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Eurobike 2017: from bicycle sock to lock that sounds an alarm

VELOSOCK indoor bike cover at EUROBIKE 2017

Leading bicycle trade fair Eurobike will be exhibiting a raft of bicycle trends from 30 August to 2 September in Friedrichshafen, Germany. Around 1400 exhibitors will present products and innovations driving the market into the future.

“Eurobike, as an industry platform that is both global and the world’s largest, will be offering top brands, innovative products, numerous novelties, high-profile award winners, and lots of start-up ideas,” said Messe Friedrichshafen CEO Klaus Scheffner and Project Manager Dirk Heidrich. “The bicycle is celebrated in Friedrichshafen, with the festivities including renowned guests ranging from Olympic gold medal winners to political heavyweights such as Winfried Kretschmann and Winfried Hermann.”

On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the invention of the bicycle, ‘200 kids for 200 years’ are being sought for Eurobike Festival Day. As part of this promotion, young bike riders can win training bicycles, helmets, locks, and more.

Meanwhile, a Eurobike press conference presented a selection of products in the run-up to the event…

Lhasa E R2500i – e-mountain bike with integrated battery
The full-suspension MTB with ‘all-terrain bike’ character from Centurion was completely redesigned for the 2018 model year. It features full integration of the new Bosch PowerTube battery, resulting in more space for the bottle holder and a tidier appearance. The Lhasa series was inspired by the Lhasa-Kathmandu, a mountain bike with which brand founder Wolfgang Renner crossed the Himalayas for the first time in 1987.

Moab Rain Suit –lightweight rain overalls
The Moab Rain Suit for mountain bikers from Vaude, helps riders ‘tear through the terrain even when the weather is terrible’. The lightweight layer overalls are quickly stowed in a backpack and are available in a short-sleeved version with pre-shaped pant legs that extend over the knee. They can also be adjusted in width and are equipped with waterproof zippers and a chest pocket. The PFC-free Ceplex Green membrane is both wind- and water-proof.

Project Y – pioneer in the e-racing bike sector
‘Maximum performance at any time and on any track’ is delivered by one of the first electric racing bikes from Focus. According to the German bike company, the cyclist does not feel the e-support until it is needed and there is no annoying pedalling resistance. The drive supports up to 400 watts.

Stadtwandler jacket – convertible city jacket combines fashion and function
The front lower part of the Stadtwandler jacket by Lightweight of Friedrichshafen can be folded inwards and fixed with snap fasteners for appropriate fitting on the bicycle. The raised collar serves as a windbreak during the ride, and reflective edging on the collar and the lower back provide additional protection in road traffic. Hidden sleeve inserts with thumb loops and the integrated stretch inlay between the shoulders and in the armpit area deliver a comfortable, sporty riding position. Upon arrival at work, the snap fasteners can be opened and the windbreak taken off with a zipper.

GSD – first cargo folding bicycle with electric drive
A pedelec that defines a new category, ‘Compact Utility’, the GSD from Tern transports two children as well as an entire week’s shopping. It carries 180kg and is less than 180cm long, giving it a length less than that of a traditional Dutch bicycle. Tern’s folding technology makes it easy to fit into a VW Touran as well as an apartment. The bicycle for the whole family is suitable for rider sizes from 150 to 195 cm. The GSD can be propelled up to 250 km by a Bosch Performance central motor with up to two batteries.

Packster 40 – small and handy e-cargo bicycle with plenty of storage space
The Packster 40 is a crossover e-cargo bike from Riese&Mu?ller. It combines cargo and child transport with the comfort of an agile e-bike. The 40cm wide loading area is equipped with the Carry System, a basket that can also be equipped with a child seat. Its short, slimline and compact silhouette, as well as its weight of less than 30kg, make the bike particularly easy to ride.

Klever X-Speed – iconic design for e-bike with rear motor
The X-Speed from Klever Mobility of Cologne makes the battery the central theme and deliberately defines the difference from a conventional bicycle. The ‘loop frame’ positively integrates the battery, and its kinking upper tube results in a unisex frame design with reduced height in the standing area. The S-Pedelec, with a 600-watt rear motor and energy recovery, Shimano Deore XT rear de?railleur, 11-speed cassette, suspension fork with 80 mm spring travel and hydraulic Magura MT4-e brakes, aims to represent an alternative to the car in everyday life.

Bordo Alarm 6000A – world’s first alarm folding lock
In addition to the new lock’s high mechanical security, Abus is making use of an alarm of up to 100 dB, which has already proven itself in motorcycle security. Billed as the first alarm folding lock in the world, ‘any attack attempt results in a warning for the owner and deterrence for the thief’.

Plug V plus – simultaneous cycling and charging with powerbank
The dynamo-powered mini-powerbank from tout terrain provides power while riding and when standing still. The screw plug completely seals the USB port, protecting it from moisture and dirt. At speeds of 7 km/h and up, the integrated rechargeable battery charges at up to 1.2 A charging current. The Intelligent Device Management automatically recognizes cell phones / GPS devices and negotiates the corresponding charging current.

E-GLOVE 2 – heatable glove for riding comfort in winter
The E-Glove 2 provides warm hands in any weather. The new iR-WARM system of the glove was invented by the RACER SAS Research and Development Center and approved by the French Army Biomedical Center. The heating circuit is controlled by a microprocessor which thermoregulates the temperature in the glove and features greater battery autonomy. In addition, the heating and battery operating times can be precisely set using a new charging indicator.

Flectr Zero – aerodynamic spoke reflector with lighting effect
‘No air resistance, no weight, no imbalance’, the FLECTR ZERO is a spoke reflector that combines design with high reflectivity and aerodynamics. With a light weight of 0.7g and a flow-efficient profile similar to that of a dart, ‘it does not affect the characteristics of the wheel in motion’.

VELOSOCK indoor bike cover
The Velosock is a creative solution for storing bicycles in living rooms and easy transport by car or public transport. The Velosock keeps the surroundings clean and protects floors from black tyre markings. Suitable for 99% of all bicycles, it absorbs moisture, dries quickly, protects the bike from rust, and is suitable for washing machines.

A total of around 1400 exhibitors will be presenting their new products and innovations at Eurobike in Friedrichshafen, Germany, taking place from 30 August to 2 September 2017. The first three days of the show are reserved for trade visitors. On Eurobike Festival Day, Saturday 2 September, the last day of the show, doors will be opened to bike fans in the general public.




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