Eurobike 2017: NEW Road Bike Tech For 2018 From The World’s Biggest Cycling Show

Eurobike 2017: NEW Road Bike Tech For 2018 From The World’s Biggest Cycling Show


– It is the biggest bicycle
trade show in the world so it makes sense that a lot of companies release their new products at Eurobike. We’re gonna check as
many as we can out today starting here at Zipp. (techno pop) Have a load of new wheels
here at the Zipp stand, a total of nine, I think
I’ve counted so far. So they’ve updated the
202’s, the 303’s, the 404’s, and the 808’s on both the NSW side and also the Firecrest side and they also got a new 650B wheel which we’ll get onto
a little bit later on. With the first of those
I’ve just mentioned now, all now optimised for wider tyres, so the 202s and the 303s have a 21mm internal rim width. That means that even aerodynamically they are optimised for 28mm tyres. That’s right 28mm tyres
are going to be faster aerodynamically in the wind
tunnel than 25 mm tyres. And then when you get to
the 404’s and the 808’s, this weights being here. They are all optimised
for a width tyre of 25mm, so that is gonna be faster
on these than 23mm tyres. They also all come from
the factory capable of taking tubeless tyres as Zipp has released their own tubeless tyres
a couple of months ago. And speaking to one of
the people from Zipp just a few moments ago, they said that in testing of the tyres, they actually come out as the most grippy on corners in the dry, whilst having the lowest
rolling resistance which is basically all you
want from a tyre, isn’t it? Then as mentioned, we have the 303 here available in a 650B version. These serve a couple of purposes really, firstly for the gravel-riding crew, that’s getting very popular indeed. For bikes like that 3T one where you can use two different sizes of wheels when you want to put some very big tyres you can use these 650B
wheels for the gnarly terrain and also of course SRAM
worked very closely with the Canyon//SRAM team and Zipp has used these wheels on the Canyon Ultimate CF SLX, which is specific to women’s geometry, so for the slightly smaller
riders on that team, they sometimes prefer these because they get into an aggressive aero position and sometimes purely from
a comfort point of view. So you can’t re-invent the wheel but Rotor have reinvented hubs at least, this is their brand new Revolver Rear Hub which they’ve launched here at Eurobike. Different in a couple of ways, mainly this inner clutch which kind of floats so it’s not like your traditional
ratchet and pull system although there are some similarities. But if you look down here, one way, frees up, the other way, engages and comes back. Now they say this lowers the resistance especially of course
when you are freewheeling but also allows them to make their hubs a lot lighter than they would be with the traditional system. And they are also very easy to service, all you need is two Allen keys, this is pre-loosened,
they’re not that strong as you very well know. Once you undo it, very
very easy to service just as you would do with a front hub. Topeak have taken their
twin turbo technology from this big track pump
and managed to get it into this small mini pump
called the Mountain TT. Specifies it’s in fact
by it’s mountain bikes and gravel bikes but I do understand that actually it works a
treat on road bikes as well. If you come over here, this is called the
Morph, a mini-track pump. It’s kind of what I used back when I was racing full-time. Makes it very easy to get your tyre back up to pressure after a puncture. It now has the addition
of a digital readout for your pressure, et cetera. But of course Topeak had been doing tools and pumps for many years, well what they haven’t done before is a bike box. It’s a welcome along to the Park Go X. It’s an upright design as you can see with four multi-directional wheels on the bottom. If you come through this way, I’ll show you the internals. (fast forward sound effect) Okay this is what it looks like inside. You get a lot of accessories with it, including all of this foam padding and the straps to keep all together. The wheels bags, but the neat thing about this box is the frame, because that is removable. So over here, that’s what it looks like when it is outside the box, making it far easier to pack your bike, because you just put it on here, put it all on and put it back in the box which is contrary to
most bike bags and boxes out there at the moment. Now along with all these accessories is a chain keeper! How cool is that? Keeps your chain nice and taught whilst it’s travelling so it’s not slapping against the chain stays. Nice little touch, that. Fizik have been beavering away over in Italy in the background and I’ve got a load of new products that they’ve just
released here at Eurobike. So we’ll start here with the saddles, this is the new Open Range
and the new Versus Evo Range. The channel is on the Versus Evo here whilst the cutaway in the
middle is on the Open one. This range of sales is for those of you who prefer the slightly more solid feel of their original style saddles but with the pressure
relief where you most need it, whilst over here, in particular on the
wings, they’ve worked a lot on their flexibility and comfort. So if you prefer something
which is slightly more giving, this is
probably the one for you. As ever, they come in
three different styles, the Arione, the Aliante, and the Antares which you will chose with their app based on your flexibility so the Spine Concept
