A Few Interesting Bikes From Eurobike 2015

If you enjoy concept bikes this post is especially for you…

For my part, coming from a traditional mountain bike and cycle touring background… I tend to stand back in amazement and wonder WTF !  But visually they are very cool, I would love to get to ride that three-wheel recumbent…

It’s that time of year again. Bike show season kicked off on Wednesday with the opening of Eurobike 2015 in Friedrichshafen, Germany. One of the big stories from the show this year seems to wireless electronic shifting.  SRAM’s new RED eTap system is getting a lot of positive press, and FSA is showing a prototype wireless group at the show as well.  Wireless shifting has the potential to have a big impact on the design of racing/sport oriented bikes, but I’ll save that discussion for another post. source

The final bike I want to mention isn’t really a bike at all.  The ICE Full Fat 26FS is a recumbent fat trike that evolved from the custom trike ICE built for a ride across Antarctica to the South Pole in December 2013. The full suspension trike is built for expeditions with oversized 26 inch rims and 4.7” (front), 4.8” (rear) tires. It features a Rohloff XL 14-speed hub based drivetrain, and a 4130 chromoly frame that can be folded for easier transport to the trailhead. This is definitely not a mainstream machine, but based on the number of photos on Twitter and Instagram, it does seem to be a crowd favorite at the show. source

The monster trike evolved from a bike used in a 2013 ride across Antarctica to the South Pole, so built for ice travel rather than sand and dirt… Looks Comfy

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Ian is the Chief Editor here at OnlineBikesShop, a reformed Cycle Traveler... now a dedicated stay-at-home dad of a very active 5 yr old, a keen mountain biker with a passion for all types of bikes, the outdoors, and keeping fit...