The Coolest Bikes From Eurobike 2019? Jon’s Favourites From The Show

The Coolest Bikes From Eurobike 2019? Jon’s Favourites From The Show


– Here at Eurobike, there
are so many bikes to gawp at and well, I’m going to
run you through today some of my absolute favorites that
I’ve seen so far on display. Now, before we go on,
make sure you do subscribe to the channel and also press
that little notification icon. Right, let’s go and take a look. (upbeat music) I’m here now with the fastest
bike in the world officially, a release for one hour, the
bike of Victor Campenaerts, 55.089 kilometers, which he
set earlier on this year. This is his Ridley bike and well,
I’m going to run you through a few of the really
tricked out details on it. First of all, the tires. I’ve got a pair of
Vittoria Evo Corsas here. Now… Oh, sorry, Pista Corsas! Crumbs, nearly got that
one wrong to start with. Well, these tires are actually
only designed to be used for up to 100 kilometers. That’s how fragile this tread
pattern is on top of it here. So, it’s kind of like a latex feel to it, so it’s going to be super
low-rolling resistance and, while these are just 18
millimeters in width, imagine those pumped up to 200 Psi. That’s why that sort of
thing you can only use on the boards of a track. Now, the Campagnolo Ghibli disc wheels. They’re held in place, well
certainly on the front anyway, with a super aerodynamic skewer. It’s actually the sort
of thing which you’d use on a commuting bike to
stop your front wheel from being stolen around town. So, that’s what he’s got in there. Not the sort of thing you
can change in a hurry, but well he’s not going
to need to let’s face it. The rear wheel, that’s just held in place with the standard nuts. Now these wheels, the
bearings inside of them, ceramic bearings but all of
the grease, all of the lube has been removed from
them and then just prior to actually undertaking the hour record, the mechanic’s just put a
couple of drops in each side of the wheel just to try
and free up those wheels and get ’em spinning
super quick, super fast. This bike, I actually
love the hour record. I’m sure you can tell that
from the previous videos I’ve done, not to mention
the fact he’s got a custom 3D-printed cockpit here
that’s absolutely stunning. The actual elbow pads
there are so minimalistic and the base bar super narrow too. The paintwork, there’s just
a little bit of glitter in there. The hour record, I wish
more people would go for it! Check this out! Probably one of my favorite
bikes here at this show. The Eddy Merckx Corsa Road
belonging to Oliver Naesen of the AG2R La Mondiale squad. Now he used this on the
final stage of this year’s Tour de France on the
Champs-Elysees and, for me, it probably got voted as, well, the bike of the Tour de France
because steel was back in the peloton, you know,
back in the top tier. This bike, well, it’s
made out of Columbus HSS and also Columbus XCR. As you can see, the tubing is
a little bit more oversized than a traditional steel bike. We’ve got a carbon fork on
there so it’s not all steel. I don’t think anyone would
be brave enough to use a steel fork these days because
they were quite shattering as you rode along, although
not as bad as alloy forks I must say. The rear dropouts on this
bike are so beefed-up and oversized, I love the
design and style of them, not to mention also the tricolor band here of the Belgian national colors. We got a rotor chainset, a
Shimano Dura-Ace groupset. Now, interestingly as well,
the groupset is not Di2, so Oliver obviously
prefers the have or used, the actual cable variety there. Moving back, well, the Deda
Seatpost is held in place with a standard clamp
here on the actual frame. Then, up here, we have
got a secondary one. Now, I’ve mentioned these
before in a few videos and it’s not always that
easy to explain what it is. Essentially, it’s just a
really small little screw or bolt which goes in there
and it’s almost like a backup, so if this one here was
to fail, then you’ve got this one here which could
well hold it in place for a bit longer. Or, alternatively, if you
travel a lot with your bike, you can actually use that
as a marker as it’s way more accurate than any tape
because it’s not going to move, you can slide it right down in place and then your saddle height is set. You don’t need to worry about that. Take it in and out of that
saddle as much as you want. You’ve just got to worry
about getting it lined up straight again and, if you’re
as full with your OCD as I am, that’s going to be a bit
of a nightmare but, right, the finishing touch, has to
be down here on the seat tube. There is a sticker how
it’s been tailor-made for Oliver Naesen and
also it’s got all of the specific measurements on that too. I want one of those on my bikes! Now, if you like your fancy artwork and you like your Falcons, I
like Falcons, Atlanta Falcons, one of my favorite
American football teams, then you are going to like
what they’ve done here on the wheels of Fast Forward. They’ve decorated this bike
in a Falcon-style design because this front wheel,
which is called the Falcon, it’s kind of a one spoke,
or is it a two spoke? I dunno! I’ll let you make up your
mind about it really. I mean, officially, I
guess it is a two spokes, the way it’s going to be made, but, hey! We’re not going to go
into the details of that, but it’s super interesting. It’s not your imagination. Yep, you can put your
