SRAM brought its staff's favorite espresso makers direct from Schweinfurt, Germany, the company's Euro' home. Michael Mangold opened the Viva Barista Espresso Club in Schweinfurt about six years ago. He said he expected to pull about 1,500 shots at Eurobike.
This alpenhorn band strolled the outdoor demo. Those must be tough instruments to travel with, is all we can say.
FSA introduced its first hydraulic mountain bike disc brake at Eurobike.
Univega is a brand well known to many U.S. retailers, but it's rarely seen on these shores in recent years. Still a big brand in parts of Europe, though.
Flitzbike has got a lock on the market for wooden-rimmed, electric, Gates belt-driven city bikes. It has wooden handlebars and fenders, too
Vittoria tire sponsored a pizza and vino operation at the outdoor demo. This guy could throw dough into a rectangular shape with amazing facility - and a smile.
Kinetic showed off its updated Rock and Roll fluid trainer. It has a smaller footprint and a more realistic rocking motion, among other improvements. Kinetic also has a 142mm thru axle adapter, useful for bike fits.
Scott's electric mountain bike was sharp looking, and got a lot of use at the demo.
This film crew found the perfect bike to film a stand-up report. We never saw the results.
Josh Hon shows Tern's new folding helmet, a nice piece for commuting or travel.
Here's the Tern helmet fully opened. The rear part flips down and the sides slide down.
Late on the Demo day, the rains came down hard, forcing folks to take cover wherever they could. BRAIN accepted the hospitality of the Nicolai folks.
Lezyne introduced a line of floor pumps with digital gauges, including this floor pump for shocks, capable of 300psi. The digital gauge can be retrofit to some older Lezyne pumps, as well.
Another brand that used to be popular in the U.S., Centurian, showed this electric full suspension mountain bike at Eurobike. The suspension was designed to minimize the motor's effect on its action, a new concern for suspension designers.
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Pioneer showed its crank based power meter, first seen here last year.
Urban cycling sneaker brand DZR showed its first bicycle polo-specific shoe. It has extra padding around the ankle to fend off mallet strikes.
The Sandwich Bike is the Flat Stanley of bicycles. It's made of beech plywood and shipped disassembled, like a piece of IKEA furniture. It's coming to the U.S. in 2014, the company said.
Rapha sponsored a ride after the show each evening. It's true - once you put on Rapha clothes, everything turns black & white ... it's an odd phenomenon.
Pedro's new pocket pump telescopes to provide high-volume and high-pressure modes. It also has an inline pressure gauge and a dual-valve head.
Continental's coin-operated innertube automat currently is available only in a version to accept euro coins, but the company said it could be modified to accept other currencies. Conti has sold a few hundred of them around Europe. Usually retailers set them up away from their stores, near trailheads or other spots. We can think of a few stretches of wilderness where such a machine would come in handy.
The CamOne helmet cam looks a lot like market leader GoPro's camera, but it has a few interesting features and a good price. Features include interchangeable lenses of 170-, 142-, and 96-degrees, full HD at 30 frames per second, manually adjustable focus, and a 1.5-inch display. Retail is 170 euros (about $220) complete with various mounts and attachments and a waterproof case.