Category: eurobike

Eurobike report

A demo bike equipped with the NuVinci CVT hub was apparently a hit at the Eurobike outdoor demo.

A record 34,280 trade vistors made their way to Eurobike 2007, an impressive 8% more than last year. Velonews reports it it took an hour just to park. Carlton Reid @ Bike Biz also reports on the record crowds, with surveys showing the bike industry as “stable to rapidly improving.”

Velonews Eurobike report and photo gallery, with product intros from Schwinn, GT, Litespeed, Formula, Adidas bike shoes, Mavic, and Deda.

Cycling News can be counted on for plenty of good photos: Eco Consciousness, CNC machined stuff, tubeless CX, Rock Shox, and SRAM Red and Felt.

Pez Cycling News reports on Eurobike with plenty of yummy photos of carbon fiber mechs, wheels, cranks, and, of course, Pez’s famous Daily Distractions.

Lightest folding bike

Dahon introduced the lightest production folding bicycle at Eurobike 2007, the Mu XXV. 250 of these limited edition bikes will be built to commemorate Dahon’s 25th Anniversary in 2008.

Dahon Mu XXV

This 7.5 kg / 16.6 lb folding bike is built up with Shimano Dura Ace along with custom components designed just for Dahon from FSA, Shimano, Syntace, Schwalbe, Kinetix and Kore. See more photos — including a nice one of the sweet white FSA crankset with ceramnic bearings — and details at Bike Radar.

Bike Radar also reports on other Dahon bike products like the eye-catching Smooth Hound 6.0 mini-bike with stylish touches like a leather Brook’s saddle and leather handlebar tape on moustache bars with bar-end shifters. This mini-bike is not a folder, but it is packable for travel and storage.

The Dahon Cadenza 2008 “urban mountain bike” is equipped with the Alfine internal gearing hub and Shimano disk brakes. This 28 lb bike folds in about 10 seconds, according to Dahon.

Read more about these Dahon bikes at Bike Radar.

Eurobike Friday news

BRaIN: “Traffic clogged all roads leading to Eurobike Thursday as thousands of visitors poured into the exhibition center’s 13 halls to get a firsthand look at 2008 products.”

Bike Radar: Nice and new Crank Brothers kit likes very shiny and pretty: Integrated headsets, cranksets, wheels, and seatposts. Very interesting.

Bike Radar: Road bike showstoppers — lots of amazing yummy bike porn.

Michael Frank @ Bicycling Magazine: Eurobike report.

VeloNews show report and photo gallery.

Cyclingnews Eurobike coverage.

Bike Magic Eurobike bicycle porn.

Details on SRAM Red, SRAM’s new high end road group.

29er fans are happy to see some 29er interest at Eurobike.

Interesting Sunrace product announcement. Via.

Lots and lots of BMX vendors with their bikes: Snafu, Mirraco, Subrosa, Kuwahara, KHE, GT, Mongoose, Felt, Perv, HARO, Free Agent, Stolen, Shadow Conspiracy, KingKong, Eastern Bikes, wethepeople, Viper, Diamondback, Univega, Redline, MBK, Nicolai, Kink, Fit, 2-Hip and several parts brands.

You all have probably already heard about Shimano’s new carbon fiber Dura Ace crank.

There’s lots of interest in Garmin’s new EDGE GPS bike computers.

MTBTR Eurobike demo day photos.

MTBTR Eurobike bike porn.

Speaking of porn, a little Australian bike accessories company is getting some attention from their Eurobike presence. Knog’s website, though, just has some lesbo girl-on-girl action instead of any substantive product information. Kinda weird way to do marketing.

Cannondale folding bicycle

Cannondale’s Jack Knife concept is now a ridable, working reality! This prototype Cannondale folding bicycle — designed in Switzerland by Cannondale engineers Torgny Fjeldskaar and Chris Dodman — was seen at Eurobike.

Cannondale designer Chris Dodman shows off the prototype folding bicycle at Eurobike 2007. This is a full size bike with 26″ inche wheels that folds back so the front wheel overlaps the rear wheel. That beefy chainguard you see is also an integrated chainstay and rear wheel rocker, providing all of the support for the rear wheel. The non-drive side is completely empty.

This bicycle has SRAM’s iMotion 9 speed hub which has been modified for the unique characteristics of this folder.

Like the rear wheel, the front wheel is supported on one side with a one-sided “fork,” kind of like the Lefty fork, except this one is a “Righty.” This enables more compact folding of the bike.

According to the German cycling magazine Aktiv Radfahren, production of this bike is dependent on dealer response to this prototype.

Read more also at Bike Radar, where they talk about urban bike offerings from Cannondale (including the new Hooligan) and Bianchi.

Read more Eurobike news.

Eurobike 2007

See all Eurobike 2007 updates.

Eurobike 2007 — the huge International Bicycle Trade Exhibition in Germany — has kicked off. The 2007 edition is the biggest Eurobike ever with 30,000 trade visitors, 20,000 bike fans and 1,000 journalists expected to visit the 868 exhibitors spread over 13 halls.

I haven’t seen any decent Eurobike photos at Flickr yet but I’ll post some good bike porn when I see it.