EUROBIKE 2013 has started!!!- by c_g

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Eurobike Demo day 2012.

The world´s biggest bike trade show EUROBIKE has opened its doors and is giving away all the well (or not so well kept … or in fact often already communicated ;) ) 2013 bike product news.

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Bikes were sparse at the booths due to excellent weather at the demo.

As always the show started out with one day of demoing in the nearby town of Argenbühle, with the actual trade show starting today Aug. 29th. I was there for Demo Day doing some riding, talking to industry folks and chatting with riders.

One thing has become clear – 29″er have officially become mainstream here in Germany, and most of Europe (with 27.5“already waiting on the doorstep ;) . While last year the signs were all on green for a overwhelming interest in BIG Wheelers, this year they were more or less dominating the booths. Speaking of dominating – it was actually the absence of bikes that had been dominating the scene mostly, with sunny skies and nice good riding conditions the demo site had been flooded with riders wanting to take out all those new goodies and so it had been a huge struggle to get rigs to ride. Even more so than last year. Anyhow, I still managed to throw a leg over a few bikes which I will report on later.

First, here are some images of bikes ridden, seen or inspected by us .. to get your mouth watering and your minds wondering .

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The SIMPLON CIREX demoed – a new 2013 XC/Marathon race bike


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The BMC Fourstroke FS02 with a more colorful finish than shown at the release


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The all new 100 mm CANYON AL NERVE XC 29


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The CHIRU Pulse hard tail – a bike specifically desigend to excell at endurance

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FELT Edict Nine LTD – Which we will hear more about in the coming weeks


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LAPIERRE XR 29 (in a cool black version)


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The 2013 version of the NICOLAI Helius AC 29

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New design for the AMERICAN CLASSIC Race wheels

More tomorrow as we enter the show and get into the product managers´ and engineers´ heads to quench all those details and concepts you are so eagerly waiting for.

RIDE ON,
c_g