Posts in the category 650b

EB15: Stevens Goes Big Boosting All 2016 Full-Suspension bikes, Gets a Fatter Mobster, and more on and off-road


Stevens was showing a bunch of new things from city bikes to an e-bike with automatic NuVinci shifting, but what first caught out attention was the fattening up of their mountain bikes (while still churning out a new 9kg carbon hardtail), and some updates to the cross bikes (including the race-winning Super Prestige Disc that we tested last cyclocross season). Not to be left out were bikes for the asphalt, and we picked up on two extremes: a gearbox driven urban monster with 2.4″ slicks over to the Ventoux road machine in either disc or rim brake variants. Get all the details with us after the break…


IB15: Dean Titanium Crafts Slick Cafe Racer, Revised Misfit Enduro & New Stock Road, Cross and Mountain frames

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Dean Titanium brought a lot of new goods to the show and it’s apparent that growing the brand is the focus…. and they are not being shy about it. They brought everything from beauty to brawn as well as nicely priced bikes for the masses.

Roll past the break and check out what all Dean Titanium has been up to!


IB15: Fuji Rolls out 27.5+ Bighorn, Price Friendly Reveal FS Bikes, Plus new Altamira CX Fork

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Fuji has been busy this year and even having just released a couple of brand new mountain and carbon road bikes, they didn’t come close to stopping there. Sticking to offering high quality bikes at a better value, Fuji fills in the gaps with these new offerings.

Jump past the break and see what the price of “fun” costs these days….


EB15: Canyon leads several mountain updates with new Exceed CF SLX hardtail, plus a Speedmax Tri prototype


Canyon had several new bikes on hand at Eurobike, with most available outside at the Demo Day. While the Connected Bike concept looks like it is on the way and its Smart Bike Computer will be available in the spring, most of the new offerings that are available now are on the mountain side of things. The newest on the list is this carbon hardtail, the Exceed CF SLX which the Topeak-Ergon Team has been racing this summer, and on which Alban Lakata won the 2015 UCI XCM World Championship. Add to that a new aluminum Nerve trail 29er, the full-suspension slopestyle Stitched 720, and a lightened up alloy Grand Canyon AL SLX. There was even an interesting aero-at-all-costs triathlon bike inside the show that had already won a European championship. Join us after the break for a close-up look and some actual weights.


IB15: Co-Motion Delivers Upscale Klatch CS3, Small-Wheeled Siskiyou, and Entry-Priced Bluebird Tandem

Co-Motion continues to push steel to new and exciting places with a collection of detail packed and compelling products. The new Klatch CS3 will set gravel grinders’ hearts atwitter with clever carbon and steel tube construction, oodles of tire clearance, integrated seat mast, and tucked and tidy routing. The Sikiyou, a 650B version of the Divide touring model, offers a more responsive ride and a better fit for smaller riders. With their low price-point Bluebird, Co-Motion looks to give both consumers an easy-on-the-wallet gateway to a tandem hood as well as dealers a way to put a made-in-the-USA tandem on the showroom floor without breaking the bank… READ MORE ->

IB15: Business In Front, Party In Back – Foes Mixer Series Blends 29 & 27.5″ Wheels, Goes Plus Size For Alpine

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With the 29er wheel size reigning over all and the infectious enduroable 27.5″ wheel size all but swallowing up the existence of 26” wheels, how can someone not carry on the tradition of mixing up wheel sizes yet again? What are we going to call it? SevinFive9er… 79’er… 97’er?

Trip past the break and see what Brent Foes has been up to…..


EB15: Cube Redesigns in Stereo with new Enduro and Trail bike updates


The 27.5″ Stereo 160 has been on the market for a few years, and after reworking a couple of shorter travel bikes last year Cube wanted to overhaul their flagship Enduro bike. With their new upgrade to their top C:68 carbon the new team bike has been putting Cube’s Action Team riders on the Enduro World Series podiums all season. With the Stereo 160 C:68 Action Team coming to market for 2016, it will be possible to ride the same bike as the Enduro pros, right down to the suspension and component spec.


EB15: DMR Celebrates 20 Years with DeathGrip and New Plus Size Compatible Trailstar

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For a company that started with a simple chain tug hand packaged in a plastic bag with a paper tag, DMR Bikes have come along way since those early days. Specifically, it has been 20 years of pedals, frames, and other components all designed to take a serious beating and withstand the wet riding in the UK.

To celebrate, DMR was on hand with the latest incarnation of the legendary Trailstar, plus a new signature grip for Brendan Fairclough along with some of their very first parts…


IB15: Industry Nine Heads to the Back Country with Plus Size, 100mm Fat Bike Wheels, Custom Graphics, More

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Their Matchstix Axle tool system may have stolen the show, but Industry Nine had plenty of other products that were new, even since we saw them at Euro Bike. The biggest news (no pun intended), had to be the addition of their first plus size wheelset named the Backcountry 450. Purpose built for what they consider to be the optimum size for performance plus size riding, Industry Nine also had new options for trail, fat bikes, Cyclocross, and more…