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Day 2 Randoms: Bespoked Show 2023

Oct 14, 2023 at 15:59
by TEBP  
The European Bike Project is one of our favorite Instagram accounts because the feed is constantly updated with everything from tiny manufacturers to inside looks at European manufacturing. During Bespoked 2023, Alex is tracking down the most interesting mountainbikes for you.

Bespoked 2023 - c by The European Bike Project
Bespoked 2023 is taking place in the Dresden International Airport building. Queueing travellers in the left background, amazing bikes on the right.

Bordure

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This titanium hardtail won the "Best Mountainbike" award at Bespoked 2023.

Pierre is a young frame builder from Epernay, France. His amazing titanium hardtail won the "Best Mountainbike" award at Bespoked (the mini Luke Skywalker is the trophy). Pierre did a great job building this extremely clean and fast looking bike.

With 3D printed dropouts, yoke, cranks and saddle rail clamps, this aggressively specced bike comes in at 8.8 kg (19.4 lbs). His new cranks weigh less than 600 g, including chainring and spindle.

Bespoked 2023 - c by The European Bike Project
Can we agree that this looks great?

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The 3d printed Ti cranks are a new project.

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Bespoked 2023 - c by The European Bike Project
Bespoked 2023 - c by The European Bike Project




Hulsroy Cycles

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"The Croc".

Mads from Hulsroy Cycles shared his booth with his mate Tijmen from Wit Slingers Bagworks. The green bikepacking rig "The Croc" is Tijmen's own bike. The paintjob was done by Andreas Carbel from Kopenhagen, it was inspired by the forest and foliage.

If you want your own ATB, Mads can fillet braze you one with full custom geometry. For this one, he chose Columbus Zona tubing and T45 for the wishbone seatstay.

The fishmouth transition right below the seat clamp and the smilie on the dropout are a really nice touch - if you enjoy such details, make sure to come to Bespoked next year!

Bespoked 2023 - c by The European Bike Project
A great paintjob by Carbel Colours.

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A new seat bag made by Wit Slingers.

Bespoked 2023 - c by The European Bike Project
Bespoked 2023 - c by The European Bike Project
The fishmouth transition right below the seat clamp and the smilie on the dropout are very nice details.


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The coolest kids bike at Bespoked 2023.

The coolest kids bike at the show was the bike Mads built for his four-year-old daughter. As you'd expect, it's packed with amazing details.

Mads did not only build the frame, but he also made the 105 mm cranks himself. The same goes for the dropouts, which he designed to be light to save some weight.

As his daughter likes to collect pinecones and other treasures on their rides, the frame bag has one semi-transparent side, so everyone can see what she's found.

Mads says that the three gears work great: The big sprocket is good for cycling up the hills around Aarhus (Denmark) and the small one is great to get to the kindergarten really quickly. He's a fan of Shimano brakes, as you can adjust them to work for small kids hands and the lever action is really light.

Bespoked 2023 - c by The European Bike Project
Bespoked 2023 - c by The European Bike Project
The self-made cranks look great. Three gears keep things simple and are enough to ride trails in Denmark.


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Bespoked 2023 - c by The European Bike Project
A Thomson stem is never a bad choice. The brakes are set up for small kids hands.


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The semi-transparent Wit Slingers bag lets everyone see the treasures Mads' daughter finds on their rides.

- Website Hulsroy Cycles: https://hulsroy.com/
- Instagram Hulsroy Cycles: @hulsroy

- Website Wit Slingers Bagworks: https://witslingers.com/
- Instagram Wit Slingers Bagworks: @witslingers

- Instagram Carbel Colours: @carbel.colours



Feride

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The Feride fully is a very clean looking bike.

With 125 mm rear travel and 130 mm in the front, a 66.5° head angle and 74° seat angle, the Feride fully is a super versatile bike.

Matthias, the founder of Elektrolyte and Feride designed it for himself and he's planning to offer it with full custom geometry.

Bespoked 2023 - c by The European Bike Project
Bespoked 2023 - c by The European Bike Project
Matthias plans to replace the 3D printed plug with a machined one.


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Bespoked 2023 - c by The European Bike Project
The cable for the rear derailleur runs through the yoke.






Bididu

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The Bididu "Ragnarök" frame doesn't have one straight tube.

Ante is a frame builder based in Luxembourg. As you can see, he has mastered the art of tube-bending - the heavy-metal-inspired "Ragnarök" frame doesn't have a single straight tube.

The top tube is made from five tubes, the chainstays are made from two tubes. The bike runs on 27.5 x 3.0" wheels and has a lot of lovely details, such as the pipe-holder and laser-cut letters.

