Wednesday Randoms - Eurobike 2012

Aug 29, 2012
by Matt Wragg  
The main show started today in Germany and we took to the halls to find some of the best product on display.

Morewood Jabula.

Frame details on Morewood Jabula.

This is definitely one of the highlights of today - Morewood's brand new Jabula 170mm bike. Using Dave Weagle's Split Pivot suspension system, its clean lines and exquisite detailing make for a stunning bike.


Shock details on Morewood Jabula.

Split pivot on Morewood Jabula.

Here are some more close-ups of the suspension. The big news is the concentric main pivot at the base of the shock, it's the the Iron Horse Sunday, used. It means they can mount the shock with less material, saving weight and the force from the shock all goes directly down into the frame and isn't deflect at different angles. To accommodate this they had to modify the shape of the seattube to fit around the shock.


Acros SL pedal.

Acros has two new pedals on display, the first was this, the SL, weighing in at 344g for the pair with a chromo axle.


Acros SL ti pedal.

Then there is it's bigger brother, the SL ti, the titanium axle shaves the weight down to just 286g for the pair (although the fake scales disagree with the catalogue information).


Reset Racing Air Port Pro.

Reset Racing had this cool little gadget on display - the Air Port Pro. It screws on to the end of your shock pump to save you losing air when you take the pump off the valve.


Reset Racing pedal 3.

Reset also had this, the simply named Pedal 3. It is definitely the most intricate pedal we've seen on display so far and the ti axle version weights 308g.


Reset Racing carbon pedal 2.

This is the Pedal 3's little brother, the Pedal 2. The regular Pedal 2 is only 288g, although they wouldn't tell us just how much lighter this carbon version was. Admittedly you probably wouldn't want to try smashing down a World Cup downhill track on these but the old school/new school combo of purple anodising and carbon kinda did it for us.


Genesis Grapil.

Gensis' first full suspension bike, the Grapil, looks like a fun little trail weapon. With relaxed angles, 120mm travel out back and 140mm up front, this looks like the perfect thing for ripping around UK trail centres on.


Khalen Young s custom Troy Lee D3.

Khalen Young s custom D3 details.

If you follow BMX racing, you'll appreciate how cool this is: Khalen Young's custom Troy Lee D3 that he wore to compete in the London Olympics this summer. It's even got the scuff marks on it from where smashed himself into the ground still on it.


Troy Lee SE Pro gear.

Troy Lee SE Pro Gear details.

Troy Lee were also showing off a replica of the kit Khalen usually races in, the SE Pro gear. Where it's different to a lot of their kit is that this is designed for bikes so, for example, it doesn't have the leather reinforcement on the knees.


Troy Lee Ruckus short.

Troy Lee Ruckus short details.

New for 2013 from Troy Lee will also be these Ruckus shorts, which are aiming to be a well-priced trail short that comes with a good quality liner.


Troy Lee SE Pro Glove.

These SE Pro Gloves are focused on feel, there is no protection here as it would restrict the movement. On the palm is super supple Pittards Flex leather for the best feedback.


DT Swiss X313 shock.

DT had this very sexy X313 shock on display. Sure, it's bit XC for our tastes, but how nice is the carbon fibre outer? it also only weighs a feather-light 149g.


Tyler and the SDG Shuby surf board.

SDG saddles.

SDG Specialized World Champs saddle.

SDG have gone big on colour for next year, livening their range up with the Shibuya, Anthem and Matrix colour schemes. The Shibuya is the neon colours, based on a fashionable district of Tokyo (and they got the surf board custom-painted to match), the Anthem is the patriotic stars and stripes affair and the Matrix (not pictured here) is a more subdued black and white pattern. Their circuit saddles have had some tweaks following feedback from top enduro racer, Remy Absalon. At the bottom is their World Champs edition for Specialized.


Straitline Amp stem.

Straitline premiered their new Amp stem. We don't have many more details about it right now, but it's definitely light and definitely very green.




