The weird and wonderful from Eurobike 2016
The weird and wonderful from Eurobike 2016
Eurobike, it divides people
Is this man carrying a golf bag?
… hell no, that’s a fully-functional folding electric bicycle!
Nino Schurter, the first male mountain biker to win three Olympic medals
Shimano commissioned many brands to produce one-off builds to display its latest Metrea groupset – this was Moots’ effort
A glorious use of titanium
We are still yet to have a proper go with Metrea’s H-bar shifters
Greg Van Avermaet’s BMC Teammachine was given a lick of golden paint following his victory in Rio
As stunning as this tiny bicycle model is, that saddle angle is hurting our eyes
If this Rio race bike could make a noise it’d sure be a loud one
There’s something very odd about the idea of a child’s e-bike. Still, that hasn’t stopped Trenoli from making one
These wooden grips actually rotate by around 20 degrees thanks to a spring-loaded collar – the idea being that they absorb shocks through the handlebar
Few things are more Euro than a Pinion gearbox-equipped full-suspension touring bike
A closer look at that trick Pinion gearbox
Well, whatever makes you happy..
What can you even say about this?
This Puky had us all scratching our heads
Brompton made a few of these Team GB specials for athletes to cruise about on in Rio
Solid’s EVO Factory downhill bike totals just 15.3kg (33.7lbs) in this rather spendy build
It’s like a bike, only worse – wait though, it does something else..
… you undo this, and move a few other things and then…
This dog was clearly not impressed by the world’s largest bike show
Pedal with your hands AND feet, they said. It’ll be fun, they said
Virtual reality mountain biking is now a thing
Why does this stem have a button and a lever?
… to rotate independently of the steering, obviously!
In all honesty, this Riese & Muller e-bike does look like a very practical way to travel
We still find it hard not to photograph SRAM Eagle when we see it
This Rampage edition Scott Gambler is droolworthy for the Brendog fans
The ‘I am Nino Schurter’ starter kit
Electric downhill bikes aren’t as rare a sight as they used to be
This classic Merckx had the retro riders dribbling
Batteries continue to get smaller and lighter
Should you have the cash, the AX-Lightness VIAL evo Ultra can be built to just 4.4kg (9.7lbs) complete
Also from AX-Lightness is the VIAL evo XC bike, just 6.9kg/15.2lb of it..
POC’s forthcoming collection looks like something you’d respond to a chemical disaster with
Don’t worry, the accessories match
Mavic’s retro Peugeot 504 team car proved a popular attraction
We had a go, and were glad to get off it. Sorry.
These rope locks from Dalman have impeccable hipster credentials
Don’t worry, they’ve got a metal core
Who let the dogs out? No one. They’re locked in this Zinsmayer bike cage
This 3T Exploro painted by Dario Pegoretti won a Eurobike award
It really is rather special up close
Camelbak’s new Quick Stow Flasks borrow from trail running – this is the insulated Chill version
When it’s empty, the flask can be rolled up and stuffed in a pocket
This is the biggest nipple we’ve ever seen. Thanks Alpina
Chosen was showing off its curious 12-speed drivetrain. It uses their own cassette and a SRAM rear derailleur
The Chosen shifter is an 11-speed SRAM unit with modified internals, perhaps somewhat redundant now that Eagle exists…
On the Ass Savers stand, happy punters went to work designing their own mudguards
The Mudguard Machine turns your plastic blank into a finished Ass Saver
We’ve seen a few of the Brooks 150th anniversary ‘Dashing Bikes’ – this one’s a rather special Condor Leggero
The Babboe bakfiets has a big bucket for your brood of brats
We have no explanation for this abomination. We’re sorry you even have to look at it
Yu Hub Industrial Co. Ltd. has your carbon-effect kiddie wheel needs covered, plus a seriously flowery number
We looked at this Asama fat bike and now we’re all blind
Bike rack maker Thule did a very neat job of crashing this Audi into the wall of their booth
For one week of every year, a majority of the bike industry is summoned to a huge show in Friedrichshafen, Germany. It’s 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 of everything two-wheeled, 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. From bored dogs to barmy brand names, there’s something for everyone… maybe. Take a look and see what you think.