25th Eurobike Report

25th Eurobike comes to a close with 42,720 trade visitors and 34,400 bike fans – International participation rises to 106 countries – 1766 journalists from 41 countries – Eurobike 2017 with one Festival Day Once again, the Eurobike was able to present itself as a valuable platform of the international bicycle industry. From start-up entrepreneurs, to dealers and decision-makers in mid-sized enterprises, and on up to leaders of large corporations: All in all 42,720 industry visitors came to Lake Constance (2015: 45,870). An additional 34,400 bike fans (2015: 20,730) wanted…

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2016 | 100% Forecast Roll-Off System Preview | Eurobike 2015

For many mountain bikers, goggle tear-offs and roll-off systems are a bit of an unknown quantity – something for the MX’ers, even though we see our favourite racers using them when ever rain and mud come out to play. But the ability to maintain visibility when the weather turns against you is highly advantageous for MTB and the new Forecast roll-off system from 100% offers riders a superb solution to a goggle lens covered in water and dirt. With full-compatibility within all of 100% goggles, the Forecast system slips in…

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2016 MRP AMG V2 Chainguide Preview | 2015 Eurobike

While today’s chain retaining chainrings and clutch equipped derailleurs do a superb job of keeping your chain on, you can’t take chances out in the mountains and that’s where the good old chain guide comes in. But unlike traditional chain guides, the AMG V2 from MRP is designed to work with today’s efficient transmission systems adding extra security from stump and rock strikes while the upper cage adds an additional level of insurance should your chain jump and skip on aggressive terrain.    

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2016 100% Aircraft Helmet Preview | Eurobike 2015

Not only is this the first mountain bike specific helmet from goggle connoisseur’s 100%, but their first helmet ever. The exciting launch of the Aircraft helmet is a great example of the brands serious stance on technical product innovation for MTB and one that we are as equally excited to shout about. This precision-engineered full-face helmet is crafted from a carbon/ Kevlar composite shell to maximise strength while minimising weight. Thanks to the 25-air channels, the Aircraft helmet is perfectly engineered to deliver maximum airflow and help cool you down…

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2016 Five Ten Kestrel Lace Preview | 2015 Eurobike

Removing the BOA system and carbon sole shank from the Kestrel shoes released earlier this year and replacing it with a Velcro strap and lace system with a nylon shank. The new Kestrel Lace is a simpler and more economically minded shoe for rider looking for a softer and much simpler shoe. We caught up with Five Ten’s Luke Hontz for the lowdown…    

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2016 Halo Vapour 35 & 50 Wheels Preview | 2015 Eurobike

British wheel manufacturer Halo, have a new wheel set for 2016 in the shape of the all-new Vapour 35 and 50 for the burgeoning ‘plus sized’ market. Delivering a wider rim with a curved design and available in either a 35mm of 50mm internal rim width to suit the specific needs of the rider.  

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2016 Crankbrothers Mallet-E Pedals Preview | 2015 Eurobike

The new mallet E from crankbrothers combines the increased platform size of the popular mallet DH model, within a smaller, lighter pedal making it perfect for all-mountain adventures and enduro racing. Available in two colours (black and electric blue), with six adjustable pins on either side, residing within a concave, ribbed and chamfered body to help improve grip when unclipped and reduce the effects of rock strikes, the mallet E looks set to be a popular pedal in 2016.  

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2016 Devinci Troy Preview | 2015 Eurobike

Devinci’s short travel shredder sees a big overhaul for 2016, delivering a host of refinements including a longer front centre to improve handling on technical terrain while short chainstays maintain the playful pedigree of its predecessor. The addition of a short stem and wide bar combo will only help to accentuate the Troy’s capabilities on challenging terrain and reinforce the original Troy’s popularity with DH riders who were looking for a good time on their trail rides. Another update to the Troy sees improved kinematics thanks to a revised DW…

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2016 Giro Montaro Mips Helmet Preview | 2015 Eurobike

Giro wrote the rule book when it comes to designing and manufacturing all-mountain helmets, being one of the first brands to realise the specific needs of modern trail riding. Packed with the latest technology and features, the Montaro helmet is aimed at riders looking to explore the back country and shred what ever they find along the way. With the increased rear protection that Giro pioneered over five years ago with their Xen helmet, the Montaro offers even more security against concussions and head trauma thanks to the Mips protection…

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2016 Intense Cycles M16 Carbon Preview | 2015 Eurobike

After rumours and recent spy photos of a carbon Intense M16 surfaced on the net, it was only a matter of time until the cat was officially out of the bag. Thankfully the 2015 Eurobike trade show delivered, and the latest DH bike from Intense Cycles looks set to be another popular gravity machine, much like its iconic predecessors.   

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