With a design background, the Japanese company, Crops, makes bicycle-related accessories like locks, lights, tools and computers. We took the opportunity to speak to Keiji Taiga, Crops’ General Manager, and got to know more about their current product line-up and upcoming product developments.
Having sighted so many wheeled machines at EuroBike, words alone will not suffice in sharing that experience.
Togoparts compiles a mini photo essay on some of the weird and wonderful rides sighted at EuroBike 2012 as we approach the tail end of our special feature series. Enjoy...
As seen on sponsored riders such as the current Norwegian National Road Champion Edvald Boasson Hagen (who recently came in 2nd at the Road World Championships), new for 2013 for the road range of shoes is the SH-R320, the successor to the SH-R315. Shimano has incorporated feedback from sponsored riders to increase the shoe’s customization abilities. Insoles are included in the Custom-Fit program and are heat-moldable. Cleats have extra 11mm of adjustment on both the shoe side and cleat side. To promote smoother and more efficient pedalling, Shimano developed Dynalast, which reduces unwanted loss of power during the pedal stroke.
Such is the depth of EuroBike that after a full two weeks of consistent updating and profiling the coolest, most dope technology and product releases from the who’s who of cycling, there is so much more to say and even more to share. Well, we could definitely give you a main summary of everything we saw, but that would not do the products any justice at all. So here goes…
It’s hard to deny that riders are getting spoilt (not to be taken literally) by technology. Given the array of ‘convenient’ and energy efficient mechanics and electronics available to cyclists, getting your ideal fork or gear setting has been made much more convenient.
We’re no stranger to standard 26-inch set-ups and we’ve crooned over the benefits wearing larger 29” wheels (but of course, 29ers are completely different bikes altogether and it isn’t as simple as just changing a wheelset and tyres). So what’s the deal about the 650B?
The flagship model, Focus Izalco Team SL 1.0
Belonging to the home country of EuroBike, Focus Bikes of Germany had an impressive line-up of bikes; not just the top models but also the more affordable ranges and models for mere mortals like us. I had the privilege to speak to Mr Jorg Arenz, the Overseas Sales Director at Derby Cycle, the distributor for Focus Bikes in Germany. Mr Arenz enthusiastically gave me a quick tour of the latest offerings for Focus in 2013 as well as some insight on the upcoming trends in the worldwide bicycling scene.