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

We've also brought you Rotor's INspider power meterShimano's 2020 shoe and clothing rangeChallenge's all-new tubeless tyres, and much, much more.

Keep scrolling for lots more news, and our round-ups of the most interesting products for 2020.
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Sigma launches new ‘cheap’ iD.TRI and iD.FREE multisport smartwatches

Sigma smartwatch
The Sigma iD.FREE and iD.TRI smartwatches are two new feature-packed multisport watches, available at a great price.

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

Corima advertisment Eurobike
There was something very wrong about this poster on the Corima stand.

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

King Rewind Play hardtail mountain bike
The Klein-esque fade of this King hardtail had us very much in love.

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

Yasujiro Svelte the world's lightest steel road bike
This Yasujiro Svelte is the world's lightest steel road bike. (Probably.)

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

Intend Hover rear shock attached to a Pole enduro mountain bike
The Hover is designed to feel like a coil shock but with the advantages of an air spring.

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

Two kids' bikes
Early Rider has a range of kids bikes, from balance bikes to park-inspired full suspension models. These are the Hellion X and Seeker 20.

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 Scratch M5 cut out top
The new Prologo Scratch M5 follows the classic rounded shape of the Scratch but in a shortened form.

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

cream and black full suspension mountain bike
The Siskiu looks like a solid budget performer.

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

e-enduro wheel for e-bike mountain bike
E-bike specific wheels are a thing now.

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

Husqvarna Hardcross e-MTB
The Hard Cross looks mean with its six-spoke wheels.

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

Trefecta RDR prototype electric bike
The Trefecta RDR is one of the maddest bikes we've seen at Eurobike.

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.

Stages launches indoor training bike called StagesBike because all the other names were taken

Indoor training bike
The StagesBike offers power measurement to a claimed +/- one percent.

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

Storck
Storck's new gravel machine the GRIX is available from a very un-Storck-like price of €2,899

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

Garmin Venu
The Garmin Venu sports a fancy OLED screen

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

Cento10HY electric road bike

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

Cane Creek Hellbender bottom bracket-3
The Hellbender uses a patented SKF bearing technology

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 Stage
The new Switch 6 is a factory-specced mullet bike with mixed wheel sizes.

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

MTB power meter pedals
Expect to see production pedals land in early 2020.

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

Adventure e-bike
The Pine Mountain E from Marin could be the answer to your e-assisted adventuring needs.

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)

Staitonary SRM bike
The SmartIT is SRM’s fully-interactive indoor training bike.

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

Light built into e-MTB
Headlights on e-bikes? We can see the logic.

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

KFX cranks
The KFX cranks feel light but look purposeful.

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

Trust Shout Linkage Fork
The Shout’s got big travel and burly chassis.

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

Brompton Explore
The Brompton Explore is specced for adventure.

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

Schwalbe Pro One Tubeless Easy tyre
Schwalbe will imminently cease production of its 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

Blubrake ABS sensor
Notice the inner ring which passes a sensor to inform the ABS system of the rider's speed.

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

MET Allroad gravel helmet
MET's new Allroad gravel helmet.

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

Fizik Adaptive saddle
The new Adaptive saddle uses the carbon base from the Antares but the upper padding is a 3D printed polymer matrix.

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 INspider spider power meter
The Rotor INspider is a highly modular spider-based power meter that will work across all disciplines.

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 RC5 road shoe
Taking inspiration from the top of the range Shimano RC9 road shoe, the RC5 shoe brings many of its features at a more wallet friendly price.

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)

Challenge Strada HTLR
The Challenge Strada HTLR is a 25mm, 300tpi, handmade tubeless-ready tyre that weighs a claimed 255g.

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)

Only the saddle's rails are left behind, an uninviting perch for potential thieves

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. 

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