And new dates have been set for 2013

Second Asia Bike draws over 10,000 trade visitors

Asia Bike 2012 saw 238 exhibitors from 14 countries showcase their wares last month.

10,481 trade visitors and 3,751 club and cycling enthusiasts attended the China-set show, as did 337 journalists.

Pitched as China’s first specialised exhibition for sports bikes and luxury bikes, as well as biking apparel and accessories, organiser Knut Jaeger enthused: “Very satisfied exhibitors, high-quality trade visitors – what more could you ask for?”

The sportiest and most expensive bicycles were shown off in a ‘show within the show’, worth a total of approximately six million RMB (or €750,000). Highlights included bicycles from Tour de France winner Pinarello, as well as BMC, Cervelo, Specialized, Times, Bergamont, Focus and Corratec, along with e-bikes from Smart and the folding König Ludwig bicycle from the Bavarian manufacturer M1 Sporttechnik. A bicycle from the New Zealand manufacturer Pearson took first place among the exotic specimens at the trade show, with a price tag of approximately 280,000 RMB (€35,000).

Other popular sections of the show included the forums and workshops, fashion show and four-hour Bike Endurance Race.

Asia Bike will return in 2013 after Eurobike, from September 19 to 22, 2013, in Nanjing.

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