EB16: Canyon trickles down carbon tech for new Speedmax, Endurace & Exceed, plus a ‘new’ Neuron

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While Canyon had some interesting new bike tech on show at Eurobike this year, their new DH DisConnect and disc brake road bikes were both things that we can’t actually buy, at least not anytime soon. But back in reality they did actually have three, maybe four new bikes that you can but right now. Taking advantage of true trickle down tech they’ve taken their top, lightweight carbon time trial/triathlon bike, disc brake endurance road bike, and cross country hardtail mountain bike and given them each a more affordable carbon option. The new Speedmax CF, Endurace CF & Exceed CF SL lower the cost of entry to pretty much all of the features of their high-end siblings with the addition of a couple hundred grams. Also in a bike that isn’t really new, the full suspension alloy Nerve mountain bike has gotten rebranded as the Neuron. Get a closer look at what’s new below the crease…

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While Canyon had some interesting new bike tech on show at Eurobike this year, their new DH DisConnect and disc brake road bikes were both things that we can’t actually buy, at least not anytime soon. But back in reality they did actually have three, maybe four new bikes that you can but right now. Taking […]

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EB16: Storck Fascenario.3 slips together light & aero, plus a new alloy TIX cross bike & component updates…

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German light carbon builder Storck has been growing their road bike offerings from the top for the past few years, but this year it seems that they are expanding in all directions. On the road side of things, they’ve again topped of their range with the new third generation Fascenario.3 Platinum which takes the lightweight lessons learned on their race-ready Aernario and adds in more aero cues from the their time in the wind tunnel. Storck has even partnered with auto maker Aston Martin for a very limited series of the new bike. Then venturing off-road, we already saw last week the new premium trail and XC bikes, but they also gone the other way taking their carbon cyclocross TIX and reimagining it in aluminum to lower the cost of entry into the growing sport. Storck has also done some reworking of a couple of their components, with a new compact road bar and updated carbon crankset, Check out all the details after the break…

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German light carbon builder Storck has been growing their road bike offerings from the top for the past few years, but this year it seems that they are expanding in all directions. On the road side of things, they’ve again topped of their range with the new third generation Fascenario.3 Platinum which takes the lightweight lessons […]

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EB16: Canyon unmasks disc brake Ultimate CF SLX Disc & Aeroad CF SLX Disc

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Sure they were some of the worst kept secrets of the year, but Canyon has now officially admitted that the disc brake versions of their Pro Tour racing road bikes are a real thing. We first got a look at the Ultimate CF SLX Disc several years back at Eurobike when Canyon was showing it as a prototype, but in the years since it hadn’t yet materialized. The Aeroad CF SLX Disc slipped into the public sphere a bit more recently when Alexander Kristoff popped up a picture while training back home in Norway this spring. Both bikes had expected to get some race time under Katusha and Movistar this season before the UCI’s intervention. But with disc brakes poised to get a second chance in the pro peloton, we’ll take a closer look at these two pro race-ready disc brake bikes…

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Sure they were some of the worst kept secrets of the year, but Canyon has now officially admitted that the disc brake versions of their Pro Tour racing road bikes are a real thing. We first got a look at the Ultimate CF SLX Disc several years back at Eurobike when Canyon was showing it as […]

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EB16: Norco releases a Torrent of plus bikes for young and old, teases new enduro & all mountain bikes

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Starting at Crankworx and progressing through Interbike, Norco had a lot to show. Feeding off the influx of plus size additions, Norco has expanded their mid-fat line up to include hard tails, full suspension, and even kids’ bikes. As if that wasn’t enough, they’ve also started to tease a new enduro platform that sounds like it could be big in different ways…

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Starting at Crankworx and progressing through Interbike, Norco had a lot to show. Feeding off the influx of plus size additions, Norco has expanded their mid-fat line up to include hard tails, full suspension, and even kids’ bikes. As if that wasn’t enough, they’ve also started to tease a new enduro platform that sounds like […]

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Week in Review: Interbike kicks off, new Orbea Orca, GoPro drone & more

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Our Eurobike coverage is still pouring online, with tons of new bikes and gear, and Interbike is wrapped…well, the event anyway. The coverage from Vegas is just getting up to speed with lots (LOTS!!!) more to come. We heard plenty of folks saying there wasn’t much to see there, but we managed to find quite a bit, and you’ll see it all here over the next few weeks.

