Eurobike: Day 2
Four days of Eurobike won’t be enough. If they extended it to four weeks I’m confident we still wouldn’t get bored.
Weight weenie alert #1. I hope you’re really skinny because if you want to ride the bicycle you’re looking at here, I promise you’ll need to be. It weighs 11.13 lbs. Not a typo — eleven. point. one. three. pounds. www.stevensbikes.de
Easton EC90 XD
Weight weenie alert #2. This 460-gram Easton EC90 XD Fork is for CXers looking to make the switch to disc brakes. The full carbon fiber fork features a massive crown, oversized legs and a tapered steer tube. It also has an integrated cable routing to keep your disc brake-equipped CX bike looking sleek. Price $550. www.easton.com
Thule Pack n’ Pedal – Eurobike Award for Best Accessories
I’ve had a Thule roof rack on my car for more than a year with zero issues. We did what we could to break it this year traveling around the country with our U23 Cat 1/2 team. Couldn’t do it. Thule launched another high quality line this week a Eurobike — the Pack ‘n Pedal. It has already racked up the Eurobike Award for Best Accessories. If you’re fed up with stuffing your work clothes in your backpack, along with your laptop and iPad, this is the solution. And it’s waterproof. This will also be another great option for overland cyclists and grand tourers. www.thule.com.
Thule has also come up with a clever way of marketing the Pack ‘n Pedal line by launching it in connection with six new documentary films about passionate cyclists titled “The Way I Roll”. Check it out.
Cannondale Concept Bike
This was obviously inspired by the praying mantis. You might be wondering how it works. Cannondale explains that the chassis remains constant under the rider while the cockpit moves into positions that suit the riding conditions, which allows the rider to move their center of gravity to best suit the riding conditions. This is different than your bike because it doesn’t change the steering relationship between you and the bike. According to the photo we’ll have to wait until 2022. www.cannondale.com
X-Bionic Fashion Show
There is just so much wrong going on here. I don’t know what to say but felt like I should share this Eurobike gem. More: www.x-bionic.com