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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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  • bOb Dun says:

    How does one find this out and what the heck does it really mean.
    If your bike has a rising ratio (falling rate) you should be using King Can so that your wheel loads are linear and you can use full travel.

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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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  • Forster says:

    I asked about a pedal like the doubleshot over a year ago and they said they weren’t working on one. Too bad I already bought another pair of eggbeaters, I’d love a set of these instead.

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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: 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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  • Chris I says:

    Liking this. Will Hope be developing its own chain as well to go with the NW rings and new cassette?

  • Natalia says:

    Would love to see more information about the hub conversion spacers and end-caps from non-boost to boost. I wonder if the 3mm variance in the cassette placement will be a big issue, especially with 3.0 inch tires. Maybe they’ll solve it with a new freehub body and offset lockring.

  • KWL says:

    Hope seriously needs to improve the durability of their hubs. I had one completely blow up after less than a year of use. I know others that had the same thing happen. I’ll never touch another Hope Hub until it has been demonstrated its reliability.

    • lkspoke says:

      How did your hub “Blow up” ? Was it bearing issues, or freehub body issues?? I ask as I have used (abused) a set for over 2 years and have had no issues. I ride mostly single track in the mid-west that is semi aggressive terrain.

  • Rob says:

    Really looking forward this wide 10 speed cassette. The weight is perfect — much less than SunRace, and comparable to Praxis.

  • Leroy says:

    I have had 3 sets of Hope Pro EVO Hubs with only One issue on each set. I cracked the aluminum cassette body and had to start using the steel ones. Otherwise the hubs have been bombproof, even riding in mud, creeks, etc. And I’m an aggressive 220 lbs rider. For the price you can’t beat their hubs in my opinion.

  • kenjoh says:

    Hope hubs do not blow up, been using their hubs for 15 years, never had any failure despite some very punishing runs in the Alps, Italy, on mostly downhill-enduro trails.Totally bombproof.

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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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  • sgerecke says:

    It’s nice to know that Lezyne has introduced a pump head to replace the one that is total garbage that came on two pumps I have now. It’s also nice to know that I can buy that for $17.99 each. What was wrong with the flip lever pump head that every pump I’ve ever had came with?

    • CycleCross Madman says:

      Looks like Lezyne is knocking of Birzman now. Nice pump head guys. Really, couldn’t come up with something original yourselves?

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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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  • ggg says:

    Seems like an overly simplistic approach based on fork angle that doesn’t make total sense.
    Climbing a rough steep trail and the damper is locked or am I missing the marketing ?
    Sensors detecting an impact then opening/closing dampers electronically like Fox iCTD is the way to go.

  • ggg says:

    Correction: meant Fox Live Valve Active Suspension … and not iCTD.

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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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  • stiingya says:

    limited edition bike and they release it at a Europeon show where half of America didn’t even know about it for a few days…? That’s messed up.

  • craigsj says:

    “Fitted with the Switch Infinity Link (launched last year), a short 17.2” chainstay and a 67,4º head angle, we expect this bike to be a nimble trail/enduro bike.”

    Why, considering the details listed, would one consider this bike to be “nimble”? Slack head angles aren’t nimble, they are the opposite of nimble.

  • tyrebyter says:

    Because “not at all nimble” didn’t sound like good marketing.

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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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New PRO components for DH and cross country riders


Shimano’s component arm PRO was busy at Eurobike, showing off a host of new gear for both downhill and cross country racers and riders. Click through to read all about it.

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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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Magura Vyron wireless dropper post


Magura delivered the first bombshell product of Eurobike by introducing a product that everyone has been clamoring for, a wireless dropper post. They aim to deliver the post by November 2015 for a price of $460.

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  • SuperficialDorkOnBike says:

    I like the innovation.

    1.5 second actuation time is too long. You pull into a rock garden, you want it down right then.

  • Don says:

    Agreed. 1.5s is like forever when you come around a corner and see a big drop, or gnarly descent. Also no weight benefit.

    The big pain of switching a post between bikes is having to readjust the seat to account for different seat tube angles. Cutting and replacing a few zip-ties for a cable is no big deal compared to that.

  • Don says:

    Bring back the Wotan, and then we’ll talk, Magura.

  • Kevin Keller says:

    $460 is reasonable? That’s ridiculous.

  • Tony Lapinskas says:

    My two year old, $129.00 KS e-ten has been going up and down as needed and has no time delay. Hey Magura, see if you can match that.

  • Adyx says:

    I own a reverb I it changed the way I ride my front-suspended 29er. I hope someone (SRAM?) makes a retro-fit kit to get rid of the hydraulic control. With a 2X10 setup and a remote fork lock I have 6 cables from the handlebar to the frame. That’s too much and I would really like to eliminate them all. And yes 1.5 secs is way too much when you are riding.

  • Rob says:

    this is fantastic! brilliant innovation.

  • Smart John says:

    Yes… 1.5 sec is too fast, at least to the the guys that wives says the same thing!

