may be over, but the coverage doesn't quit. We saw a lot of cool stuff while wandering the Zeppelin air hangers that the show is held within and inside you can see some of it! Inside you can see more of:
• Yeti team rider Aaron Gwin's personal 303DH
• Nicolai's insane Nucleon E2
• The Jagwire Quick-Fit hydraulic line fittings
• Onion's Italian DH bike
• 2011 The One from Canfield
• A prototype Lyric on Rene Wildhaber's Trek
• POC's Did glasses Read on...
Yeti had Aaron Gwin's personal Yeti 303DH out in the sun at Eurobike for all to drool over. Draped in traditional Yeti colors to celebrate their 25th anniversary, the bike was complete with team kit and looked scorchingly fast while sitting still in the booth. Hidden in the shadows is a single vertical rail and redesigned car that should keep everything running smoother for longer. The shock rate is controlled by the short black link, while the vertical rail looks after the wheel path. There will be a very limited number of these US made frames available, but you can have one as soon as you drop off $3800 USD at your local Yeti dealer.
These colors bring back some memories! As soon as I see the yellow and turquoise I think of a certain cowboy killing it with drop bars on his mountain bike, Mammoth speed runs with massive rings, a dead piranha, and a whole load of racing history. I want one!
Burly headtube detail on the 303DH.
Working on your brake's hydraulic lines and fittings can be intimidating, especially when only some lines and certain fittings work with the braking system on your bike. Jagwire is aiming to limit the amount of time that you'll spend mucking about with stock lines and connectors by introducing their HyFlow Quick-Fit kit. The idea is simple - use the Quick-Fit adapter to quickly and easily change or trim your hydraulic lines and then reinstall them without hassle. There are adapters to fit all of the common brake systems out there, and they will work with both 0 degree and banjo fittings as well. The amount of time that you'll save during the installation can be spent choosing which color you'd like your brake lines to be... you may need it because there are eleven to choose from!
Jagwire's Quick-Fit system ready to be installed. The anodized gold adapters are on the far right, with the remaining pieces required to attach the hose to either the caliper or master cylinder on the left.
Whether you are looking for some matching end caps or for something that jumps out from the rest of your bike, Jagwire should have you covered with their anodized aluminum caps. All of the above colors are available in both 4 and 5 mm sizes, as well as in either sealed or open options.
Possibly the highlight of the show for me was to put my grubby paws on this German speed machine. The Nicolai Nucleon E2 was every bit as impressive in person as I expected it to be, the attention to detail being over the top. I'm not sure how many frames Nicolai produces each year, but it looks like they spend an incredible amount of time on each one. This is their race DH bike with travel that can be set at 200 or 230 mm and go-fast geometry. In typical Nicolai fashion you can have it any pretty much any color that you can think of, as well as custom geometry if you like. The 14 speed gearbox may be a bit weighty, but it does sit at the best possible location for extra heft to be. Shifting can be done when coasting, pedaling backwards, and upside down.
An adjustable wheelbase lets you fine tune the handling and tension the chain. The rear cog, drive chain, and disc rotor all stay in place when you remove the hub from the swing arm - pretty cool!
Nicolai was also showing off these neat HammerSchmidt covers. Much like their bikes, there were enough color options on display to keep everyone happy.
While wandering the multiple halls of Eurobike desperately trying to find some refreshments we stumbled upon this interesting looking machine. The company is Onion and they come handmade out of Italy. They have XC hardtails and a sharp looking 4X machine in the booth, but their DH bike is what caught my eye. Check out the tubing shape! Onion also has made their own dual chamber air shock as well. Would love to get a few rides on one of these.
Canfield's new The One was working on its tan out in the sun. New curvy lines all around.
You may know them from their bike and snow protective line, but POC also do sunglasses as well. This sharp looking model is called the Did and comes in four different frame and lens colors.
Mavic had their Deemax wheels hanging up in both standard version and the lighter yellow Ultimate model pictured here.
A fully sealed UST rim makes for an easy tubeless set up.
This trick black Lyric was found on the front of all around shredder Rene Wildhaber's bike in the SRAM booth. This is the same slippery coating that is used on the BlackBox team rider's Boxxer forks that you have seen throughout the year on the World Cup circuit. Don't expect to be able to get it for yourself anytime soon unless you start beating Hill, Fairclough, or Wildhaber.
This cutaway was found in the X-Fusion booth and is their newest O2 air sprung rear shock. We have both Vector HLR and O2 shock on test, expect to read it soon.
Stay tuned for yet more Eurobike coverage!
You can be sure that no internet media could be found laying about here, these people must all work in print!