Eurobike: New goodies from Cannondale, Dahon & more

First looks from the year's biggest show

The year’s biggest bike trade show, Eurobike officially starts on Wednesday.

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After a quick presentation of facts and figures about the European bike industry (precis: it’s doing amazingly well while the rest of Europe’s economy still struggles) we were able to get a quick look at a few highlights from Cannondale, Sugoi and Dahon’s 2010 ranges.

Much more to come over the next few days.

Cannondale reveals Quick, son of Stealth & three-speed Baddie

Based on last year’s Stealth concept bike, this is Cannondale’s Quick Ultimate “sporty trail bike”. With a carbon frame and a suite of high-end components it weighs just 8.15kg and will retail for €2,499.

We’re already hearing a lot at Eurobike about a European trend for people to spend more on bikes, despite the recession, and Cannondale obviously thinks there’s a market for this machine, which features a very tidily integrated fork and custom seat tube.

Cannondale's Quick Ultimate is the production version of last year's Stealth concept bike.
Cannondale’s quick ultimate is the production version of last year’s stealth concept bike.:
John Stevenson

Cannondale’s new Quick Ultimate, their 8.15kg ‘sporty trail bike’