2013 Mtbr.com Eurobike Blog – Day 1

Eurobike

Welcome to the 2013 Mtbr.com Eurobike Blog coming to you from Friedrichshafen, Germany. It’s day 1 of the world’s biggest bicycling industry trade show (1,250 brands representing 49 countries). All this week we’ll be bringing you photos and info on the latest mountain bike gear, apparel and new technology. Make sure to check back early and often. The newest updates will always appear on the top of the page.  Also check out RoadBikeReview.com‘s 2013 Eurobike content here for all the latest road gear updates.

By Jason Sumner

As the first day of the show started to wind down, the beer started to flow.

By Jason Sumner

Eurobike features 1,250 brands representing 49 countries. Many of them were represented here at the Demo Day.

By Jason Sumner

Live music on-site at Eurobike demo day.

By Jason Sumner

The crew from Ritchey is here with a fleet of throwback bikes.

By Jason Sumner

Not exactly sure what this is (we didn’t try it). But we overheard one diner referring to it as a flat hot dog. Yum…

By Jason Sumner

Things are just a little different across the pond.

By Francis Cebedo

GoCycle G2R Electric Folding Bike – Electric bikes are usually hideous looking contraptions with big batteries and motors retrofitted to normal bikes. GoCycle designs e-bikes from the ground up and their latest G2R is a clean implementation.

Features are:

  • Folding bike
  • 1 inch of rear travel
  • Electronic shifting
  • 250 watts of torque sensing power
  • 15.5 mph top speed
  • 34 lbs
  • 2800 Euros Price tag

By Jason Sumner

As usual the pedal, wheel and dropper post maker had one of the best displays at the venue.

By Jason Sumner

Lots of nearby test ride options for mountain and road biking.

By Francis Cebedo

Alphorn players in Germany – this was a true indicator that we were not in Bootleg Canyon of Interbike, Las Vegas.

By Jason Sumner

Forget your pedals? No problem at the BMC tent. They had just about every option imaginable.

By Jason Sumner

The Swiss bike maker was one among dozens of brands loaning out bikes on Tuesday at Eurobike Demo day.

By Francis Cebedo

The new Kreidler 27.5 full suspension, electric assist mountain bike features a 250 watt Bosch Motor with a range of 1 to 2 hours under normal use of assisted power. Travel is 120mm on the 27.5 wheel size. Power assist level can be configured and it works harder, the faster rpms you pedal. Operation is silent and motor noise is almost undetectable. And equally important, the bike looks dialed with clean lines atypical of electric bikes.

By Jason Sumner

The eBike movement has taken off in full force in Europe. The prototype from Haibike reportedly can crank up to 45kph.

By Jason Sumner

Canyon’s enduro team has fully embraced a piece of forgettable American pop culture.

By Jason Sumner

The most interesting thing spotted on day 1? No doubt it was the new 29er-only Lauf fork. It has 60mm of travel and weighs just 990 grams. Click here for a more extensive look at the new Lauf fork.

By Jason Sumner

Most of the major bike brands — including Scott — had giant expo tents set-up and dozens of test bikes at the ready.

By Francis Cebedo

Pinarello Dogma XM – Pinarello follows up their Dogma 29er hardtail with this full suspension version with 90 mm of travel.

Features:

  • Fork and Shock Fox Float CTD
  • Internal Cable Routing
  • Chainstay mounted front derailleur
  • 15 mm low friction bearings for

By Jason Sumner

Organizers expect upwards of 44,000 people will attend the Eurobike trade show, which kicked off Tuesday with a demo day, then moves inside the massive Messe Friedrichshafen center Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.


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German Goodness

As the first day of the show started to wind down, the beer started to flow.
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Venue Map

Eurobike features 1,250 brands representing 49 countries. Many of them were represented here at the Demo Day.
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Sound of Music

Live music on-site at Eurobike demo day.
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Ritchey Bikes

The crew from Ritchey is here with a fleet of throwback bikes.
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Press Lunch

Not exactly sure what this is (we didn’t try it). But we overheard one diner referring to it as a flat hot dog. Yum…
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Euro Style

Things are just a little different across the pond.
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GoCycle G2R Electric Folding Bike

Electric bikes are usually hideous looking contraptions with big batteries and motors retrofitted to normal bikes. GoCycle designs e-bikes from the ground up and their latest G2R is a clean implementation.
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GoCycle G2R Electric Folding Bike

