Eurobike: 11 awesome pro race-ridden booth bikes

Race-used bikes from Danny Hart, Peter Sagan, Nino Schurter and more

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Manufacturers love to show off the bikes of their sponsored riders fresh from the races, and Eurobike is a great excuse to do so. This gallery gives you a glimpse of some of the top pro’s race-used bikes that were on show at Messe Fredrischafen.

Hart Attack

Danny Hart’s Giant Glory 27.5 Prototype

If watching Danny Hart’s target=”_blank”>2011 world championship win doesn’t give you goose bumps you might just be dead. And though he’s yet to top a world podium since, the young rider from the UK is a serious contender for the rainbow stripes at this year’s championships in Norway next weekend. The 27.5-inch wheel Giant Glory he’ll be running is a direct descended of this proto Giant displayed at Eurobike.

Schuter's Scott Spark

Nino Schurter’s SCOTT Spark and Scale

Swiss rider Nino Schurter is hugely popular in Europe both because of his riding steeze and sheer speed.Three world championships and a pair of World Cup titles to his credit don’t hurt either. SCOTT spiffed up their trade show booth with one of the world championship-liveried Spark dual suspension bikes he uses for rougher courses. Schurter also runs SCOTT’s hardtail Scale when conditions allow, and we got a peek at one of those (below) when we stopped by SCOTT’s Fribourg, Switzerland office after the show.

SCOTT Scale

Sagan's Cannondale

Peter Sagan’s Cannondale SuperSix Evo

The custom paint job on Peter Sagan’s Cannondale SuperSix Evo is as colorful as its rider’s antics both on and off the bike. Though he’s known as a sprint powerhouse, the multi-talented Sagan has shown some true versatility the last couple seasons, winning races that belie such pigeonholes. His bike handing skills have also surfaced as another facet of his riding acumen, both on target=”_blank”>road bikes and target=”_blank”>mountain.

Tomac's Yeti C-26

John Tomac’s Yeti C-26

Sure, Yeti could have easily rolled out one of Jared Graves Enduro World Series winning rigs, but instead they decided to pay homage to their deep racing heritage, showing off vintage C-26 from the greatest mountain biker of all time, John Tomac. Kudos to Yeti for continuing to push the sport’s envelope forward while using its history for inspiration.

Markus Kaufmann's Centurian

Marcus Kaufmann’s Centurion

Neither Markus Kaufmann nor Centurion are household names when it comes to racers and bikes, but the German is a much feared in European ultra-distance events and has the 2013 and 2014 Transalp titles to prove it. Centurion once had a presence in the US (Dave Scott anyone?), but is a rare find these days.

Boomin' Bianci

Lars Boom’s Bianchi Infinito SL

With its inordinately wet weather, this year’s Tour de France was spring Classics-like than the actual Classics. And it all played to the advantage of Dutch strongman Lars Boom who powered away on this very Bianchi Infanito SL to take the victory on a wet and cobbled stage 5.

Jermome Clements' Cannondale Jekyll

Jerome Clementz’ Cannondale Jekyll

Sadly, Jerome Clementz’ Cannondale Jekyll stood immaculately clean in the Cannondale booth at Eurobike. Its spotlessness a byproduct of a season-ending crash that sidelined the defending Enduro World Series champion for most of the season. Here’s hoping we see Jerome’s bike dirty and tattered in Cannondale’s 2015 booth.

Guido Tschugg Ghost DH 9000

Guido Tschugg’s Ghost DH 9000

Euro pro downhiller Guido Tschugg’s Ghost DH 9000 highlighted a distributor’s booth at Eurobike. Ghost is one of many surprisingly large bike brands in Germany with a huge product line and deep race team presence.

Ramunas Navardauskas'_Cervelo

Ramunas Navardauskas’ Cervelo R5

Lithuanian rider Ramunas Navardauskas scored a stunning breakaway win on this bike on stage 19 of the 2014 Tour de France. Cervelo celebrated Navardauskas’ victory at Eurobike by displaying the bike and introducing a second-generation limited production RCA frameset that costs a whopping $10,000.

Leon's Bianchi Methanol SL

Hector Paez’s Bianchi Methanol SL

As much as we liked Columbian rider Hector Leonardo Paez Leon’s beautiful Methanol SL in Bianchi’s booth (above), the all celeste green 2015 version of the bike we saw at Demo Day (below) had us salivating.

2015 Bianchi Methanol SL

This article is part of Mtbr’s coverage of the 2014 Eurobike trade show in Freidrichschafen, Germany. For more from Eurobike CLICK HERE.


About the author: Don Palermini

Chicago-born Don Palermini became a cycling-based life-form in the sixth grade after completing a family road bike tour of his home state. Three years later he bought his first mountain bike to help mitigate the city's pothole-strewn streets, and began exploring the region's unpaved roads and trails. Those rides sparked a much larger journey which includes all manner of bike racing, commuting, on- and off-road bike advocacy, and a 20-plus-year marketing career in the cycling industry that landed him at his current gig with Santa Cruz bicycles. Now residing in the San Francisco Bay Area, his four favorite words in the English language are "breakfast served all day," together in that order.


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