Posted on 19 September 2011.
Top Speed reports:
If you’re in Frankfurt basking in the atmosphere of all those concepts and supercars and you happen to see a futuristic-looking bicycle in the showroom floor, don’t be confused because that bicycle is actually part of Ford’s Frankfurt line-up.
The bike is called the E-Bike and its being touted as an electric bike concept that could very well be the future of bicycles as we know it. Apparently, bicycles of the future will have motors of their own. Go figure.
In any case, the Ford E-Bike comes with an aluminum and carbon frame that weighs just 2.5kg (5.5 lbs). This frame comes with a Giant SLR Carbon 110mm stem and a Selle Italia SLR XC saddle. It also has a Shimano Alfine 11-speed internal gear hub, a 2012 Shimano Rapidfire shifter, and where the old bicycle chains used to be, the E-Bike now has a Carbon Belt Drive System.
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2011 Ford E-Bike Concept
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Posted on 26 August 2011.
I’m a bit late with this news, but I think it’s relevant because the Eurobike Expo is about to start:
MUNICH, Germany—It could become a slugfest between two German trade shows, Eurobike and Bike Expo. Messe München threw the first punch announcing it would re-launch its show next year with new dates, 13 days before Eurobike.
But if its roundhouse punch hit Eurobike in the gut, no one flinched.
“We don’t have any fear,” said Eurobike’s project manager, Stefan Reisinger. “Of course we see them as a serious competitor. There have been shows in competition with us before like IFMA and EICMA. There will always be competitors. It doesn’t matter where—London, Milan, Cologne. That’s quite normal, you face competition if you have a successful show.”
Bike Expo also will be renamed ISPO Bike as part of Messe München’s rebranding effort. It wants to link the show to its widely recognized ISPO name.
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Bike Expo Dates Set Stage for Trade Showdown
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