Every year, the cycling world descends upon Friedrichshafen in Germany for the annual display of all things velo that is ‘Eurobike’.
As UK riders are absorbing the last weeks of British summer, dealers, brands (and cycling journalists) gather to discuss the new creations set to thrill customers for the following year.
The show kicked off today, and we’ve been busy scurrying around the halls to pick out our favourite new additions to the 2017 market.
For commuters - there is A LOT. Electric bikes are big news, as are electric folding bikes for those who want the ultimate in convenience. And every brand wants to show you the best light or the coolest looking helmet.
We’ll be constantly updating our albums (you’ll notice we’ve not ever STARTED on bikes yet) – so keep coming back – here’s what we’ve spotted so far…
Egg Helmets looking cool as ever - buy the base and customise with replaceable covers
Tannus are always at shows and we always make a mental note to contact them and try their tubeless solid tyres
Brand new from Bobbin is the Dark Star- available in men's and women's sizes, with hydraulic disc brakes and a belt drive - the chain lasts forever and you wont get your trousers caught. RRP £950.
Bobbin's new Scout (centre), retails at £770 with Shimano Claris. Bar end shifters, to mimic vintage with modern capabilities. This bike is a perfect stepping stone for someone who started with one of Bobbin's town bikes and now wants to move on to the road
Hiplock were at Eurobike showing off their new AIRLOK - effectively a nice looking ground anchor that turns your bike into wall art! More info here: https://totalwomenscycling.com/lifestyle/hiplok-launch-attractive-home-anchor-help-cut-theft-84854/
Sportful's new 'Jara' range is based on a gravel riding ethic. The jersey uses a soft woven fabric, and has reflective details. It'll RRP at £75
The shorts will have an RRP of £65 and also feature a reflective stripe
We were really impressed with Shimano's new casual/commuter lace up shoes - SPD compatible so you'll be able to walk sensibly, perfect for quick trips to town and back
Everyone needs a Team GB Brompton (we did ask if the electric Brompton we KNOW is coming was there yet, and were told to ask again next year)
Loads of cool approaches to the box bike on display
Nordic cab make child trailers you can use when cycling, cross country running, hiking and even cross coutry SKIING! Check them out.
Electra always bring a great range of cool looking town bikes, with 'flat foot technology' so you get the most of every pedal stroke
Selle Italia are moving into the traditional, vintage arena with their new leather range
Brooks kit looking ever stylish, they were proud to show us their new burgundy colour way that's available across the bag and pannier collection
And, celebrating their 150th anniversary meant some special custom bikes
Selle Italia's 'Net' saddles - can be printed in your design, cost about 40 euros and have a net layer on top so you just wipe rain water away
You probably can't buy this - but you can look at it
You can even look up close...
With electric bikes in Europe now able to travel up to 30 miles per hour, safety requirements are increasing too. Lazer have created a helmet to meet the impending requirements.