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bc at the Eurobike 2017 – Day 3

Sebastian 01. September 2017

It is day three and the Eurobike is coming to an end. At least for us. We visited more booths and have some more cool products for you to check out.

The last day is always a little slower, but on the other hand more exciting as there is finally time to visit some brands that are up and coming, the personal favourites and so forth. But of course, we also had some big names on our list.

Drew and Sebastian checking out a drivetrain setup on display at Enduro Bearings.

Drew and Sebastian checking out a drivetrain setup on display at Enduro Bearings.

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We began out day at Ergon to check out new grips and saddles.

Ergon GA3 Grips

The new GA3s are the perfect mix of Ergon’s proprietary ergonomic and round mountain bike grips. They offer the greatt compromise between comfort and freedom of movement, which is great for Cross Country and All Mountain riding.

Germany’s Ergon is a renowned expert for ergonomic grips.

Germany’s Ergon is a renowned expert for ergonomic grips.

The new grips are available in 5 different colours.

The new grips are available in 5 different colours.

ST Core Saddle

The ST Core saddle features Ergon’s new floating shell construction. The lower shell provides stability and the upper the comfort needed for longer rides. This allows the saddle to remain stiff enough for ample support while providing the prefect amount of cushion. The ST Core is available in two versions for male and female riders.

The different layers of the ST Core saddle.

The different layers of the ST Core saddle.

After Ergon, we wanted to see what the new company Tubolito had to offer.

Tubolito Light Weight Tubes

Made of a thermoplastic material, the Tubolito MTB tubes are extremely lightweight and offered in every size for every type of rider. With the ability to remove the valve stem they can be packed down small and transported with ease.

Size Weight
26" 78 g
27.5" 82 g
29" 85 g
These are the guys behind the superlight Tubolito tubes.

These are the guys behind the superlight Tubolito tubes.

Weighing in at 82 gram, the 27.5“ tube.

Weighing in at 82 gram, the 27.5“ tube.

This is how the Tubolito tubes pack up.

This is how the Tubolito tubes pack up.

With high performance components on our mind, we headed over to Hope to see something truly special.

The only thing missing from Hope’s assortment was a frame and they have now released one. It is made of carbon and uses proprietary standards to optimise how the bike rides with other Hope.

The frame's specs are for frame size L

Travel 160 mm
Reach 438.6 mm
Head Tube Angle 65,5°
Seat Tube Angle 74°
Wheelbase 1195.5 mm
Weight 14.5 (bike as pictured)
The new Hope Carbon frame.

The new Hope Carbon frame.

The new Hope handlebar.

The new Hope handlebar.

Once we were done at hope, we wanted to see Kenda’s newest tyres.

Nevegal²

The all-round classic reworked to make it preform even better. Many mountain bikers fell in love with this tyre years ago and now it has been updated for modern MTBs. It was one of the standard tyres then and is still one now.

Application All Mountain, Enduro
Tubeless Ready Yes
Carcass 120 dpi
Size 27.5" x 2.4
Weight 810 g
The Nebegal is Kenda’s Enduro and Trail tyre.

The Nebegal is Kenda’s Enduro and Trail tyre.

Hellkat Pro enduro/trail TR EN-DTC ATC 27,5" Folding Tyre

The Hellkat Pro is Kenda’s new Enduro tyre that is prefect in both wet and dry conditions. It provides the perfect compromise between traction, speed and handling.

Application Enduro
Tubeless Ready Yes
Carcass 120 dpi
Size 27.5" x 2.4
Weight 823 g
And the Enduro tyre for wet and dry.

And the Enduro tyre for wet and dry.

After getting a feel for new Hellkat Pro we wanted more Downhill, so we went to check out Formula’s new 29” double crown fork.

Formula Nero Boost DH Fork

29” double crown Downhill forks are finally here and the Nero performs at the top of its class. With coil and air options (3 air chambers), this fork can meet any of your needs. It is also available in a 27.5” version.

The Formula Nero DH fork is available coil-sprung or air.

The Formula Nero DH fork is available coil-sprung or air.

It was all Nero at Formula.

It was all Nero at Formula.

And then there is the Cura Brake.

And then there is the Cura Brake.

It was time for a little bit of Road bike action so we headed over to Acros to see new handlebar tape and wheelsets.

Acros Silicone Wrap

Available in an array of colours, Acros’ Silicone Wrap is the perfect way to style up any bike. It doesn’t have an adhesives strip, which means it can be wrapped again and again without leaving residue on your handlebars.

Material Polyurethane
Length 185 cm
Thickness 3 mm
Weight 56 g
Your choice, Acros handlebar tape comes in many colours.

