Paul Andrews

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Weekend Roundup: Bike smut!? Interbike update, Mavic sales down and more

In Daily Roundup, Mountain Biking on August 7, 2009 at 8:42 am

Lots of bike stuff going on in Seattle this weekend, including the Bike Smut/Cycle Porn yeah whatever premier of “Cycle Bound.” I admit to being totally clueless on this stuff. I looked at the previews and they’re not porn, they’re not erotic, they not even sexy, it reminds me of the old silent movies, where they treated nudity along the lines of nervous chuckles and averted eyes with blushes. I don’t know what the point is. Maybe I’m trying too hard and it’s just an excuse for bike lovers (that is, lovers of bikes) to get together. Whatever… here’s the tickler: Saturday, August 8th, Seattle Musical Theatre, Building #47, Magnuson Park, 9 and 11pm, $7 includes live performance. BikeHugger has the rest of the rundown this weekend. already has his tongue hanging out over Interbike ’09: “Cyclelicious will be at Interbike 2009 in Las Vegas posting daily from the show floor September 23 – 25…” Yeah I’m getting stoked too Richard…

Mavic sales were down 15 percent over the first six months of 2009, and as Mavic goes, so goes the bike industry. The high-end stuff particularly is soft, although niche bling is still selling. I’m thinking Evil Bikes, for one…an Intense rep told me last week, “Evil has really cut into our sales.” Intense is on the rebound, though, with the 951…both of these are soooo purty…