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Posted August 29, 2013
Co-founder Bergur Benediktsson, left, in the courtyard Thursday.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Stepping out of the exhibit halls in the courtyards at the Messe Friedrichshafen — the massive expo center that hosts the Eurobike show — you take some risks.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Eurobike
Posted August 29, 2013
Continental’s compact e-bike motor integrates into the frame around the bottom bracket.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Continental has unveiled a new e-bike drive system, developed in partnership with Benchmark Drives, that drive specialty division ContiTech Power Transmission Group says is smaller, more powerful and lighter than other systems currently available.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Electric bike / Eurobike
Posted August 29, 2013
The Trail RS helmet

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Swiss gravity brand iXS is at Eurobike showing off its innovative line of protective gear, helmets and apparel for trail riding and enduro and downhill racing—all of which it will showcase next month at Interbike as iXS enters the U.S.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Eurobike
Posted August 29, 2013
Bosch-powered bikes could soon make their debut in the U.S.
The Tramount

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — It’s not just grandmas anymore.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Eurobike / Electric bike
Posted August 28, 2013

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — For 2014, it’s no mere rebadge job at Rotor.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Eurobike
Posted August 28, 2013
And the winners are…
The Factor Vis Vires road bike was a gold medal winner

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Messe Friedrichshafen recognized 61 products with Eurobike Awards at the end of the show yesterday. Ten of those recipients took home a gold. This year the competition drew a record high number of entries with 496 products from 30 different countries.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Awards / Eurobike
Posted August 28, 2013

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Joe Breeze embraces the latest mountain biking trends—enduro racing and 27.5-inch wheels—while at the same time evoking the sport’s roots in introducing the new Breezer Repack all-mountain rig.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Eurobike
Posted August 28, 2013
Wheelmaker-to-the-stars enters the frame market, with a few surprises.
The Urgestalt at Demo Day this week. BRAIN photo.

ARGENBÜHL, Germany (BRAIN) — At the Eurobike Demo Day here Tuesday, fans of Lightweight were thrilled to see the wheelmaker's first real foray into the frameset market. And fans, competitors and observers were mildly surprised at exactly how the company is executing its frame project.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Eurobike
Posted August 27, 2013

The BPA-free refillable Torpedo Hydration System 400 has a 26-ounce capacity and consists of an aero bottle, carbon mount and carbon cage with color-coordinated bite valve and spacers. Available with red or magenta accents.

Suggested retail: $134.95

Posted in New Products
Posted August 27, 2013
The Nicolai fatty was rarely at rest on Tuesday, until the rain fell.

ARGENBÜHL, Germany (BRAIN) — “I nearly didn’t bring this back,” said Ian Ganderton, as he dismounted Salsa’s new carbon fat bike, the Beargrease. 

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Eurobike
Posted August 27, 2013
The Lev Carbon. BRAIN photo.

ARGENBÜHL, Germany (BRAIN) — Building on the stellar reviews and difficult-to-keep-up-with aftermarket and OE demand for its Lev dropper, Taiwanese supplier KS Suspension is set to bring to market an expanded line of the seatposts at a host of price points.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Eurobike
Posted August 27, 2013
An OHM model with Gates drivetrain at Demo Day Tuesday. BRAIN photo.

ARGENBÜHL, Germany (BRAIN) — Gates Carbon Drive has come a long way from its early days dressing up single-speed mountain bikes with near silent running and hassle-free—i.e., chain lube-free—maintenance.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Eurobike / Electric bike
Posted August 27, 2013
These shorts are not inside out.

ARGENBÜHL, Germany (BRAIN) — A frequent sight at the Eurobike Demo Day the last few years has been the dozens of cyclists wearing bright-colored, stretchy jerseys with shorts that appear to be on inside-out.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Eurobike
Posted August 27, 2013
The Open frame in black. The white is identical, except ... it's white.

ARGENBÜHL, Germany (BRAIN) — When is a new bike color news?

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Eurobike
Posted August 26, 2013
IRVINE, CA (BRAIN) — Shimano is voluntarily recalling its mechanical disc brake calipers for road bikes sold after February last year. 
 
Posted in Recalls
Posted August 26, 2013
Updated
A prototype of the new battery at Eurobike Tuesday. BRAIN photo.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Campagnolo is introducing a new, more streamlined version of the battery used with its EPS electronic groups.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Eurobike
Posted August 23, 2013

WOODINVILLE, WA (BRAIN) — FSA plans to launch its first hydraulic mountain bike brakes at Eurobike next week, in XC Race and Trail versions.

Posted in New Products
Posted August 23, 2013
The CatEye GL50 model
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — CatEye has released a software update for its Stealth 10 and Stealth 50 GPS/ANT+ computer models.
 
The software, Sync Ver. 1.0.3, can be downloaded from the CatEye website at cateyeatlas.com/app/.
Posted in Product/Tech
Posted August 21, 2013
The FullTilt

BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN) — Yakima's 2014 line includes two new hitch-mast bike rack models, the FullSwing and the FullTilt.  

Posted in New Products
Posted August 20, 2013
The U.S. brand is becoming a favorite with European electric bike makers
The Grace Urban MX2 with Bosch motor uses a Gates Carbon Drive.

DENVER, CO (BRAIN) — Gates Carbon Drive is ramping up for next week's Eurobike expo in Germany. The Colorado-based brand's belt drive system is increasingly getting the attention of European electric bike makers, and the company is launching a new range of products at Eurobike aimed at that market.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Electric bike / Eurobike / Electric bike

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