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Eurobike 2011: Final day tech roundup

Today we’re wrapping up our week of Eurobike highlights. Here’s a roundup of some of the other cool new bikes and products that will be finding space in your local bike shop (if you’re lucky) sometime in the next month.

While not strictly a mountain bike, this new street bike from Charge looks just lovely. Ideal for getting to the workplace or university. Or just to the pub.

New Ride XC stem and bars from RaceFace. Loads of widths and lengths to choose from.

WTB Weirwolf now available for 29ers, and in a fat 2.5in width. For those struggling to find a chunky 29er tyre, this is it.

Couple of 29ers form Fuji.

Rocky Mountain’s stunning Vertex, which uses a full carbon fibre frame built around 29er wheels and a full complement of SRAM X9 and DT Swiss wheels. Light, we’d imagine.

French brand Lapierre doesn’t want to be left out of the 29er movement. Here’s their lovely hardtail offering, which boasts a carbon fibre frame.

Marzocchi forks get updated with 29er models across the range. Here’s the Corsa SL which gets 80-120mm travel depending on which spacers you fit inside, and with a weight of 1650g for the lightest model in the three fork range.


Did you know Bionicon made clothing? No, neither did we. But these baggy shorts look great. The had other items like jackets and jerseys on show as well.

Don’t worry if you’ve never heard of Museeuw. It’s a Belgian company that has only been around for a few years, and is named after the great professional road cyclist Johan Museeuw, who won the tough Paris-Roubaix cobbled race. They’ve never had a mountain bike in their range before but clearly decided the growth of the 29er market was sufficient for them to change that policy. And by the looks of this bike, we’re glad they did.

On Orbea’s top-end race hardtail they take an unusual approach to cable routing

Orbea shouldn’t only be known for supplying Julien Absalon with race-ready carbon hardtails, as they do this great looking full suspension bike too. There’s something about that angular top tube that looks good, but also looks familiar…

Geax was proudly stating its intention to offer 29er riders a full range of tyres.

E*thirteen launched a range of wheels. There’s a trail and downhill set and these 29ers. They all feature scandium rims and the company’s own hub.

E*thirteen have been working on this interesting flat pedal. There’s an aluminium core sandwiched between tough composite external layers. Bearings are easily adjustable and the pins, which are replaceable, double up as holding the three layers together.

Tidy Lupine head/helmet mounted LED light.

German company Rotwild is getting in on the 29er act, with a new range featuring a hardtail and full suspension bike.

Magura’s new MT SLX disc brake. A more affordable version of the MT8 that Magura launched a while ago.

Pionion is a new internal gear mechanism. There’s 18 sequential gears inside the compact body with a 600% range, adjustable to suit riders and terrain. A major reason that company’s like Nicolai are starting to adopt it is that it’s much lighter than the G-Boxx, which they had previously been using. Expect to see a lot more bikes carrying a Pinion in the next year.

And here’s a new Nicolai sporting a Pinion gearbox. It was getting a LOT of attention. Possibly one of the most exciting bikes at the show? Quite possibly.

Always a company that likes to innovate, Ritchey’s latest stem uses a 260 degree design. The bar clamp wraps around the bars a full 260 degrees which is said to distribute clamping force more evening. At the steerer tube there’s three opposing bolts with a curved slot to reduce clamp stress.

Lovely Syncros Carbon 29er forks that feature a full uni-directional carbon fibre design which includes the steerer tube. They weigh 580g.

Nice carbon fibre 29er wheels from Syncros.

PRO Koryak range includes several riser bars, stems and seatposts.

Several new tyres from Continental. This is the Wild Race’R. Light and fast are the two keywords where this tyre is concerned. It’s a brand new tyre and has been developed to excel in dry conditions and has thing objective, to be the fastest. The diamond shaped knobs are based on last years Wild Race’R but it’s on the edges that the tyre has been improved.

And this is the updated Wild Grip’R2. Intended for all-round trail use, the Wild Grip’R2 uses widely spaced tread blocks, arranged to offer the best balance between grip, traction and mud clearing. The shoulder knobs have been carefully positioned with the angle and height designed to boost cornering performance.


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