Tradeshow Roundup: Road Bikes – Part Two
Just like in Part One of our road bike roundup, here we’ve got several Euro-only brands. Actually, they’re all Euro brands you probably won’t find Stateside, starting with the Stevens Comet SL above. At just 4.9kg (10.8lb) for the complete bike, it’s arguably the lightest production bike, just edging out the Dimar Kinetic-One. Of course, it’s decked out with the types of parts that are usually found on ultralight show bikes and lightest bike contenders.
Roll through for more pics, plus rides from Merida, Trigon, FM Bike and more!
This dream bike will set you back a mere €12,999 (about $17,640 as of this post). Click to enlarge the spec sheet for brands on the build.
Full AX Lightness cockpit would help any bike.
After three years of putting discs on their cyclocross bikes, Stevens has now introduced a disc brake equipped road bike. And it’s decked out with far more reasonable parts.
Trigon unveiled their new TT918 triathlon bike built almost entirely with house made parts. The front fork looks to adapt to either hidden linear pull aero brakes from Tektro or standard “C” calipers.
They also had their disc brake road bike, which can also run aero v-brakes.
While not a new model, this etched paint scheme had an amazing amount of detail. I wish I’d taken more photos.
This level of artistry covered the entire frame, fork and seatpost.
This chromed fixie comes from My Best Move.
Finnish brand Pelago opted to put the chrome on the accessories and stick with gears for this beautiful touring bike.
Merida had two big new models, the Reacto 906 aero road bike with “fastback” NACA aero tube profiles.
It’s a bit edgier overall than many of the current aero bikes, giving it a bit of a stealth fighter look.
The Ventoux is their new disc brake road bike. Why join the disc-o party? Here’s their explanation:
FM Bike now offers their mountain bike in all three wheel sizes, shown here in 29er form. Yes, it’s among road bikes, because it just looks so darn fast. They make the massively oversized rigid carbon fork, too.
The Puma Warc is a new model for 2014, complete with (yep!) disc brakes!