The Randoms to End All Randoms - Eurobike 2015

Aug 31, 2015
by Paul Aston  
Vaude Clothing
Vaude's new Uphill range offers some of, if not the lightest bags in the world. Vaude say that using silicone elastomer fabric taken from lightweight tents means they can save around half the weight of a normal bag. This one has a nine litre capacity and weighs 375 grams.

Focus Bikes
The new Focus Sam Carbon.

Dartmoor Bikes
Dartmoor's new Primal frame is an aggressive hardtail that should cost under 300 euros when it arrives early next year.

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A belt-driven kids bike from Early Rider.

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Wooly helmet hat from Rib Cap.

Onza Ibex - Visco GRP 40 compound
Onza have a new soft and slow GRP 40 rubber compound from Swiss brand Visco. The 40a durometer will be available on downhill (DHC) and enduro (EHC) casing tires.

Fabric cage-less water bottles
Fabric's cage-less water bottles should be in your local shop any day now, plus they have a larger 750ml version in the works.

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2016 Rotwild R.G1 downhill bike.

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Prologo silicone Mastery U grips.
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Prologo mountain bike saddle developed with Devinci team riders.

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500 euros to have the same perch as Contador.

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POC Tectal helmet with Recco mountain rescue system.

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This new POC Coron helmet can withstand multiple crashes before it needs replacing, and has a peak that releases itself upon impact.

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The Knolly Delirium returns for 2016, losing two pounds from the frame during it's absence.

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BOS have a new 3-way compression remote adjuster for their Kirk air shock. It fits close to the hand between the grips and seatpost lever. Use the thumb lever to make things stiffer and uses the side of your index finger to open things up.

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Somebody stole the cap which covers the end of the cable on the first day of the show!

Dakine saddle Design by Steffi Marth
Dakine athlete Steffi Marth has a signature SDG saddle to match her 2016 riding kit.

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Swiss wheel manufacturer EDCO enters the MTB market with a four-way cross spoke pattern, which is said to give extra lateral stiffness but allow more vertical shock absorption.

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Funky raw Cube carbon

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Go-Pro stem cap mount from SixPack. The two way cnc chunk can be flipped to hide the mount, and is supplied with a tool to sink the star nut way down the steerer tube.

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Funky raw rim carbon.

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Liteville H-3 All Mountain

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Cube Stereo 140mm Plus.

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Get back to work! it's only 3pm on day one

Bodensee Beer Carrier
Bodensee Beer Carrier

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...and again.
...and that's it for my Eurobike coverage this year.



