Eurobike 2011: Local Colour

And here’s a sort of un-ordered collection of things that caught my eye at Eurobike this year, but that don’t fit into any particular story. I hope you enjoy them. Feel free to comment… Chipps

 

The Genesis 29er - we've seen it before, but now it has a name: Fortitude

 

A for-charity fundraiser by CK. Inspired by a Japanese review that said that of the Chris King hub; "It rolls good with angry bee sound"

 

It's a Cube, in bright, but good colours and with neat cables.

 

 

 

 

Do not adjust your set. Doesn't look good with a hangover though.

 

 

 

 

Endura is 20 this year and celebrated with a cake and IPA

 

 

Mmm... '70s muscle-car paint anyone?

 

 

 

 

The Claw and the Rey

 

It's fashion Jim. But not as we know it

 

Joe Murray walking the aisles

 

Cadel is somewhere in that scrum

 

 

Charge Bikes stand and hosts for many UK bike industry folks to have a beer one night

 

We can see Cotic, DMR, Polaris, Road CC (and our own 'C.C.' all in this shot

 

We'd like the set please!

 

Seen on the Enve booth. Sweet

 

 

Crema Cycles were true to their name and gave us great espresso

 

Big thigh owners only...

 

It's like the French exchange all over again

 

OK Chris, give me 'the tiger'

 

Everyone enjoys helping their boss feel even more embarrassed and King's Chris Distefano is no exception, holding this flashgun for some random Chris King interview

 

'I'm still enjoying it...'

 

Late night youngsters getting down. Us old folks were stood round the edge (or home in bed)

 

There's at least one Red Bull sponsored rider there, along with Gracia and more

 

 

How do we think this looks compared to the Niner fork?

 

 

29in Dugast tyres and a bike called 'Anakin' - how can you lose?

 

Great limited edition Raleigh (from Raleigh International) that doubtless we won't see in the UK.

 

And another... It's been so long since down tube shifters that they look appealing - because we've forgotten what a pain they were

 

Look again - closer this time

 

And you thought 650b had gone away. KHS is keeping the 'tween 26 and 29in size alive

 

 

 

Would you ride a 'Radon - Black Sin'?

 

This is the KTM stand, that takes up about 5% of one of the 15 halls... It's a BIG show

 

Electric assist, all mountain bike. There were quite a few there.

 

Liteville. They're popular in Europe...

 

A carbon electric-assist Corratec

 

If you've got it, flaunt it...