Eurobike 2019: latest news and highlights from the world’s biggest cycling show
BikeRadar has just returned from Eurobike 2019, the world’s largest cycling trade show. As ever, the show was packed full of the latest tech, bikes, gadgetry and kit galore, not to mention plenty of weird and wonderful creations.
Read on to discover the best (and worst!) things we saw this year.
Highlights from this year's show include news of a shifting mechanism for CeramicSpeed's extraordinary Driven chainless drivetrain, a beautiful and extraordinarily light steel road bike from Yasujiro, and Fizik hinting at its 3D-printed future.
Sigma launches new ‘cheap’ iD.TRI and iD.FREE multisport smartwatches
Sigma is looking to take on the likes of Garmin with two new multisport watches, which come at very competitive prices.
The weird and wonderful world of Eurobike 2019: part 2
A full suspension road bike, fat bike slick tyres, and a bamboo e-bike? All this and more feature in part two of our round-up of Eurobike oddities.
The weird and wonderful world of Eurobike 2019: part 1
It's an annual tradition... Here's our first gallery of strange and sometimes lovely things from the many halls of Messe Friedrichshafen.
This is the world’s lightest steel road bike | 5.42kg of marvellous metal
In a show dominated by new e-bikes and hyper-evolved carbon, we couldn't help but be charmed — and seriously impressed — by this phenomenally light steel machine from Yasujiro.
Intend’s German-made, hand-built forks and Hover shock could be RockShox and Fox devourers
Boutique suspension outfit Intend was showing off some intriguing new suspension bits, including three forks and a shock with some unique features.
These Early Rider kids’ bikes will make you broody with their radness
Early Rider offers an amazing looking range of kids bikes, from basic balance bikes all the way up to full-suspension mountain bikes. Unlike many bikes for children, these are properly kitted out, with all the same features you'd find on an adult bike.
Protect your perineum in 2020 with Prologo's acronym-heavy saddles
Prologo has announced updated versions of its Scratch and Dimension saddles, featuring all sorts of bottom-cosseting technology.
Polygon’s new €1,299 Siskiu could be a budget trail shredder
Polygon has announced a new and improved Siskiu which, in its D7 spec, looks like it could be a bit of a bargain.
These Hunt e-MTB wheels look perfect for burly enduro riders too
Hunt has released a beefed up version of its Enduro Wide wheels specifically for e-MTBs.
€12,000 Husqvarna e-MTB makes FE 450 petrol-powered motorbike seem good value
We're entering the era of halo e-bikes and this posh enduro machine is one of the priciest we've seen yet.
The delightfully insane Trefecta RDR electric bike was designed for the police but can soon be yours
The new Trefecta RDR sticks to many of the principles of the company's first electric bike but does so at a significantly lower price. It's as mad as ever, though.
- The delightfully insane Trefecta RDR electric bike was designed for the police but can soon be yours
Stages launches indoor training bike called StagesBike because all the other names were taken
This seems to be the year of indoor training and Stages is another brand to have jumped on board, with the launch of its rather unimaginatively named StagesBike.
Storck goes direct-sales and launches multiple e-bikes, GRIX gravel machine
German brand Storck is moving to a direct sales model, and it's launched a whole raft of e-MTBs, e-road bikes and this rather lovely looking gravel machine.
Is the Garmin Venu OLED GPS smartwatch an Apple Watch killer? Plus updated Vivoactive range
The Venu is a fully featured smartwatch with a proper OLED display. The brand has also refreshed its whole Vivoactive range.
Wilier claims its 10.2kg Cento10 Hybrid is lightest e-road bike yet
Wilier's latest e-road machine claims to be the lightest yet at just 10.2kg, and it really does look remarkably like a normal, unpowered bike.
The new Cane Creek Hellbender bottom bracket might last (almost) forever
Imagine a bottom bracket that could last forever. It sounds like Cane Creek's new Hellbender might come closer to achieving this than ever before, thanks to its unique bearing design.
