Tradeshow Roundup: Other Random Bikes – Part Two


Sometimes, the coolest bikes aren’t even there with a bicycle manufacturer at all, they’re simply platforms for showing off components. The gorgeous wood bike above was decked out with lights from Supernova (which had some pretty cool lights you’ll see in another roundup shortly).

From there, we spotted other small wooden bikes and some with wood parts, along with the usual assortment of beautiful city bikes…


The Roetz Vigour “city path bike” won a Eurobike award for that category. Pretty in it’s own right, the wood fenders and chain guard put it over the top.


The Schindelhauer Ludwig XIV was a somewhat aero alloy commuter with 14-speed internally geared hub. Slick features like integrated seatpost clamp and streamlined cable routing kept it as clean as a Gates Belt driven bike should be.



A stealthy sliding dropout system provides proper belt tension with a clever roller as a safeguard.


They also had this pretty mixte. Wanna give your commuter bike feelings of inadequacy? Check out the rest of their lineup on their website. Sweet pedals, too!


Remember the Kwiggle? You know, the world’s smallest folding bike we posted about a while ago? It’s real.


Focus had this full suspension motorized, um, dual sport bike (?). Not saying it wouldn’t be a heck of a lotta fun, but, well…yeah. Euro.


Somehow, a few youth bikes got stuck in the wrong folders and missed Part One and Part Two of our kids bike roundups, so we stuck ’em here. The Kokua is a 16″ wheeled city bike complete with fenders, rear rack and the SRAM Automattix drivetrain.


Early Rider’s drop bar scoot bike was a stunner (Cork bar plugs? Leather saddle? Heck yeah!), as were their wooden balance bikes.

Early Rider wood balance scoot bike and tiny pedal bike

They even had a similarly dressed pedal bike.


Xtracycle showed off their Hooptie kid cage cargo system. The child seat is surrounded by a small roll cage, similar to the new ones from Yuba, except doubled up.


extman - 12/01/13 - 12:09pm

The first one is in production for several years —

Gillis - 12/02/13 - 9:47am

That’s not a mixte, it’s just a step-through frame. A proper mixte has twin top tubes that run all the way to the rear axle.

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