That was it again, the Eurobike 2018 at the exhibition centre Messe Friedrichshafen! This well-known bicycle fair took place for the 27th time already, meanwhile holding the “status of the world’s leading trade fair” in the bicycle industry. Despite the earlier date of the fair, this year, more than 1,400 exhibitors from 50 countries were present in the small town at the Lake Constance. (Quotation: Siegfried Neuberger, managing director Zweirad Industrie Verband ZIV)
The Eurobike, as being one of the most important bicycle fairs in the world, means an important event for us at Supernova every year. For all those who (hopefully for good reasons!) did not make it to this year’s fair: we present to you our trade fair experience as well as the latest news from the Supernova development forge at a glance!
Supernova M99 Tail Light-25: Innovation brake light
Our latest tail light generation, the Supernova M99 Tail Light-25, has been selected out of 366 candidates for the EUROBIKE AWARD 2018! The new tail light is the first road legal brake light for E-bikes in Germany thereby opening up a completely new dimension of safety. Its predecessor, the Supernova M99 Tail Light-45, additionally illuminates the license plate on 45 km/h E-Bikes and thus offers three functions at the same time.
The EUROBIKE AWARD highlights products with the potential to define new trends in the bicycle industry. So what’s new about our product? The big difference to other products previously known as brake lights on the market: With the Supernova M99 Tail Light-25, the traffic driving behind you is not only informed about the braking process, but can also be reliably warned before braking by lightly touching the brake lever – an important additional function, compared to the tail lights, which are called delay lights in technical terms and only light up during the actual braking process. The tail light can be perfectly combined with the Magura MT brake lever, which makes the integration into the cockpit an elegant success. The light also has a lot of power: At 85 cd, the brake light is six times brighter than the brightest approved tail light on the market. Even during the day, the moving person is seen from a distance of more than 900 m.
Supernova M99 MINI PRO-45: High beam in small size
The M99 MINI PRO-45 is our smallest S-Pedelec front light with 1,400 lumens and 280 lux of high beam according to ECE 113 Class C. With this newcomer from the popular M99 series, we have implemented a performance class even suitable for motorcycles in such a small housing. The main beam reaches over 300 m of width thanks to the outstanding light quantity of ten automotive LEDs. The low beam guarantees the best possible safety at any speed thanks to its perfectly homogeneous light carpet. The front light continues the light revolution that was triggered by its big brother, the M99 PRO, years ago and with the M99 MINI PRO-25 was able to expand its market radius even further: Being equipped with high beam in compact format on the E-MTB and driving the toughest trails in the most adverse lighting conditions! And thereby still being flexible in traffic.
“It’s like Disney World for a cyclist”*
This year again, the voices of dealers, athletes and journalists at the major annual meeting of the bicycle industry sound enthusiastic. One thing is clear: We can’t wait for the next Eurobike! The date for 2019 is of course already in our calendars: September 4 to 7. To everyone’s relief, another public day is planned. Let’s look forward to the next edition with many great lighting innovations which more and more make cycling a safe pleasure! (Quotation: Monika Sattler, influencer RAD Monika)
Here at the Eurobike you can see the dedication and technical expertise that is involved in bicycles – and also that it can really be a lot of fun to use them, whether in your free time or on your way to work.
– Andreas Schwarz, Chairman of the Green Parliamentary Group of the State Parliament of Baden-Württemberg and passionate racing cyclist
Text: Myriel Hauser Ι Bildmaterial: Marcus Wallmeyer
Quotations: http://www.eurobike-show.de/eb-de/ (last visited on 16.07.18)