Manitou Teases Trail Suspension, Coming at Eurobike

2014 Manitou long travel trail suspension forks and shocks teaser

It’s been quite a while now since Manitou has had a long travel single crown fork, and there’s nothing in the current range to compete with modern trail/enduro offerings like the Pike or Float. Currently, the range is mostly 100-120, with a couple 140 options, but all with 32mm stanchions. Until you get to the Dorado. No more Stance, Nixon or Sherman in the line. Not for long, though, if our spidey senses are correct!



It’s been quite a while now since Manitou has had a long travel single crown fork, and there’s nothing in the current range to compete with modern trail/enduro offerings like the Pike or Float. Currently, the range is mostly 100-120, with a couple 140 options, but all with 32mm stanchions. Until you get to the […]

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Meet the Fliz – A German Engineered Inverted Scoot Bike We Didn’t See at Eurobike

Because pedaling and coasting is sooo much harder. While we applaud innovation and outside-the-bike thinking, this video pretty sums it up. Click through for pics, official website is here.

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Because pedaling and coasting is sooo much harder. While we applaud innovation and outside-the-bike thinking, this video pretty sums it up. Click through for pics, official website is here.

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Eurobike Randomness – Tange, Paduano, Hot Chili, Acros and More

acros carbon fiber chessboard with headsets for pieces

acros carbon fiber chessboard with headsets for pieces

Occasionally, the showstopper for a booth isn’t the bikes or components, but a one-off afterthought like this. Acros’ booth had their hydraulic shifting system, which was shown in a couple additional anodized colors from what we saw at PressCamp, but the real eye candy was this carbon fiber chess board with headsets for pieces.

Jump on in for plenty more…

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Occasionally, the showstopper for a booth isn’t the bikes or components, but a one-off afterthought like this. Acros’ booth had their hydraulic shifting system, which was shown in a couple additional anodized colors from what we saw at PressCamp, but the real eye candy was this carbon fiber chess board with headsets for pieces. Jump […]

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Eurobike Randomness – Rewel, ITM, Mondraker, Pantani and Much More

2012 Pantani Project road bike


2012 Pantani Project road bike

Our collection of random sightings from Eurobike is dwindling. In this almost last collection, we’ve got the Pantani Project carbon road bike above along with some nice titanium rides from Rewel, plenty of odd city/commuter/transport bikes and other fun stuff…

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Our collection of random sightings from Eurobike is dwindling. In this almost last collection, we’ve got the Pantani Project carbon road bike above along with some nice titanium rides from Rewel, plenty of odd city/commuter/transport bikes and other fun stuff…

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Eurobike Randomness – Veloboy, Xcite, Tested on Human & Other Crazy Stuff

Xcite carbon fiber mountain bike suspension fork

Xcite carbon fiber mountain bike suspension fork

Seems my “miscellaneous” folder from Eurobike knows no bounds. Here, a collection of random bits that (mostly) quality as awesome.

Above, the Xcite carbon fiber fork from German:A with some rather interesting dropouts. This was sitting in CarbonTi’s booth as a showpiece for their chainrings and such, but it’s quite the work itself. Note the centreally placed brake arch over the wheel, then click on through to see more features and other goodies…

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Seems my “miscellaneous” folder from Eurobike knows no bounds. Here, a collection of random bits that (mostly) quality as awesome. Above, the Xcite carbon fiber fork from German:A with some rather interesting dropouts. This was sitting in CarbonTi’s booth as a showpiece for their chainrings and such, but it’s quite the work itself. Note the […]

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Eurobike Randomness – Walk By Photoings of Carrera, Cipollini, Monty, PB Bikes & Silverback

2012 Carerra carbon fiber road bikes

2012 Carerra carbon fiber road bikes

Eurobike is massive, and I was solo, so some brands that are (possibly) big and bad overseas simply got the walk-by-shooting. Here are some 2012 bikes from Carerra, Cipollini, Monty, PG Bikes and Silverback…enjoy!

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Eurobike is massive, and I was solo, so some brands that are (possibly) big and bad overseas simply got the walk-by-shooting. Here are some 2012 bikes from Carerra, Cipollini, Monty, PG Bikes and Silverback…enjoy!

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Eurobike Randomness – Nuke Proof, Pinion & Parts of Passion

Parts of Passion cycling components carbon fiber seatposts and seatmasts and seat collar clamps

Parts of Passion cycling components carbon fiber seatposts and seatmasts and seat collar clamps

Parts of Passion started as a distributor of lightweight parts and, since 2008, has slowly morphed into a product manufacturer.

This year, they brought out a mostly complete line of cockpit components and wheels. Shown above are the ridiculously lightweight seatpost (118g), seatmast (60g) and seat collar clamp (5.5g). For the post and mast, the tube is full carbon with alloy bracket and pins and titanium bolts. The collar is a carbon fiber clamp with aluminum bolt and ti screw. All are available in a variety of sizes and shapes.

More from them, plus Nuke Proof’s new body armor and some interesting gear box concepts from Pinion, after the break…

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Parts of Passion started as a distributor of lightweight parts and, since 2008, has slowly morphed into a product manufacturer. This year, they brought out a mostly complete line of cockpit components and wheels. Shown above are the ridiculously lightweight seatpost (118g), seatmast (60g) and seat collar clamp (5.5g). For the post and mast, the […]

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Eurobike Randomness – Biciclista, Firefly, Crema Cycles, Thule & Orange

firefly custom titanium cyclocross bike with ENVE stem from Crema Cycles

firefly custom titanium cyclocross bike with ENVE stem from Crema Cycles

You may recall the startup Firefly brand founded by ex-Independent Fabrications folks. Their European importer (or at least a great shop that sells their wares), Crema Cycles, had a custom cyclocross bike with trick ENVE stem displayed in their booth.

Right behind it was their own brand steel disc brake ‘cross racer, and in front were some sweet custom jerseys from Biciclista. All that, and more, right through here…

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You may recall the startup Firefly brand founded by ex-Independent Fabrications folks. Their European importer (or at least a great shop that sells their wares), Crema Cycles, had a custom cyclocross bike with trick ENVE stem displayed in their booth. Right behind it was their own brand steel disc brake ‘cross racer, and in front […]

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Crazy Specialized Concept Stuff from Eurobike, Plus a Rumor

specialized fsr motorcycle mountain bike concept

 

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