which you would have seen on the GCN show before. More information on them is available and other videos with Si but let’s move over to the shoes quickly down here. They’ve been doing some
work on their mid-range some brand new colour
ways and fairly funky ones there as well. But we want to concentrate
on the high-end ones because they’ve updated from
the R1B to the R1 Infinito I’m not sure if it’s InFINito or InfiNIto, I’m sure someone will correct me out there and that’s because of this
new boa closure system here so figure eight, goes on forever that means that instead
of just closing together, it also closes down as you turn the boas so a much closer fitting
shoe you get there, very neat looking as well. I think you might agree. They’ve also got the world’s first ever high-performance knitwear shoe. This is the AR1 Knit Infinito, fairly unique looking
and this is basically for those of you who
live in warmer climes, probably not over in
the UK where I’m from, and want a very lightweight shoe. It’s very well-ventilated as well. At the other end of the spectrum I would have loved these
when I was training hard over the winter months. These are the R5 Articas,
cause I have, how snug do they look? I mean sometimes you just
can’t keep your feet warm but these have got fleece lined inner and I just really want to
try them out in the winter. The Wilier Cento Dieci
Air is not a new bike to the market, although this colour scheme is fairly new. We saw Filippo Pozzato using this one at the Giro d’Italia back in May. And such was the reaction
from the general public that Wilier are now making these available to the general public. Certainly judging by the number of likes we had on our instagram post on this bike back at the Giro, it is a very popular colour scheme indeed. Quite a complicated colour scheme to get right, apparently,
so this will set you back an extra thousand euros versus the standard frame-set. Certainly, though, one
that stands out from the crowd, I think you’ll agree. Cat Eye have been long time proponents of being safe by being seen both at night but also
in daylight hours as well and they’re increasing
their wearable range. So this neat little light
is called the Wearable X and it works with a simple
clip so you can easily put it onto your back
pocket or onto your backpack or onto your saddlebag,
or wherever you want, basically taking the hassle out of being seen. Kask dipped their feet
into the eyewear market for the first time
round about one year ago with these which are the Koo sunglasses. Version two is out now. These are called the Koo Open Cubes. I should put them on. A slight difference in design. More open on the bottom, gone is the complete frame, they’ve also added some
air vents here at the top to prevent them from steaming up when you’re riding in some
dark, dreary conditions. I rather like them, they are completely made in Italy so the frames are made by a
German company called Zeiss but they do have a factory down in Italy. Always good to know. Moving on over, they’ve got their new time trial stroke track helmet here called the Mistral. The keener eyed of you might have spotted the Australian riders using these at the Rio Olympics back in 2016. It was developed along with the Australian Cycling Federation and
some of the universities over there as well. Again we’ve spoken about
this on the GCN show. Not too long ago. That will be available to
buy for the general public from a round about October time. And then we have this, which is the Kask Valegro, a new lightweight climbing helmet which you would have spotted Team Sky using at the
Tour de France this year which of course, Chris Froome won. More vents that they
have ever had in a helmet at 37, there’s nothing to it it weighs 180 grammes, and of course it’s all about it being light and keeping cool. DTSwiss have divided up their wheels into five distinct categories, three of which they released back in May, so they were the Aero,
the Performance Side and then the Endurance side, many of which you can see up on the wall just next to me now. Completing that lineup of five, we have two more released
here at Eurobike, they are the Track ones and Cross ones and that’s what we are going to start with because they are just behind you here. Two options when it comes to Cross wheels, you’ve got the CR1600 here with very stiff aerodynamic spokes. These have a 22mm inner width so to accommodate of
course the wider tyres that you’re gonna be
using on the Cross bikes, but they are also aimed
at gravel riders as well. You also have the C1800. Then we’ve got the Track
wheels which are over here. The slightly lower end
ones are the T1800’s and then you’ve got the
deep section carbon wheels. Like the Cross ones, they’re
not just used for Cross, these can be used on the track of course, but they can also be used for the single speed criteriums a bit like the Red Hook crits and in fact they sponsor a couple of fairly high level German teams and that is what they will be using. The TRC1400 are available in both Clincher and Tubular with a 65mm rim depth. Been kicked out. Not because I’ve done anything
wrong, you understand, because day one of the show is actually now finished, disappointingly. I thoroughly enjoyed myself today. Hope you enjoyed this video too, if you did, please give it a
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