hands in all of this. Look, there is nothing there. It’s so cool! I’ve been wanting to see one
of these for absolutely ages and actually one of the
reasons why they called it the Falcon is because the falcon is one of the fastest animals on the planet. Oh, I do love a wheel, especially
a strange one like this! Tommasini bikes, a bike
actually I’ve wanted from about 1993 when a
friend of mine, Dan Moore, had one and I was insanely
jealous when he used to ride around our local streets on
one and I think this one here is identical to what he had, probably a little bit smaller though. This one is pretty small,
made out of Columbus tubing. Thankfully I didn’t knock
it over otherwise I’d be in quite a bit of trouble
because what I’m going to talk about now is the paintwork on
this bike and the attention to detail on it. Just check out the chromework
that we’ve got here on the inserts of the dropouts, the insert of the derailleur hanger, the front derailleur hanger
there and also the bosses here, where your downtube shifters
or STI shifter adapters are going to go, those lugs. This bike, for me, is
absolutely beautiful. I love the way that all of
the engraving is filled in with a little bit of color on there too. We got the T of Tommasini
as well just, you know, really well done inside of the fork. Aah, can I have this one as well? Please? Right, I’ve just been alerted
by our friends at Enervit, they’ve got a really cool
bike here for me to come and check out on their stand. When I heard it was the bike
that Francesco Moser set the hour record in in 1984
using lenticular disc wheels, you could say I was a little bit excited! However, the folks also
heard that I’ve got grubby little hands so they’ve put it, well, out of arm’s reach! Has anyone got a ladder? Ladder? No! Do you want to give me a bunk? No! All right! (relaxing music) Now, I just simply had to
include this T Red Stayers bike because, for me, this really
encompasses pure speed and grit and, well,
almost madness when riding on the track because
on-board one of these bikes, you’re actually going to
be following a motorbike at extremely high paces. It’s not a Derny. I mean, real motorbikes,
and one of the ways in which you can actually
ride it much faster is the fact that they’ve
shortened the wheel base on it. So, if you look at the
forks here, essentially they look like they’re
turned around so you can just get closer behind the
motorbike, so you basically just take more advantage of the
aerodynamics to be gained. Now, if we stay at the front end as well, you can see we got a
front disc wheel on there meaning that, well, you’re
going to be super fast because you’re going to
be cutting through the air just that little bit easier. Well, you’ve got this brace
bar too from the forks all the way up to the top
of the stem and that’s fixed in place there with a special bracket, which has actually been
brazed and enables just a bit more sturdiness at the front end. Remember, you’re putting through
so many Gs on the banking of a track, hence this reinforcement bar and it is a pretty beefy bit of kit. Now, I want to actually just
go back to the wheels quickly because you can see the
front wheel is really small. I think that’s like a
24 inch wheel on there and the tubular itself has
actually been gaffer taped in place on the side of
both the wheel as well as on the sidewall of the tubular. Now, that is to help it
both kind of stay in place and also in case of any
abrasions if you were to overlap a wheel of that motorbike. Quite unlikely! It’s got less chance really
of tearing the sidewall and having a blowout. So, you’ve done exactly the same thing on the back wheel here. Let’s move up then! The saddle, just check out this! Another reinforcement plate
if you like, well the plate is on the bottom and then we’ve
got this adjustable bar there, the reason being riders
creep so far forward and they tend to ride very
far forward just trying to get out the power because
you can see here as well, the seat post. That’s been flipped forward
too, combined with a monstrous chainring on there as well. I love stayer racing! Right, this curved bike on the WTB stand. This has just caught my eye. The reason being, well, it’s
got to be the paintwork, hasn’t it? Just look at how it goes
from the purple almost up into a lime green. Now, this paint must be super
thin because you can still see kind of the actual brushed
finish of that frame popping through from beneath it. I love the way actually the
logo’s been left unpainted on the downtube here too. There are some great
finishing touches on the bike, including color coordinated
bosses here, or, sorry, bolts, which are in the
bosses, on that carbon fork at the front, which just finish it off. Well, really, nothing
finishes it off quite as much as a fancy drivechain, let’s face it, in particular the chains. We’ve got a rainbow-type
finish on the SRAM chain, which matches in really
well with the actual frame. It’s not my type of
bike normally actually, but I’m liking it. I just wish it had normal handlebars. That’s just personal preference! (beeping) Oh, correction, it’s not
even painted by the way. It’s anodized! So, there we are! Don’t ever let me paint the bike again! There we are. Some of my favorite bikes here on show. Let me know, though, which one
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