Posts in the category Eurobike

Eurobike Awards 2014: Road, Tri, Mountain, City, and of course, E-Bikes

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If there was one bike in the awards area at the show that epitomizes the idea of a design award, it would probably be the Rafael r-023 Ueberbike. From the driveside it may be easy to overlook if you’re not into tri bikes, but as soon as you take a glance at the non-drive side of the bike it stops you in your tracks…

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EB14: Roundup – Various Drivetrain and Brakes, Including a 210g Titanium Chain

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Stronglight showed off their new narrow/wide chainrings for 104BCD cranks. It’s a pretty standard ring, but their sister brand O’Symetric had some wild stuff. We also saw Fouriers’ range, a brand that’s been around for a while in Europe but not really seen in the States. There’s a few other goodies tucked away in here, ending with a really expensive, really light full titanium chain…

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2014 Eurobike Awards: Clever Clothing, Accessories, and Gear

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Eurobike has come and gone leaving with a flood of new products and more content than we ever could hope to publish. Much like the Taipei Show, each year Eurobike puts on a design competition and this year awarded 56 manufacturers with either a Eurobike, Gold, or Green award. Judged by a panel of 6 experts from different corners of the cycling industry, the awards are always a good source of at least a few new and interesting products like the Drink Clean system above.

Perfect for those that hate mud and dirt on their water bottle valves, the rotating nozzle hides away to keep the part you drink out of clean. Made in Germany out of eco-friendly, food grade plastic, the bottle seems like it could be a hit when it becomes available.

There is plenty more where that came from next…

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EB14: Roundup – Clever Caliper-Mounted Brake Lights, Blinky Lights, Dynamos & Other Power Sources

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There were no shortage of blinking, flashing, strobing and generally similar lights around the show floor, but a few stood out. Above, iDX had these brake lights that attache between the arms on a standard road brake caliper. The one above had a constant on or blinking setting, but the ones below used the caliper’s motion to activate the light, creating a real time brake light without the fuss and expense of accelerometers or needing any wires…

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EB14: Roundup – Coffee Bikes, Cargo Bikes & The World’s Smallest Tandem!

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Mmmm, coffee. Anytime we find the two combined, we stop. Fortunately this fine young lady was pressing some amazing espresso and capuccinos. Once properly rejuvenated, the bike came into clearer focus. The frame was built by Nicolai and incorporated a Bosch motor at the crankset, angled to maximize ground clearance. From there, it used a nifty mix of Nuvinci Harmony internal gear box, chains and belt drives to put the pedal power to the rear wheels.

Pour your own cup and dive in for other great bikes…

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EB14: Roundup – Sweet Cargo Bikes, Curvy Commuters, Geared Carbon Penny Farthings & More!

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Hey Cycle has just two models, a men’s bike and this step-thru women’s bike, available with 1, 7 or 8 speeds. While the drivetrains may vary, the curvy lines, beautiful paint and color matched parts carry across entire range…and there are a lot of colors among them.

Check a few more options below, plus a wide variety of cargo bikes, commuters, city bikes and, yes, some more e-bikes…

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EB14: Roundup – Commuters, City Bikes, Scooters (?) and More Beautiful Things

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Schindelhauer’s bikes and booth always exemplify a clean, sleek appearance that screams high end. The belt driven track bike above streamlines everything into smooth shapes, recessed bolts and flowing lines. Same for the commuter bike after it, which has an equally quick looking frame but manages to hold lights, a rear rack and traditional flat bar.

There are plenty more examples of curvy city bikes after that, too…

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EB14: Roundup – Road & Cyclocross Bikes to Amaze & Amuse

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CKT by Virenque offers frames and branded cockpit parts to assemble a frameset, with a range of road bike models to suit most tastes. The 589 was the real eyecatcher, with a monocoque frame, integrated seatmast and integrated TRP mini V-brakes. The color matched wheels and spokes didn’t hurt it visually, either.

If this one looks fast, there are plenty more below that look even faster…

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EB14: Fly6 HD Video Recorder Bicycle Tail Light Upgraded w/ Brighter Lights, Better Video

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The Fly6 was launched on Kickstarter earlier this year, and already a new version is coming that’ll improve everything about the already good original (shown in background).

The optics and camera improve for better picture quality. It’s still 720p, but the hardware is improved to make the video more crisp. The original lens was overmolded, which can create distortion. The new one is made separately then ultrasonically bonded to the light case. Battery life jumps to 6 hours, and lumen output to about double the original’s 15 lumens.

It’s treated inside and out with a nano coating, so even if water gets inside it’ll still be fine. It’s also a bit shorter, which will help it fit more frames. The upgrades come at a price – retail jumps to $199 during pre-order, from $159 for the original. That gets you USB rechargeable Li-Ion battery with six hour run time, 8GB MicroSD card (you can install a larger one to extend recording time), and simple looping video recording that saves in the event of an accident.

The name, BTW, comes from a mashup of two relevant sayings: Fly on the wall and Watch your six. You definitely want both while riding on the road, and now you’ve got it. The new version will be available later in the year, at which point the retail price goes in effect at $249.