Posts in the category Eurobike

EB15: Ghost Nivolet Tour rolls out expanded Disc & Rim Brake Road Range


We took a look at new mountain bikes from Ghost a couple of weeks back just after we got back from Eurobike, but the German brand also had a sample of some interesting road bikes as well. Their current 2015 road line is fairly limited with the Nivolet being a single line with both carbon and aluminum frame versions. But with the addition of a carbon disc brake bike next year by way of this Nivolet LC Tour Disc 3, the Ghost lineup rethinks everything else in the line-up too, from a new lighter top-end model down to a revised aluminum entry bike. Jump past the break for a close-up of this pre-production bike, and an overview of the completely reworked Nivolet offerings…


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…


EB15: Bike Ahead’s 1kg AC One XC Wheelset, plus more for Road and Trail


Bike Ahead showed us what they think may be the lightest production mountain bike wheelset ever made. The cross country AC One wheels are based on the company’s standard 6-spoke carbon wheel design, and using the strongest fibers currently available they were able to shave the weight down for this race-bred wheelset, while keeping strength and stiffness. Sure it is limited to a 85kg rider (187lb; including all their gear), but they have plenty of other options for more aggressive trail riding, heavier riders, and even road discs. We actually spotted their new road wheels in the Haibike booth on their new Affair road disc bike. Check them all out below the fold…  READ MORE ->

EUROBIKE COVERAGE REVIEW – WEEK #4. KTM, and Hope Tech Have Been Busy!


We’re still over flowing with product coverage from Eurobike. KTM shows no signs in slowing down towards becoming a major player and Hope Tech continues to prove they know what they’re doing, plus more!

Sort through and “dispose” of what ever summer beer you have left and join us on another week of Eurobike 2015!


EB15: More KTM – Updates to the road Revelator and Canic cyclocross bikes


We took an in-depth look at a bunch of new mountain bikes from KTM earlier in the week, and now we have some more info on their Revelator and Revelator Sky road bikes and Canic cyclocross bikes that all share a lot of tech with the off-road bikes. While the bikes look pretty similar to last year’s models, they get a decent amount of under the paint upgrades, plus a broader range of spec levels.

Jump past the break for the new road line details…


EB15: Focus Debuts Sam C, Spine C & Raven Max off-road, plus road racing Izalco Max Disc


Over the course of this summer Focus has introduced expansions and refinements to their two premium mountain bike lines the trail/enduro Sam and the cross country Raven, plus a new shorter travel trail bike called the Spine. The 160mm Sam gets an upgrade to carbon, the Raven hardtail gets Max-ed with a totally reimagined carbon frame, and the new 120mm Spine will now be available in both carbon and aluminum versions. Not to ignore the road, Focus officially debuted the disc-brake edition of their premier WorldTour Izalco Max at Eurobike, and went home with a best in show award. Plus, on that bike, and everything else that didn’t have rear suspension, Focus was featuring their new CPX Plus carbon comfort seatpost. Drop in past the break for photos and details of the new bikes…


EB15: Cube’s road reshaped with aero Agree, endurance Attain, plus women’s Axial and disc options for all


Bavarian bike maker Cube was featuring two road bike lines at Eurobike that combine with the carry over lightweight Litening to broaden the scope of their road race offerings, giving roadies more choice to get the ideal bike for their type of riding. What’s maybe equally as interesting as the new bikes themselves, is that Cube will offer the new premium road bikes in both traditional rim brake and disc brake options (the Litening stays rim brake only for now.) Both braked versions of the updated aero-shaped Agree and slightly more forgiving Attain were on hand at the show, as were the women-specific Axial versions of each, so join us after the break for a closer look…


EB15: Koga goes overland w/ new World Traveler S & Mark Beaumont’s record setting cross-Africa bike packer!


For a brand from tiny Netherlands, it’s surprising how Koga always has something amazing in their booth. Last year it was a gorgeous anniversary road bike with an era-correct Shimano build…from 40 years ago. The year before, their beach racers, something only few people could love, but those that do love them with a passion.

This year, their booth was headlined by Mark Beaumont’s bike, which he used to set a world record for the fastest ride across Africa. Men’s Journal has a great story on his adventure, but we’ve got the details on his bike. Where most folks choose a metal frame for such back country rides since those can be more easily repaired, the carbon Koga Solacio formed the foundation for the 41 day odyssey.

Check out the details, plus their new WorldTraveler overland bike for anyone looking to take on such travels without the stopwatch looking over their shoulder, plus new road builds, below…


EB15: Hope Tech goes orange, shows new hubs, brakes, cassette and much more


For 2016, Hope Tech painted just about every part they make with the upgrade brush, dipping it in orange ano first to provide a new color to replace gunmetal grey.

Starting with their well-sealed hubs, they’ve added Boost 148 rear and 110 front options to the mix. Even better, if you’ve already built up a set of wheels with their hubs, they’ll be offering disc brake spacers and new end caps to make those wheels fit into a Boost frame! So, while they joked that they’d have a new hub compatible with any future standard, these at least get pretty close.

Inside, the new Pro 4 gets an upgraded the ratchet ring to 44 teeth, providing 10% quicker engagement than the Pro 2 Evo these are based on. They increased flange diameter to make stiffer wheels, and added an 11-speed compatible Shimano freehub.

To go on those hubs are an all new wide range cassette, and so much more for every other part of your bike…