Gravel Keeps Urban Eurobike Focused on Sporty Cycling

Frankfurt, Germany

Gravel bikes are set to take a greater prominence at the world’s biggest bicycle trade fair, Eurobike 2022, balancing the event’s shift this year from its former country setting to the urban surrounds of Frankfurt.

Organisers have indicated the move to Frankfurt will coincide with an increased emphasis on “the new dynamics of the industry”, including a rising emphasis on mobility, urban bikes, micromobility and digital integration.

But Eurobike 2022, being held from 13th-17th July, would not be scaling back the emphasis on “the bike’s sporty perspective”, including the ongoing rise of gravel bikes.

It says while the gravel bike is “currently the whizz kid for the sporty range, on any terrain”, its versatility means it also straddles many disciplines of cycling – from road thoroughbreds, to touring and commuting.

“The gravel bike simply overrides the differences between pure road bikes on the one hand and touring bikes on the other hand, but also with some elements of the mountain bike,” according to Eurobike promotions.

“This is one side of the trend. And the other – the bike is perfect for cycling commuters: More robust than the road bike, lighter than the trekking bike and more versatile than other bicycle types because there are so many options for accessories, from mudguards to bicycle racks.

“German and international manufacturers of these trend bikes have proven themselves to be more innovative than ever.”

Find out more about Eurobike 2022.

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