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FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (September 8) – Figures keep on rising for the Friedrichshafen show. This year the venue grew again in visitors and exhibitors: 27,152 trade visitors over the three trade-only days, some 3,500 more than last year. And the single, open-to-all-day drew 18,000 punters to have a look at their future bikes. Some trends that […]

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (September 8) – Figures keep on rising for the Friedrichshafen show. This year the venue grew again in visitors and exhibitors: 27,152 trade visitors over the three trade-only days, some 3,500 more than last year. And the single, open-to-all-day drew 18,000 punters to have a look at their future bikes.
Some trends that we spotted: custom/cruiser like bikes are getting there, almost mainstream, but not quite yet. Gear is in subdued tones, but there is a hint of patterns and prints on the horizon. Carbon is hot, and getting affordable, but we knew that already. Freeride is still a buzz – it just needs more places where it can be practised – the centre ring at Eurobike was an example for all city-planners that happened to visit…
For all full report on the show, you’ll have to read the September issue of Bike Europe though. (MH)

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