About the author: Jeroen Tiggelman

Jeroen is a contributor based in Belgium. He is expert in the field of photography and a fan of local beer.




Scott Trail apparel covers you head to toe


Along with bikes, Scott now offers a complete selection of clothes, shoes, helmets, and more. And all the pieces are artfully color matched. Here’s a look direct from the Eurobike trade show in Germany.

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Cane Creek Slam Set lowers stack height


To help keep stack height in check, Cane Creek has introduced the new Slam Set ZS head set. The top is only 2mm higher than the top of the head tube (ZS means Zero Stack). There’s also an integrated version called IS.

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Yeti SB5 Lunch Ride and SB6 Team Replica roll out


Two new special edition bikes join family of highly capable trail tamers. Plus a look back at one of the sport’s most famous downhill bikes.

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Scott shows Nero Plus full-face helmet, new shoes


Swiss bike and gear maker Scott unveiled a bevy of new MTB gear at the recent Eurobike trade show. Here’s a rundown of the key highlights starting with a new brain protector.

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Maxxis adds host of new MTB tire sizes


Maxxis has once again upped its number of available tires/sizes, with plus tires getting ‘normal’ size options, narrow cross country rubber getting wider, and more.

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Cane Creek Helm Coil fork springs into action


While forks with coil springs are generally used on entry level and some DH bikes, Cane Creek is now offering a high end coil sprung version of their already successful Helm for trail and enduro use.

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DT Swiss factory tour


Here is an inside look at how quality is guaranteed at the DT Swiss wheel production facility. Follow the life a DT Swiss wheel, from molten aluminum to finished product.

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DT Swiss fork and shock revisions coming soon


Next generation fork will allow air volume adjustment, while new shock’s rebound and compression circuits will be separated from each other.

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Onza Canis tire now offered in 2.85 plus size


Larger volume tires slot in all mountain category. Sidewall color options include black or light beige.

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DT Swiss rolls out new Spline ONE wheels


The proven DT Swiss Spline ONE wheel series gets a serious upgrade — now with three categories, two wheel sizes, and five different rim widths to choose from.

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Meet the new Met Lupo helmet with rear light built in


The new Met Lupo (wolf in Italian) helmet is claimed to offer a balance between aggressive styling, breathability and comfort.

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DT Swiss rolls out new wheels, rims, hubs and forks


New carbon XMC and XRC 1200 Spline wheels come in variety of builds. OPM O.D.L. Race fork is stiffer and lighter.

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Eurobike 2015: Continental Der Baron enduro tire


Highlights include puncture protection and multi-purpose tread pattern with Black Chili compound.

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Eurobike 2015: New Leatt hydration packs, gloves and helmet


Safety has always been job No. 1 at Leatt, and that hasn’t changed a bit with its latest round of new products, which include new hydration packs with CE level 1 or 2 protection.

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Eurobike 2015: Maxxis rolls out new tires for XC, enduro, snow, gravel and more


Top-tier tire maker Maxxis is touching nearly all corners of the two-wheeled world, offering up a host of new models. Highlights include Race TT for XC, Tomahawk for aggressive all-mountain, and Colossus for fat bikes.

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Eurobike 2015: CamelBak Palos lumbar pack frees the back


New lumbar line of hydration packs lowers center of gravity to increase rider’s freedom of movement. Water weight positioned on hips to reduce weight transfer to the shoulder harness.

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Eurobike 2015: Schwalbe Fat Albert returns, plus new gravel, CX and fat tires


German tire maker brings back legendary trail tire, unveils budget-friendly Active Line, rolls out gravel and cyclocross options, and launches 20” model just for kids.

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Eurobike 2015: SKS shows new pumps, fenders and other smart accessories


Fashionable colors, pumps adapted to bigger volume tires, and a smart touchscreen device holder are just some of the highlights.

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Eurobike 2015: Shimano debuts new shoes, 25th anniversary pedals


Component and apparel giant has your feet covered with limited edition 25th anniversary pedals and shoes, plus new all-mountain range, multi-season mountain touring and Gore-Tex lined winter enduro shoes.

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Eurobike 2015: Vittoria adds graphene for improved tire performance


Tire maker investing heavily in new material claimed to increase speed and improve durability, by adjusting compound hardness depending on application

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Eurobike 2015: Manitou McCleod King Can shock tuning


Having announced their biggest fork news already at the Sea Otter Classic, Manitou still has some news. With the King Can you can now tune your standard McCleod rear shock and get a premium performance upgrade.

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Eurobike 2015: Crankbrothers pedals and new dropper post


Crankbrothers showed us the new internal components for all pedal types. Beside that: revamped Candy 7 & 11 pedals, new Double Shot, Mallet E enduro and Stamp Small/Large pedals; the new High Line dropper post is looking great!

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Eurobike 2015: SUNringlé Mulefüt SL – a bigger footprint now as wheelset


The big wheel/tire trend is width. The more, the better. To accommodate this, SUNringlé now has put the wide Mulefüt rims together with their SRC hubs and Wheelsmith spokes.

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Eurobike 2015: Answer grips, new super short stems and enduro gloves


Grips get tackier, stems get shorter, gloves offer more protection and while wearing them, you can even keep fiddling with your smartphone!

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Eurobike 2015: Alpinestars new lightweight protection


Last year, the Evolution vest was presented as a way to integrate body protection in a lightweight vest. The new Paragon vest is based on the same technology.

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Eurobike 2015: Lupine shows off Bluetooth controlled lights


With the addition of new connectivity features, the Pico, Wilma and Betty lights can now all be manipulated with a single handlebar-mounted remote device.

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Eurobike 2015: Hope unveils cassette, lights, seatpost and more


British bike parts maker’s portfolio expands in multiple exciting directions, including an eye-catching series of orange anodized components.

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Eurobike 2015: Lezyne offers higher powered lights and updates on pump head


Some new lights, a major upgrade for existing ones. The ABS2 pump head is an improved version of the time saving ABS pump head and now adapts more easy between Schrader and Presta valves. And… great news for tall people!

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Eurobike 2015: New mounting options for Rotor Q-Rings


Three optimum chainring positions mean you can still fine tune the angle of the oval chainring.

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Eurobike 2015: Magura Coach display for Vyron Dropper and eLect Suspension


Magura is designing in wireless integration with their Vyron dropper system and the eLect suspension. This coach display system exhibits how the integration can work.

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Eurobike 2015: Yeti SB45c short travel trail bike


With all present bike models in full carbon, Yeti has been through 30 years of history and has even been an influencer in this history. Time to celebrate!

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Eurobike 2015: Topeak Joeblow Booster compressor pump and cool torque tools


The Topeak booth always looks like the candy store with all those nice and smart solutions for common problems. Repair, preparation and storage play a big role here. Here’s a small selection of their new stuff.

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Eurobike 2015: Ergon has new saddles and enduro backpacks


Ergon has always been keen on ergonomics and comfort. This philosophy has lead into two new saddle lines. Also featured is the BE2 enduro backpack, which now has a limited edition and a bigger sibling, the BE3. Lastly, updates for the BX3 backpack are also highlighted.

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Trek Procaliber SL, Top Fuel and Fuel EX 29 revamped


Turning its focus on its cross-country racing bikes, Trek made some significant changes to its XC line. Most notable is the introduction of the Isospeed coupler in to the Procaliber hardtail line.

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