2013 RoadBikeReview.com Eurobike Blog – Day 4


Welcome to the 2013 RoadBikeReview.com Eurobike Blog coming to you from Friedrichshafen, Germany. It’s day 4 of the world’s biggest bicycling industry trade show (1,250 brands representing 49 countries). All this week we’ll be bringing you photos and info on the latest road bike gear, apparel and new technology. Make sure to check back early and often. The newest updates will always apear on the top of the page.  Also check out Mtbr.com‘s 2013 Eurobike content here for all the latest mountain bike gear updates.

By Francis Cebedo

Garmin, the GPS maker, is entering the POV market with the $299 VIRB and $399 VIRB Elite, a pair of rugged POV cameras that are designed to capture your active endeavors. Both models can shoot 1080p clips at 30fps and 16-megapixel still photos (while recording video) for up to three hours with one 2,000mAh cell.

What they bring to the table are features that some competitors can’t match, which include a low-power 1.4-inch transflective LCD for navigating menus and previewing footage, and the ability to sync up with a variety of other Garmin devices through ANT+.

By Jason Sumner

Biggest celebrity sighting of the show, the great Mario Cippolini who was at Eurobike promoting his line of bikes.

By Jason Sumner

Ever wondered what the inside of a Castelli chamois looked like? Now you know.

By Jason Sumner

For 6,700 euros this used bullet bike can be yours. It weighs about 65 pounds, has a Shimano 9-speed drivetrain with a triple chainring, and uses drum brakes to slow down.

By Jason Sumner

Tire maker Challenge was showing off a host of new cyclocross and road tires at Eurobike. Look for an extended write up soon.

By Jason Sumner

Believe it or not this is a close-up of the top tube of the Factor Vis Vires road bike, winner of a Eurobike Gold Medal award. The U.K.-based company was lauded for its excellence in aerodynamics, functionality and innovation. The bike also has a dedicated Garmin mount pictured below. Look for a more detailed write-up on RoadBikeReview.com soon.

By Jason Sumner

Lightweight was showing off a disc-compatible wheel, but says it’s just in the prototype phase for now, and wouldn’t reveal when — or if — it would actually come to market. Safe to say they are not convinced the whole road disc thing is built to last.

By Jason Sumner

Castelli makes some pretty bold claims when it comes to its aero apparel. We cant vouch for any of this, but their cycling kits are consistently some of the best around in terms of styling and comfort.

By Jason Sumner

Too hot for a full vest, too cold for just arm warmers? Now you have another option thanks to the folks at Assos.

By Jason Sumner

Trade shows are a tough gig. A little midday massage helps ease the aches and pains.

By Jason Sumner

Also from X-Bionic is this prototype apparel that’s designed to minimize skin-damage in a crash. They call the small, protective BB-like balls on the outside of the garment black diamond, and claim they almost as hard as a girl’s best friend.

By Jason Sumner

This jersey and shorts are the product of Swiss based X-Bionic. Nuts and bolts of the jersey is that there is actually more material along the spine, which is intended to trick your body’s heat receptors to start sweating more quickly, thus starting the cooling process more quickly. The shorts, on the other hand, have done away with a layer of material, which X-Bionic claims means less chance of chafe. The end result is a very exposed chamois pad. As for the fashion appeal of it all, beauty is definitely in the eye of the beholder. Both products will be available in North American later this year.

By Jason Sumner

The final non-consumer day of the 2013 Eurobike trade show is off and running. One last chance to see all the latest and greatest from the world of two wheels, including this colorful array of bike lights.

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