Monday, May 28, 2007

SRAM Visit

Big Ed ('Taco' Ed from now on, thanks Brian) and Brian Bos from SRAM were in town last week. Ed spends a lot of time traveling to various dealers to have intelligent conversations about their Force and Rival stuff. We had an appointment set up for last Wednesday in Chevy Chase to meet with some of our inventory staff.

I called Ed to see if they were in town on Tuesday and offered to have them come over to the house for dinner. Susan was in Denver for work and I had just gotten back from Conyers. Ed and Brian were up for it so they came over around 7pm. I called Jonathan from Family Bikes to see if he wanted to come over and bask in the glow that is Taco Ed.

Ed and Jonathan headed to our local Chinese place while Brian drank beer and I put the kids down for bed.

We hung out talking shop about SRAM road stuff positioning, answering questions about whowhatwherewhenwhy for our customers.

RockShox has a new PopLoc-ish control called PushLoc for the bar that integrates with Juicy brakes and X-series shifters. that's a bad picture of it above. I guess it's good that it's hard to see as it's pretty low-profile, which is nice. It mounts to the MatchMakers so you can run brake, shifter and PopLoc control on one bar clamp. That's nice for rise-bar guys looking for more room on the bar.

On the left is Ed and Brian along with some of the remnants from our meal. Bottom right is Jonathan with something SRAM-related in the foreground. He's running Force on his road bike so I don't think he took much convincing. See, he even looks interested, but maybe that was the beers... Hard to tell...


At 11:00 PM, Blogger Surly Rider said...

are you guys coming up for the race?

At 7:45 AM, Blogger Big Daddy Mike said...

No, we have Big Bear that weekend.

At 6:56 PM, Blogger gwadzilla said...

I recognize Jonathan from Lodi Farms

he owns The Family Bike Shop

next time you see him tell him I say hey!

At 9:59 PM, Blogger Big Daddy Mike said...

I'll see him soon.

And if you are going to Killington, you'll be seeing him fix your bike! I think he's going to be our wrench for the race.


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