Bikes and Tech
Photo: Dan Cavallari |

Eurobike gallery: New, cool, weird, wonderful

Dan Cavallari found a host of new products at Eurobike, ranging from high-tech gadgets to snazzy kits.
There is a lot going on here. It’s best not to ask why. Photo: Dan Cavallari |
Sigma Rox 12.0 Sport
Sigma’s entry into the GPS head unit game finds itself on Team Sunweb bikes at the Tour de France. It also won a Eurobike award for its plethora of features at an affordable price. Photo: Dan Cavallari |
Stages expands
Stages now has some new additions to its head unit lineup. From L-R: the L50 ($349), M50 ($249), and an updated version of the L10 ($149). The two new models feature all of the same metrics as the original L10 but with a full color EverBrite screen and navigation. Photo: Dan Cavallari |
Stages L50
The L50 is the largest option. The EverBrite screen lives up to its name and offers crystal-clear colors. The L50 and M50 will be in shops on October 1. Photo: Dan Cavallari |
Giro Republic Shorts
These stylish commuter shorts from Giro feature performance fabrics with a healthy dose of cotton for a comfortable feel against the skin and some stretch. Photo: Dan Cavallari |
Giro Republic Shorts
They’re intended for commuting, but they’d certainly be appropriate for daily use. Photo: Dan Cavallari |
Giro Seyen
The Giro Seyen is identical to the Giro Syntax, but it features colorways for women. Photo: Dan Cavallari |
E-bikes, now sleek
Wilier showed off a prototype eRoad concept bike that lightens the load. The battery appears to mount in a bottle cage, thereby keeping the frame of the bike thin, small, and light. Photo: Dan Cavallari |
Tommasini throwback
Plenty of brands proudly displayed lugged steel throwbacks, like this one from Tommasini. Photo: Dan Cavallari |
The Tecno stays true to old-school bike construction with a 1-inch headset. Photo: Dan Cavallari |
Lazer Century
Lazer had a dedicated dark booth to show off its newest offering, the Century. Photo: Dan Cavallari |
Lazer Century
Once inside the booth, you’ll see what makes it special: an integrated light in the rear of the helmet. Photo: Dan Cavallari |
Pearl Izumi PI Black
The PI Black jersey beads water on its surface to keep you dry. This is the first time Pearl Izumi is using its PI Dry fabric on a summer weight piece. Photo: Dan Cavallari |
Pearl Izumi colors
Pearl also launched an entirely new series of colors and designs, all of which are updated and, frankly, quite attractive. Photo: Dan Cavallari |
Blue and paisley
A close up of the design on the navy blue men’s shorts. Photo: Dan Cavallari |
Pearl Women's
Many of the women’s designs were even cooler than the men’s. This particular design features dandelion seeds flowing in the wind. Photo: Dan Cavallari |
Dandelions in flight
The navy shorts feature the same dandelion pattern. Photo: Dan Cavallari |
CeramicSpeed award winner
CeramicSpeed’s DrivEn drivetrain took home a Eurobike award. Photo: Dan Cavallari |
CeramicSpeed award winner
It’s something entirely new indeed: the shaft-drive turns sealed bearings, which interact with aluminum cogs in the front and rear. Photo: Dan Cavallari |
CeramicSpeed award winner
CeramicSpeed says the drivetrain dramatically reduces drivetrain friction by reducing the number of moving parts and eliminating points of friction. Photo: Dan Cavallari |
Bikepacking: top trend
It seems there were bikepacking bags around every corner at Eurobike. Birzman gets in the game with this attractive setup. Photo: Dan Cavallari |
Evoc gets an award too
Another Eurobike award winner, Evoc released its Neo with Airshield back protector. The Airshield absorbs shocks and also allows for increased ventilation. Photo: Dan Cavallari |
Pinky McFlash
Muc-Off likes pink. Here is a bike with lots of pink. Photo: Dan Cavallari |
Oakley's shade stowage
The DRT5 from Oakley is all about the trails, and Oakley certainly kept its optics roots in mind. It features pretty stout sunglass stowage to keep them in place and out of the way when you don’t need them. Photo: Dan Cavallari |
Oakley DRT5
The new offering nudges its way into the trail/enduro category. Photo: Dan Cavallari |
Oakley waterproof jacket
The waterproof cycling jacket features a race fit for rainy training days and early morning starts. Photo: Dan Cavallari |
There are plenty of metrics in cycling to give you a sense of how fast you can go. The Aeropod gives you one more: live coefficient of drag, or CDA. For $499, you can get your CDA delivered to your head unit in real time to see how much drag you’re producing in different body positions and riding conditions. Photo: Dan Cavallari |
Catlike Heritage shoes
Catlike’s Heritage shoes take advantage of Nubuck leather to create a comfortable and attractive shoe. Photo: Dan Cavallari |
Catlike Kilauea
Catlike also offers a new aero helmet that places an emphasis on venting. This version did not have MIPS, but Catlike will offer a MIPS version in the near future. Photo: Dan Cavallari |
Is this the lightest shoe in the world? Biomac says so. At 150 grams per shoe (size 11), it certainly is feathery. A representative was quick to clarify, however, that there certainly can be lighter custom shoes out there. But this is the lightest production shoe you can get. Photo: Dan Cavallari |
Gravel groove
Look gets into the gravel game with this behind-the-glass 765 Gravel RS. Photo: Dan Cavallari |
Look 765 Gravel RS
The bike is sleek and features a pretty cool paint job. The cable routing goes right into the down tube for a neat and clean look. Photo: Dan Cavallari |
Look 765 Gravel RS
There’s plenty of clearance for big tires too. Photo: Dan Cavallari |
E-bike gravel?
