Gallery: the weird and wonderful of Eurobike 2018
Here’s a look at the weird and wonderful things we saw at Eurobike 2018
Cane Creek’s new eeSilk is a mini suspension seatpost
Light and threaded bar-end plugs from Cane Creek. Tidy
Unlike a plastic plug, the BarKeep is recessed
ENVE had a number of pretty bikes on its stand
And of course the point of the boutique bikes is to show off ENVE components like this painted-to-match stem
Koga’s Beachracer rolls on fatties
Which is more niche: A fat bike for ice or a beach racer?
CycleOps is working on a dynamic smart trainer stand that moves fore and aft as well as rocking side to side
Eurobike is in Germany. Can you tell?
Not quite a pocket bike – unless you have rather large pockets – but still an interesting proposition with a front-wheel drive
There is more than one way to skin the e-cat
And the Gamme packs down for transport
This kid hauler has hydraulic actuation for leaning the cart and front wheels
Turning also leans the front wheels
Butchers and Bicycles. You know, for childrenâ€¦
Don’t take pictures. This high-tech design is top secret
Bamboo reduces vibration-induced soda fizz-up by 23.4% (we’re joking – we just take picures of things like this for fun)
Ever wanted to carry breakfast, lunch and dinner in your bib shorts?
Ceeco completely rethought the triathlon bike
Ceeco claims the fork-as-fairing is more aero than the typical splayed-leg design. And, honestly, it does make some sense
We’d be curious to see this bike in a wind tunnel
US small builder Parlee and its customers are all in on gravel
We’re suckers for a good paint job, and Parlee does great work in house
Parlee make a good point about the nomenclature of ‘gravel’ bikes – this category is just a very approachable, utilitarian road bike that can be ridden easily on a number of surfaces
Are we at an electronics show?
Road Grand Tours is a Zwift-like virtual riding experience – and one that is compatible with VR glasses
These dude yelled and cursed at us for taking pictures as he casually rolled around inside Eurobike
This is worse than it looks. Much worse
The hubs are offset on each of the wheels, making it bounce up and down as it rolls
Note the hub’s position here
FIX has compact multi-tools that clip into belt buckles
The matching mobile for the Daffy helmet above
You could win a Tour de France time trial in this
Probably not as easy to hop a curb inside this thing as on a normal bike
For a cool 12- to 12,000 (pick your currency), this Elite smart trainer could be yours. Because no penthouse suite is complete without one
For World Cup fans on the go
Another Eurobike has come to a close. We saw a lot of new and interesting bicycles and accessories on display. Some of the highlights from this year’s show include Ceramic Speed’s watt-saving, shaft-driven concept drivetrain, Rotor’s 13-speed hydraulic drivetrain and a new device to measure all sorts of aerodynamic data without the need for a wind tunnel.
In addition to these innovations, which all fall within the realm of being simultaneously weird and wonderful, there were many other interesting items on display. Some were beautiful, while others were very curious creations. Take a stroll through the gallery for a closer look at the weird and wonderful things we saw at Eurobike 2018.