Eurobike is the big international bike trade show that takes place every year in Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. The show is naturally Eurocentric, but you’ll see product announcements and other news that will filter to the American hemisphere later this month at Interbike.
An estimated 35,000 people will visit the 1,100 exhibitors by the time the show wraps up this weekend.
Rad Spannerei was there and tells us they saw many steel framed Italian racing bikes, colorful components, belt drives, and hub gearing. Pictured here is the Pinion P-1 18 speed gearbox with 634% range and fits above the bottom bracket, where it’s connected to the cranks.
UCI says they’ll let manufacturers know if a bike design is approved for racing before the product gets to market. Because of vague rules, this has been a problem.
Giro announced a line of cycling shoes starting at $200.
Look and Polar announced a power measuring pedal system.
On the 29er front, Twenty Nine Inches looks at bikes from Orbea, Focus, Haibike, Ragley, and Niner.
eBikes are supposed to be big next year, again. Bosch eBike updated their German website and demoed their eBike system of motor, battery and controller on bikes from Cannondale and others. Wisper ebike conversion kit. SRAM said to watch for big news Real Soon Now.
Hmm, maybe a new groupset from SRAM (Or Upgraded RED???)?
It was busy on wednesday, very busy on thursday and noticably quieter on friday. The show is huge and took 3 days to cover, walking hall to hall. Plenty of luminous green and flat matt to be seen on frames. We spotted Didi the Devil (TdF legend), Eddy Merckx, Jens Voigt and Dr Storck.
Thanks Jon. Luminous green, eh?
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