Electric bikes are usually hideous looking contraptions with big batteries and motors retrofitted to normal bikes. GoCycle designs e-bikes from the ground up and their latest G2R is a clean implementation.
×

GoCycle G2R Electric Folding Bike

Features are:
  • Folding bike
  • 1 inch of rear travel
  • Electronic shifting
  • 250 watts of torque sensing power
  • 15.5 mph top speed
  • 34 lbs
  • 2800 Euros Price tag
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Crank Bros

As usual the pedal, wheel and dropper post maker had one of the best displays at the venue.
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Test Tracks

Lots of nearby test ride options for mountain and road biking.
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Alphorn Players

Alphorn players in Germany - this was a true indicator that we were not in Bootleg Canyon of Interbike, Las Vegas.
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Demo Pedals

Forget your pedals? No problem at the BMC tent. They had just about every option imaginable.
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BMC Sign Up

The Swiss bike maker was one among dozens of brands loaning out bikes on Tuesday at Eurobike Demo day.
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Kreidler

The new Kreidler mountain bike features a 250 watt Bosch Motor with a range of 1 to 2 hours under normal use of assisted power. Travel is 120mm on the 27.5 wheel size. Power assist level can be configured and it works harder, the faster rpms you pedal. Operation is silent and motor noise is almost undetectable. And equally important, the bike looks dialed with clean lines atypical of electric bikes.
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eBike Animal

The eBike movement has taken off in full force in Europe. The prototype from Haibike reportedly can crank up to 45kph.
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Bo and Luke

Canyon’s enduro team has fully embraced a piece of forgettable American pop culture.
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Lauf Fork

The most interesting thing spotted on day 1? No doubt it was the new 29er-only Lauf fork. It has 60mm of travel and weighs just 990 grams. Look for an extensive post with more info coming soon on Mtbr.com.
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It's Show Time

Most of the major bike brands — including Scott — had giant expo tents set-up and dozens of test bikes at the ready.
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Pinarello Dogma XM

Pinarello Dogma XM - Pinarello follows up their Dogma 29er hardtail with this full suspension version with 90 mm of travel.
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Pinarello Dogma XM

Pinarello Dogma XM - Pinarello follows up their Dogma 29er hardtail with this full suspension version with 90 mm of travel
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The Show Begins

Organizers expect upwards of 44,000 people will attend the Eurobike trade show, which kicked off Tuesday with a demo day, then moves inside the massive Messe Friedrichshafen center Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
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  • MissedThePoint says:

    Took a good look at the Pinarello.

  • ginsu says:

    The Pinarello Dogma with the rocker loading the shock mount in single shear is plain stupidity. Sometimes the Euro designers go too far with the design aesthetics….its supposed to be function->form not the other way around. Besides unevenly loading the shock, I think it just looks kinda flimsy and stupid….definitely wouldn’t buy one of those bikes with my money…in fact, I think I see some even more stupidity on the seatstays…this bike is almost funny to look at…like watching a B-Movie!

  • ginsu says:

    Ok. Just watched the Dogma XM video…and I am blown away…by how STUPID this design is! For one, flexible seatstays without pivots are not new…I’m pretty sure Felt uses them as well as some other manufacturers on XC Carbon race bikes.

    Then the entire reasoning for the ‘Asymmetric’ design is for what? They say its ‘to balance the weights’? That just makes no sense. The shock mounts just make absolutely no sense…and the video tries to pass it off as some great innovative design.

    I don’t know. I’m a Mechanical Engineer, and I am just depressed after watching that video. It’s like it was designed by an Apple iPod engineer or something….it just looks interesting and makes no sense….and then they invent some whole thing about a bike being asymmetric because of the drivetrain being on one side….while that is true…designing in MORE asymmetry doesn’t make it better. This bike is really blasphemy….the roadies at Pinarello are insane should stay the hell away from the mountain bikes…we really don’t need you guys completely FUBARING designs that have worked really well for 20+ years. That bike is the most EPIC FAIL I have ever seen…and to think some Lycra roadie douche is going to be bragging about how his superior ‘Asymmetric Carbon’ design is so revolutionary. Jeez…I’m actually ashamed to be human right now. Just sad really.

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