100 Comments

  • + 28
 eurobike looks pretty cool . . . . . . . .
  • + 1
 Wow, an actual first comment that didn't have any responses.
  • - 1
 not anymore Razz
  • + 11
 I have had a soft spot for morewood since having a Shova lt but somehow that split pivot morewood looks less morewoody. Anyone?
  • + 1
 Yep !
  • + 1
 Moresoftwood?
  • + 0
 Lesswood? Morewood lite?
  • + 0
 Split-More-Pivot-Wood Wink
  • - 2
 MoreTREKwood ;D
  • + 1
 Weaglewood
  • + 1
 The Jabula might not be like a traditional Morewood, but it is a great bike. Got mine 2 weeks ago and I just love her.
  • + 8
 The Morewood looks great but I loved their old straight lines, square tubes and single pivots. Now it looks like everything else
  • + 1
 That right there is exactly what I meant. Could be a spesh or a Norco or even a trek at a distance with a squint
  • + 8
 that shock pump part is trying to solve a problem thats doesnt exist
  • + 0
 Even my low grade shock pump has a feature to make sure you do not loose pressure.
You are absolutely right good sir Smile

But my calves shivered, when i saw the pdeal
  • + 3
 @deadatbirth

^^ agree

unless I have really missed something in all these years riding and working on MTB suspension, the air you "lose" when you disconnect the shock pump from your fork or shock is just the air in the hose of the pump, about 4 psi is reported?

Surely, when you unscrew the shock pump's screw fitting from your fork or shock, the spring in the schraeder valve immediately locks up, stopping air being lost from the shock or fork...all you hear is the hose emptying into the atmosphere
  • + 1
 the design spec is to have the valve needle return to close the shock before air pressure can be lost thru the treads, but i'm sure some one will buy it
  • + 7
 Oee the spiky pedals are just nasty sick! Smile
  • + 7
 really liking the new stuff from SDG
  • + 4
 Nice pedals. Too bad the're 500 euros! You could buy a bike for that money,
  • + 4
 Is dave weagle like the steve jobs of the suspension world, seem like love or hate his handy work. No middle ground?
  • + 3
 Reset components seem confused. Their pedals look horrendous and you only lose air when you put a pump ON a valve - not remove it. That's why it's called a valve.
  • + 1
 Exactly. That hiss is the initial charge. I wonder how many they will sell.
  • + 1
 yea, that was the first thing i thought too! come on pinkbike, don't promote this, its about as useful as any of that infomercial crap on the telly. SLAPCHOP!
  • + 1
 That's not completely true about the valve. My shock pump, and the placement of my shock make removing the pump quite a fiddly process, and sometimes that initial hiss is more of a long slow hiss which is the shock losing air. I know in an ideal world you're correct, but not all pumps and bikes are created equal. Though to be fair, I would be inclined to buy a better pump before buying a gadget to make my crap pump better.
  • + 1
 Unless you've got an incredibly bad shock pump (as in not-fit-for-purpose bad) then you don't lose air from the shock- the valve is closed when the pump's still on the shock, and then when you disconnect the shock you hear a hiss- which isn't from the shock at all, it's from the pump, as it's still at the same pressure as the shock!

The Reset gadget is to extract money from fools, it's a pure scam Frown
  • + 1
 You will always get marginal air seepage as a standard schreader has a short period before it is completly shut where air can escape this is because it uses a rod which is pushed in to release the preasurised air. If you dont remove the connector promptly the pin which forces the valve open will remain engaged with the valve for a time leaving it ever so slightly open, then there is the posibility of escaping air. Not much, but if your a total mong you might manage to lose a bit fiddling to get the connector off.
  • + 1
 A proper shock pump closes the valve before you remove the pump- so it doesn't matter how cackhanded you are. They don't all do this, but the solution to that is to not buy the rubbish ones Wink
  • + 1
 "Disconnect the pump by unthreading the chuck. The sound of air loss is from the pump hose, not the fork."