Your choice, Acros handlebar tape comes in many colours.

Acros A-Wheel Road SP Wheelset

Acros’ newest wheelset the AP Road SP has a lightweight carbon rim and is available in disc or rim brake versions. The Road SP is also ready to take you from the street to off-road without a second thought.

 

Application Road, Cyclcross, Gravel
Tyre Type clincher
Brake Type 6-bolt disc
Max. Tyre Width 28 – 62 mm (ETRTO-Standards)
Tubeless System Tubeless Ready
Frehub Compatibility 8-/9-/10-/11-speed Shimano/SRAM (Road)
Die Acros Carbon-Laufräder gibt es als Disc- und Felgenbremsen Version.

Die Acros Carbon-Laufräder gibt es als Disc- und Felgenbremsen Version.

Acros baut auch seinen eigenen Naben.

Acros baut auch seinen eigenen Naben.

We are big fans of Surly and we wanted to see what they were presenting this year.

Big Fat Dummy

It’s always nice to see a Surly Dummy, but it especially cool to see a Surly Big Fat Dummy that was released this year. The perfect bike to transport everything and the kitchen sink, can now go into the backwoods where no one can find you.

 

Certainly the Humvee among the Surlys, the Fat Dummy.

Certainly the Humvee among the Surlys, the Fat Dummy.

Sticking with niche US brands, we saw Ritchey’s Outback Gravel bike and we had to check it out.

Outback Gravel Bike:

Ritchey presented this bike last year, but it was finally good to see one live. He brought a few of them for a Gravel ride and the bike performed flawlessly. We can’t wait to see it available for purchase.

Ritchey and Gravel go well together.

Ritchey and Gravel go well together.

E-bikes are becoming more present so we left Ritchey to get a taste of what new Pedelec products DT Swiss had to offer

Hybrid Series

E-bikes are everywhere here at the Eurobike and DT Swiss has taken their entire MTB wheel line-up and made them more capable of handling the forces required when riding electric. Known as the Hybrid Series, there are both carbon and aluminium wheels available.

E-bikes are here to stay and DT-Swiss knows it. The Hybrid line is specifically designed for E-MTBs.

E-bikes are here to stay and DT-Swiss knows it. The Hybrid line is specifically designed for E-MTBs.

Chris King was our next stop to see a few new colour options they have added.

New Matte Colours

If you felt like Chris King was lacking on their colour options, now you can choose from three matte versions: pink, black and grey. All three colours are of course available on all of their products across the board.

Chris King has always been colourful and always will be.

Chris King has always been colourful and always will be.

While at Chris King, we saw Stages and we needed to see their new power meter.

Stages - Double Sided Power Meter:

Known for their well-priced one-sided crankarm power meters, Stages has now introduced a double sided version for Ultegra and Dura Ace. Measuring the power difference between your left and right leg is now possible.

Go double, Stages with its new double sided power meter.

Go double, Stages with its new double sided power meter.

Supernova out did themselves with a new E-bike light which also won a Eurobike award.

M99 Pro

Another great product with E-bike compatibility, the Supernova M99 Pro is a great light for Pedelec and electric assist riders. It features a bright light function for when the road is clear of cars or other cyclists.

Light Source 10 automotive Power LEDs
Max. Brightness 1200 lm
Size 37 x 78 x 50 mm
Weight 125 g
The Supernova e-bike light.

The Supernova e-bike light.

You can dim it down for oncoming traffic.

You can dim it down for oncoming traffic.

Since we were already thinking lights, we continued on to Lupine who also debuted a new bright gadget.

Lupine Blika

The new Bilka is somethink like Piko’s big brother, but a lot more powerful. It can be controlled via app to modify near and far vision and LEDs in different colours.

Upclose and personal, the new Bilka.

Upclose and personal, the new Bilka.

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App controlled.

App controlled.

On to Continental to see some more tyres

Baron, Cross King and Trail King are now available in 2.6“ And the Mountain King received a completely reworked tread that was designed together with sports apparel maker Adidas. They came out with a shoe that features a Trail King sole.

Conti hat seine Stars für 2018 neu aufgelegt.

Conti hat seine Stars für 2018 neu aufgelegt.

What a whirlwind. This year’s Eurobike was on point with new innovative products and bikes. It’s events like these that bring new life into the industry and let us get a feel for how it's changing. We hope you enjoyed our coverage and we will be back next year to give you the scoop then.

Thanks for hanging with us through day 3.

 

If you have questions about the products let us know.

Sebastian

Sebastian

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