Eurobike 2016: More wacky, wonderful, and weird

Feather weight shoes, speedy wheels, a rasta bike and much more

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BMC presented this golden hued bike to recently crowned Olympic road race champion Greg Van Avermaet.

BMC presented this golden hued bike to recently crowned Olympic road race champion Greg Van Avermaet.

The Belgian rider had a superb summer, grabbing the yellow jersey at the Tour de France, then capturing the road race in Rio. For that he earned this bigger than life sized display inside the BMC trade show booth at Eurobike.

The Belgian rider had a superb summer, grabbing the yellow jersey at the Tour de France, then capturing the road race in Rio. For that he earned this bigger than life sized display inside the BMC trade show booth at Eurobike.

Don't lose your head.

Don’t lose your head.

Lazer also launched a new aero road helmet. Meet the tear drop-shaped Bullet with closable vents. On hot days slide open the vents for better air flow. Come the mad dash to the finish or town limits sign, slide the vents closed for max aero efficiency.

Lazer also launched a new aero road helmet. Meet the tear drop-shaped Bullet with closable vents. On hot days slide open the vents for better air flow. Come the mad dash to the finish or town limits sign, slide the vents closed for max aero efficiency.

Meet the Prolight Techlace from Giro, a 150-gram ultra high end road shoe that employs Giro’s new techlace technology where laces are combined with Velcro straps. They can be yours for a mere $500 and will be in stores April 1, 2017, no fooling. They also come in white if this bright yellow number doesn’t work for you.

Meet the Prolight Techlace from Giro, a 150-gram ultra high end road shoe that employs Giro’s new techlace technology where laces are combined with Velcro straps. They can be yours for a mere $500 and will be in stores April 1, 2017, no fooling. They also come in white if this bright yellow number doesn’t work for you.

Wahoo has revamped its popular Kickr Power Trainer. Enhancements include more accurate power measuring, reduced noise level, higher gradient simulation that now goes to 20 percent, and 2000 watts max power just in case your last name happens to Greipel, Kittle, or Cavendish.

Wahoo has revamped its popular Kickr Power Trainer. Enhancements include more accurate power measuring, reduced noise level, higher gradient simulation that now goes to 20 percent, and 2000 watts max power just in case your last name happens to Greipel, Kittle, or Cavendish.

On the other end of the spectrum, bag maker Ortlieb wants to help you see the world.

On the other end of the spectrum, bag maker Ortlieb wants to help you see the world.

Dreamy lines from Colnago.

Dreamy lines from Colnago.

Putting a new twist on the roller suitcase. No word yet on an “e” version.

Putting a new twist on the roller suitcase. No word yet on an “e” version.

Reynolds has new aero road wheels in three depths 46mm, 65mm, and 80mm. The  revised rim shape is claimed to save 3-4 watts and they are all tubeless ready. No brake track and disc only on 46mm depth. The 65mm comes in both rim and disk. The 80mmis rim brake only for the tri and TT market. Price is $2599 for disc and $2499 for the rim brake set-ups. Graphics are water slide so they don’t affect aero performance and wont peel off. Availability is set for January.

Reynolds has new aero road wheels in three depths 46mm, 65mm, and 80mm. The revised rim shape is claimed to save 3-4 watts and they are all tubeless ready. No brake track and disc only on 46mm depth. The 65mm comes in both rim and disk. The 80mmis rim brake only for the tri and TT market. Price is $2599 for disc and $2499 for the rim brake set-ups. Graphics are water slide so they don’t affect aero performance and wont peel off. Availability is set for January.

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About the author: Jason Sumner

An avid cyclist, Jason Sumner has been writing about two-wheeled pursuits of all kinds since 1999. He’s covered the Tour de France, the Olympic Games, and dozens of other international cycling events. He also likes to throw himself into the fray, penning first-person accounts of cycling adventures all over the globe. Sumner, who joined the RoadBikeReview.com / Mtbr.com staff in 2013, has also done extensive gear testing and is the author of the cycling guide book "75 Classic Rides: Colorado." When not writing or riding, the native Coloradoan can be found enjoying time with his wife Lisa and daughter Cora.


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