Posts in the category Eurobike

Brooks Reinvents The Wheel…Er, Saddle, & Wins GOLD At EuroBike

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Last April we published a teaser on the new Cambium C17, Brooks’ groundbreaking non-leather saddle. After seven years of product sourcing and engineering, Books was releasing a very limited number of C17 saddles for real-world testing. Well now the Italians (all Cambium C17 saddles are Italian made) are back from summer holiday and back to hand-crafting these beauties for production. For an inspiring look into this remarkable venture from such a stalwart of the industry, join us past the break…

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Tradeshow Roundup: Bicycle Helmets – Lightweight Road & Mountain Bike, Plus Lots of Killer Commuters

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There were a lot of helmets to see at Eurobike and Interbike, many with lots of vents and sleek designs, but these are the ones that stood out. The best of them show the next wave in commuter and urban helmets, giving us some stylish options far beyond the solid, dull buckets of years past. Case in point: The Cratoni C-Loom shown above. Well placed, large vents and great colors complement the Tron-like lines. Additional features like an adjustable retention mech, built-in visor and rear blinky lights finish it off.

But Bern and others had some real competition for it, and Limar continues the push the boundaries of lightweight and safety…

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Tradeshow Roundup: Sweet Cycling Jerseys, Kits & Apparel for All Ages

Nalini 1970s wool polyester classic cycling jersey and bibshorts with real leather chamois

We geek out about clothes as much as we do bikes, and there was some pretty killer kit on display. We did full coverage on Gore Bikewear, Hincapie and  Sugoi, and here’s the rest with a lead out by Nalini.

Italian brand Nalini makes many of the Pro Tour kits you see ridden in le Tour, but they also make some unique branded apparel, too. We’ve reviewed a few of their items in the past very favorably, and now we really, really want these throwback bits.

The Nalini Pois Ti is a $190 poly/wool retro polo-style jersey (left) with twin front button pockets. It, and the 1970 Wool bib short ($186) celebrate the year Nalini was founded. On the right is the seamless, circular knit Milano Ti jersey that’s absolutely fabulous.

Plenty more stuff for road, mountain and aprés bike below…

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Tradeshow Roundup: Mountain Bikes – Big, Small & Electric

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Across the halls of Eurobike and Interbike, there’s always more to see than we have time to cover properly…so we do some drive by photo shooting.

Per usual, there are some wild linkage designs floating around, and this year’s standout was Rock Machine’s Whizz downhill mountain bike (above). Click through for detail shots, plus some 36ers, DH e-bikes and so much more…

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Tradeshow Roundup: Kids Bikes – The Wild Ones Are Better Than Your Bike

Rewel titanium handmade kids dream mountain bikes

We’ve seen some some amazing titanium bikes from Italian builder Rewel before (here and here), but these kids bikes stole the show this year. Shown in 16″ and 20″ wheel sizes, these two rippers would almost certainly retail for more than anything you own.

Both are constructed of titanium, Rewel’s material of choice, and are decked out with Schmolke and DT Swiss carbon parts and top-level SRAM/Avid bits. More pics below, and believe it or not, these are NOT the most over-the-top kid’s bikes we saw!

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Tradeshow Roundup: Kid’s Bikes – The Cute & The Mild

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Our tradeshow coverage from Eurobike and Interbike is just about done. Yes, it’s been a month since we’ve returned home (two since Eurobike!), but, well, Bikerumor covers the halls from top to bottom. More and better than any other site, so we’ve had plenty to pump out. And it’s not like the travel and other product announcements have slowed. Seriously, there’s just no cycle anymore…it’s a year ’round free for all. Anywhoo, enjoy the roundups this week, there’s lots to see, and plenty that should entertain.

Above, a Fixed city bike for kids. After all, it’s never too early to start them on the way to knee pain and worn out tires. Fortunately, this one comes with a flip flop hub and front and rear brakes for parents who’s own tight jeans haven’t cut off blood supply to their gray matter. Plenty more for the little’uns below…

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EB13: FSA Adjustable Height Road Bike Seatpost (Possibly) Twists Into Production

Ivan Basso FSA adjustable height seatpost for road bikes

Found on Ivan Basso’s training bike is FSA’s adjustable height seat post to let him fine tune his position during training while in motion.

The benefits are obvious, taking the classroom (fit studio) and applying it to the streets. A simple twist moves the saddle up or down by 1mm per click, with a 20mm range in the latest version (this one’s 12mm). It’s cool because it’ll keep the saddle in the same rotational position but can easily let you see how power and comfort change.

It’s only been for pros so far, and has been spotted as far back as 2011, but word is it’s now going into production. It’s really intended as a training aid only. Weight is around 400g, but not final. Maurizio Bellin, FSA’s European OEM Sales guy, says triathletes might like it because they could tweak their position on long courses to better prepare their legs for the transition to running.

Twist past the break for more pics…

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EB13: Fresh Bits from Token – Fusion PFBB, Vigilante Mountain Bike Wheels, Bling Kits & More!

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One of Token’s biggest announcements for the year was their rather unique entry into the aero road wheels market with the Hero, which was shown this summer, but there was still plenty to see at the tradeshows.

The new Vigilante mountain bike carbon clinchers top the new grouping aimed at downhill and extreme riders. The products are burly and dependable so you have the confidence to focus on that massive drop rather than worrying about whether your gear will hold up. And yes, the lead product is a set of carbon clinchers. And they’re beautiful. They use a 30mmwide, 32mm deep rounded profile with a glossy finish and laced with 32 Sapim CX-Ray Aero spokes and their Duplex hubs. That latter part lets them work with any axle combo you may have.

Drop in for all the new mountain and road bike goodies…

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EB13: Lightweight Urgestalt Road Bike Weighs In, Plus Detail Photos

Lightweight Urgestalt carbon fiber road bike

German brand Lightweight introduced their Urgestalt road bike in August, just prior to Eurobike, so we used the tradeshow to get closer and see where the complete bikes weighed in.

The “archetype” frame comes in at a claimed 790g, and framesets including their new seatpost are catalogued at 1,340g with fork and headset. But when you add in their new Rennbugel handlebar, their wheels and a full build, here’s what it looks like…

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