That's what step 5 says in Fox's manual on how to use the high pressure pumps found here: www.foxracingshox.com/fox_tech_center/owners_manuals/07/eng/using_the_fox_high_pressure_pump.htm

So there ya go Smile
  • + 1
 I know what your all saying but slowy screw your shock pump on and off your bike tyre and see what happens when you start to hear the little hiss stop turning, the hiss will continue until the connector is fully disengaged. There is always a tiny amount of loss its just the nature of the valve
  • + 1
 I'm curious to know what brand of shock pump those people who are saying it can't happen are using, i'm telling you without any doubt that it can happen, so I obviously need to get the same pump you have. Thanks
  • + 1
 Agreed. To be fair it would be very difficult to lose a vast quantity of air. I think the theory is that the seals on the connector remain in action until the schreader valve is fully disengaged. I for one am pretty sure that on my six year old rockshox pump those seals are way beyond that so unscrew quickly for limited loss. Just have to deal with it or buy a new pump
  • + 1
 nzstormer- no decent shock pump, in good condition, operated right, should lose any (or in fact, can lose any)

Personally I use Beto pumps, because they're pretty durable and accurate, and dirt cheap Wink (cheaper than this damn-fool scammer adaptor in fact). But the other pumps I've used all operate on the same 2-stage principle, the valve is completely closed before you remove the pump.
  • + 2
 I don't read every race result and trail report on PB, but I definitely don't miss a trade show post. Thank you and keep 'em comin'.
  • + 4
 Those tld shorts are hideous.
  • + 1
 how so? I have the Skyline for AM riding, they're great quality and very comfy. no doubt the Ruckus will be ideal for AM/trail riding, just a slightly longer length than the Skyline by looks of it. good product......what's to hate about it?
  • + 4
 probably colour..guess orange isn't his thing
  • + 3
 who knows. they come in other colours...who'd have thought it
  • + 1
 they should come in shit colour for winter riding, just my thought anyway
  • + 3
 hubbz is right, I don't like the colour. The shorts aren't bad, but in that colour, hideous. So don't be offended gnarbar, unless you have orange shorts, then you can be offended, because I don't like your shorts...
  • + 1
 that helmet is pretty bad to in that colour only thing worse than the midnight helmet (midnight not pinstripe for confused ppl)
  • + 2
 The new slx crank on the Genesis bike looks pretty sweet! Love the 2013 Tld stuff that is by the way fully released on their website since yesterday.
  • + 3
 I need that Morewood. Bad. *lust*.....LOVE!!!
  • + 1
 Haha I have mine already
  • + 1
 I'm still waiting for the first pictures of the new Transition Covert 29 and refreshed Bandit29
  • + 1
 I'd much rather see a 650B version of the Covert than a 29er, 29" just seems like overkill on that kinda bike to me
  • + 1
 No doubt that will be in work - Eurobike 2013 perhaps
  • + 1
 I love the simple and effective look of that Genesis, I wish we had them in the US
  • + 1
 I'm with you on that one. LOVE the "mismatched" travel idea as well. Exactly what Ragley was supposed to come out with in their 10-4 that never surfaced. Plus Ragley's sus design was very "complicated" when compared to the Grapil's. Looks like Genesis designs their stuff to be purposeful rather than a fancy schmancy work of art. I may try to nab one of these from the UK

.Genesis Bikes designer Dominic Thomas in an interview:

What design inspirations have gone into the 2012 line-up?
"We concentrated on the same basic design principles that have always been key to Genesis and that is to create bikes that are functional and let the function be the main focus of the design, keep them as utilitarian as possible and to avoid trends like the plague. A bike shouldn’t be a ‘statement’ and risk going out of fashion in two minutes. Primarily it’s a tool, whether for commuting, touring, racing, exploring the woods, or just getting lost on."

