The biggest trade show of the year, Eurobike started today and a sizeable Evans Cycles team flew/cycled (more on the latter later) to Friedrichshafen to see what the world of cycling has got to offer for 2012. This is just a quick impression what’s going on, more in-depth posts will follow in the coming weeks.

Crossing the Bodensee in the chilly morning breeze.

Brand Manager Bert Steward (L) and Bike Designer James Olsen (R) deeply engaged in cycling geekery.

After visiting most of the stands at Eurobike, this frame remains the most disturbing paint scheme of the show.

My favourite Jamis - the Xenith Pro with Di2 Ultegra.

After playing too much Fantasy Cycling this summer, it wasn't hard to spot Eddy Boss in the crowd!

Cadel Evans' Tour winning bike was featured prominently on BMC's stand.

A green Team Sky Pinarello from this year's Tour de France

Trek was showing off Cancellara's bike's very special paint scheme

Louis Garneau was featuring Thomas Voeckler very heavily - yellow was the dominant colour

SRAM Red shifter in Team Liquigas colours - very cool!

Though these Wilier singlespeeds looked a bit busy at first, I did see the appeal in the unique colourway

One of my favourite bikes from the show - the classic Ritchey P-21 is reborn, but with 29" wheels and front suspension

Had a quick chat with Chris Akrigg, his leg is almost as good as new and after 18 months of idleness, he's avidly planning new projects.

Charge have got the coolest stand, hands down

When you think you couldn't save more weight, you can always use a cheese grater as a bar end

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