Eurobike is again tomorrow, returning for 2023 in its second iteration in downtown Frankfurt, Germany. Saddle up with Bikerumor as we dive deep into the commerce present halls to see what new bike tech we are able to uncover. We’re all the time trying to find true next-gen progressive applied sciences – and there’s definitely been loads of give attention to the rising ebike market. Nevertheless it’s not all ebikes, we’ve already spied new highway wheels, new gravel bike updates, new mountain bike tires, new instruments, new children’ bikes, and far more.
Buckle up, there’s loads of new bike tech on the horizon…
Eurobike 2023 tech teasers from Frankfurt
The biking trade nonetheless feels prefer it’s in a transition out of some years of unpredictability, so we’re undecided precisely what to anticipate. And once more, the present is in a barely completely different time of yr – pushed a number of weeks earlier this time, possibly higher aligned with bike firms’ buying schedules for subsequent yr?
What we do know is that loads of gear has been within the growth pipeline for some time, and it’s itching to hit the market. However rumor has it that many bike firms have loads of further merchandise nonetheless ready to be offered, so there’ll possible be plenty of merchandise we had seen hints of earlier than which are really lastly in the stores now.
We’ve acquired a bunch of embargoed information up to now week or so that’s scheduled to go dwell on Wednesday. And there’s already been loads of early pre-Eurobike launches – like Bosch’s new light-weight SX ebike motor, Pinion’s probably revolutionary ON.E ebike motor and gearbox mixed into one, final week’s debut of SRAM reasonably priced 12-speed Apex XPLR/Eagle/AXS.
So what’s new? What’s coming quickly?
Frantically pulling bike containers out of transferring vans, UPS & DHL deliveries coming right down to the wire, furiously constructing bikes and expo stands… most manufacturers aren’t fairly prepared. However we noticed some goodies…
Like this new ultra-aerodynamic carbon monitor bike from Aero Design Swiss. We’ve been following this small firm since they debuted a wildly adjustable aero cockpit setup six years in the past. And it appears to be like like their monitor bike idea has turn into actual, now that UCI body and fork rules have relaxed in recent times.
Will this be prepared for the Paris Olympics? We’ll discover out this week.
Increasingly more braking programs have developed in recent times to enhance rider security. This newest one for cargo bikes is Magura’s new CBS mixed braking system, the place each brake levers activate each entrance & rear brakes in an optimized ratio designed for optimum stopping energy and most security.
OK, I’m a sucker for a no images signal – it’s in any case why journalists are allowed to enter the tradeshow. However even higher than the no footage please pictogram beneath this Moustache bikes built-in mid-drive gravel ebike prototype… the handwritten signal asking the occasion cleansing crew to please DO NOT CLEAN their dusty show bike.
Right here’s a sneaky sneak peek. Discover something particular about this new 3T Exploro Extremely gravel bikepacking and journey bike? 3 vital bits:
- It’s really labeled as an Exploro Extrema Italia, which suggests a brand new mannequin title AND that it’s made-in-Italy with 3T’s distinctive automated fiber winding building.
- It has no seen cables. To this point, solely the 3T Strada highway bike has gotten a fully-internal routing choice due to wireless-only drivetrains needing simply to route the brake strains inside.
- That’s additionally a brand new 3T stem that cleanly routes these brake strains into the body. The sleek shaping suggests it is likely to be carbon, and a tiny Italian tricolore flag on high suggests it is usually made in-house by 3T.
What does Re-cycling imply for Igus, makers of loads of the bushings that go into your bikes?
Igus has been working with different biking trade producers to create extra bike elements which are manufactured from recyclable and recycled plastics in an effort to decrease the carbon footprint of the bikes all of us trip. We’re curious to see how they’re getting alongside.
A premium Riese & Müller commuter ebike or cargo bike is pricey. So the German model is introducing a subscription service – the place for round 100€ a month you basically lease the ebike you want together with a service program – all with out having to purchase what are sometimes 6-10,000€ setups. Then, you may all the time swap out to a brand new model when your wants change.
I’m additionally a sucker for brand new instruments. Unior has greater than a dozen bits labeled as ‘NEW’ on the wall of their workshop. It appears to be like like 2 out of 4 of those are for opening beers whereas engaged on bikes. I don’t disagree with that as a worthwhile perform.
However I’ll take a look at what different purposeful bike instruments are new too, since I’m fairly positive I can already open a beer with both these pliers, zip-tie nips, and even that BB wrench.
What do two of essentially the most profitable latest highway racers to retire do once they hold up their cleats?
For Marcel Kittel & Tony Martin, it’s creating bikes to ensure their children and yours keep safer once they trip. Their new li:on model of youngsters’ bikes function built-in high-visibility lighting, retroreflective paint, and tech meant to speak with energetic collision avoidance programs in fashionable automobiles. Plus, the bike is manufactured from recycled AND recyclable carbon composites, and they’re constructed robust to outlive the abuse that children put their bikes by way of.
OK, all of us want an ebike to drag our Airstream trailer, proper? In that case, Benno bikes has bought you coated. Bear in mind, aluminum Airstreams are mild.
How about some new mountain bike drivetrain tech?
We first coated the whole TRP EVO 7-speed & 12-speed MTB groupsets again in March. Now it appears to be like like they’re discovering a bit extra traction, and we’ll see what bikes spec the all-new shiny gold drivetrain for the approaching yr.
Fuel Fuel could also be a moto model for a lot of, however as a part of the Pierer group that additionally consists of Husqvarna, KTM bikes (however not bikes or ebikes), and additionally Felt… they’ve now bought some well-developed eMTBs too.
OK, let’s depart it at that. There are nonetheless loads of empty spots to get crammed out within the subsequent few hours. The present formally kicks off Wednesday.
There shall be loads of new tech to delve deeper into within the coming days and weeks forward.
Keep tuned. Perhaps even comply with our Eurobike tag for the newest hits as they drop.