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A Few Things from Eurobike 2008

Since we didn’t have the budget to attend Eurobike, the best we could do was nab a few spy shots from around the web. It’s too bad, because we would certainly be looking at the show with a different outlook than most of the mainstream coverage. That said, here are a few things that piqued our interest…

The Salsa Fargo is a 29″ mountain bike with a rigid fork, drop bars and five bottle cages. Though intended for long-distance touring, it would also make a pretty sweet commuting bike. Courtesy of www.road.cc

Pacific is launching their new line of folding bikes, dubbed the IF. Courtesy of Bicycle Design (The photo is actually from the 2008 Taipei Cycle Show, courtesy of www.foldingcyclist.com)

The Bionicon Urban Cargo Bike comes from a Germany company best known for making crazy dual-suspension mountain bikes. Courtesy of www.road.cc

Also from Bionicon, the Urban Road Bike is a slightly less Mad Max take on urban cycling. Courtesy of www.road.cc

Additive offers this odd looking machine with a built-in cargo bag. It’s not a new idea, but certainly a new look. Courtesy of www.road.cc

The Cannondale Hooligan is aimed at urban cyclists with space concerns (parking, storage, public transit, etc.). Courtesy of Bike Radar

Thomson says their seatpost clamp is officially ready for the masses. Courtesy of www.singeltrackworld.com

Shimano apparently drew some large crowds with their electronic Dura Ace groupset. We’ll see how long it takes for that kind of technology to trickle down… Or if anyone who rides everyday actually wants a transmission that’s battery dependent. Courtesy of www.singletrackworld.com

In the “That can’t be real,” department comes the Litespeed TT concept saddle, with integrated porta potty. Courtesy of www.road.cc

From Larry Vs Harry comes the Bullitt cargo bike. Courtesy of Velo Vision

We’ll also be seeing more and more belt drive transmissions in the coming years, as evidenced by the trickle down from boutique singlespeed mountain bikes to the urban cycling market (seen here on a Bernds folding bike). Courtesy of Velo Vision

Click here for part two and here for part three of our Eurobike coverage. For more information on Eurobike, visit www.eurobike-exhibition.de.

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8 Comments

  1. jimmySeptember 7, 2008 at 10:32 am

    damn i love the trade shows… so much of the “look at this great new concept we came up with, but you’ll never see in reality because no one in their right mind would pay for such a thing…”

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  3. JerryWSeptember 8, 2008 at 11:14 am

    The Bullitt cargo bike is actually built by Larry vs. Harry. See it at: http://www.larryvsharry.com

    Jerry

  4. BigwheelSeptember 8, 2008 at 11:46 am

    Did anyone see a pic of the Kona Ute with electric assist?

  5. helluvastellaSeptember 8, 2008 at 12:53 pm

    I saw it. A rough prototype now, they said maybe it will be a production model for 2010. Neat features like electric cutoff switches in the brake levers, torque sensor in the chainring (I think).

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