  • Cristian says:

    I own a Thompson Elite Covert…it works like a charm…do delays…

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Best in Show: 30 cool new bike products for 2015


Best in Show: See the coolest new bike gear for 2015 as our crew of editors picks the best bikes, accessories, apparel and more from Interbike and Eurobike.

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  • michellsantos says:

    vc tem desse punho verde para venda ?

  • r1Gel says:

    Re: Chrome Warm–nice “idea” but I wouldn’t want to wear it reversed after a muddy commute

  • Todd "Hoolie" McMahon says:

    I like that run down of products. As a Mt biker, I especially like the floor pump, with high PSI valve, the heated gloves, and POC lightweight knee pads. I don’t see the PROCORE system to be offering much advantage considering weight, and tire squirm problems on gnarly, narrow trails.

  • bryan says:

    I don’t forsee myself investing in the “procore” concept. It defeats several reasons why I run tubeless in the first place. The “inner core” IS a tube and adds unnecessary rotating weight, and if I were stoopid enough to spend that kind of $$$ on a tube and tire I would rather experiment with a tubular setup.

  • JimmyDee says:

    Only thing I see there that represents real innovation and “good ideas” is the flash pump.

    New designs in clothes, a kid’s bike that is not actually a bike, just a scooter with a seat, a light that makes you less visible from a distance and costs 25 times more than a conventional light, etc…

    All pretty unremarkable to my eyes and wallet.

    • Mtbr says:

      Some people are just difficult to impress.

      • layne lyons says:

        Its not about impressing one with style and looks. Its about advertising and sales,
        get to the point mtbr. The only reason you’ve got a job is because of both. Let’s see if you put that on this web page, sooo… back atcha!

    • burkeman says:

      Those “scooters” as you referred to them are the best tool out there for teaching kids how to ride a bike. Not a new idea, but for those with kids at the top of the growth charts the flip flopping for greater size range is a great innovation. I just want to slap the next person that tells me that their kid is seven but doesn’t want to take the training wheels off. Kids are balancing on these things at 2 years old and just take off as soon as they get on a pedal bike at 3-4.

  • marcel courchesne says:

    No, not difficult to impress just difficult to be taken for a ride by the industry, and just not ignorant and wont pay out of my ass for something that has no real new tech associated with it. The time has finally come for the industry to bring the prices down. mass production is based on the concept of being able to bring a product to fruition without costing a lot of labour therefore you can sell lot of good if not great quality products for a fraction of the price of manual labour and go world wide and still make loads of cash but the industry’s forget or push this part of the equation to the side about the selling at a lower prices though, and just try an srew us over time and time again. Happy shopping everyone, and make sure you still have money for rent afterwards and remember a tube is still a tube and an alu-handlebar is still a bar etcetera, and most important if you can ride instead of taking a drive it’s (one less car)

  • bob says:

    i love those bikes can i have one

  • ZenTurtle says:

    So where are the best freebies and deals at the show?
    Flat pedals with float look pretty cool
    Van Dessel CX looks HAWT!!
    The Lupine back light, maybe…

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Eurobike: 2015 Cannondale Trigger Carbon Team


Cannondale’s 2015 ‘Overmountain’ Trigger Carbon Team pimped with Lefty SuperMax/DYAD suspension and premium parts mix.

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Eurobike: 6 awesome bike things for kids


Eurobike: Show proves that when it comes to childrens’ bike gear, there’s really no question about it–these kids got it good.

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Eurobike: Fly6 combines LED taillight with HD video camera


Fly6’s combo rear-facing HD camera/blinky light says “take notice” while recording the details.

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Eurobike: Hot or not? We make the call on 7 ‘interesting’ products


Hot or not? We make the call on 7 ‘interesting’ products from Eurobike.

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  • Tad Dickman says:

    Love those baggy bib shorts. Bibs are awesome because they always keep the shorts up. I love my road bibs and would definitely buy a pair of mountain baggy.

  • gonzo says:

    Love the podium and the new canyon urbans with a similar look. Like the rigid lefty in the furry bike but just that. Bib and baggy? No thanks. Shock over top tube es not new but always scary

  • M says:

    Can someone expand on why the Pronghorn top-mounted shock idea is deemdd bad? Seems like the location keeps the shock clean and allows easy access to the lockout controls. From what I see, it also isn’t very different from an under-tube mount as far as linkages. Just curious.

    • Francis Cebedo says:

      >Can someone expand on why the Pronghorn top-mounted shock idea is deemdd bad?

      When you crash, it might slice your bojangles.

    • Joey T says:

      M-it’s a fantastic idea and it’s similar in concept/theory as Liteville’s 301.

      However this Don guy who’s now posting most the MTBR posts is some kid who doesn’t know bikes obviously when you read his posts. Awful insights at best. Being us back the old MTBR!

      • Mtbr says:

        Joey, Thanks for your kind words–they make me feel young again. There’s many bike designs that work just like the Pronghorn, except they put the shock underneath the top tube because it looks cleaner, can be done with less material and makes cable routing much easier. Pronghorn is a stunt conducted simply for shock value with no discernible advantage–which sounds like it should be right up your alley. Enjoy the ride. – Don

  • ChrisI says:

    Talk about grabbing a pic at the perfect moment. Last pic. Even women can’t resist grabbing tits.

