Highlights from Eurobike 2015 [photos – part one]

Brooks Saddle Range

Once again the world’s biggest bike show has been used as the launching pad to release the latest and greatest in bicycles, gear and cycling technology. The new electronic shifting (eTap) from SRAM was finally unveiled while Spanish brand Rotor increase their presence in groupsets with hydraulic shifting and FSA (Full Speed Ahead) now also bring in wireless shifting. The power meter segment is exploding and the prominent crank based power meters from Stages move onto carbon cranks supporting FSA, Campagnolo, SRAM though not Shimano.

Trek and Specialized remain absent, preferring alternative formats to launch and present their range. Visitors to Eurobike will hardly notice the absence with the 13 gigantic halls over 100,000 m2 (plus outdoor areas and the Demo-Day) accommodating the who’s who of cycling brands and personalities. Adding to the exciting and innovative new gear is the obligatory weird and wonderful, the new brands and the Asian faction seeking to delight visitors.

E-Mountain Bikes are the most notable trend, this is a booming segment in Europe, we recently featured Rotwild and brose e-bike motors on BNA, likewise E-bikes in general continue to grow and cyclocross remains a feature. On the flipside, there are fewer fatbikes this year, have we already seen the end of that trend?

Not a trend, but we also spotted number of non-bicycle exhibitors such as LG, BASF and automotive companies who are opening up further to the growth potential in bicycling, particular as technology, engineering and automation in cycling advances.

On the floors of Eurobike for Bicycles Network Australia, Alexander Weishaupt was on a mission to find some of the most interesting cycling products. This is part one of our highlights from Eurobike 2015.

 

Bike Style Trends Eurobike

Ridley Helium Racing Frame
Ridley Helium Carbon Fiber Road Bike Frame – with customisable colours

GT Cyclocross
This new GT Cyclocross bike with the triple triangle simply has style


Koga Beach Racer
Alexander really fell in love with the Koga Beach-racer

Steampunk Bicycle
What is it? It is awesome… and probably SteamPunk!

Norco Bionx ebike Fatbike
There were fatbikes like this Norco with Bionx, though fewer than last year

Cannondale Slate Lefty
Cannondale always have something new, this is their ‘tricked out’ Slate

 

Parts, gear and Accessories

Gille Berthoud Soulor Saddle
French brand Gille Berthoud with award winning  Soulor Saddle

Gille Berthoud Galibier Saddle
Gille Berthoud also win an award for their Galibier Saddle

Brooks Saddle Range
The full range of Brooks bicycle saddles – a brand that always charms

Casco RS Helmet
German brand Casco do helmets for many sports.. but always with style

Casco helmet Style
Commuting style helmet by Casco

Bobike Kids bike Seats
Bobike have a style and adjustable range of childrens bike seats

Back Forty RSL Carbon Wheel
Back Forty’s Carbon Fiber MTB rim was interestung

Haero Carbon Handlebars
German specialist, Haero Carbon add a new handlebar to their range. 

basil pannier bags
Basil extend their range of pannier bags

Csepel hungary colourful bicycle parts
There is always one, Csepel from Hungary show their true colours

Token MTB Bling
Token MTB upgrade accessories

Token Bling Box MTB
Red annodised version of the Token MTB upgrade Bling Box

Token Headsets
Token Headsets

Token Bottom Brackets
Token Bottom Brackets

Pedalled Cycle Wear
PEdALLED urban cycling wear

Pedalled urban Cycling Shoes
And PEdALLED urban cycling shoes

Monkeylectric Bicycle Wheel Lights
You know you want a monkeylectric LED wheel for your bike

Crazy Safety Kids Helmets
Fantastic kids helmets make bike riding even more fun (Crazy Safety)

 

E-Bikes at Eurobike

Schwabing Urban Ebike
The German Schwabing E-bike  (VMAX: 45, 500W engin, 120Nm, 880 Wh batterie)

Spitzing Ebike Mountainbike
And it’s big brother, the Spitzing E-bike

Diavelo Fat ebike
The Diavelo e-fat-bike with a brose e-bike motor

Diavelo Urban ebike
Another Diavelo, a functional urban commuting e-bike

new brose BMZ display
The new brose (BMZ) display for their e-bike system

Teasi Volt brose display
Teasi is an after-market alternative display for the brose with a lot of functionality

ebike motor frame integration
Continental are into the e-bike game as well with their own motor

Copenhagen ebike Wheel
The well known Copenhagen hub-drive e-bike motor was on display

Bosch performance Line CZ Motor
Bosch active, perfomance and performance cx e-bike motors

Bosch performance Line CX e Motor
Bosch performance cx the housing can be redesigned by the bike brand

Cube hybris SLT ebike
Another e-MTB, the Cube hybrid SLT ebike

Stay tuned for more photos and highlights from Eurobike.

 



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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 “Highlights from Eurobike 2015 [photos – part one]”

  1. Rod says:

    That looks like my Collection of Brooks saddles! :0