As I mentioned in my last post, Eurobike was bigger than ever this year. According to the latest email newsletter from the show, they had a record attendance of 36,800 trade visitors from 75 countries over the last few days. On top of that, over 18,000 people walked though and checked out the bikes on Open House Day (By the way, I would love to see Interbike add a public day too).
As you can imagine, the web is full of photos from the show. I have not yet been though all the pages that I bookmarked so I won’t comment on specific designs. I will however point out a few of the sources that I have noticed for photos from the show. Please feel free to point out others if I am missing any good ones. One of the best photo collections that I have seen so far is this one, which frequent commenter Jimmythefly pointed out in his response to my last post. With over 600 photos from Eurobike posted so far, franzjakob.thaler’s Flickr photostream is definitely worth browsing through.
Bike Hugger linked to the photostream of Brad Roe, editor of Road Bike Action magazine. Cyclelicious mentioned that link as well and pointed out several other good places to see show photos. Speaking of Road Bike Action, also be sure to check out the Eurobike coverage on their website.
Finally, I will point out the Eurobike photos on Flickr from Mark Sanders (the image shown here was taken from his set). Mark reports that he had a great show and that it “seemed much busier than previous years.” That increased interest was to be expected, but it is still great to hear. Let’s hope that Interbike breaks attendance records in a few weeks as well. Certainly the increased interest in cycling is a good thing, but the key for bike companies is to actually translate that increased interest into more people on bikes. That is where that whole design for the “blue ocean” strategy comes into play; definitely a great opportunity for industrial designers in the bike industry.