Today was our third and final day at Eurobike. Don’t worry though, we’ve got plenty more new bikes, clothing and accesories to share with you over the next few days. Today’s gallery will be online as soon as possible, until then check out our top five picks from a very wet Eurobike.
For 2013 the Cube Stereo has had a massive overhaul, with a completely new frame design. Not only that but the Stereo will now only be available with either 650b or 29” wheels, both editions utilising Cube's Agile Ride Geometry so the bikes keep the same playful trail nature as the former 26” wheeled incarnation. In it's 29” guise the stereo offers 140mm rear wheel travel while the 650b comes with 160mm. Pictured is the Stereo SHPC 160 SL 650b, made entirely from carbon fibre with Fox Kashima coated suspension front and rear and a full SRAM X0 groupset. There's no denying this wasn't one of the most talked about bikes at the show.
Enduro racing is huge, and one rider who's been pushing the discipline from the word go is french rider Remy Absalon. Remy needs the best bike he can, and for him that's the Commencal Meta SX1. There's a lot more to this bike than the attention grabbing colour as you'll see in the photos on our facebook gallery. There's 160mm travel front and rear courtesy of a Kashima coated Fox 34 CTD fork and Float CTD rear shock, both of which can be adjusted and locked out via controls on the handlebar, along with the internally integrated Reverb dropper post.
Another bike getting a lot of attention at the show was the Canyon Nerve AL+ 9.0 SL with 150mm of front and rear wheel travel, 30mm more than the regular Nerve AL making it perfect for all mountain riding. Also on the Canyon stand, which you'll be able to see in our facebook gallery was the new Nerve CF 9.0 with 120mm of suspension, weighing in at just a fraction of 10 kilos! The CF 9.0 is designed for trail riding, but with such a low weight we're sure you'll see it putting in the miles at cross country races.
Speaking of cross country, Kali's new helmet, the Makara is Kali's first specific cross country helmet. Like all Kali helmets the Makara features their conehead technology for maximum strength with minimal weight, as well as a super cage at the front, a flexible peak, carbon fibre for added stiffness and 'bumper fit' to make it as comfortable as possible, even on the most gruelling of cross country races.
Don't worry, we wouldn't leave you without a downhill bike! This is the Norco Aurum 1 Boxxer, and we want one. Very badly.