As Interbike 2012 draws to a close, it's easy for many attendees to run out of steam, exhibitors and journalists alike. After a full week of coverage, a lot of folks are plain tired. But we've saved some great tidbits for last, so we can go out with a bang. There was a lot of great stuff in days 1 and 2, but I truly there are some gems left in here, and I hope you get as much out of viewing the gallery as much as I did shooting it. This is it for Interbike. We're going to close the books on this one, then regroup and see you in just TWO WEEKS for the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. Come back then for all the coverage from the island. But for now, here's our final gallery from Interbike 2012. Enjoy!
Another BIG story that went public just before Interbike began was the investment Specialized made in Retul. And while it's story and implications are too complex to describe in a short paragraph here, I will say that I'm very happy for the Retul guys. They have a very cool technology, they've worked very hard to develop it, and they're being rewarded and recognized for their great work. One thing it's important to note - Retul is NOT just a tool. It began that way, but along the way, Retul developed their own fit protocol as well. So, if you attend a Retul University, you DO learn how to fit a rider and ALSO how to use a Retul to do it. That's what Specalized invested in - they got a complete package that includes that protocol, AND the most robust fitting tool in the business. How they integrate that into their existing BG Fit system remains to be seen. But kudos to the Retul guys and this new success - they earned it!