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Following the cooler-than-usual Outdoor Demo, the indoor Interbike opened today.

Indoors Interbike opens in Las Vegas

The indoors Interbike kicked off this morning with another unseasonal rain shower. Fears about an earlier-in-the-season Interbike frying visitors have proved unfounded.

Locals are loving the weather, a respite from the normally brutal Nevada late summer. For show attendees, the rain is a major topic of conversation.

Here are some photos from the first day of Interbike. More pix of Interbike can be found on Flickr.

The new Urban Lounge has an array of limited edition posters, via Artcrank, to drool over, and perhaps buy. The prints cost $50, with 30 of each printed.

Surly knows how to put on a show.

The Circulus mini velodrome proved a huge hit in the new subterreanan part of the show.

You think Giro is trying to get a message across?

Artist Kathleen King is downstairs working on one of her ‘squiggle’ bike paintings. The finished painting will be raffled off to benefit charities Kids on Bikes and 1000 Bikes for Kids.

BikeBiz executive editor Carlton Reid gets sized up by Vittoria’s US sales manager, Michael Musil. Vittoria dealers sell the shoes singly to enable customers to get the right size shoes for different sized feet.

Kryptonite general manager Karen Rizzo and PR officer Daryl Slater show off the new Evolution Mini chain.

Speedplay’s new MTB pedal and cleat, the Syzr, was soft-launched at Eurobike but gets a bigger treatment here at Interbike.

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