In a couple of days, the 11 gold awards and 1 green award will be announced at Eurobike 2014. That sounds promising. But so does the news that can already be gleaned form several exhibitors.
Better integrated design.
Apparently, bike design isn’t just about the spectacular looks anymore. It’s about integrating everything that so your bike turns out to be a safer and better bike.
This example is a cooperation between Bush & Müller and [the Belgian company] Curana: XelTec, light products are maximally embedded into the bicycle’s own language of form.
More fast E-bikes.
Morecompanies are joining the ‘fast e-bike’ game. One of them is Koga with the E-lement, a very powerful and sporty E-Bike.
While Schwalbe is coming up with tires especially designed for these faster machines.
Internal gears on the rise (watch out Rohloff).
A couple of years ago, Pinion surprised everyone with its 18-speed Rohloff alternative. Now, Pinion is adding 3 more gear boxes to their offer: the P1.12, the P1.9xr and the P1.9cr. They’ve been developing those additional gear boxes with trekking bikes, city bikes and mountain bikes in mind.
Way to go, Tout-Terrain.
Tout-Terrain added the Tanami to their already impressive offer. A 29r in
Something’s rolling in the tire industry.
I’m a fan of Schwalbe. This week, the company is introducing Procore, it’s new double chamber system.
And, eventually, you can put Schwalbe’s Jumbo Jims on your fatbike as well.
More news next week. ;)