Posts in the category Eurobike

Praxis Adds More 1x MTB Wide/Narrow Rings


We covered a bunch of upcoming crankset and chainring offerings from Praxis back at Eurobike, but now these new single ring mountain bike offerings are in stock and ready to ship in time to be stocking stuffers. Adding to their fairly simple 4-bolt 104BCD wide/narrow rings (which carry over), the new XT/XTR 4-bolt 96BCD and SRAM Direct Mount rings use a bit more shaping and style to lend aftermarket compatibility to an even wider range of cranks. Plus, a premium forged 4130 steel ring adds durability that might outlast your bike. Spin across the break to have a closer look, and get tooth counts and pricing…


Roundup: Sleek carbon (and other) saddles from Astute, ISM & Selle Esse


Originating in Italy like so many other high end saddle manufacturers, Selle Esse had some elegant looking high performance and high feature saddles that bundle in things like NFC chips to verify product authenticity and looped rails for micro suspension.

Above, the Pelle Carbonio saddles come in your choice of full carbon or full carbon with a genuine leather cover bonded over the shell. There’s no padding, but with looks like these, we’re not complaining…


Roundup: Unique components from Reset, Bike Ribbon, Mars One, SQ Labs & more!


BikeRibbon is an Italian brand that’s been producing unique handlebar tape since 1975, helping to pioneer the concept of thickly padded tape that tapers at the edges to let it wrap flatly around the bar. Since then, they’ve branched out into mountain bike grips, new materials, saddle bags and other accessories.

Their Loop bar tape is a washable, soft fluffy cotton terry material with stitched edging. It’s 3mm thick, 3cm wide and comes in 170cm long rolls. Grab hold of more materials and colors below, along with a random assortment of new cables, housing, handlebars, tires and more…


Roundup: Killer new tools, gadgets, storage options & Hacks


For all the talk SRAM put into the unhackable nature of their new eTAP wireless shifting, this conversion to control a Space Invaders game was brilliant. One controller moved you left, the other right, and a simultaneous push of both buttons fired.

For stuff you actually can by to hack (or fix) your own bike and components, or to just live in your car, blip past the break…


High definition GoPro Action Camera mount designs from 9 Solutions & Rollei


One of the challenges we have is trying to get a GoPro or Sony Action Cam mounted somewhere to create a unique point of view. Handlebar and helmet mounts are great and all, but we like variety. Fortunately, we found two new options offering just that, providing plenty of additional mounting points and angles worthy of your hero shots.

9 Solutions built a solid collection and, perhaps just as importantly, a slick little tool to ensure that completely terrible black plastic GoPro knob is actually tight enough to keep the camera from slipping into some killer coverage of the ground…


A Week In Review: New Bottom Bracket Standard, E’Bike racing, and Lots of Other Less Dramatic Things


Ventana Wolfram plus mountain bike rohloff (18) White Industries Engin Cycles Paragon Machine works t41 threaded press fit bottom bracket-29Chris King Press Fit 30i T47 threaded bottom bracket shand tumshie

It’s been a pretty heated week with a mostly liked new bottom bracket standard with folks like White Industries, Chris King & Paragon Machine Works behind it and a dedicated moped E’Bike race at North America’s Largest consumer event. Regardless, new stuff from Ventana, LeMond, Leatt and others will keep you smiling.

Take a deep breath, fill up your coffee, (if you want to make it through all the comments), and head past the break to see what the heck has been going on…..


Clothing Roundup: Fresh threads from PEdALED, Outwet, Jade, Primal Wear, Cannondale, Swiftwick and… armored clothing for commuters?


With e-bike usage on the rise, at least one brand thinks the higher average speeds of their riders will require a higher level of protection. Pure Electric’s new Diamond Collection of e-bike clothing builds in armor at the shoulders, elbows, hips and knees. The idea is to blend the protection of motorcycle clothing with the lighter weight and breathability of bicycle gear. The full collection should be available in March 2016.

As if to tell the state of the e-bike market in Europe, the project won a Eurobike Gold Award this year. Armor up with more on this and some fashionable new duds for the rest of us, below…


Mega Roundup #2 – More weird and wonderful bikes from Europe & beyond


We kicked off Mega Roundup #1 with the crazy, so we’ll start here with real, actual production bikes that sit atop the high end market for stock and custom builds. Van Nicholas‘ titanium road and mountain bikes have always impressed, and this year’s collection is no different.

The Astraeus road bike is their flagship model with uniquely shaped tubes and masterful detail work. As nice as it is, their new Revelstoke 27.5+ bike is what pulled people into the booth…


Mega Roundup #1 – Random Tradeshow Bikes from Europe & beyond


Now that we’ve gotten (most of) our important fall tradeshow coverage posted, our attention turns to the weird, the random and the outrageous things we spotted while walking miles upon miles each day.

Adorning the Melon Helmets booth were two insane rat rod cruiser bikes that, as far as we could tell, were indeed rideable. And both were among the more creative (but not the weirdest) bikes we saw…