2013 Mtbr.com Eurobike Blog – Day 3

Eurobike

Welcome to the 2013 Mtbr.com Eurobike Blog coming to you from Friedrichshafen, Germany. It’s day 3 of the world’s biggest bicycling industry trade show (1,250 brands representing 49 countries). All this week we’ll be bringing you photos and info on the latest mountain bike gear, apparel and new technology. Make sure to check back early and often. The newest updates will always appear on the top of the page.  Also check out RoadBikeReview.com‘s 2013 Eurobike content here for all the latest road gear updates.

By Jason Sumner

The day is finally done. And now our reward — a tasty hefeweizen at an outdoor café just over the border in Austria.

By Francis Cebedo

Evoc is winning the style contest for hydration packs in terms of branding and colors.

By Francis Cebedo

The Bantam is the latest member of the Santa Cruz 27.5 wheel family and it is the 130mm version of the 160mm travel Superlight. It is a single pivot design similar to the Superlight, but it sports a shorter travel of 130mm for a bit more cross-country and trail applications. It’s a capable descender, but not everyone needs 160mm of travel so the Bantam is solution for those that want less. Read more about the Bantam here.

By Jason Sumner

Perhaps the single most successful full-suspension cross-country race bike, the Specialized Epic was on prominent display inside the California bike maker’s ranging expo space.

By Francis Cebedo

The new Yeti SB75 bike is their first 27.5 wheeled bike and it features 130mm of travel. Tire clearance is ample to say the least and it is low and slack at 13.1 inch bb and 67.5 degree head angle.

By Francis Cebedo

This new bike case from Thule comes with a light weight bike stand as it correctly assumes that you need a bike stand to build up your bike at your remote destination after your journey.

By Francis Cebedo

This Urge helmet is attractive and has the trademark big holes on the rear side for ventilation.

By Jason Sumner

Meet the Silverback Starke Apple Green, an alloy, singlespeed commuter bike with eccentric bottom bracket and disc brakes. Where the downtube went, we don’t know.

By Francis Cebedo

The 160mm travel Norco Range Carbon 27.5 has just been released and it promises to be lighter and prettier than the successful aluminum model launched last year. Cable routing is now all internal as well.

By Jason Sumner

Here’s another look at the NoTubes booth.

By Jason Sumner

Some expo spaces are more photogenic than others. Give the folks from NoTubes major props for putting together an eye-catching space.

By Jason Sumner

It wasn’t just the guys ripping up the dirt jumps that are inside the main venue’s sprawling courtyard.

By Jason Sumner

This guy scored some major style points in the Lake Jump contest, but got dinged for degree of difficulty.

By Jason Sumner

The annual Eurobike Lake Jump is always a big draw.

By Jason Sumner

We tried to take these out for a test ride, but the owners were having none of it.

By Jason Sumner

Rotor Components is jumping on the 1x mountain bike drivetrain craze with this new crank offering. Look for more details soon on Mtbr.com.

By Jason Sumner

This cool sculpture out is out front of the expo area. Look close and you can see it’s built using chainrings.

By Francis Cebedo

Shimano’s Bikefitting.com – This is an elaborate system that not only measures rider height and length, but also the rider’s motion of key joints while pedaling.

Finally, all outputs and pressure points on the pedals are measured so adjustments can be made.

By Jason Sumner

We showed you the street signs within Shimano world yesterday, today here’s a better look at their massive expo area.

By Jason Sumner

Turns out that besides being host city for Eurobike, Friedrichshafen is the city where these great flying machines were born. There’s even a museum that’s main attraction is a reconstruction of the great Hindenberg, which went down in a fiery ball of flames in 1937.

By Jason Sumner

Yesterday we showed you the Zeppelin garage, today the Zeppelin itself. We poked around and this giant dirigible has seating capacity for about a dozen people. Right now, though, it’s serving as backdrop for the eBikes expo area and testing zone.