  • M says:

    If you crush your nethers on top tube or shock, I’m not sure there’s much difference. If crushing your nuts was a concern, then no bikes should have top tubes.

    I’m genuinely curious if there’s a major design flaw I’m not seeing. Only thing I can come up with as a possible drawback is raising the center of gravity.

  • Francis Cebedo says:

    >>If you crush your nethers on top tube or shock…

    Not crush… SLICE! And look at that lever ready to harm your privates. The awesome reservoir shocks become non-options too. It’s just bad design ergonomics and that’s why it hasn’t taken off.

  • M says:

    Fair enough. I see your point, especially the reservoir shock bit, but I’m not sure I fully agree there’s a huge level of danger from that placement. If you’re in a position to wack your sack on the tube/shock that close to the seattube, you’re also getting the point of the seat in the back at the same time, and I think that’d be an odd occurrence. Still, were it to occur, I guess I wouldn’t want the ProPedal injection in addition.

  • Cranky Old Man says:

    If I remember correctly…someone tried this out a couple years ago like Pronghorn’s design. The shock heats up with the more it has to work. When that happens and skin touches it(a la legs inadvertently touching on the sides) then it sizzles and burns. Air shocks have oil in them and when that oil has to work repeatedly then it heats up. Not hard to figure out the rest. Well, unless you want to be branded I suppose.

  • vik says:

    Girl behind fatbike wheel FTW! 😉

  • M says:

    @Cranky Old Man… THAT is the kind of response I was fishing for. Hadn’t thought about heat as a possible issue. Never noticed my shock getting hot to the touch, but it seems possible, and if so, that’s not a good thing! I’m going to investigate on my own ride.

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Eurobike: Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt 799 MSL


Rocky Mountain’s Thunderbolt 799 MSL an electrifying XC rig with a shocking price tag.

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  • Tony Coombes says:

    Have loved rocky since the first one I laid eyes on in 1989,I have a element 70msl, but with prices like this !who are they catering for !! Deffinetly not your true mountain biker that’s sad . Will look elsewhere for next bike 🙁

  • DPB says:

    Stupid… okay so RM are doing one-upmanship over the completion. Price the bike out and buy quality parts on line and you get the same bike but at a lower price. For $11,500 that would get you a great down payment on a house or a new car. MTBR and other MTB media should be critical of this gross over pricing. In fact, there should a Federal investigation into price rigging.

  • Pegleg says:

    The article reveals why they have a $11,500 bike… compared to that, the $5,700 is “more earthly priced.” That’s right, a $5,700 bike is a bargain now.

    • Brooks says:

      That’s exactly what they’re doing. They don’t expect people to actually buy this model. They want you to ooh and ahh it on the showroom floor, then look over at the “earthly priced” bikes and think that you are getting a good deal because they’re only half the price.

  • ArtV says:

    MSRP on a Kawasaki 2015 KV 450 F motocross bike is $8699. Admittedly it is a bit heavier but still…….

    • DPB says:

      At least you don’t have to pedal and the savings would keep you in gas for awhile….!!

      The cost of the see bikes is getting beyond the reach or justification for most riders. I earn more that $100k a year and I find it out of my price range. I have been riding since 1988 and in the last few year the cost of new bikes has rocketed. Look at the RM 750 msl. It’s components aren’t great for the cost and the rear triangle is aluminum. I shall look on line for a deal….

  • mj says:

    The reality is, components are driving these prices up, not frame. They are in line with all mfg making XTR builds. Shocks, gears, discs etc are insane. I love the bike, would buy it if I could justify it (can’t). But I’ve been on top of the box multiple times for cheaper…on my R6!!! Yeah, my motorcycle. So yeah, I understand people’s gripes, but, ya wanna play, ya gotta pay!

  • MonkeyHammer says:

    The funniest part about the whole article is that the author refers to $5800 and $4700 bikes as being reasonably priced (earthly). Hilarious. I can pay my mortgage with taxes and insurance for a whole year for $5800. Time to get a life folks.

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Eurobike: Bell Full Flex and Reflex multi-impact skate-style helmets


Bell’s new Reflex and Full Flex skate-style lids flex and rebound for true multi-impact protection, comfort.

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Eurobike: 2015 FOX 36 TALAS suspension fork


FOX’s 36 TALAS fork makes an appearance in suspension-makers’ busy booth.

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Eurobike: Shimano adds mounts, accessories to Sport Camera line


Shimano adds mounts and accessories to growing POV Sport Camera line.

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Eurobike: PRO Tharis XC handlebar, stem and seatpost accomodate Shimano Di2


PRO’s new Tharsis XC cockpit cleverly made to integrate Shimano Di2 wiring.

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Eurobike: 2015 GT Sensor X Pro


GT came ready to play in 2015 with its new, smartly spec’d, high-value Sensor X Pro.

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  • John Degnan says:

    Dangit GT. If this bike would have come out initially, I would have bought one. Anecdotally, I don’t think I’m the only one who would rather spend money on a proper kit than on a carbon frame.


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