Eurobike 2015: What the…? PART TWO

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September 2, 2015

Amongst the massive brands and product launches at Eurobike, there’s a lot of odd stuff too. Here’s a bit of what we saw:

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The penny farthing of the future! As if Tron was written by Arthur Conan Doyle.
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Tufo had these great 29er tubular tyre rimmed tables on their stand.
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It looked like sandpaper on Fabien Barel’s controls, but one of us had the chutzpah to poke it, and found it’s actually soft rubber for his delicate little fingerywingeries
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Absoluteblack had a fine board filed with saddle/bar cowskulls…
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We especially like the blue one with straight horns.
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(Sorry about the – gasp – portrait format).

As part of the Scotland stand, Grease Monkey Cycles were there with their new public bike maintenance station prototype. It’s a lovely idea inspired by the cabled tools at the top of ski lifts; we especially like the prongs on the top that can act as a workstand.

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This thing rolling around on eccentric pink mag wheels kept catching the corner of my eye for the whole show. The only time I managed to photograph it, two people were frantically doing maintenance on the rear wheel
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Not sure which party these logs were headed for, but given how late it was and how much beer was around, I bet whoever rode away with them wasn’t going in a very straight line.
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200mm bars: next year’s hot XC trend.
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Return of the mag?
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These 20 inch disc mag wheels were on what appeared to be a commuter bike.
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There were a lot of people whizzing around testing e-bikes in the outdoor areas, and this guy on a penny farthing whizzing through us peds.
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We first saw this fat cruiser, named the Circle Bike, in the car park at our campsite. It’s by Paris based designer Goudrand Antione.

The Circle Bike is one of the oddest designs we’ve seen in ages. Not made to fold, but it does pack down much smaller with some dismantling, and the wheels sitting either side of the frame. More details and images at goudrand.com

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Only the finest cuisine for our Eurobike correspondents.

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