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Beer

The day is finally done. And now our reward — a tasty hefeweizen at an outdoor café just over the border in Austria.
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Evoc Hydration Packs

Evoc is winning the style contest for hydration packs in terms of branding and colors.
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Santa Cruz Bantam

The Bantam is the latest member of the Santa Cruz 27.5 wheel family and it is the 130 mm version of the 160 mm travel Superlight. It is a single pivot design similar to the Superlight but it sports shorter travel of 130mm for a bit more cross-country and trail applications. It’s a capable descender but not everyone needs 160 mm of travel so the Bantam is solution for those that want less travel.
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Epic

Perhaps the single most successful full-suspension cross-country race bike, the Specialized Epic was on prominent display inside the California bike maker’s ranging expo space.
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Yeti SB75

The new Yeti bike is their first 27.5 wheeled bike and it features 130mm of travel. Tire clearance is ample to say the least and it is low and slack at 13.1 inch bb and 67.5 degree head angle
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Thule Bike Case

This new bike case from Thule comes with a light weight bike stand as it correctly assumes that you need a bike stand to build up your bike at your remote destination after your journey.
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Urge All Mountain Helmet

This Urge helmet is attractive and has the trademark big holes on the rear side for ventilation.
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Something Missing

Meet the Silverback Starke Apple Green, an alloy, singlespeed commuter bike with eccentric bottom bracket and disc brakes. Where the downtube went, we don’t know.
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Norco Range Carbon 27.5

The 160mm travel Norco Range has just been released and it promises to be lighter and prettier than the successful aluminum model launched last year. Cable routing is now all internal as well.
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Wheel Art

Here’s another look at the NoTubes booth.
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No Tubes

Some expo spaces are more photogenic than others. Give the folks from NoTubes major props for putting together an eye-catching space.
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Girl Power

It wasn’t just the guys ripping up the dirt jumps that are inside the main venue’s sprawling courtyard.
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Superman

This guy scored some major style points in the Lake Jump contest, but got dinged for degree of difficulty.
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Gainer

The annual Eurobike Lake Jump is always a big draw.
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Bullet Bikes

We tried to take these out for a test ride, but the owners were having none of it.
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Rotor 1x

Rotor Components is jumping on the 1x mountain bike drivetrain craze with this new crank offering.
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Sculpture

Spain’s Rotor Components has this cool sculpture out front of its expo area. It’s hard to tell from this picture, but it’s actually a mock-up of a beating heart complete with tha-thump-tha-thump sound.
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Shimano's Bikefitting.com

This is an elaborate system that not only measures rider height and length, but also the rider's motion of key joints while pedaling.
×

Shimano's Bikefitting.com

All outputs and pressure points on the pedals are measured so adjustments can be made.
×

Shimano House

We showed you the street signs within Shimano world yesterday, today here’s a better look at their massive expo area.
×

Zeppelin

Yesterday we showed you the Zeppelin garage, today the Zeppelin itself. We poked around and this giant dirigible has seating capacity for about a dozen people. Right now, though, it’s serving as backdrop for the eBikes expo area and testing zone.
×

Zeppelin

Turns out that besides being host city for Eurobike, Friedrichshafen is the city where these great flying machines were born. There’s even a museum that’s main attraction is a reconstruction of the great Hindenberg, which went down in a fiery ball of flames in 1937.
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  • Jonee says:

    Pictures of a blimp, just what we’ve been waiting for?

  • r1Gel says:

    SB75 FTW! I’ve been wondering what they’d name their 650B bike. Is that alloy or carbon? I can’t see from the pic.

  • RocketMagnet says:

    Alloy as it’s got welds also the separate support strut from the seatpost to the top tube, Yeti carbon models are a solid single wide connection from top tube to seat post. Look at a pic of a Yeti 66C and you’ll see what i’m on about. Clearly a carbon model should follow sooner than the 66 and 95 arrived as its the same design as a 66.. looks like it anyway to me.

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