Orange launches first factory-certified mullet bike, the Switch 6
Orange's new Switch 6 has a 29in front wheel and a 27.5in rear, making it a factory-approved mullet bike. All this, and more Orange range highlights...
SRM debuts first ever MTB power meter pedals
Power meter pedals for roadies have been around for a while but MTB, gravel and cyclocross riders haven't had the option until now. SRM is showing off a prototype SPD-compatible power pedal that could be in production in a matter of months.
E-bikepacking is here: Marin and Apidura team up for electronic adventures with Pine Mountain E
The Marin Pine Mountain E adds electric assistance to an adventurous hardtail, and this one-off version includes a custom Apidura bag.
SRM has launched its own indoor training bike and it’s five THOUSAND Euros (plus VAT)
SRM's new indoor training bike is fully featured and comes with a price tag that's very... assertive.
Bianchi’s e-SUV is an electric sports utility vehicle with built-in headlights
Bianchi has gone all-in with its latest range of e-SUV e-MTBS, which have a number of interesting features, not least of which is built-in headlights.
The FSA KFX range could be the lightest production XC components on sale
FSA is looking to tempt weight weenie XC and marathon riders away from more niche brands such as Schmolke, with its new KFX range of ultra-light components.
Trust launches another bonkers linkage fork with longer travel
How do you feel about linkage forks? Trust has added the 178mm travel Shout to its range.
Unleash your inner adventurer with the Brompton Explore
The small-wheeled Brompton isn't an obvious basis for an adventure bike, but that's what the brand is calling its latest special edition.
Schwalbe to cease production of all tubular tyres
Given the tubeless rumblings across the industry, it doesn't come as any great surprise that Schwalbe is ditching tubulars completely.
ABS brakes come to electric mountain bikes
ABS has been mandatory on cars for years and it's now common on motorbikes too. German brand Bulls is now offering e-bikes with the tech applied to the front brake, meaning that it should be impossible to lock up the front wheel.
MET launches Allroad gravel and Vinci road helmets
It was inevitable, wasn't it? Helmet maker MET has launched a gravel specific model. Is it just a road helmet with a peak? Maybe. At least it's ponytail-compatible too.
The future of Fizik saddles could be 3D printing
Saddle maker Fizik is teasing the possibility of custom, made-to-measure saddles that could be 3D printed to order, for a perfect posterior match.
CeramicSpeed's mad chainless Driven drivetrain now changes gear, and it's for mountain bikes too
Last week it was the most aero, this week it's got a shifting mechanism. CeramicSpeed has dropped another bombshell with the announcement that Driven can now change gear thanks to an ingenious split rear pinion.
The Rotor INspider could be the last power meter you ever buy
Rotor has announced a new highly modular power meter which works across all riding disciplines, fitting all cranks that use the brand’s OCP (Optimal Chainring Position) splined interface. Do you like the idea of a single power meter that you can use on your road bike, 'crosser and MTB?
Shimano's 2020 range includes gravel and e-bike specific shoes, plus clothing updates
Shimano has announced its 2020 clothing and shoe ranges, and you'll in no way shocked to learn that there are products aimed specifically at gravel riders and e-bikers, among others. Read the full story for all this, some delightfully lairy road shoes, and the latest S-Phyre, Evolve and Sumire kit.
Challenge’s super-supple tyres finally go tubeless (and yes, there are tan-wall options)
Tan-wall tyre lovers rejoice! Challenge has announced new tubeless versions of its premium 'open tubular' clinchers, plus some quirky tubeless tubulars (yep, you read that right) which are designed to work better with sealant than conventional ones.
The SeatyGo makes saddle theft a thing of the past (because there’s nothing to steal)
Is your city plagued by saddle thieves? Do you hate returning to a wet perch when you park your bike outside in the rain? Would you like a thief deterrent? If you answered yes to any of these questions, the SeatyGo might be for you. It's a saddle with a quick-release mechanism that separates the shell from the rails, leaving the latter attached to your bike.