27-30 August 2014 + Demo Day on 26 August 2014
THE EXHIBITION GROUND
EuroBike – from 27-30 August 2014 with Demo Day on 26 August 2014. That's 5 days of non-stop tech and talk-shop with people who can't stop talking about bikes!
Swell. This is how Eurobike 2014 looked like during the day.
and this is how Eurobike 2014 looked when the party starts …
Sounds like a lot of fun when all the vendors offer you a test ride of their newest creations on the same day? Yes it is. Three large circuits totaling more than 20 kilometers in length and divided into on-road and off-road sections await industry visitors. In the last few months, a special test area that includes pump tracks and flow country trails was built for the mountain bikers.
(From left: Stefan Reisinger, Head of Eurobike, Klaus Wellmann, CEO Messe Friedrichshafen, Sarah Kammerer, Project Coordinator and Dirk Heidrich, Show Director)
Music, fun and a certain amount of courage and acrobatic ability on the part of the participants with end results of lots of splashes in the lake. Trade Fair Lake party should keep jumpers and spectators alike in good spirits. An award ceremony will take place at Trade Fair Lake immediately after the finale.
PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS AT EUROBIKE 2014
Magura: eLECT Technology. Nearly every cyclist knows the indestructible hydraulic brakes of Magura. In addition, the company is also a leading provider when it comes to the frame suspension on bicycles. With their eLECT technology, the Swabians are one of the pioneers in the use of electronics for control of bicycle components. Last year Magura presented the first electronically controlled suspension fork, and this year a rear shock absorber equipped with this technology was added. The highlight: the suspensions for the front and rear exchange information wirelessly and synchronize with each other.
BionX: Night Crawler. With Fat Bikes, a fat trend is rolling onto the bicycle market. That these bikes are a lot of fun to ride and anything but sedate despite monstrous tires is demonstrated by BionX with the Night Crawler study. The high-torque electric drive of the Canadian provider makes this bike a brisk juggernaut.
Schwalbe: ProCore technology. With the ProCore technology, Schwalbe combines two previously incompatible properties in one mountain bike tire: Maximum grip due to low air pressure and maximum puncture protection through high air pressure. This is made possible by an innovative two-chamber system in the tire, which can be filled with different air pressures.
Busch und Müller: ilu technology. The attractive integration of the components into bicycle design is a demanding task which is attracting more and more attention in the bicycle market. A good example is the new technology ilu, which was developed jointly by the German lighting specialist Busch und Müller and by the Belgian mudguard manufacturer Curana. Here the front and rear lights are very elegantly integrated into the mudguard. The prerequisite for this is modern lighting technologies that provide high light output even with very compact size.
Triple 2: Schaap Jacket. The bicycle jacket is a fine example of urban bike fashion. This Eurobike novelty allows several interesting trends to be demonstrated. The manufacturer from Gauting near Munich has dedicated itself to bicycle fashion intended to satisfy high functional requirements despite sustainable materials. The jacket presented here is no exception: Wool is the basis for the upper material and lining. An integrated waterproof and breathable membrane provides the necessary weather protection for the everyday life of the cyclist. There are also several functional details that cyclists appreciate. All this is combined with a look that is very wearable on and off bicycle paths.
City bikes / folding e-bikes / compact bikes Folding electric bike / Pedelec Tern eLink – foldable e-mobility This new model with a modern look impresses with its versatility. It can be used for the daily commute, but especially also for covering short and moderate distances during leisure time and on vacation. For the drive unit, Term is relying on the established 250 watt BAFANG centrally mounted motor with four levels of support. The 36-volt lithium-ion battery with 374 watt hours makes a range of up to 50 kilometers (31 miles) possible, making it ideally suited to short and moderate range leisure tours, as well as for biking to work or taking care of the shopping. Completely equipped with mudguards, luggage racks and lights, it handles shifting with a Shimano 8-speed Nexus freewheel hub. The bike weighs about 21 kg (46 lbs).
(Model: Kathrin John)
Racing bikes Inissio from Simplon An all-in-one racing bike well-suited to a broad range of uses, the Inissio is a racing bike, cyclo-cross bike and fitness bike rolled into one. Carbon frame, disc brakes, a frame designed for 33-millimeter tire clearance, high rigidity through a tapered tube, with a flexible Vibrex seat-stay, seat post, seat tube and top tube ensuring vertical shock absorption. Apparel example: SCOTT RC ProTec (award winner) Model Birger is wearing innovative SCOTT RC ProTec protective clothing. This protective combination is the first bike apparel which is equipped with ITD Pro Tech technology, a combination of carbon fibers and ceramic prints. This gives the material very high tear and abrasion resistance, protecting the rider from serious abrasions in the event of a fall.
(Helmet: Scott Vanish Evo, Shoes: Scott Model: Birger Dreher)
Traveler bikes / touring bikes / cross country bikes Life Lontano P1. 18 Pinion traveler bike from KTM (award winner) With the Life Lontano, KTM has developed a bike for bike travel. Thanks to the steel frame, high quality Tubus CrMo luggage racks (front and rear) offer enough space for your baggage. Comfort is provided by the bike’s touring geometry and a fine Brooks saddle. Thanks to its disc brakes, special tires and three bottle holders, the Life Lontano is the perfect traveling companion. Waterproof panniers on the bike provided by Ortlieb Sportartikel GmbH.
(Model Peter is sporting rainwear from Gonso Bike & Active. Model: Peter Wurst)
Mountain bike with electronic shifting XTR Di2 from Shimano The electronic shifting group for mountain bikes, equipped with a battery and display. Gears are shifted almost effortlessly by pressing the Firebolt shifting lever quickly or for a long period of time. The electric impulse is sent via cable (“e-tube) to the derailleur and shifter, which carry out the shift using small servomotors.
(Model Verena is wearing clothing from Pearl Izumi and shoes from Shimano. Model: Verena Kahlo)
Women’s Enduro mountain bike from Juliana Bicycles Bikes made by women for women (award winner)
Pony nuvinci belt drive from Riese & Müller GmbH The blueLABEL Pony is a compact bike with 20-inch wheels for flexible urban mobility. The Pony can be adjusted to different body sizes thanks to its adjustable length and height stem and long seat post. The frame’s clean lines and purist design in a true-to-type two color paint scheme really make this city bike stand out.
Flogo from FLYER Biketec AG Schweiz (award winner) The Flogo is tailor-made to meet the needs of the urban lifestyle, with compact dimensions, an elegant design and a zippy ride. A low, ergonomic step-through, adjustable sizes, robust e-bike fork, easy maneuverability thanks to its 20-inch wheels with a hub gear system, and 250 or 350 centrally-mounted motor from Panasonic.
Life Lontano P1. 18 Pinion traveler bike from KTM (award winner) With the Life Lontano, KTM has developed a bike for bike travel. Thanks to the steel frame, high quality Tubus CrMo luggage racks (front and rear) offer enough space for your baggage. Comfort is provided by the bike’s touring geometry and a fine Brooks saddle. Thanks to its disc brakes, special tires and three bottle holders, the Life Lontano is the perfect traveling companion. Waterproof panniers on the bike provided by Ortlieb Sportartikel GmbH. Model Peter is sporting rainwear from Gonso Bike & Active.
The trend is set. Expect to see more electronic shifting and ride-assist products as well as e-bikes integration. And at the same time. we would like to sound the trumpet on this: "the era of the Fat Bikes is already onto its second phase!"! And with regards to bike fashion, there is no such thing as an ever lasting look. Even colours and motifs are not ever-consistent. So keep a look out for more outfits that match your bike. Ride on!
Photo: EUROBIKE Friedrichshafen