If you build it, they will come - Eurobike 2012
The bike Brad Wiggins won this year’s Tour de France on, the Pinarello Dogma 65.1 Think 2 in yellow, was taking pride of place on the Italian firm’s stand
We risked life and limb to get these photos today, dodging fork lift trucks, wagons and stack trucks along the way
Wonder what Garmin have in store for us this year? We’ll have to wait until tomorrow to find out, because we were quickly told to move along
Rotor will be launching a new crank based power meter at Eurobike, though this poster gives little away
FFWD have a new 45mm version of thir F4R wheel for 2013 as well as their 38mm. Due to new manufacturing techniques, there’s only a small weight penalty
Eurobike 2012 is still very much a work in progress
The Cannondale bike Italian Marco Fontana rode to a bronze medal at the Olympics earlier this month
It was a dry, dusty day at Hadleigh Farm
Cannondale’s alluminium Jekyll MX is new for 2013 and built for race enduro. It features a Fox 34 fork and 160mm travel
The new Cannondale Trigger, unveiled in June, also comes in this 29er version
The Super Six Evo remains the top of the tree of Cannondale’s road line-up, with this Red Racing version coming equipped with SRAM’s new Red groupset
The Rotor crank power meter stand, sadly missing the power meter
Colnago were keeping their cards close to their chest on the night before the show
Of all the companies setting up their stands, Park Tool had the weakest excuse for being this untidy
POC’s Tempor time trial helmet had totally consumed their wall
The GoPro track looked ready to ride on
Brompton were clearly showing off just how compactable their bikes are
The Rose Xeon CW looks to be a new model for 2013
It’s like at Christmas when your parents did a terrible job of disguising what they’d bought you
These were an incredible find as we flagged during a humid opening day
Normally the grey sky wouldn’t worry us, but some of BikeRadar chose to camp this year and our tent wasn’t zipped up
Even the mannequins weren’t ready for duty
We’re going to bring this one home as our editor’s next test bike
Who knew Playboy made bikes?
It was hard to see how the show would be ready in time for the morning given the work still to be done
While most were using hammers to get their stands ready, Genesis favoured a hosepipe
Shimano have one of the biggest areas at the show, but wouldn’t let us close
A new trend for 2013 perhaps?
“Can you guys not just wait one more day?” was the response from an employee of a well known manufacturer, as journalists frantically snapped away at half-built stands on the eve of Eurobike, the
world‘s biggest bike trade show.
Frankly, no we can’t and we know you guys can’t either. So as the vast show in southern Germany was hurridly assembled around us, we took a quick look at what’s in store this year.
With many of the product managers down the road at the demo day, there was little in the way of information to be garnered, but we hope the
gallery opposite will satisfy your hunger before the news starts flowing in tomorrow.