E-bikes are everywhere at Eurobike. The debate rages: are E-MTBs the future? What about E-road bikes? Not many folks were talking about e-gravel … until now. Photo: Dan Cavallari |
Scott throwback
Scott Sports had plenty of shiny carbon bikes to show off, but it was its wall of classic mountain bikes that stole the show. Photo: Dan Cavallari |
Voodoo back in the game
Voodoo Bikes arrives once again into the bike world with a wide array of modern models. The Viento is Voodoo’s foray into gravel. The frame is full carbon. Photo: Dan Cavallari |
Voodoo Viento
Sleek cable routing and tube shapes make the Viento a looker. Photo: Dan Cavallari |
Voodoo Viento
Quirky graphics. Photo: Dan Cavallari |
Voodoo Zobop E
It’s clear that e-bikes are the top trend of 2018. Voodoo has its own version with the Zobop E. Photo: Dan Cavallari |
Giro Aether
And now for something completely different: Giro’s Aether redefines what MIPS can do. There are two separate EPS shells that are connected with MIPS components to allow the shells to rotate independently. Photo: Dan Cavallari |
Giro Aether
Here are the shells lined up straight … Photo: Dan Cavallari |
Giro Aether
… And here they are pivoted away from each other. The movement is intended to counteract rotational forces in the first milliseconds of a crash, thereby supposedly reducing impact to the brain. Photo: Dan Cavallari |
Zwift for Android
Zwift showed off some new courses and some updated capabilities. You can now Zwift on your Android device. Photo: Dan Cavallari |
3T Strada Due
The original Strada capitalized on the increased aerodynamic advantages and lighter weight of a 1X drivetrain. But many riders just aren’t ready for 1X, so Strada now offers the Due so you can run a front derailleur and 2X drivetrain. Photo: Dan Cavallari |
3T Strada Due
Go ahead, run two. Photo: Dan Cavallari |
Bickerton Portables
In the running for the most British name at Eurobike, Bickerton bikes makes some snazzy folding rigs for your commute or travels. Photo: Dan Cavallari |
Ferrand-Prevot's Canyon
SRAM showed off Pauline Ferrand-Prevot’s race rig in its booth to showcase SRAM eTap and Zipp wheels. Photo: Dan Cavallari |
Nino Schurter's Scott
SRAM had plenty of pro rigs to show off, in fact. Here’s a custom Scott for Nino Schurter, fully equipped with SRAM Eagle. Photo: Dan Cavallari |
Nino Schurter
Lots of clever details adorn Schurter’s bike, including this neat caricature. Photo: Dan Cavallari |
Abbey Bike Tools chain tool
Talk about stout. This chain tool from Abbey Bike Tools is meant for professional use. It costs $175 and works on chains from 7-12 speeds. The chromoly spindle, lead screw, and mid plate are all coated with a low friction zirconium nitride Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) coating, similar to the Kashima coating on a Fox shock. It also works with Shimano and Campy chains. It’s available for preorder now, and Abbey hopes to ship orders in October. Photo: Dan Cavallari |
Abbey Bike Tools Chain Tool
It also works with Shimano and Campy chains. Photo: Dan Cavallari |
You dummy
Guess that pro face. Photo: Dan Cavallari |
Castelli Sky kit
Castelli showed off some Team Sky kit on a dummy created from Michal Kwiatkowski’s imaging. Photo: Dan Cavallari |