently attended Interbike, a large bicycle industry trade show held each year in Las Vegas. In the article below, he shares a few thoughts on industry trends and bikes that caught his eye.


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