MENTIONS: @KNOLLYBIKES, @WhateverPhoto


82 Comments

  • + 65
 Liking the fresh look of the Poc show helmet
  • + 8
 It doesn't seem to have many vents
  • + 6
 Bonus is if you ever got to the end of a Summer ride alive in that helmet, you'd be able to boil eggs on your head...
  • + 3
 They never seem to have enough vents but I haven't heard about an owner complaining about airflow. They prolly have one of them fancy micro fans that mascots have inside their heads... or something
  • + 14
 Just ride here in Sweden. It never gets warm.
  • + 3
 i have 4 poc helmets and have liked them, the venting is good in my option, specialy the one front of your mouth on the cortex flow helmet.
  • + 2
 Did they change the retention system from the one on the Trabec? First helmet I had where if my pack was the slightest bit loose it would completely loosen the retention system.
  • + 2
 Did that honestly say 500 euros for a seat?
  • + 26
 The POC Tectal with Recco should be actually called "Recctal" (sorry for the 14-y/o style comment, I couldn't help it)!
  • + 6
 The Recco mountain rescue system is actually a dog named Recco that drags your carcass back down the mountain.
  • + 21
 cant believe PB never mentioned anything about Marzocchi who had a stand at show
  • + 9
 The Marzocchi stand is part of the way down the "Final Fireworks Show - Eurobike 2015" article www.pinkbike.com/news/final-fireworks-show-eurobike-2015.html
  • + 4
 Pretty sure I saw a pic or two in some other article last week.
  • + 7
 I saw one photo and a sentence.
  • + 3
 thanks, I've seen it now, rubbish coverage though for a company with marzocchi's history in biking
  • + 2
 Vital has a bit better coverage. They had me fooled actually. There's a picture of the 380 evo which only shows up to the lower crown... I thought it was a 380 single crown for a few minutes!
  • + 1
 Try bikerumour for better coverage on this sort of info
  • + 18
 Hey guys come on, we need more coverage on that Knolly Delirium...
  • + 3
 All infos are already avalable on their site Wink
  • + 4
 Get in Line....I'm still waiting for a review of the Evil Following since March!
  • - 2
 Like the rest of the Knolly line-up, it looks wicked good, but I do hope they clean up the welds a bit...specifically at the seatube/shock mount/downtube junction. I'm guessing its just a bike show prototype.
  • + 1
 I'm confused by the 40 they show it with on the website... Also, I want to see the price point!
  • + 1
 I saw a German review of the new Delirium where they say it will be 2100 Euros, which is a bit less than 2400 USD. And yes, I'm also intersted in which fork it can accept. The first version was made for 150-180 mm fork, the second was for 160-180 mm but no dual crowns.
  • + 1
 The new version is 167mm. With a 180mm fork - 65 degrees. It is dual crown fork rated for those so inclined.
  • - 2
 i think the knolly suspension design is kinda ugly. and 8 pivots sounds like a lot of work
  • + 3
 Prepare thyself for a veritable avalanche of down votes!!! I mean damn man, it says 4X4!!! Think 33" tires, 6" lift and really expensive differentials. Who doesn't like that? Plus, its clearly better than the 2X2 designs out there.
  • + 1
 lets just agree to disagree
  • + 1
 I have 4 Knolly frames. Been riding them since 2007. NEVER had a bearing or pivot problem. They use INA bearings, which are very very good, and also very expensive. The extra linkage provides the ability to tune the shock and wheel rates independently, whereas with a single linkage you have to compromise...
  • + 1
 Endorphin - Trailbike
Delirium - Trail/Enduro/Freeride/DH-lite - had 2 forks and wheelsets - was my "one" bike - mostly ridden now by my son
Podium - Downhill

Delirium-T frame - was my "one" bike - a buddy was supposed to buy but backed out. Then 27.5 happened and the bottom dropped out....

...and that is how you acquire 4 Knollies...
  • + 4
 Again, wtf.....sweet baby jesus. KNOLLY spending money I do not have yet. My kid is paying her own way to school I guess. I like POC but I could never wear the Tectal, it would turn into the Rectal. And my friend are not that smart.
  • + 1
 Dude! That comment is gold! Had to interrupt the missus' Japanese drama to share that one. No instant noodles for me tonight. Seriously though, that Delirium is worth sacrificing a child's education for.
  • + 3
 Anybody else notice what's going on with the fork on the bike in the second to last picture? I want to say it's mounted backwards, but looking at the caliper location, I think it's actually intentional.
  • + 1
 It's the same thing as a trolley wheel, self centres when you're 'pedalling' using the hand cranks. Daft idea on a bike all the same though.
  • + 2
 First thought was that someone pounded too many Euro beers and ran into a wall on the way to get more Euro beers. Thanks for clarifying.
  • + 5
 That Liteville is gorgeous! I love their stuff, most thought out and logical frames on the market in my opinion.
  • + 1
 A 27.5+ hardtail with Fox 36 and no dropper post?? Then they call it "All Mountain" on top of that? That defies logic in my book.
  • + 1
 Some nice bikes and bits. (and some not so) As no one else has mentioned it, what's up with the lightweight bag made of tent fabric? If this material is so great at saving weight (and assumably strong) why is it only just being used?
  • + 4
 Nice, the Liteville hardtail is back, should be a lot of fun Too bad i just got a OnOne 456 to mess around
  • + 5
 How can you lose 2,2 kgs on a Frame?!
  • + 8
 probably just removed a linkage or two
  • + 10
 old2009.knollybikes.com/bikes/delirium_t the last one was 4.3 kg for just 165mm travel. the description there says "a frame perfectly suited to epic big mountain climbs leading to unknown descents" and "a climbing capable chain stay" my guess is that the weed is just that good in canada.
  • + 2
 I have that old Knolly Delirium T. That's not a bad climber considering that it's almost a park bike.
This frame is really massive and is made for tough canadian lumberjack, when you look at it it's easy to see where you can gain weight.
My complete "light" build on the Delirium T is heavier than my Knolly Podium with dual crown Big Grin
  • + 3
 @wuttupausten that would make it 2,1 kg....shouldnt it be more like 2,2 pounds, making it ~1kg lighter in more real 3,3 kg w/o shock?
  • + 3
 Slimfast.
  • + 1
 @BornToGo canadian maths, candian weed, i'm not sure what happened at knolly but your version sounds great
  • + 5
 Buy that Focus.. And take your Sam.. To the Hill?
  • + 1
 .. at first visit Uncle Sam Wink
  • + 4
 bring back the Panaracer Smoke tires in 27.5.... call em the 420's
  • + 3
 I thought Onza had perfected the soft slow compound with the white Porcupine?
  • + 1
 Should say "edco re-enters the MTB world". I have an edco 15mm thru axle rear hub that came on my 2001 Schwinn straight 8. Best hub I've ever owned.
  • + 1
 Ditto. Had one as well. Great hub.
  • + 1
 Actually nothing special this year. But eurobike is a kind of events where u must go at least once in your life just for fun.
  • + 4
 I just love knolly bikes
  • + 3
 dear focus...holy shit!
  • + 1
 hey fox, buy box! If you do you'll be able to really compete on all levels with sram!
  • + 1
 Hmmm didn't realize there was a market for a Recco Helmet. Where do you stash the shovel and probes?
  • + 3
 That Focus is on point!
  • + 0
 I don't know what it is with all that folks who looove the Knolly...that thing is still hideous!
  • + 1
 Ride one and the beauty becomes obviousSmile
  • + 1
 poc has just gone from ugly to straight up sick
  • + 1
 Nice to hit your mouth on that Gopro mount top cap!
  • + 3
 If your mouth is coming that close to your top cap, youre going to have issues regardless.
  • + 0
 That's right. But it looks just a little bit nastier than a normal top cap Smile

