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

Cannondale bad boy 3 now has ‘street’ looks with a 3-speed hub.: cannondale bad boy 3 now has ‘street’ looks with a 3-speed hub.
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Cannondale’s Bad Boy 3

Cannondale’s core urban bike line, the Bad Boy bikes, will be even more black for 2010, according to Peter Kinzel, Cannondale’s urban project manager. We’re amazed he resisted the ‘none more black’ Spinal Tap reference so there it is for him.

However, the Bad Boy 3 has gunmetal grey stem and bar, though everything else including the rims and even the disc rotors is black. In a departure from previous Bad Boys, it also has a three-speed hub. “It’s the future,” says Kinzel, pointing out that lots of city bikes have three-speeds, which gets you the look of a fixie with a bit of extra practicality.

More: www.cannondale.com

Sugoi takes to the street

Sugoi’s line of hov urban clothing includes this stylish jacket, the mobil carbon:
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Another strong trend for 2010 is ‘ordinary clothes you can ride in’. Sugoi, known for serious cycling kit and especially for gear that can keep you going through a Canadian winter, is launching a range of urban gear at Eurobike, including this Mobil Carbon jacket, which is available in both men’s and women’s version.

Modelled here by Sugoi’s European PR Coordinator Katrin Engel, the Mobil Carbon is breathable and water resistant, and has cleverly concealed reflective pieces. It’s part of a line Sugoi calls H.O.V. for ‘Human Operated Vehicle’.

More: www.sugoi.com

Dahon gets bigger, folds helmet