Tradeshow Roundup: Road Bikes – Part One
Man, do we need a European correspondent! So many brands to see at Eurobike that just don’t make it Stateside that make gorgeous (or at least interesting) bikes, Carrera being a fine example. Their bikes are always curvy and angled in just the right ways, but what else would you expect from the Italians?
More from them, Culprit, Deda/Dedacciai and others below…
The Carrera One-D is carries similar lines as their SL but adds disc brakes!
The Phibra is simply stunning. The arced top tube into seat stays combines with a curvy downtube to make what they is the perfect road bike. Combine it with their obnoxiously awesome color choices (check their website) and it’s sure to be polarizing in all the right ways. The last thing I need is another bike in my stable, but Good Lord to I want one of these.
We’ve reviewed the Culprit Croz Blade in the past and found it to be a fast, stiff road bike. Now, they’re available at more price points with multiple build specs. They’ll start at just $2,995 with SRAM Apex/S700 hydraulic disc brakes and Reynolds Stratus Pro disc wheels then go all the way up to an Ultegra Di2 build with the new Shimano Hydraulic Disc Brakes for just $5,195. Or choose SRAM Red 22 Hydro-RD for $5,095. Both will come with the new Reynolds Assault Disc carbon clinchers, giving you a killer build on a (non-UCI) race-ready frame. A non-disc build is also available with Red 22, and there’s a mid-level Rival/S700 disc build with Token carbon wheels.
They’ve also finalized the design of the Trigon aerobar stem to hide the cables for the Legend TT bike. Culprit founder Josh Colp consults for Trigon, hence the branding partnership on these bits. We’re working on a review of their kid’s road bikes, too, which would make an excellent under-the-tree surprise for your favorite little (spoiled) cyclist. Check ‘em out at CulpritBicycles.com.
Airstreem just announced new road bikes, but they still had something to see back in August. I caught them at the end of the last day when everyone was packing up, hence the handlebar position. The graphical wrap on this bike isn’t a stock offering, just a show piece:
The Dedacciai Flash TT uses a heavily integrated stem and headset system that provides a sleek, slippery front. There’s also 6mm of length adjustment at the front of the stem thanks to a rotating clamp that surrounds the handlebars. Frame weight is 1,200g (med., claimed) and fork is 440g with integrated linear pull brake. Fairings under the BBhide the rear brake from the wind, too. Rear dropouts allow for 15mm of horizontal adjustment of the axle.
At the opposite end of the aero spectrum is Ekimov’s Panasonic race bike. Still cool.