Not to mention that a bar or stem mounted Gopro is among the worst angles to film from.
  • + 1
 pointed back at the rider, as a second angle is pretty cool.
  • + 4
 Oh yeah, selfie movies; the new rage for 2016...

"look at me filming me!"
  • + 1
 ...second angle... think about any pro shot video you've ever seen, do they keep the action to just one camera? Heck, even claudio is always running at least a chesty & a helmet cam, & sometimes a bike mounted one as well. It's called Coverage, & you cut to it at different moments to break up the action in an edit. I've seen camera pointed back at rider a bunch of times in good edits. You just have to be rich enough to have multiple gopros...
  • - 2
 If you're rich enough you should have real cameras, not linebuffer crap.
  • + 1
 just rich enough, there's a world of difference between affording 3-4 go-pros & 3-4 high quality video cameras, & even people that own those still would rather strap a go-pro to a bike, not their several $1000 hardware.
  • + 0
 Since when a framebuffer handycam costs 1000s? What I meant is if you're serious enough to get multiple cams, you should get real cams instead - for little to no extra cost.
  • + 1
 & then have to figure how to mount them for on the bike shots? or you could just use an action cam like a Gopro for those shots, like pretty much everybody else does. & maybe you want more than one angle for POV, so maybe you buy more than one go-pro?
  • - 1
 What? So you're saying there weren't camera mounts around way before gopro "creators" were even in diapers. I can see you're not a pro (nor apparently ever used a camera before go pros came around), still doesn't meant you have to be that sucked into the hype.
  • + 2
 Right. you could use some other camera, & finagle a mount for it... or you could use a camera that already designed to be durable, affordable, compact, & has a universe of mounts already available. But that's all hype, & I must have been imagining all the pro stuff I've seen go-pros used for. Why, you should really teach a class for other pros on your "nopro" method, I bet you could make, $10-$15 bucks, easy.
  • - 1
 Right, finagle lol because like I said there's never been all sorts of camera mounts before, and every camera there's been around since virtually ever hasn't had a standard attachment point for them... but yeah I should teach a class or two - for a dollar... so that cash strapped pros could attend yawn
  • + 1
 that focus has some nice lines
  • + 2
 any Banshee news?
  • - 2
 Who gives a POC )))
  • + 0
 that knolly looks gnarly!
  • - 2
 The Rotwild is nice looking, pretty conservative for them.
  • + 0
 I've been saying POC wrong all this time...wtp
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