The Cascade Bicycle Club’s Seattle Bike Expo is the largest consumer bike expo in the United States. Which is to say, it’s the largest expo open to the general public (versus giant industry events like Interbike, which are not). Each year, the Seattle Expo features a classic bike show, presentations and speakers, and exhibitors showing off everything from carbon super bikes to cargo commuters to magazines, accessories, and clothing. I took a stroll around day one of this year’s expo to check out the vintage bikes, listen to the Bike Snob’s self-deprecating humor, and look at some shiny bikes and components. Lucky for you, I had my camera with me. Unfortunately, I’m a mediocre photographer and my old point-and-shoot doesn’t do great in the dim halogen-glow of the convention center, so we’ll just call these snapshots of the expo.
I’m not usually one to go gaga over carbon bits, but these Mad Fiber wheels were the lightest wheels I’ve ever held. Even expecting them to be light, I was surprised at how they felt in hand once I picked them up.