The annual gear fest that is Eurobike is done and dusted once again. The largest cycling trade show in the world, it’s a chance for brands to meet with distributors, retailers, and journalists – to show off what they’ve created for the coming year. Many use the trade show as a launch pad for new creations for the coming year, and the 2016 celebration of all things shiny was no different.
- Eurobike by numbers
- The show is housed over 11 air hangers and covers over 1 million square foot
- 45,870 trade visitors from 103 countries
- 1,350 exhibitors
- 1,766 media representatives
The show takes place in 11 air hangers, covering well over 1 million square foot. We haven’t got the 2016 numbers in yet, but the 2015 celebration of bicycle geekery attracted 45,870 trade visitors and 1,350 exhibitors. Plus 1,766 media representatives – just like us. It would be impossible to write about every bit of bling and every piece of new tech that graced my retinas at the show.
However, there were of course a few pieces of kit that caught my eye and I’ve narrowed my top picks down to just five. I’d say it was ‘no easy task’ but actually picking out five products that really resonated with me wasn’t hard at all, though justifying in my mind why it was that they seemed far and away more memorable was more of a labour.
Here are the five pieces I couldn’t get out of my head, and why…
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