Some lamb-dressed-as-mutton moments from the German masters of the black stuff

Not everything we saw at Eurobike was the height of good taste.

There's no denying that AX Lightness make some components to make weight weenies dribble out of the side of their mouths, but the custom artworker they'd invited to their stand to paint the bikes in real time - skilled though he was - certainly wasn't from the less-is-more school of bike design.

Cue some extraordinary paintjobs. Relax and enjoy!

Dave is a founding father of road.cc and responsible for kicking the server when it breaks. In a previous life he was a graphic designer but he's also a three-time Mountain Bike Bog Snorkelling world champion, and remains unbeaten through the bog. Dave rides all sorts of bikes but tends to prefer metal ones. He's getting old is why.