Eurobike follow-up

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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.

UrbanVelo posted about a few interesting products from the show and then followed up that post with another. Edited 9/9: UrbanVelo now has a third post up that is worth checking out.

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.

Of course I have also been checking out the Eurobike coverage at places like VeloNews (here, here, and here) and at Cyclingnews. Bike Radar has a few articles about the show as well.

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.

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8 Comments

  1. James September 9, 2008 at 5:13 am -  Reply

    That is a good one. Thanks Jeff.

  2. jimmythefly September 9, 2008 at 5:25 pm -  Reply

    I think I found the link to this off MTBR or Ridemonkey, anyhows:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/22521854@N06/sets/72157607176991694/

    749 more photos to browse through. Some of it is repeats from the other sets you posted, but there is still some fun stuff in there if you have an afternoon to browse more pictures. I just wish they had captions! I saw at least 3 derailleurs that weren’t from one of the “big three”. Also a Hope hub that uses a 3-bolt disc rotor mount, but they’re 3 crank bolts, and in a larger pattern than the current 6-bolt ISO. Lots of fun stuff, plus a ton of SS or fixed machines, not just uber-light carbon stuff.

  3. James September 10, 2008 at 8:23 pm -  Reply

    Thanks again jtf, that is another great set. If only I had time to look through them all.

  4. James September 12, 2008 at 4:20 pm -  Reply

    Thanks Peter, great coverage on VeloVision as always.

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