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 Carbon Fiber Road Bike Frame – with customisable colours
This new GT Cyclocross bike with the triple triangle simply has style
Alexander really fell in love with the Koga Beach-racer
What is it? It is awesome… and probably SteamPunk!
There were fatbikes like this Norco with Bionx, though fewer than last year
Cannondale always have something new, this is their ‘tricked out’ Slate
Parts, gear and Accessories
French brand Gille Berthoud with award winning Soulor Saddle
Gille Berthoud also win an award for their Galibier Saddle
The full range of Brooks bicycle saddles – a brand that always charms
German brand Casco do helmets for many sports.. but always with style
Commuting style helmet by Casco
Bobike have a style and adjustable range of childrens bike seats
Back Forty’s Carbon Fiber MTB rim was interestung
German specialist, Haero Carbon add a new handlebar to their range.
Basil extend their range of pannier bags
There is always one, Csepel from Hungary show their true colours
Token MTB upgrade accessories
Red annodised version of the Token MTB upgrade Bling Box
Token Bottom Brackets
PEdALLED urban cycling wear
And PEdALLED urban cycling shoes
You know you want a monkeylectric LED wheel for your bike
Fantastic kids helmets make bike riding even more fun (Crazy Safety)
E-Bikes at Eurobike
The German Schwabing E-bike (VMAX: 45, 500W engin, 120Nm, 880 Wh batterie)
And it’s big brother, the Spitzing E-bike
The Diavelo e-fat-bike with a brose e-bike motor
Another Diavelo, a functional urban commuting e-bike
The new brose (BMZ) display for their e-bike system
Teasi is an after-market alternative display for the brose with a lot of functionality
Continental are into the e-bike game as well with their own motor
The well known Copenhagen hub-drive e-bike motor was on display
Bosch active, perfomance and performance cx e-bike motors
Bosch performance cx the housing can be redesigned by the bike brand
Another e-MTB, the Cube hybrid SLT ebike
Stay tuned for more photos and highlights from Eurobike.