Bespoked 2023 - c by The European Bike Project
Bespoked 2023 - c by The European Bike Project
Have you ever seen a bike with a pipe-holder?


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Bespoked 2023 - c by The European Bike Project
Details matter.


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Bespoked 2023 - c by The European Bike Project
Ante also made this amazing truss fork. While it's still up for debate whether these forks offer an actual performance advantage, they certainly look great.


- Instagram: @bididu




Tune

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Anodized goodness from German hub specialists at Tune.

Tune is one of the oldest companies in the industry, they will celebrate their 35th anniversary next year. They didn't release a lot of new products in the last couple of years, but had some really interesting new hubs at Bespoked.

With a weight of just 203 g for the set, the new "Yokto" hubs are incredibly light. The Tune team says that these hubs are currently the lightest on the market. They come with 24 spoke holes front and rear, 40 points of engagement, 2 steel pawls and a titanium toothring. Currently, they are only aimed at road cyclists.

However, Tune also has good news for all mountain bikers: They've worked on their Prince rear hub, which now comes with 138 points of engagement, a new steel freehub, a new conical hub shell and it doesn't require shims anymore to adjust the play. It will come with LLU/LLB ABEC 5 steel bearings from Enduro, ceramic bearings with a lifetime warranty will be available too.

The new Prince hub will be used in the new Tune Blackburner 30 wheelset. With 24 spoke holes in the front and 28 in the rear, this XC wheelset will weigh around 1150 g.

Bespoked 2023 - c by The European Bike Project
The new Tune Prince hub with 138 POE.

Bespoked 2023 - c by The European Bike Project
All Tune hubs are available in 8 colours: Silver, black, green, purple, red, orange, blue and gold.

Bespoked 2023 - c by The European Bike Project
Bespoked 2023 - c by The European Bike Project
The new Prince (rear) / Princess (front) combo.


Bespoked 2023 - c by The European Bike Project
At 1150 g, the new Tune Blackbuner 30 mtb wheelset will be really light.
Bespoked 2023 - c by The European Bike Project
However, the Yokto hubs will allow Tune to build even lighter road wheelsets that come in at 980 g.

- Website: https://tune.de/
- Instagram: @tuneblackforest


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49 Comments
  • 74 3
 In a world of carbon bikes with over engineered designs and shapes, it is so nice to come down to the simplicity of straight lines in titanium. Minimalism giving a maximum result.
  • 5 0
 There are a number of simple and clean looking hardtails on the market.
  • 4 0
 In the case of the Bordure, hard to agree with that... Considering all the carbon parts on it. Personally I think the combo of materials is great, and I also would never assume that the frame is under engineered or whatever. It's just a beautiful design, the epitome of which is to provide an elegant solution to potentially complex needs. The minimalistic look is a good result of this!
  • 2 2
 @generictrailrider: And that number is somewhere between zero and a billion.
  • 9 0
 I'll take the beauty of the Bididu any day. What a gorgeous bike. It's like a sculpture.
  • 5 0
 @rrolly: thanks & cheers
Ante
  • 3 0
 wolf-adventures Will be nice if designer will make some tyre clearance so there is actual functionality of it !
  • 4 0
 @allbiker: You right there! www.pinkbike.com/photo/25712764 terrible idea ...
  • 17 0
 There's a new one "does it have a pipe holder"
  • 6 2
 Like the kid's frame bag.
My own frame bag is even more transparent. It's custom made is a side project by my brother (check out www.rs-gear.nl for his usual heavy duty gear), and it fits my old '94 monstercross bike like a glove.
Here it is in all its glory: www.instagram.com/explore/tags/rsgearnl
  • 6 1
 Just in time for Christmas, for the cyclist that has everything, they probably don’t have a pipe holder.
  • 3 1
 Don't know about performance, but that truss fork certainly offers some maintenance pain with that stupid "internal" routing. Can it be called "internal" if there is more external?
  • 10 1
 Jeez, stop yer whinging and simply enjoy something that beautifully well made. Youre not buying one, none of friends are buying one, and you'll prolly never even see another picture of one. So glad you were here to add your worthless 2 cents, Cheesebag
  • 1 0
 @onawalk: It would look beautiful if it didn't have that ugly stupid bit. And arguably that's not well made if they couldn't figure out a way to cleanly mount the cable without being so ugly and making maintenance a huge pain.
  • 1 0
 @justinfoil: Cool
Is there a possibility that not everyone shares the same design ideas?
A possibility that not everyone has the same issues with maintenance?
Maybe not everyone has the same priorities?

