2016 Interbike Recap
Last but certainly not least comes one of our favorite products of the show by Bop Worx. BOP stands for Bicycle Outer Protection, and thats exactly they do. This new company specializes in Bike protection during transport (on a rack, in a car, or in a bag while shipping). In the back of the frame you can see a bumper which helps against impact. There is also a a double bumper, which is showcased holding the seat post. But the product that interested us most was the Bop Wraps. there are two sizes, the large, and small – and both wrap around various parts of your bike to give a customized amount of protection. The Bop Wraps should be out in January at a very fair price point – large $19.99, and small $14.99. These products will be carried in all REI’s as well as online in America. Not bad for a new born company!
As everyone was packing up, we overheard many types of conversation. Some were excited, looking forward to their new leads. While many were excited, many seemed distraught. As some were giddily discussing new opportunities, many were complaining. While we didn’t hear anyone question their product, many blamed the audience for “not getting it”. Every year there are wacky one off companies who make their big debut at Interbike, only to be never heard from again. But with every failed company (or two), comes a triumphant entrepreneurial story of another successful company. There is no way to know what the next big thing in BMX is, but we guarantee there will be something!