Being There: PressCamp Road
PressCamp is an event that offers manufacturers a more intimate high-quality time with media where they get the chance to explain their new products. Hosted at the beautiful Westlake Village Inn, the event is spread out over three days. The RBA crew went down there to meet with companies and see what they had on hand to show us. We were able to get some riding in as well as lunch rides were on the schedule and even a couple pros were on hand with Ben Wolfe of Jelly Belly Pro Cycling and Isabelle Beckers of Lotto Soudal.
Here are a few of the brands which we met with showing off what they have been currently working on.
Assos of Switzerland had a nice presence in the outdoor expo as they brought out their Assos Mobile set up.
FeedBack Sports had their new line of tools on display that work well with their mobile bike stands. Their trainer was also a favorite of ours as well with its easy functionality.
There was a good group on hand with media and brands joining for the 90 minute lunch ride.
Ale Cycling had plenty of new designs to choose from and showed us their new way which they are offering custom design.
Selle SMP explained to us the reasoning behind their non-traditional looking saddles and the benefits that come with using them.
Belgium Professional Isabelle Beckers of Lotto Soudal was on hand for her sponsor Ridley Bikes.
DeFeet is very excited with their new platform of using a crowd funding platform to introduce new products to the public.
SciCon have possibly the most simple bike bags for all categories and their personal rain bags are some of the best.
Raleigh brought a fleet of bikes out to show from classic steel bikes to their new carbon gravel bikes.
Giordana is supplying Orica-Scott & Astana with their clothing for this season.
FSA showed us the in’s and out’s of their very competitive new wireless WE drivetrain.
Jelly Belly Pro Cycling Ben Wolfe came out from the east coast for sponsor FSA and to hammer the industry folk on the lunch ride.