Yeti 303DH, Nicolai Nucleon E2, Canfield, and more from EuroBike 2010

Sep 14, 2010
by Karl Burkat  
EuroBike 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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.

You can be sure that no internet media could be found laying about here, these people must all work in print!
You can be sure that no internet media could be found laying about here, these people must all work in print!


Stay tuned for yet more Eurobike coverage!



48 Comments

  • 8 0
 wow bikes and parts look amazing
  • 3 0
 love that canfield soo much
  • 13 32
flag mtbtyrrell (Sep 14, 2010 at 15:15) (Below Threshold)
 rockshox need to ditch the black stanchions. however the HammerSchmidt cranks look amazing!
  • 19 1
 mate its not for looks, its that colour because of the type of coating which reduces friction. Function over fashion anyday.
  • 3 1
 "Don't expect to be able to get it for yourself anytime soon unless you start beating Hill, Fairclough, or Wildhaber."

Its a performance product, not a trend setter - I wouldn't complain if I were you; your next set of Boxxers, as stated above, will still have a lesser performing coating which looks a little 'cooler' - If thats what your into...
  • 9 6
 Andy-m, sometimes it is about the looks.
  • 2 1
 i see a love-hate, between norco's and canfield's bended tubing
  • 13 1
 Nicolai = Future
  • 3 0
 the yeti is looking so good
  • 3 0
 cikudh^ what abotu specalized and half of the other companies out there every one is doing the curved tubing now adays
  • 2 0
 mhm... I don't know how it reminds Norco, but one thing for sure front trinagle is damn SXtrailish, and its is not only curved tubes but a whole way it is made, where which tubes are used on that front triangle... it's not similar anymore: it's pretty plagiatish
  • 3 1
 Mark Boemont's bike looks amazing with those new boxers!!! if i spelled his name wrong...sue me
  • 7 0
 My Solicitor will be contacting you shortly mooseman414
  • 1 0
 aw sh*t Facepalm
  • 1 0
 That onion shock... rats, I thought I thought of it first. At least I can now wait for someone else to go through the engineering headaches. I was thinking of different diameter shafts that would work in the same way as different diameter pots on disc brakes and also telescopic shafts.

It makes fantastic sense: one for the stutters, one for the hits. You would just have to be careful that the 'stutter' chamber didn't blow through all its travel before the 'hits' chamber could take over.

All the 'no mid-stroke' problems etc of other shocks could be a thing of the past.
  • 2 0
 god damn, only one picture of the canfield bros. bike? that thing looks mint. those brtohers make good bikes. hoepfully a ride review is in the works.
  • 2 0
 Nicolai is one hell of a bike company. Its a small company but has more balls to try new stuff, then the big money stacking one's.. Props!
  • 1 0
 The Nicolai looks soooo awesome! I want one.... a friend has an Ion and it lokks sick, it drives sick and I want one, too... btw the Yeti I want, too! It´s such a f*cking nice frame in this colors!
  • 3 1
 that onion shock looks terrible
  • 4 0
 As with all suspension, it is what's on the inside that counts. But I'll admit that I have no idea what is going on in that big silver can.
  • 1 0
 I think the idea is one independant chamber for low speed compression/rebound and one for high. Thats just a guess though so dont hold me to it lol
  • 1 0
 ya its like so u can put less air in one side and more in another so the low pressure side takes little bumps and the high pressure side takes the big hits. pretty cool idea. I'd like to see a dual coil rear shock with that same idea,one coil for little stuff and one coil for big stuff.
  • 1 0
 I think there are springs you can get which are manufactured in such a way that one half has a lower ppsi rating than the other half.
  • 2 0
 I don't know how you guys but I feel that Nicolai is one big R&D department not a bike manufacturer. Looking at their stuff just gives me the impression that their HQ is neighbours to Island of Dr. Moreau...

Well good for us customers to see someone doing oddities only, but how do they finance that variety show? I don't know: big props to them though for making it happen!
  • 1 0
 Just look at their prices Wink Id love to try the Ion ST.
  • 2 0
 mah spaced, it is not so hard to set the price over 2000 quid on a bike that weighs a ton, has 364 shock mount combinations of which one works. How do you sell it - that's the challenge Big Grin


I love some of their solutions i.e. on the pic with this damper, connection top tube to seat tube: it's brilliant! I want that on my bike! So I can laugh at conformists as their bikes have just a simple weld there! 99,999999975% bike in the world look different there! I would be so special! I think I could start hang out with hipsters with that!
  • 1 0
 I kinda agree with you WAKI about the over the top amount of settings , but I do have respect for Nicolai for ditching the only thing , that in my opinion , has not evolved at the same rate as the rest of the MTB world , mechs Smile
  • 1 0
 I have no problems with mechs as long as gearbox frames weight 8kg without shock. Wink And for selling them - youd be suprised what bikes ppl are willing to buy. I was at the Munich bike expo and 3/4 of the bikes there were complete head scratchers Wink
  • 1 0
 Did guys showing this look like they own a fixie and play synth?
  • 1 0
 I dont mean hip stuff, I mean strange bike like contraptions - flat bikes where you sit 1m above the ground (unsteerable), 3 wheeled bikes, assisted pedaling dh bikes etc. The guys selling them look more like they came from a john hues movie about nerds.
  • 1 0
 Hi, there's a twin indipendent chambers double air pression, the first chamber work when sit on the bike under its own weight, the other when you ride
  • 3 0
 That Lyric looks sweet!
  • 3 0
 i want the Nucleon
  • 1 0
 I really hope Yeti makes a raw version of the new 303 by the end of the 2011 season.
  • 2 0
 real sick!
  • 2 0
 awesome!!!!!!!!!! Smile
  • 2 1
 wow.. sure wish I could go to Eurobike.
  • 1 0
 yeah interbike rules buddy!^^^ lol
  • 1 0
 Does anyone know how much a complete Nicolai Nucleon E2 weighs?
  • 1 0
 Frame only weights are listed on the Nicolai site. No number a for complete bike.
  • 2 0
 Amazing frame. I'd love to try one...
  • 2 0
 It's pointless listing a complete weight as everyones builds are different. They might run a boxxer wc and you might run a 40. With the gearbox, I think a light build is around 41 pounds. Pretty light considering the gearbox
  • 1 0
 not alot by the looks of it!
  • 1 0
 the welding at the seatpost on the onion frame just looks terrible..
  • 1 0
 Now RS LYRIC has the same coating that new RS BOXXER? But looks so good.
  • 1 0
 that 303 bike is mighty fine!
  • 1 0
 Roll on interbike tup
  • 1 0
 I F***ING LOVE YETI!

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