Gallery: The weird and wonderful world of Eurobike 2017
We aren’t sure this man’s display resulted in any bike sales, but it sure got our attention
Utterly tasteless and poorly finished, this Maserati e-bike made us quite sad
More practical than a hovercraft. Maybe
It’s the greatest form of flattery, don’t you know?
This forward-thinking folding e-bike from KTM looks promising, if you’re into that kind of thing
A folding e-bike is now available directly from Brompton, it says it’s good for 40–75km of assistance on a full battery
Another view of the electric Brompton, its 300wh battery pack at the front powers a 250w motor at the front wheel
It takes around half an hour of machining to bring this alloy post from Tune down by 40g to a near-carbon weight
There’s nothing ordinary about this and yet most people wouldn’t give it a second glance at Eurobike
When you look at this it’s clear to see why more companies have not switched from a telescopic fork
This spongy fellow was brought along specifically to scare young children
German company Trickstuff has come up with a lightweight alternative to Shimano’s flat mount calipers
Tune’s new derailleur alignment tool, the Linientreu, uses a laser, and everything is better with a laser
The 53°N from Reiseradgabel is as rough and hardy as folding bikes get
Plant holders are sold separately
Lightweight’s stunning 2018 Urgestalt road bike now weighs just 790g in a size 54cm
The flat pedals were a weird choice
Apparently there’s a bike on this stand?
Scooters may have died something of a death in the UK — at least among adults — but it seems they are still booming in a lot of Europe
The cutest Magura hydraulic brake of all time?
Ham-fisted brake users rejoice
The confused offspring of an electric mountain bike and a posh gravel grinder
That’s a whole lot of money’s worth of chain
Spraybike’s striking collaboration with artist Caleb Kozlowski scored our approval
Pirelli’s e-bike tyre was designed specifically to work with one bike, the new Stromer ST5
Thule’s luggage range looked a little out of place on this cross country Scott
No, we don’t know what was going on here either
Lightweight’s coat hanger was almost as ridiculous as…
… the €599 Lightweight jacket that was hanging from it
New Ultegra rotors are still a rare sight — we love the way they look
Relive the ’90s with this Pantani-inspired Bianchi Specialissima
The Vivax Passione CF is the original mechanical doper’s machine
Only the wire exiting the bike’s saddle bag really gives the game away
Ditch the minivan says Tern, and it’s bikes like these that’ll allow us to do just that
KTM’s Prowler had to be one of the hottest looking 29ers we’ve seen for a good while
There’s nothing new about this Parlee, but it’s still utterly gorgeous
We aren’t quite sure how Parlee managed to get these components to float in this way
Are you sold on hand guards yet?
Okay, so you might not be sold on hand guards, how about disc brake guards?
Sure that three’s a crowd?
Bianchi gets a splattering of Ferrari in a combination that might get the better of the rich petrolheads out there
The Grant Sinclair IRIS eTrike is a mad, mad thing. It’s so exciting that this poor chap couldn’t handle it
This ‘multicomposite’ BHT Bike thing is somewhat aesthetically challenged
Chris King’s new ‘matte punch’ colour looks amazing, modelled here by the brand’s coffee tamper and headset spacers
eeBrakes brought along its special edition El Chulo brake caliper, available for a limited time only
Can recumbents ever be as cool as this poster is trying to make out? We’re not sure
The Neox Sporter e-bike has a fully integrated drivetrain, and only half a rear triangle
This funky urban e-bike from Klever Mobility is renowned frame builder Dario Pegoretti’s personal ride, which he painted himself
Pegoretti’s style is instantly recognisable
This vintage recumbent looks wonderfully laid back
Every year a majority of the bike industry is summoned to a huge show in Friedrichshafen, Germany. The event is called Eurobike and it’s the biggest bike show on Earth. For anyone outside of the industry, Eurobike means a newsfeed rammed with the latest and greatest bikes and kit, but for those of us lucky enough to be in the industry it means something different entirely.
In the gallery above, we’ve attempted to capture the things that most attendees won’t share; the marvellous, the awful and the just plain wrong. There’s something for everyone, maybe.