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Eurobike Gallery: Weird and wonderful bike tech for 2014

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Schwalbe win the award for most creative use of bathroom mirror

Schwalbe win the award for most creative use of bathroom mirror
(Image credit: Oli Woodman/BikeRadar)
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1:43 scale Ford GT40 - check, Fluffy panda - check, pretty damn weird

1:43 scale Ford GT40 - check, Fluffy panda - check, pretty damn weird
(Image credit: Oli Woodman/BikeRadar)
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Nicetrac studded snow tyres, we wish we had a pair last winter

Nicetrac studded snow tyres, we wish we had a pair last winter
(Image credit: Oli Woodman/BikeRadar)
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Zoonimal lights speak for themselves

Zoonimal lights speak for themselves
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Colours for the fixed crowd

Colours for the fixed crowd
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Propain bikes had this fully sorted miniature downhill/freeride rig

Propain bikes had this fully sorted miniature downhill/freeride rig
(Image credit: Oli Woodman/BikeRadar)
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The Orange Strange prototype – a 160mm 29er enduro bike with a specially modified RockShox Pike fork

The Orange Strange prototype – a 160mm 29er enduro bike with a specially modified RockShox Pike fork
(Image credit: Oli Woodman/BikeRadar)
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Somewhere in this picture there is an e-mtb..

Somewhere in this picture there is an e-mtb..
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The triviki is like a three wheeled segway, it also has an amazingly tight turning circle

The triviki is like a three wheeled segway, it also has an amazingly tight turning circle
(Image credit: Oli Woodman/BikeRadar)
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MSC's Zion tandem, for those who really trust their mates

MSC's Zion tandem, for those who really trust their mates
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The Santa Cruz Solo C looks unusual with a coil shock and even more so with hydraulic gearing, but what an awesome bike

The Santa Cruz Solo C looks unusual with a coil shock and even more so with hydraulic gearing, but what an awesome bike
(Image credit: Oli Woodman/BikeRadar)
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The washing station from Qbike can wash any type of bicycle, it's designed for use at bike hotels and resorts

The washing station from Qbike can wash any type of bicycle, it's designed for use at bike hotels and resorts
(Image credit: Oli Woodman/BikeRadar)
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It appears to work rather well

It appears to work rather well
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A piece of string is a wonderful thing..

A piece of string is a wonderful thing..
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Who needs a seat tube when you've got wood?

Who needs a seat tube when you've got wood?
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Like a pedal powered Morgan three wheeler

Like a pedal powered Morgan three wheeler
(Image credit: Oli Woodman/BikeRadar)
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This linkage fork from German brand Kilo was also intriguing

This linkage fork from German brand Kilo was also intriguing
(Image credit: Oli Woodman/BikeRadar)
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Rotwild's collaboration with Mercedes tuning firm AMG was an unusual one

Rotwild's collaboration with Mercedes tuning firm AMG was an unusual one
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Magura HS33 hydraulic rim brakes are a classic, but this huge display version was pretty weird

Magura HS33 hydraulic rim brakes are a classic, but this huge display version was pretty weird
(Image credit: Oli Woodman/BikeRadar)
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This trailer had us scratching our heads

This trailer had us scratching our heads
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It looks no less weird from this angle..

It looks no less weird from this angle..
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Weird forks were everywhere, like this 980g leaf-sprung model from Lauf

Weird forks were everywhere, like this 980g leaf-sprung model from Lauf
(Image credit: Oli Woodman/BikeRadar)
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You know sometimes you just feel like riding your cross trainer..

You know sometimes you just feel like riding your cross trainer..
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The Kilo would cause a lot of head scratching if it appeared at our local trails

The Kilo would cause a lot of head scratching if it appeared at our local trails
(Image credit: Oli Woodman/BikeRadar)
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The Long Harry looks just the ticket for serious load lugging

The Long Harry looks just the ticket for serious load lugging
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Moulton's become quite hard to distinguish from one and other once locked up

Moulton's become quite hard to distinguish from one and other once locked up
(Image credit: Oli Woodman/BikeRadar)
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This Corratec belongs to a German suspension Guru, he has spent more than 25,000 euros on making his bike a data acquisition tool

This Corratec belongs to a German suspension Guru, he has spent more than 25,000 euros on making his bike a data acquisition tool
(Image credit: Oli Woodman/BikeRadar)
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Accelerometers, travel sensors and a whole lot of cable ties

Accelerometers, travel sensors and a whole lot of cable ties
(Image credit: Oli Woodman/BikeRadar)
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More cables than the BikeRadar office

More cables than the BikeRadar office
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The fork doesn't escape the telemetry treatment either

The fork doesn't escape the telemetry treatment either
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We didn't even ask..

We didn't even ask..
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Not the easiest vehicle to chain up

Not the easiest vehicle to chain up
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Anyone who has previously attended Eurobike will be able to confirm that the world’s largest bike show is full of weird and wonderful bike gear. This year’s show was certainly no exception.

See our image gallery for a glimpse of the more peculiar offerings on show in Friedrichshafen and check out the video below.