Eurobike 2016: More wacky, wonderful, and weird

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

Eurobike
Mag wheels, carbon frame, no dropper, hardtail design. It all adds up to… 39 pounds. It’s time for a recalibration.

Mag wheels, carbon frame, no dropper, hardtail design. It all adds up to… 39 pounds. It’s time for a recalibration.

Just like almost every bike maker, BMC is working on an e-mountain bike. This prototype has no name yet, nor is there a timetable for release. But judging by the clean finish, it cant be far off.

Just like almost every bike maker, BMC is working on an e-mountain bike. This prototype has no name yet, nor is there a timetable for release. But judging by the clean finish, it cant be far off.

The line between bicycle and electric motorcycle is getting more and more blurry… But hey, at least all you “speed commuters” will get to work on time.

The line between bicycle and electric motorcycle is getting more and more blurry… But hey, at least all you “speed commuters” will get to work on time.

We have certainly come a long way. But where exactly are we headed now?

We have certainly come a long way. But where exactly are we headed now?

Want to ride an e-bike but don’t want your pals to know about it? Then Vivax might be the answer you’re looking for. Using the same hidden-in-the-bottom bracket technology that created a furor at January’s cyclocross world championships, the company is now selling complete mountain bikes. Vroom, vroom.

Want to ride an e-bike but don’t want your pals to know about it? Then Vivax might be the answer you’re looking for. Using the same hidden-in-the-bottom bracket technology that created a furor at January’s cyclocross world championships, the company is now selling complete mountain bikes. Vroom, vroom.

Engage the Vivax motor and you’ll get a little internal boost for those pesky uphill sections.

Engage the Vivax motor and you’ll get a little internal boost for those pesky uphill sections.

Shocking...

Shocking…

Of course the bikes in the Cipollini booth are floating.

Of course the bikes in the Cipollini booth are floating.

Best car at this bike show? Hands down this old Mavic neutral service Peugeot.

Best car at this bike show? Hands down this old Mavic neutral service Peugeot.

It wouldn’t be a trade show without lanyards, lots and lots of lanyards.

It wouldn’t be a trade show without lanyards, lots and lots of lanyards.

Shimano launched a host of new products at Eurobike, including a dropper post and its S-PHYRE premium shoe line for road (RC9) and mountain (XC9). The one-piece outer is constructed from supple, stretch-resistant and breathable Teijin Avail microfiber synthetic leather. Perforated dimple vents make the shoes more flexible, providing a glove-like fit, says Shimano. The surround wrap upper also better accommodates a wider range of foot shapes, now enabling up to E+ wide widths in a standard size. Two Boa IP1 dials allow for quick and precise micro-adjustments in 1mm increments. Price for either road or mountain shoes is $400. Purchase includes complementary socks for road, cross-country and cyclocross racing.

Shimano launched a host of new products at Eurobike, including a dropper post and its S-PHYRE premium shoe line for road (RC9) and mountain (XC9). The one-piece outer is constructed from supple, stretch-resistant and breathable Teijin Avail microfiber synthetic leather. Perforated dimple vents make the shoes more flexible, providing a glove-like fit, says Shimano. The surround wrap upper also better accommodates a wider range of foot shapes, now enabling up to E+ wide widths in a standard size. Two Boa IP1 dials allow for quick and precise micro-adjustments in 1mm increments. Price for either road or mountain shoes is $400. Purchase includes complementary socks for road, cross-country and cyclocross racing.

Meet the new Bell Super 3R helmet with removable chinbar. Updates from the Super 2R are focused on fit. Pads on the upper portion of the shell have been revised to improve comfort. Bell also added a new Float Fit retention system to allow for a more refined fit. The safety certification remains oriented to trail riding rather than full downhill.

Meet the new Bell Super 3R helmet with removable chinbar. Updates from the Super 2R are focused on fit. Pads on the upper portion of the shell have been revised to improve comfort. Bell also added a new Float Fit retention system to allow for a more refined fit. The safety certification remains oriented to trail riding rather than full downhill.

Yes, ladies and gentleman, we have a new wheel/tire size: 26 plus! Not wanting anyone to feel left out in the plus sized revolution, companies such as WTB are starting to offer plus solutions for standard 27.5 frame owners who don’t want to (or cant) add a 29er to the collection. This 26x3.0” set-up has the same overall diameter as a 27.5 wheel/tire. The new Ranger tire comes in 26x2.8” and 26x3.0” and is tubeless ready. You can also get your choice of TCS Tough or TCS Light casing. The pictured 26er rims have a 35mm inner width.

Yes, ladies and gentleman, we have a new wheel/tire size: 26 plus! Not wanting anyone to feel left out in the plus sized revolution, companies such as WTB are starting to offer plus solutions for standard 27.5 frame owners who don’t want to (or cant) add a 29er to the collection. This 26×3.0” set-up has the same overall diameter as a 27.5 wheel/tire. The new Ranger tire comes in 26×2.8” and 26×3.0” and is tubeless ready. You can also get your choice of TCS Tough or TCS Light casing. The pictured 26er rims have a 35mm inner width.

Most North Americans think of KTM as a motorcycle brand, but they also have a massive bike line up mountain bikes.

Most North Americans think of KTM as a motorcycle brand, but they also have a massive bike line up mountain bikes.

Even at a cycling trade show there is still plenty of this.

Even at a cycling trade show there is still plenty of this.

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.


Related Articles


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*
*



THE SITE

ABOUT ROADBIKEREVIEW

VISIT US AT

© Copyright 2020 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.