The beauty here is we are all a bit different, maybe this product isnt for you, and that s cool, but maybe, just maybe its for someone else?
Then you wouldnt need to whinge about something that youre never going to buy, never going to own, and prolly never see again....
but keep on keeping on I guess
  • 1 0
 Can someone tell me how that Ante truss fork actually fits into the headtube of a frame? The fork appears to be brazed directly to the underside of the stem. I can see there is some sort of bolt arrangement further back alnog the stem, but I can't tell from the photos how it actually works.
  • 1 0
 looks like the stem splits open?
  • 10 0
 Hi!
you can take the steerertube downwards. if you send your mail to iridium-votiv.0d@icloud.com , I will share an album of the manufacturing process with you.
Cheers
Ante
  • 1 0
 Looks like the front half of the fork comes off when you pull the axle.
Beautiful but also looks like it would send all the chatter straight to your hands/wrists
  • 1 0
 @E8A2W53: Beautiful! That is amazing craftsmanship, the bike and fork both look like they belong in a museum.
  • 1 0
 Ah so since it's not a press fit on the bottom of the steerer tube you have to clamp it top and bottom or it would break/fall off first ride. Genius! I also love the internal routing, my brake line gets caught in my tire and shredded almost every ride. Definitely getting out a drill bit and running it down internally on my pike. Thanks for the inspiration!
  • 5 0
 Thanks PornBike. For once I don't have to clear my browser history Smile
  • 1 0
 Love Bespoked! When I was visiting my home town of Bristol a few years ago went to it at Temple Meads railway station, so much cool stuff and innovation, great vibe and came away very inspired. This one in Dresden looks just as good, even with a slightly more 'corporate' venue.
  • 1 0
 so “yoke” was used twice in this article and both times i have no idea what it’s referring to. the only yoke on a bike that i know of is a shock yoke; which is 1. certainly not present on the hardtail and 2. does not have a cable running through it in the other case. anyone care to explain for me?
  • 3 0
 the bit that connects the chainstays to the bottom bracket or seat tube
  • 2 0
 It's kind of a new term in bicycle manufacturing, because for a long time, hardtails didn't have yokes, as the chainstay was connected directly to the BB shell.

In recent years in order to get more clearance, there is now a separate piece (or sometimes actually a single piece including BB shell), usually CNCed, that goes between the chainstay tubing and the BB shell, allowing for larger tire clearance, chainring clearance, a tuned ride qualities of different tubing shapes.
  • 1 0
 I got to demo a Titanium truss fork made by Blacksheep at Bootleg trails a few years back. Along with their cruiser/mtb Ti bars it felt quite like a suspension fork! Exceptional ride quality for a "rigid" setup.
  • 3 0
 does the bordure run the rear brake hose through the headset to later have it fully exposed under the chainstay?
  • 4 0
 Why isn’t the Prince hub purple?
  • 3 0
 I'd say at least 20% of the people I see on the trails have a pipe on hand
  • 2 1
 C‘mon, we want that SUBA Fully asap. Forum can get mad (Pinion, High Pivot, steel frame, take my money etc.)
  • 1 0
 The Croc's rear housing mounts are such a wonderful FU to all things internal routing. Well done.
  • 1 0
 For pure craftsmanship and creativity, those Bididus are incredibly. Definitely a rad "just because you can" exercise.
  • 3 2
 Wrong kind of pipe in the pipe holder.
  • 7 0
 A crack pipe probably wouldn't fit.
  • 7 0
 @axleworthington:
every type of pipe is possible. you can order the titanium pipe at the same time. ;-)
  • 1 0
 How to make seat bags cool, add boa straps!
  • 1 0
 You should check out blacksheep's area
  • 1 0
 Kids will love those pedals!!
  • 1 0
 Nice to see some AliExpress parts amongst all handmade bits.
  • 1 0
 There are 9 different hub colors Wink
  • 1 0
 Me being me, I have a set of Tune hubs in white. Because being niche is just not enough!!!!
  • 1 0
 Correct, but they don't sell the pink ones.
  • 1 0
 Gutted it's no longer in Bristol.
  • 1 0
 Some old school "handmade" parts are so nice. Love it.
  • 1 0
 that three speed derailleur is adorable
  • 2 5
 You know you’re in Europe when “mountain bike” is one word.
  • 5 0
 Youjustneedtogetwiththetimes.Spaceswastetime.
  • 1 0
 @bigtim: I thought the new trend was removing the voyels? MNTNBK







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