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Eurobike Coverage Review – Week #2: Chosen goes for 12 Speeds, Cippollini Gets Aero, DT Swiss & HED Get Wider and MORE!

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Welcome back to Eurobike coverage part deux! With more categories to cover than ever, this year’s show was huge and kept us on our toes more than ever. Pour yourself a well deserved scotch, kick your feet up, and travel into this week’s coverage of Eurobike 2015.

And in case you missed Week 1’s exciting coverage, check it out!


Fuji Drops in with New Auric and Rakan MLink Full Suspension Bikes


Fuji has released the new Auric All-mountain and Rakan XC/Trail bikes they teased us about earlier this Summer. Both bikes are using the patened MLink Suspension Technology that you might recognize from that of Breezer’s Repack and Supercell bikes that were introduced last year. Although Breezer and Fuji are under the same ASI umbrella….. these are not the same bikes.

Roll on through break to see what makes them different and how they save some significant weight….


EB15: Centurion Updates Disc Bikes for Road & Cross, plus Details for their new Mountain Bikes


We had a look earlier in the week at the all new disc-brake Crossfire cyclocross bike that we test rode from Centurion in its Team guise, but they had plenty of other interesting things inside at Eurobike as well, including their Ultegra version of the carbon cross bike and some updates to the aluminum crossers. Centurion also has had a pretty good road disc brake line-up for a couple of years, and made some small updates to their top-end Gigadrive Disc carbon frameset for 2016. And while we covered the introduction of their two new hardtail and enduro mountain bikes back in July, now we have some new information to share.

Jump past the break for the details, including pricing and claimed weights for the new bikes…


EB15: BH Walks Us Through their new Ultimate Hardtails and Areo G7 Disc


BH has a number of new bikes available this year, from their updated EMotion e-bike line-up to a couple of new road bikes, and several new mountain bikes. But there were two bikes they were most interested to talk at length with us about at Eurobike: the Ultimate 29, an all new carbon XC race hardtail, and the aero road G7 Disc that they introduced just before the show. We got a closer look at these two bikes and came away more details on both. Hop across the break with us to take a closer look…


EB15: New Details on Merida’s New Ninety-Six, One-Twenty, and Cyclo Cross


Earlier this year Merida introduced the new carbon Ninety-Six cross country bike for their Multivan Merida Biking Team, as well as the carbon update to their One-Twenty trail bike. We covered the introduction of these mountain bikes this summer, plus the new sub-1000g frameset Scultura road bike, but at Eurobike we had a bit more time to talk with Merida and get details and prices for the new bikes. We also took a look at the new Cyclo Cross Carbon, which is an exact analogue to the Centurion Crossfire that we detailed earlier in the week. We talked spec on that bike and why it was codeveloped with Centurion.

Come past the jump for the updated details on the bikes, plus claimed weights and pricing…


EB15: Mitas Introduces Textra Mountain Tires Developed for the Cape Epic


We learned earlier this year of the rebranding of Czech Tire maker Rubena into Mitas (the predominant name of the tire divisions of their larger rubber industry parent company) as they were a sponsor of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup. We also had a look at a few of their 27.5″ tires back at Sea Otter before the complete switch. But now at Eurobike they were showing off an updated range of off-road tires using some new protection tech that was developed in partnership with the Cape Epic. The new Textra construction uses a high-density polymer fabric to dramatically reduce sidewall damage without adding much weight or negatively affecting the ride. The new tech was developed for the jagged terrain of the multi-day South African race, and helped land Mitas an official tire partner deal for three years that will see them continue to offer race support in the next few editions of the race.

The Kratos Textra was launched at the Cape Epic, but Mitas have since released Textra tires with cross country, enduro, and downhill casings to take on a wide range of riding conditions. Join us after the break for the all of details…


EB15: Split Personality Marathon or Trail Bike in Liteville’s New 120mm 101 mk1


Liteville did some reorganizing of their naming schemes last year and phased out their previous hardtail which had held the 101 name. (That hardtail has being reintroduced under the H-3 moniker with aggressive all-mountain builds.) So now they have reintroduced a 101 with an all-new 120mm full-suspension bike that is light enough to get built into a Marathon cross country machine and burly enough to go the other way and become a capable Trail bike. Developed as a toned-down and lightened up version of their popular All-Mountain/Enduro 301 (in its 12th iteration) the new 101 MK1 looks like it is destined for a lot of great singletrack riding.

Click through across the break for a detailed look at the new bike, its tech and features, and a look at a different approach to Boost from Liteville and sister component company Syntace…


Eurobike Coverage Review – Week #1: SRAM Red Wireless, ENVE’s Crazy Light Hubs, Magura’s Wireless Dropper, BFO’s H2O Brakes & more!

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Welcome to Eurobike! We went and did all the walking for you, so step right in, grab a Dunkle, Tripel or Weizeneisbock, and review our first week’s worth of Eurobike 2015 coverage…


Friday Roundup – Bicycle Bits & Pieces

UCI Worlds


  • 2015 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships  – This year’s Worlds are in Vallnord, Andorra and can be seen on Redbull.TV. The Men’s and Women’s Cross Country race is Saturday, September 5th while the Men’s and Ladies Downhill will be aired on Sunday the 6th.