Some of the bigger news of the week were first rides on the all-new Orbea Orca (plus a sneak peak of their upcoming gravel/cyclocross bike), a review of the Coros smart helmet, GoPro’s Karma drone launch, Alchemy’s first move to off-shore production and new road bikes from Colnago, Argon18, Merckx and so many more. Roll on down for links to every headline…

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Our Eurobike coverage is still pouring online, with tons of new bikes and gear, and Interbike is wrapped…well, the event anyway. The coverage from Vegas is just getting up to speed with lots (LOTS!!!) more to come. We heard plenty of folks saying there wasn’t much to see there, but we managed to find quite […]

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EB16: Koga Colmaro endurance & gravel prototypes, plus Beachracer updated as X-Over adventure ride

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Dutch bike builder Koga probably first caught our attention a few years back when they debuted their drop bar Beachracer. While a fat tire road/cross bike with a 1x road drivetrain for tackling some unique off-road racing might have sounded a bit crazy then (yes, beach racing in Holland is still pretty weird), now that description could probably be applied to dozens of new gravel racers we’ve seen recently. And Koga is on top of the fast gravel segment too. Their new Colmaro prototypes are ready for either fast endurance road riding, or proper fat tire gravel with up to 35mm tires, or even slickly integrated fenders. There’s also a new disc brake version of the carbon road Kimera. Then Koga have even taken that original Beachracer and reworked it as the X-Over with a new bar and new drivetrain to set it loose for some adventure touring…

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Dutch bike builder Koga probably first caught our attention a few years back when they debuted their drop bar Beachracer. While a fat tire road/cross bike with a 1x road drivetrain for tackling some unique off-road racing might have sounded a bit crazy then (yes, beach racing in Holland is still pretty weird), now that description […]

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EB16: Ritchey Logic pops up WCS Trail Dropper post, flared VentureMax bar, tires, saddles & more…

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Ritchey recently showed us a few new and updated bikes for tackling gravel roads and adventure riding, but on top of their frames they’re also continuing to roll out a slew of new components. Often some of the most affordable and solidly performing gear out there, we’re really interested to try out their new mountain bike dropper post. The new WCS Trail Dropper seatpost comes in two travel lengths and uses a unique 3-position stepped drop. At the same time Ritchey has introduced a new shaped & flared VentureMax bar that promises drop comfort on your off-road adventures. Plus there is a new tire each for gravel, cross, and plus-sized mountain, as well as a few updated saddles, a new trail wheelset, and even a more affordable pedal. Get a close look at all of it after the jump…

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Ritchey recently showed us a few new and updated bikes for tackling gravel roads and adventure riding, but on top of their frames they’re also continuing to roll out a slew of new components. Often some of the most affordable and solidly performing gear out there, we’re really interested to try out their new mountain […]

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EB16: Merida hit two extremes with new One-Sixty enduro bike & Reacto Track velodrome racer

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From the ground up totally new, Merida has redesigned their 160mm travel enduro bike. The new One-Sixty gets its first carbon main triangle to bring frame weight down under 2.5kg. With short 430mm chainstays, long 445mm reach, and slack 65.3° head angle, the new One-Sixty is looks ready to drop-in on the most technical mountain tracks.

At the same time, designed to race around much smoother tracks, Merida has introduced their new alloy Reacto Track. Whether for training on wooden velodromes or classic winter training, their first track bike fills a gap that Merida had in their line, and pulls from stiff and aero tech that they’ve refined on the road for many years. Take a closer look at either or both o these polar opposites, below the fold…

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From the ground up totally new, Merida has redesigned their 160mm travel enduro bike. The new One-Sixty gets its first carbon main triangle to bring frame weight down under 2.5kg. With short 430mm chainstays, long 445mm reach, and slack 65.3° head angle, the new One-Sixty is looks ready to drop-in on the most technical mountain tracks. At the […]

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Storck reshapes full-suspension 27.5 Adrenic G1 trail bike, adds lighter Platinum model & more

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Debuted as a production bike back at Eurobike in 2014, Storck’s Adrenic trail bike was their first full-suspension move away from the light XC-racing mountain bikes they had built to that point. With 120mm of rear wheel travel and a unique looking four-bar suspension layout, the bike stood out in their light carbon catalog as a bike capable of marathon racing or just a fun, light trail bike. This new second generation Adrenic G1 completely reshapes the rear end of the bike with updated linkages for improved stiffness and more efficient use of its travel, and adds two levels of carbon to appeal to a wider range of customers. At the same time on the XC side, Storck has reworked their 29″ and 27.5″ hardtails again in two frame levels. Check out the details after the break…

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Debuted as a production bike back at Eurobike in 2014, Storck’s Adrenic trail bike was their first full-suspension move away from the light XC-racing mountain bikes they had built to that point. With 120mm of rear wheel travel and a unique looking four-bar suspension layout, the bike stood out in their light carbon catalog as […]

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