Haibike becomes first e-bike sponsor of Sea Otter Classic

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) —   Haibike  has signed a multi-year sponsorship agreement to be the first official e-bike sponsor of the Sea Otter Classic

CABDA show preps for third run in St. Charles

ST. CHARLES, Ill. (BRAIN) — The Chicagoland Area Bicycle Dealers Association show is growing in size to fit companies interested in exhibiting at the February show, which is set to return to the Pheasant Run Resort in St

Eurobike show moves to July in 2018

Trade show does away with consumer day and aligns with earlier product cycle in effort to unify industry under one show. FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Eurobike organizers have announced new dates for the 2018 trade show

5 unique e-bikes for 2017

Love them or loathe them, e-bikes are here to stay. Here are the five most brilliant/unique/crazy specimens we spotted at Eurobike 2016.

  • E-bike power: throttle vs pedal-assist
  • 5 things fuelling the rise of e-bikes

1. PedalPower eTandem FS

A full-suspension tandem is already pretty niche, but the eTandem FS has a motor on board too. The spec list on this bike includes parts we haven’t seen for nearly five years, and imagine the looks you’d get riding this past another rider, leaving your riding companion at the rear to hang their head in shame.

2. Riese & Müller Delite GT Touring

It may not be much of a looker, but the Delite GT Touring could pave the way for commuters of the future. The bike includes full suspension and voluminous Schwalbe tyres, which should create a comfortable ride, while Bosch’s CX motor cranks put out a maximum torque of 75Nm. The bike can be upgraded too to include satellite navigation.


3. Trenoli Ruvido

Even taller children can join the e-bike ‘revolution’ with the Trenoli Ruvido. It has been designed with a slightly smaller frame, rolls on 24″ wheels and sits somewhere between a hybrid and a mountain bike.

4. Rotwild R.G+ FS

This German bike has added a big, powerful motor to a downhill mountain bike with eight inches of suspension at each end. Sandwiched between the cranks is a motor that produces a colossal 90Nm of torque, which could spell the end to your uplift days. Rotwild has also designed the bike with those inevitable crashes in mind, with an e-bike control unit and display much smaller than on other electric bikes, very sensible.

5. Bionicon Engine

This 27.5 plus bike packs 140mm of suspension travel at either end and the integrated motor comes courtesy of Shimano’s E8000. This choice of motor allowed Bionicon to design a bike with a slammed rear-end and probably the shortest chainstays seen on an e-bike so far.

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German industry veteran Hans Schauff dies at 83

REMAGEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Johannes C.

Cycle Monkey named US distributor, service partner and brand manager for Syntace

RICHMOND, Calif. (BRAIN) — The German component brand Syntace has named Cycle Monkey its U.S. service partner, distributor, and brand manager.

Ritchey sells complete bikes dealer direct in Europe

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — For years Ritchey told dealers asking for complete bikes that it wasn’t going to happen while its OEM component sales represented such a large portion of its business. The thinking is a component maker shouldn’t compete with its customers by offering complete bikes

Eurobike 2016 news and highlights

Eurobike is the world’s biggest bike show and the venue of choice for many of the world’s biggest manufacturers to unveil what’s coming for the following season. BikeRadar are there in force to bring you the latest announcements.

Held in Friedrichshafen, Germany every August/September, the show sees tens of thousands of people in the bicycle trade descend upon a cluster of enormous Zeppelin hangars, packed full of the latest bikes, components, clothing, protective wear, gadgets… If it’s something to do with cycling, this is the place to show a product.

  • 2016 dates: 31 August – 4 September
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Eurobike news

The BikeRadar team are hitting the show floor to check out the hottest new gear and give you our thoughts on it. We’ll update this page throughout the show, so bookmark it and keep checking back for the coolest new stuff as we get our hands on it.


ABS brakes and traction control could soon be the norm for e-bikes

Anti-lock brakes could soon become the norm for e-bikes thanks to technology developed by German company Brake Force One. The system, which we spotted at this year’s Eurobike, uses actuators and sensors on a modified version of Brake Force One’s H20 water-filled brakes, and is set to be available in early 2018.

  • German firm demonstrates its forthcoming Anti-lock braking system

Northwave aims to make pressure points “a thing of the past” with new road shoe

  • Italian firm shows off its 2017 road and MTB shoes

The Colnago Concept is your fresh slice of Italian aero

  • Colnago announce Concept aero bike plus 2017 range updates

SRAM Red eTap HRD first ride review

  • Wireless shifting paired with hydraulic disc brakes

Wahoo announces updated KICKR smart trainer

  • Wahoo claims new trainer will be the quietest on the market

Stan’s NoTubes announces new burly S1 series wheelsets

  • Stan’s reworks classic rim to create budget-friendly, strong wheelsets

Luck puts power meters in shoe soles

  • In-sole meters sold for one or both shoes, for road or mountain

Yeti unleashes redesigned SB5 and all-new SB5+

  • New 27.5+ model and more affordable versions

Hands on: Garmin ViRB Ultra 30 action camera review

  • 4K resolution at 30 fps, touchscreen, voice control, broadcasting mode

Canyon creates new versatile Speedmax CF

  • ‘Fastest triathlon and time trial bike in it’s class’

Shimano Pro dips into dropper market with debut Koryak seatpost

  • Stealth-routed, cable-actuated dropper is a first for Japanese component giant

Ridley brings pro-level tech to the masses

  • New women’s bikes, multiple disc platforms and improved componentry from Ridley for 2017

Shimano and PRO roll-out cable integrated bars and pro-tested shoes

Components and accessories behemoth Shimano is – unsurprisingly – releasing a bevy of new products at the 2016 Eurobike trade show, both under its own name and its PRO sub-brand. From shoes to performance handlebars, there’s plenty to tickle the fancy of road cyclists and mountain bike racers alike.
  • New road and MTB tech and soft goods from the component giant at Eurobike

Spotted at the Eurobike Media Days 2016

New Cannondale Slate

Giant TCR Advanced Pro Disc

Rocky Mountain Element

  • Gallery: best road bikes at Eurobike’s Media Days
  • The coolest new MTB kit from Europe’s biggest testing event

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ZIV reports challenging first half for German bike market

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — The first half of 2016 proved to be challenging for the German bike market, according to the latest figures from Zweirad-Industrie-Verband (ZIV), the country’s bike industry association, which includes manufacturers and importers of bicycles, components, accessories and e-bikes. ZIV, which presented the numbers during a discussion panel that kicked off Eurobike Tuesday morning, noted that bike production through the first six months of the year dipped compared to last year, with an estimated 1.6 million units produced. Sales of bicycles and e-bikes declined 5 to 8 percent, ZIV reported.

Eurobike eyes consumers in its 25th edition

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — For the first time in its 25-year history, consumers will be able to demo bikes at Eurobike. The show expects to offer roughly 3,500 bikes for demo over the weekend following the trade-only days, Aug