As Loco Cycles continues to expand nationwide and abroad, we found ourselves here again 2nd year in a row, attending as an exhibitor at one of the largest cycling conventions on the globe, Interbike 2016. Being the largest cycling convention in North America, Interbike is responsible for influencing some of the most significant trends and developments in the Bike Biz. Like we mentioned before, if cycling had a fashion week, Interbike would be it; dictating what's hot and what's not as well as everything that lays in between.
With double the booth space from last year, we were able to showcase all our signature lines from the Loco Fixie®, the FG Cruiser®, to the Loco Beach Cruisers. And as our product line continues to expand, we were able to debut our 5-speed gear option for the FG Cruiser® line and a 7-speed gear option for our Loco Beach Cruiser line. However, it was our new 2017 Loco Fixie® line that got the most buzz at our booth. From the 'Oil Slick" finish to Copper-plated frame styles, the attendees enjoyed seeing our clever yet subtle watermark designs, as well as quality parts and components upgrades with not too crazy of a price jump.
This year's Interbike was held from Sep 21st - 23rd. As the Loco Cycles team flew out to Las Vegas, Nevada for the three day event being held at the world renowned Mandalay Bay Convention Center, we joined other bicycle companies, manufacturers, connoisseurs and entrepreneurs from all over the world to network, discuss and exchange ideas on the cycling market, passion, and lifestyle.
2020 has undoubtedly been a tumultuous year. The COVID-19 pandemic changed our daily routines and habits, leaving many to wonder what going back to "normal" will ever look like. Companies and individuals have faced tremendous challenges, with no area of our lives left untouched by the disease.
The bicycle market saw its own unique impacts from the pandemic. Many people turned to exercise and outdoor recreation to pass the time and safely get some fresh air. As a result, bike sales increased at the same time that transporting materials became harder than ever. Here at Loco Cycles, production plans have been delayed tremendously — and we're not alone in that problem.
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