Welcome to Across The Pond Beaver 2020, Another Pinkbike Virtual Trade Show

Aug 31, 2020
by Brian Park  


When we launched Pond Beaver this spring, the response from readers and the industry was incredible. So when Eurobike got pushed back to November due to Coronavirus, we knew we wanted to do another virtual trade show in September. We're creatures of habit, and no fall trade show just seems weird.

While we're disappointed not to be eating too many carbs while struggling with Friedrichshafen wifi, we're not going to let it stop us from checking out all the new stuff being released for 2021.

Instead, thanks to the postal service and a lot of product presentations, we present to you Across The Pond Beaver 2020, a vaguely European virtual trade show. We'll be taking a look at all the new stuff and doing our usual show coverage—first looks, randoms, videos, etc., but from the comfort and safety of home.


Apparently these people know more than me and were packed in to hear the mystery man speak.
Endless rows of gleaming white booths. You know, virtually.

There's no substitute for the real thing...
Once you get through the que the food is well very German.
So many carbs.


Yep, it won't be a substitute for the real thing, but there are some positives: not finding out what 3 packs of Haribo does to Levy's digestive tract, no struggles for Dan Sapp to find gluten-free food in Deutschland, and no Eurobike Fashion Show... We'll probably still do another "Pets of Pond Beaver" though.

Over the next few weeks you'll see a ton of new bikes, suspension, and gear from Across The Pond Beaver, starting tomorrow. We've got fresh goods from a ton of brands, including Nukeproof, Leatt, Trek, GT, Commencal, Shimano, Rocky Mountain, Fox, and many more!


Thanks for keeping the Euro in Eurobike.
We should probably make Levy recreate the Eurobike Fashion Show. For authenticity.


Here's to never having to do this again. Across The Pond Beaver 2020!

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Friedrichshafen


47 Comments

  • 124 0
 "We should probably make Levy recreate the Eurobike Fashion Show. For authenticity."

Should? Probably?

Most definitely.
  • 30 0
 With or without the blurred crotch in every pair of shorts he models?
  • 21 0
 “For authenticity”

You had me at ‘make Levy’
  • 18 0
 @mikelevy we'll shut up about the Grim Donut if you do the eurobike fashion show dancing and all.
  • 3 0
 With a potato in his shorts.
  • 2 0
 @GDPipsqueak: I thought he was using the sock method
  • 2 0
 @conv3rt: Can't get through airport security with an aluminum wrapped cucumber.
  • 1 0
 @samnation: is he a mandingo?
  • 35 5
 Do they call it beaver over there?
  • 205 2
 I don't know, but they otter.
  • 19 7
 @endlessblockades: don't listen to him, he's lion
  • 23 6
 @lehott: your comment is irrelephant
  • 7 7
 Don't go panda-ring these requests
  • 14 4
 @lehott: @Socket @truenorthsimon
You guys can't beat @endlessblockades, it's not worth trying
  • 21 0
 @Bikerdude137: Ah we're all having a giraffe. If you can't handle the puns, just grin and bear it.

I've said my bit, so alpaca my things and bee on my way.
  • 8 0
 @Bikerdude137: Whale try though...
  • 3 0
 @DidNotSendIt: ok that was good
  • 11 0
 Thank you for doning this Pinkbike team! As an industry man an bike geek I totally agree. No Eurobike in September is weird. Thanks again for making way!
  • 8 0
 I'm looking forward to seeing what they have to show, but i was more excited for Estuary Weasel to be honest. Especially since Rivulet Stoat got cancelled.
  • 2 0
 Was looking forward to weir vole meself.
  • 9 0
 Will Pink Bike charge me $1.49 to attend?
  • 7 0
 So many huge backpacks in the fashion show! Is this going to be a thing for 2021?
  • 1 0
 @Jaylynx Must be the CycloCamping & Touring portion of the show. Smile
  • 3 0
 2014 was a simpler time, when freeriders put their packs on for every photoshoot. Gotta hit those exposure bonuses!
  • 2 1
 Judging by the colors that’s stuff from Vaude, they make a lot of touring and bikepacking stuff as well. Used one of their packs for my transalps, was really good. They’re pretty popular with hikers as well.
  • 1 0
 Quite petty, I’m afraid:

Could you maybe rename it to „Lake Beaver“, as Friedrichshafen is on the lake shore, if you would like the word play ? As „across the pond“ means north America for most of the worlds inhabitants.

The current name somehow leaves the taste in my mouth that people not from US/Canada are not a target group here, and being only „tolerated“. I‘m sure it‘s not like that, but the feeling persists.
  • 2 0
 Of course we’re a global site and PB is for everyone. But our HQ is in Canada and normally we go across the pond to Eurobike. Smile
  • 3 0
 Flash mob bike dance group has infiltrated Eurobike. Where is the video?
  • 2 0
 Watching the video may have worse effects than 3 packets of Haribo though.
  • 3 0
 Will there be:

Pretzels ?
Blimps?
Free Lanyards?
Lots of walking?
  • 2 0
 Please don't say Fall to those of us who feel summer slipping through our fingers, too quickly.
  • 1 0
 Come on 200mm (or even 220mm, hah!) Rockshox Reverb AXS! *crosses everything*
  • 1 0
 I'm disappointed that there are still no Across The Pond Beaver shirts for sale......
  • 1 2
 Why’s it called a beaver?
  • 5 0
 It's a play on Sea Otter.
  • 11 0
 I don't give a dam.
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