Hot P&A Trends at Eurobike
Bikes might still have the lead; parts and accessories are getting more and more important for the bicycle business. The three main themes in the P&A range at this years Eurobike are electronics, ergonomics and bags.
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany – Bikes might still have the lead; parts and accessories are getting more and more important for the bicycle business. The three main themes in the P&A range at this year’s Eurobike are electronics, ergonomics and bags.
After nowadays an almost general usage in cars the GPS devices are getting common for cyclists too. Cyclists can now get ‘help from above’ with GPS devices, without which car drivers today would hardly dare to leave their garages.
GPS devices are turning bike tour planning into child’s play. Hardly a bike tour guidebook or report is published these days without indicating the points to be inputted into GPS devices. For instance, market leader Garmin is introducing its new line which will be available in bike shops with touch screen-technology and a compact form mounted on the handlebars. On a similar note, O-Synce is presenting its new product range.
Electronics is one of the hot accessory trends in the bicycle industry, ergonomics being the other. Wearing for example a bike helmet should be as natural as wearing a seatbelt. With the latest generation of helmets, at least the weight is no longer an argument against wearing them. The new generation weight just 175 grams which makes wearing them hardly noticeable.
Large numbers of air vents provide a refreshing flow of cool air under the helmet shell, even on warm days. But above all it’s for the ones that do not want to compromise when it comes to protection. These light-as-air helmets of course meet all bike helmet safety standards.
The trend of a growing number of people are using bikes to get to work has led to an acceleration in product development among bag manufacturers. The latest generation is fashionable and highly functional at the same time.