Tradeshow Gallery – Cool Commuter & Urban Bikes from PG, Volagi, Caraci & More!
We’ve rounded up the miscellany road bikes and mountain bikes, but this may very well be my favorite grouping. I call it “other” and it has some of the best bikes of both Eurobike and Interbike.
The Blackbraid from PG Bikes in Germany was a showstopper. Not only does it give new meaning to asymmetric stays, but the insanely high end build of THM bits, Lightweight wheels and Gates Belt Drive put it in under 11 pounds! Check out plenty more eye candy cruisers and bruisers below…
Click to enlarge. If you can pull your eyes off the scale, check out the monstrous e-bike in the background.
PG had quite a few other killer cruisers on display…all of which I wouldn’t mind being seen on.
This brand was outside and I didn’t quite catch the name (Garage, I think), but they had several really sweet cafe racer-style bikes.
Not to be outdone, Pashley had two prototype city bikes on display. Unfortunately, the rep was quite tied up with someone that had a million and a half questions, so what you see is what you get.
Volagi’s steel Viaje is designed to be an endurance road and touring bike, but this might be the best execution of it yet. The flat handlebar let them run stock hydraulic disc brakes, and the wood fenders and overall paint scheme and build is simply awesome.Very much want this bike.
Riese & Müller was showing off their motorized gear boxes on different style bikes that could certainly benefit from the extra ooomph. This Bakfiets style cargo bike was pretty sick with tubular frame and full suspension.
And goodness knows the pilot on this one could use a boost.
Veering away from attitude and toward practicality is the Mando Footloose. It’s a chinless transmission folding bike that gets really, really small and has some pretty nifty tech baked in.
Note the stages of folding, ending with the virtually upright gray model in the background.
And then there was Caraci. It’s a fixie/singlespeed brand that seemed entirely focused on the bike’s ability to come in any color you want. They couldn’t really tell us anything about them other than that they (obviously) had flip flop hubs.