Nice look at the frame proto on their site as well.
www.genesisbikes.co.uk/bikes/prototypes/full-sus-prototype/full-sus-prototype
  • + 2
 That TLD helmet has the best design I've ever seen!
  • + 1
 It's probably the most subdued TLD design I've seen - they are usually very 'busy'.
  • + 1
 It's all magic! Like how they got those bikes to stand on their own for the photo shoot!
  • + 1
 the green pedals look likes sexy i want ! But more expensive ! www.reset-racing.de/reset/pedal_index_1.htm
  • + 1
 I'd get those flouro yello TLD gloves just so cars could see me signal my turns.
  • + 2
 Every time I look at these articles I get more and more jealous.
  • + 1
 mmmmm morewood! haha that thing looks awesome! would like some more info please!
  • + 1
 god those pedal 3's look like theyd leave some nasty shin scarring..sweet pedles tho
  • + 1
 They look more like thumb tacks then pins
  • + 1
 well if they werent $600 for the Ti spindle version id buy em and shave the pins. but then again i really cant see slipping off of these in the first place now that i give it some thought
  • + 1
 Yeah that's true. You'd also have to pick up a crowbar cuz your shoes would be stuck to em
  • + 1
 just leave em on there for next time Wink
  • + 1
 too many bolts holding them together for starters. or maybe their idea is to offer (sell) replacement parts for their pedals?
  • + 1
 maybe it was with the intent to make them customizable like the crank bros 50/50 pedels
  • + 1
 Looks like they have made another 50/50 , too many bolts to come loose , it will probably fall apart like a clowns car.
  • + 1
 considoring its a $600 pedal im sure they figured out a way for the bolts to not come loose.
  • + 1
 You assume that high price means high quality . I'll stick my neck out here and say that these pedals WILL let people down , look at every others flat pedal that has been made out of several parts , pain in the arse.
  • + 1
 well maybe this one is the winner..im not assuming that the high price means there fail-proof, but 90% of the time you get what you pay for. plus im sure there was a lot of testing done before these hit the market. id give em a try one day if i ever felt like buying pedles that are worth almost as much as my frame,
  • + 1
 Yeah for that price they should spin for you...
  • + 1
 Patiently waiting for Maxxis content...
  • + 1
 those pedals look sick, moorewood is more fire bun
  • + 1
 499.00 euros for those pedals wtf .
  • + 1
 so hold on, the jabula is actually a link activated single pivot?
  • + 1
 Yes
  • + 1
 some interesting marketing techniques going on there...
  • - 2
 The Morewood - "Using Dave Weagle's Split Pivot suspension system" Er...Whose suspension system ? ... If I'm not mistaken it could have been ripped off any of the Mondrakers !
  • + 1
 A lot of bike companies will use the same looking suspension systems because there the ones that work well , they will have minute differences all over the linkage though which could make huge differences in the way the suspension reacts.
  • + 1
 Trek, Bergamont, etc.
  • + 2
 Don't take things on face value!
  • + 1
 most people assume trek developed abp before weagle developed split pivot. simply not true. trek simply has deep pockets and got their product to market quicker. proof is in the patents.
  • + 1
 green pedal vs shins... then again your not exactly gunna slip a pedal
  • + 1
 can someone get a pic of the new Teva Pivot clipless shoes please? thanks.
  • + 1
 here you go, a URL (don't know how to post a link):

www.bikerumor.com/2012/08/29/teva-teases-prototype-clipless-shoe-the-pivot
  • + 1
 yeah, but that's still the computer generated drawing. thanks though.
  • + 4
 My bad. What do I know, I ride flats.
  • + 1
 yeah, I keep flats on my trek scratch for most purposes, but if i'm going to be on some sustained climbs, i go clipless. Not many good clipless shoe options for all mountain.
  • + 1
 lots of yummy bling! now where do i go to buy these? all of these!
  • + 1
 ill have one Gensis' plz :-) looks super sweet
  • + 1
 hey pb, any possible pics of some Last bikes as well?
  • + 1
 i thought amp wa dj
  • + 1
 SDG pile remover.
  • + 0
 Gee morewood, make your bike exactly like the dixon why don't you......
  • + 0
 Looks just like a Trek Remedy to.
  • + 4
 Well, DW *did* help design both the Dixon and the Jabula.
  • + 1
 devinci, morewood, and bh pay DW for the spit pivot design. no one copied the other, DW worked with each of them. and i'm sure he was paid well for it, as he should be. and split pivot is absolutely NOT a copy of ABP.
  • + 1
 That TLD lid 3333333
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