Eye-catching Cycling Gear from Eurobike 2013

Half of the Australian cycling industry leave the country at the end of August, headed for the worlds biggest bicycle trade show: Eurobike in Germany. And many also make it to Interbike in Las Vegas a few weeks later. Though the big bike companies usually make their major announcements beforehand, Eurobike is often a chance to see the new bikes and gear first-hand as well as look out for interesting, attractive, weird and wonderful bikes and gear from other brands that are not in the spotlight.

Marty Renwick of Vuelo Velo made the trip to Eurobike this year and I asked him to be on the look-out for cycling products that are special and that we may not have seen before. Enjoy this selection of eye-catchers from Eurobike 2013.

Eurobike Pinion P1.18 Gearbox - with 18 gears
Pinion P1.18 Gearbox – with 18 gears. It weighs 2.6kg and is an attractive and compact solution for Mountain Biking – Pinion are already partnered with a number of specialist and high-end brands.

Eurobike Pinion P1.18 Gearbox - with 18 gears
Cut-away of the Pinion P1.18 Gearbox suggest that the gearing is really quite straight forward.

Eurobike Shane and Fabio Rattazzi with DZR Clipless Cove shoe
DZR company founders Fabio (left) and Shane Rattazzi (right) with the Cove Clipless Shoe.

Eurobike Bellitanner New York Cab Fixie
German brand Bellitanner opts for a 30″ wheels on their Cab New York Fixie.

Eurobike Quoc Pham Cycling Shoes
Quoc Pham creates highly crafted and beautiful cycling shoes and now extends his range into elegant sneaker style shoes for urban cycling.

Eurobike Quoc Pham Cycling Shoes

 

Eurobike Madfibre Russ Riggins
Mad Fibre created a sensation with their Carbon Fibre race wheels and have a completely new lineup – Russ Riggins shows a new generation wheel, the clincher versions weigh 1300g and ceramic speed bearings are available – in Australia the Mad Fibre distributer is Koiled.

Eurobike Knog Hugo Davidson and David Burger
Knogs Hugo Davidson (right) and his old buddy David Burger whose recently joined the company.

Frank Stollenmaier Brake Force One
Frank Stollenmaier of Brake Force One with the ultra-effective 1 finger hydraulic disc brake.

Eurobike Look Garmin Vector Power Meter
Look Garmin Vector Power Meter.

Eurobike Lauf front MTB Suspension
Lauf Forks Trail Racer 29″ is a light weight front suspension alternative from a young German company.

Eurobike Lauf front MTB Suspension
A closer inspection of the Lauf Forks Trail Racer 29″ suspension fork.

Curvy e-bike Eurobike weird wonderful bikes
The weird and wonderful.

Eurobike Sebastian Wegerle Canyon Concept Bike
Sebastian Wegerle with his Canyon concept. Cadel Evans was riding a Canyon when he was with Team Silence Lotto and despite growing interest from Australian cyclists, the German company has not been able to sell to Aussies.

Eurobike Cannondale 2010 Hollowgram SiSL2 Spidering Crankset
Cannondale Hollowgram SiSL2 Spidering Crankset not brand new but an eyecatcher.

Eurobike Conti® Drive System Contental
The new Conti® Drive System (from Continental) suggests that we may see more belt drives systems on the market though the teeth do look scary. This is however an extreme example and a ‘safer’ chain (belt) ring solution is standard.

Photos: © Marty Renwick for Bicycles.net.au



Christopher Jones
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Christopher Jones is a recreational cyclist and runs a professional design business, Signale. As the driving force behind Bicycles.net.au he has one of each 'types' of bicycles.

One Response to “Eye-catching Cycling Gear from Eurobike 2013”

  1. Xplora says:

    Looked at the canyon again. Aero town bike???????

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