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(Left) Leave it to Bianchi to enter the e-bike category by rolling out a stunning first-effort concept bike
dubbed the E-Duardo (in honor of company founder Eduardo Bianchi). (Right) Bianchi looked to the triath-letes and used Shimano Di2 electronic bar-end shifters that are typically found on tri-bikes.
Could a stronger charge
still be coming? By Zapata Espinoza
(Above) In addition to all the time spent gawking at the
thousands of stationary bikes, there was some relief
provided by a group of high-kicking dancers modeling
the latest in outdoor fashion.
For almost two decades now the Eurobike show has defined the future of cycling. As the world’s
largest industry trade show, it has
acted as a weathervane in pointing
out what direction in new pedal technology the industry will proceed.
Over the years the e-bike segment
of the show has continued to grow.
Guess what? Based on the degree
that the e-bike market continues to
grow, and even keep some tradition-
al bicycle companies in the black, for
the first time ever, there was talk in
the halls that someday in the future,
the very ingredients of Eurobike will
have less to do with pedal bikes and
more to do with pedal-assist bikes.
In short, the world is a-changing!
From once holding down a dedicated
space in an outdoor expo, over the
years e-bikes have continued to gain
legitimacy and creep inside the halls
away from the weather conditions
that occasionally impact the show.
Just as we’ve done in the past,
we walked away from the massive
halls all the more convinced that
the sky is the limit when it comes to
new e-bike designs and technology.
Here are just some of the bikes that
caught our eye at the last Eurobike