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POC Downhill Helmet Prevents Brain Spin, Wins Eurobike Award

PRESS RELEASE: POC has received the Eurobike Award for the Cortex DH anti-rotational violence downhill helmet. A lightweight advanced carbon shell wrapped over our patent pending aramid reinforced in-mold liner. The liner has a thin shell of polycarbonate covering the multi-impact Super EPP core. The double overlapping shell design, our patented VDSAP, allows a fully ventilated construction for maximum comfort without sacrificing penetration resistance or impact energy management. The helmet is also equipped with the patented MIPS system to reduce the rotational forces on the brain in the case of an oblique impact. In the Cortex DH helmet, nothing has been neglected to attain the highest possible level of protection.

”The issue of rotational violence to one’s brain when crashing is major. The load transmitted to the brain due to the rotational violence is severe and is especially crucial to prevent at high speeds on gnarly terrain, like in downill mountain biking and when jumping big. Thanks to a collaboration with MIPS, a Swedish entity that’s researched these aspects for more than 10 years, POC is proud to launch the world’s first bike helmet using the MIPS technology.” Says Stefan Ytterborn CEO and founder of POC.

Quintana Roo CD 0.1 Triathlon Bike Wins Eurobike Gold

Quintana Roo has won a Eurobike Gold Award for its top-of-the-line CD 0.1 triathlon bike.  QR, who manufactures triathlon bikes exclusively, designed the CD 0.1 with an 18mm offset downtube toward the driveside.  The effect is that “dirty” air that normally gets tangled up in the drivetrain is rerouted to the smoother “cleaner” non-drive side to improve aerodynamics.

US MSRP for the frameset (frame, fork, headset, seatpost and brakes) is $3,399.  They’ll also offer two fully built models with full Dura-Ace or Ultegra.  They won an iF Design Eurobike Gold award for the design.

Hit ‘more’ to see frame details and the offset downtube/bottom bracket area…


Eurobike Recap – Part 2

More big thanks to Carlton Reid from for sharing his pics from Eurobike 2009.

Above, a prototype stem and handlebar from Shimano Pro for Cavendish in green, of course.  He ran this stem and bar in the Tour de France in a white on black color combo to fit better with Columbia-HTC colors.

Hit more for other pics and shiny bits from the show…


EuroBike Recap – Part 1

A big thanks to Carlton Reid of for sharing his pics from Eurobike with us!

Shown above is Kona’s new Electric Ute bicycle.  It forgoes the front disc brake for what appears to be a regenerative dynamo motor.  Other than that, the frame looks the same as their people-powered Ute.

Hit ‘more’ for lots more photos of shiny new things!


SRAM Colored Road Wheels Shown at Eurobike

Green SRAM Wheels at Merida

SRAM showed off some custom color matching with S80 and S60 wheels for Merida in Green and Red.

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They also had Alberto Contador’s bike for his Tour de France winning ride into Paris.  Check it out after the jump…


EuroBike Award Winners

2008 eurobike awards fixie headshok

It seems some IBD worries that Cannondale would get homogenized and dumbed down when they were purchased by Dorel (which owns Pacific Bikes aka: Walmart bikes) should be put to rest upon viewing this Bad Boy city bike using a modded headshok.  Click through “more” for other sweet bikes and gadgets that took home some awards…


2009 Pinarello, Colnago Road Bikes at EuroBike

We can’t be everywhere yet, so we’ll take you to those that are.  BikeRadar has pics of the new 2009 Colnago and Pinarello road bikes.  The Pinarello Prince, shown above, is unchanged for ’09 other than a broader variety of color schemes including Valverde’s personal paint scheme, shown above.  All photos here are ©Ben Atkins from  Couple more pics in the “more” link, as well as links to other sites with some good EuroBike coverage.


Nutcase’s Unframed Helmet Art Design Submissions are Pouring In


We actually mentioned it in one of our end of week round ups a little while back, but Nutcase helmets are holding a big international competition to design the artwork of their next Unframed helmet. They are getting a strong response this year and shared some of the fun and crazy submissions coming in from all over the world. The Unframed campaign was started as a way to bring even more creativity in their already unique helmet graphics and the limited edition helmets were a way to raise money to support World Bicycle Relief. Hop past the fold to get a sneak peek at some more of the submissions coming in…


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…