Eurobike Day 2: More wonderful, wacky, and weird

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For the rider just getting into mountain biking, Marin offers the new Hawk Hill, a $1500 full suspension rig with 120mm travel and aggressive geometry. U.S. builds will be 1x only.

For the rider just getting into mountain biking, Marin offers the new Hawk Hill, a $1500 full suspension rig with 120mm travel and aggressive geometry. U.S. builds will be 1x only.

The Marin Hawk Hill has a unique convertible dropout solution. The bike comes stock with an old school (and budget friendly) QR set-up, but by removing some spacers and an end cap it can be expanded to 142x12 thru-axle spacing.

The Marin Hawk Hill has a unique convertible dropout solution. The bike comes stock with an old school (and budget friendly) QR set-up, but by removing some spacers and an end cap it can be expanded to 142×12 thru-axle spacing.

The Rasta colored Marin Four Corners Elite gravel bike comes with a SRAM Rival 1x drivetrain with a 38t chainring up front, meaning it can climb just about anything. Price is $2200.

The Rasta colored Marin Four Corners Elite gravel bike comes with a SRAM Rival 1x drivetrain with a 38t chainring up front, meaning it can climb just about anything. Price is $2200.

For the past three years Marin had a pretty standard booth, explained marketing man Chris Holmes. This year they opted for something a little more Marin. Taking inspiration from a local haunt back in NorCal called Gestalt House, they had their German booth builder create a more open and inviting space highlighted by a faux bar. There’s nothing fake about all those bottles though. They’re all filled with beer brewed in Munich that was handed out and consumed Friday at Eurobike.

For the past three years Marin had a pretty standard booth, explained marketing man Chris Holmes. This year they opted for something a little more Marin. Taking inspiration from a local haunt back in NorCal called Gestalt House, they had their German booth builder create a more open and inviting space highlighted by a faux bar. There’s nothing fake about all those bottles though. They’re all filled with beer brewed in Munich that was handed out and consumed Friday at Eurobike.

Mag wheels, carbon frame, no dropper, hardtail design. It all adds up to… 39 pounds. It’s time for a recalibration.

Mag wheels, carbon frame, no dropper, hardtail design. It all adds up to… 39 pounds. It’s time for a recalibration.

Want to ride an e-bike but don’t want your pals to know about it? Then Vivax might be the answer you’re looking for. Using the same hidden-in-the-bottom bracket technology that created a furor at January’s cyclocross world championships, the company is now selling complete mountain bikes. Vroom, vroom.

Want to ride an e-bike but don’t want your pals to know about it? Then Vivax might be the answer you’re looking for. Using the same hidden-in-the-bottom bracket technology that created a furor at January’s cyclocross world championships, the company is now selling complete mountain bikes. Vroom, vroom.

Engage the Vivax motor and you’ll get a little internal boost for those pesky uphill sections.

Engage the Vivax motor and you’ll get a little internal boost for those pesky uphill sections.

We have certainly come a long way. But where exactly are we headed now?

We have certainly come a long way. But where exactly are we headed now?

The line between bicycle and electric motorcycle is getting more and more blurry… But hey, at least all you “speed commuters” will get to work on time.

The line between bicycle and electric motorcycle is getting more and more blurry… But hey, at least all you “speed commuters” will get to work on time.

Just like almost every bike maker, BMC is working on an e-mountain bike. This prototype has no name yet, nor is there a timetable for release. But judging by the clean finish, it cant be far off.

Just like almost every bike maker, BMC is working on an e-mountain bike. This prototype has no name yet, nor is there a timetable for release. But judging by the clean finish, it cant be far off.

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About the author: Jason Sumner

An avid cyclist, Jason Sumner has been writing about two-wheeled pursuits of all kinds since 1999. He’s covered the Olympics, Tour de France, MTB world champs, and dozens of other international cycling events. He also likes to throw himself into the fray, penning first-person accounts of cycling adventures all over the globe. Sumner has also done extensive gear testing and is the author of the cycling guide book "75 Classic Rides: Colorado." When not writing or riding, the native Coloradoan can be found enjoying life with his wife Lisa and kids Cora and Tommy in and around their home in the MTB Mecca of Crested Butte.


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