POC Downhill Helmet Prevents Brain Spin, Wins Eurobike Award

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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.



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 […]

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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…

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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 […]

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Eurobike Recap – Part 2

More big thanks to Carlton Reid from Quickrelease.tv 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…

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More big thanks to Carlton Reid from Quickrelease.tv 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 […]

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EuroBike Recap – Part 1

A big thanks to Carlton Reid of Quickrelease.tv 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!

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A big thanks to Carlton Reid of Quickrelease.tv 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 […]

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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…

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SRAM showed off some custom color matching with S80 and S60 wheels for Merida in Green and Red. They also had Alberto Contador’s bike for his Tour de France winning ride into Paris.  Check it out after the jump…

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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…

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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 […]

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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 Cyclingnews.com.  Couple more pics in the “more” link, as well as links to other sites with some good EuroBike coverage.

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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 […]

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SOC16: Masi cyclocross bikes get racier, add carbon fiber models; plus concepts & steel tourers

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In the past, Masi had just a single cyclocross bike called the CXR Comp. It was an alloy disc brake bike, and now it’s been completely updated and the line expanded to include carbon models. There’ll be two spec levels for each frame material, and each material gets it’s own carbon fork with different features for different uses.

The carbon bikes get an all-new full carbon fork with stealth eyelets for thread-in fender mounts (not for racks). The bend in the legs is designed to reduce vibrations, but gives the bike a subtly different look. Check out the full line, plus new steel touring adventure bikes and a couple nice concepts, below…

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In the past, Masi had just a single cyclocross bike called the CXR Comp. It was an alloy disc brake bike, and now it’s been completely updated and the line expanded to include carbon models. There’ll be two spec levels for each frame material, and each material gets it’s own carbon fork with different features for […]

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Rotwild R.X2 carbon trail bike runs 27.5, 27.5+ and 29er with the same frame & fork

2017 Rotwild RX2 trail mountain bike works with 275 275plus and 29er wheels
Richey Schley gets ready for his first ride on the new Rotwild R.X2
Richey Schley gets ready for his first ride on the new Rotwild R.X2

Introduced as a 140mm travel 27.5 / 27.5+ trail bike in alloy last summer, the R.X1 then got final spec listings at Eurobike. However, neither time did they indicate the bike would also work with 29er wheels. Now, with the new, lighter full carbon Rotwild R.X2 model, they say you can choose any of the three wheel and tire combos and run them all on the same frame and fork.

To do that, it uses their flip chip rear axle system that changes chainstay length by 12.5mm to make room for the two larger options, or tuck the rear end in with smaller 27.5″ wheels…or not, the shorter position works with some plus and 29er tires, too. And they you can mix and match without changing the geometry of the bike…unless you want to. A 1.5″ headtube fitted with an adjustable headset lets you deviate up to 1.5º from the stock 67º head angle.

As they put it, the industry is looking at different geometries, tire and wheel sizes, all trying to decide which is best for the rider. But they can’t know what’s best for everyone, so (we) created a multifunctional bike that lets the rider set it the way they want it…

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Introduced as a 140mm travel 27.5 / 27.5+ trail bike in alloy last summer, the R.X1 then got final spec listings at Eurobike. However, neither time did they indicate the bike would also work with 29er wheels. Now, with the new, lighter full carbon Rotwild R.X2 model, they say you can choose any of the three […]

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