If you're not familiar with Eurobike (not many people in Blighty are) it's a massive bike show in Germany where eBikeTips send our roving reporters to find some of the hottest new e-bikes around... turns out there were plenty!
While the big boys such as FSA, Tern and Bosh were all in attendance, there was a lot to see from some of the smaller and less conventional exhibitors too, plus some curiosities from established brands. Without further ado, here are nine of the bikes that piqued our interest the most...
This pedelec that can reach speeds of 45km/h is described as the ultimate car replacement, with Stromer's Omni software visible on the interactive top tube display. It's also got plenty of mod cons to stop it getting pinched, such as GPS tracking and an anti-theft mode.
Convercycle convertible e-bike
Described as "a completely new kind of cargo bike", the Convercycle can be folded into a bike with a normal wheelbase when you're not carrying much. With one simple lift the rear wheel swings out under the basket, creating space for daily shopping, sports equipment child seats etc... nifty!
De Rosa e-bike
Simply called 'E-bike' at the moment, this showstopper from the Italians features a Bafang motor and battery, with a total system weight of just 2.3kg and the full bike weighing 12kg. It gives you 80km of assisted range, and all the cables are internal.
Taking integration to a whole new level, this spaceship has one hell of an integrated display...
...whether it's a 'timeless beauty' as its creator says on their website is open for discussion, but it's certainly different!
We don't know a great deal about this e-road machine, except that it's made in Taiwan and it's got some pretty interesting integration going on in the downtube. Java tell us the motor and battery system is their own in-house effort, their website is here which doesn't exactly give away many more details.
It looks so much like a motorbike it might as well be one, but if that's what you want then look no further than the Ruffian from Ruff Cycles! Handcrafted in Germany and somewhat controversially described as "a high-performance eBike for real men", it features a Bosch Performance Line CX drive and comes in numerous swanky colours.
Aevon Le Cafe Racer
This cafe racer-style pedelec from French start-up Aevon can hit speeds of 50km/h, although the mid-drive motor can also be modified for the European market so it's limited to 250w/25km/h. A massive suspension fork and rear suspension should make for a cushty ride, plus that nice big padded seat!
MY ESEL wooden e-bike
This Eurobike award-winning e-bike has 100km of range, and weighs in at a pretty surprising 19kg considering it's a pretty hefty chunk of wood! You can also get a version with front suspension to cushion more lumps and bumps, with all models costing 3,490 euros on their website.
We've save the craziest till last... in fact, even Trifecta themselves say the RDR e-bike is "delightfully insane". Originally designed for police forces, this is actually a more affordable version of the initial model that costs around $25,000 - this one is set to retail at a mere 10,000 euros.
With an Indiegogo campaign starting in October, the bike has suspension, a massive battery and the ability to carry heavy loads, with options of 250w, 500w or 920w mid-drive motors from German brand TQ. a Gates Carbon Drive belt and electronic Enviolo hub gears should make for some excellent shifting too.
Which one is going on your wishlist? Let us know in the comments!