Eurobike ’08 was really good. Since a few years, the trend was all about making lighter and lighter components, improving ergonomy, without sacrificing the reliability. It seems like the
limits have been reached with the current standards and the manufacturers needed to evoluate in a different manner.
The new trends are about making easier the cyclists’ tasks (i.e the new Shimano electric), and more than all, making the bicycles as beautiful as possible. A lot of manufacturers tend to
offer more colors, more custom components and that’s a very good thing.
From the hundreds booth, only a couple of bikes were over the pack and we thought they deserved a feature. From these couple of bikes, we only selected two: Stefan Behrens’ Parlee, and
Carbon-Sports, Stefan Behrens’ Parlee
Stefan Behrens had his custom Parlee repainted. The bike is special in several ways, it is entirely airbrushed: the frame of course, but every single components are painted in
Alejandro’s Pinarello Prince
Spanish champion Valverde‘s bike was featured on Pinarello‘s stand. Custom painted Prince frame to the spanish colors, it also seemed to involve a high amount of work: painted