Posted August 28, 2013
The company says the system will drive dealer accessory sales

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Almost a year and a half since Shimano acquired Dutch company, the components giant gave a peek at its upcoming fitting system at 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 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 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 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 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 August 27, 2013
Mathias Seidler (left) and Tony Lo at the presentation Tuesday. BRAIN photo.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Despite bad weather that dragged down bike sales this spring, industry leaders speaking on a panel Tuesday at Eurobike are optimistic about the spark electric bikes and new technologies will continue to provide the German market. 

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 August 27, 2013
Eurobike opens Tuesday with outdoor demo day
Flitzbike's Wooden Racer was a hit at Tuesday's Demo Day. BRAIN photo.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — A wet and cold spring and summer dampened bike sales and inflated supplier inventories in Europe and globally, leading to rampant discounting.

Posted August 26, 2013

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Skopre S.r.l.  is now the exclusive European importer and licensee of iBike Newton's power meter products.

Posted August 26, 2013
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 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 April 9, 2013

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel will attend opening day of the Eurobike trade show this year, Wednesday, August 28.

Merkel will take about two hours to officially open Eurobike and then tour the show.


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