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We’re just back from our wander around the Eurobike Dirt Demo. Apart from amusing ourselves by watching grown men gurn up paved roads on downhill bikes (the riding isn’t that rad there) we were also treated to a few sneaky previews of what to expect in the show halls over the next three days.
Obviously we’re going to save the really juicy stuff for later as we always like to start with a quick roundup of what’s hot and trendy. From our quick tour of the booths at Dirt Demo, some of the standout things we saw included fat bikes, electric mountain bikes, bright 1990s colours and, needless to say, oodles of 27in bikes.
The other bike causing waves was the Salsa Carbon Beargrease. Building up into a 23lb or so bike, it’s got a lot of people excited.
And then there’s the electric mountain bike phenomenon. Here’s Scott’s suspension bike. There’s also a large range of them from Cube, Lapierre has a couple, as does Haibike. We’re going to get some in to play with soon.
For sure (schure!) we’ve been seeing a lot of the Euro styles on show. Bibshorts over white T-shirts, skin suits over large people and, well, this sleeveless boiler-shorts setup.
More actual bikes to follow shortly…