Cycling Weekly went along to Eurobike, the world’s biggest cycle trade show, to bring you news of what’s hot for 2012 and beyond…

It would appear that, thankfully, bike manufacturers are moving (slowly) away from their safe red/black/white combos.

It seems the required reading for product managers over the last 12 months was Hitchhiker’s Guide: Zaphod Beeblebrox’s spaceship with black on black has been taken as a style guide by all and sundry this year.

Expect lots of subtle bikes combining matt and gloss for 2012. Here’s a selection of what we saw.

Cipollini, Eurobike 2011



Cipollini addsblack styling

Look, Eurobike 2011



Cleaner lines you couldn’t Look to find

Stevens, Eurobike 2011



Stevens: German giants

Colnago, Eurobike 2011



Colnago: Even the Italians get involved

Focus, Eurobike 2011



Black magic: Focus never misses a trick

Bianchi, Eurobike 2011



Bianchi’s green machine

Cannondale, Eurobike 2011



Judos to Cannondale, the first with black on black

Fulcrum Dark Label, Eurobike 2011



Not to miss out, wheel manufacturers such as Fulcrum – with its Dark Label series – are joining in to offer matching hoops

More from Eurobike 2011:



Wide aero wheels


Testing stuff: aero bars


FSA groupset gets closer

  • Steve

    That is all just so boring. Whatever happened to real choice? We will be wearing black alpaca jackets next.

  • Rob

    So thats the choice of colour sorted…….now just got to save the pennies………..

  • Dourscot

    So ‘black’ is the new ‘black’ then.