Shimano just won two Eurobike Gold awards at this year’s show; one for the new XTR group and one for the Alfine group. Alfine, pictured here, is a new component group designed for bicycles with internal hub gears. I am a pretty big fan of this group as it fills a niche between typical city bike components and racing inspired road groups. With nicely shaped cranks and disc brakes, the design is sporty and will appeal to those who want the clean look of a singlespeed with the practicality of multiple gears.
Of course, I have been spending very little time the last few days looking at new products from Eurobike. Most of my time has been spent following the US Pro races here in Greenville (Can you tell I am still excited about the races?). In addition to the few pictures that I posted, check out other people’s shots on the USA Cycling Championship Flickr group. Also, Olivier at the Brand Builder Blog has posted some really great pictures from the races that are definitely worth a look.