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Eurobike about to kick off – 2010 Preview

While most of the 2010 bikes and gear has already been presented to the media before Eurobike, a few highlights are expected, particularly in the Eurobike Awards which recognises forward thinking, attractive and innovative bikes and products. Eurobike is however currently being billed as the worlds biggest bike show and yet again features even more exhibitors for 2010.

Tomorro on Tuesday, Demo Day (in the hills of Southern Germany) begins with a chance to test new gear and on Wednesday the exhibition starts and runs through to Saturday.

While not all brand new, lets take a look at the Road bikes and gear that will capture the most attention.

Bianchi
C2C (Coast to Coast) long distance bike with new top model Infinito tunesd for comfort with a better sitting position and better stability. Nanoparticle Carbon frame for improving vibration damping and frame weighter under 1100 grams.

BMC
New top model SLR01 with 860 gram frame and the innovative Angle Lock seat tube and fastening mechanism. Special focus on the vibration aborbtion in the forks and chain and seat stays.
The SLX01 for 2010 is lighter and has been optimised for comfort.

Cannondale

The 2010 Supersix has new and fatter tube designs for added stiffness though looses a few grams with only 900grams for the frame.

Focus
The 2010 Focus Izalco has very thin seat stays and a new 3T fork – all in the name of vibration damping. A BB30 and conical formed seat stay and headset improve stiffness and stability as well as internal cabelling.

Fuji
The SST (Super Stiff) has an organic styled carbon frame.

Giant
New Time Trials bike “Trinity Advanced SL” with improved aerodynamics in particular the Aero-drive integrated fork and head tube. The brakes are positioned behind the forks. The bike will be available with Shimano Ultegra or the electronic Di2 version
The 2010 TCR Advanced SL0 is the new road bike featuring the Di2, internal cabelling and Zipp wheelset.

Koga
A team replica of the monocoque carbon Skil-Shimano team bike will be available at an affordable price and will tip the scales at 8 kilograms.

Merida
New top model Scultura Evo Team (under 900 grams) with BB30 and a Di2 compatible version

Ridley
New Damocles SPI with optional integrated or adjustable seat post.

Scott

The new CR1 is stiffer though comfort is more important with a more relaxed sitting position and better vibration damping.
On the womens Contessa, comfort and vibrations damping has been improved.

Shimano
New Aluminium wheelset (WH 6700) to suit the new Ultegra groupset. Ultegra Hub and weighing in at 1650 grams for the set.

Specialized
Three new models from Specialized for 2010.
The Tarmac SL3 features a 875 gram frame that is claimed to be stiffer than the SL2 and with hollow aluminium dropouts and S-Works-SL cranks push the total weight to just under 6 kilograms.
A new model, the Secture is focussed on comfort, like the Roubaix, though with an Aluminium frame is more affordable.
The Amira for women features improved geometry for race performace and light components.

Stork
Time Trials bike Aero2 with a new frame optimised for Di2 with internal cabelling.

Trek
While the new Trek Madone is no secret, the details include internal cabelling that also would suit Di2 shifters. On the left chain stay an sensor for speed and cadence is mounted on the frame and can transmit data wirelessly with most cycle computers.

Wilier
The new Imperiale with aerodynamic frame design tries to bring the road bike closer to a time trials bike.

MTBing isn’t staying still either. Hardtails have having a comeback (top model racing bikes), 29ers are starting to get interesting and All Mountain bikes are loosing weight and becoming stiffer. A look at the new trends in Mountain Biking for 2010

Breezer
Joe Breeze – Mountain Bike pioneer – returns with steel and aluminium touring and trekking mountainbikes.

BMC
FS01 fully racer with 100mm travel and lots of technical and design features

Cannondale

Cannondale Flash weighs in at 7,5 kilos with Hollowgram crankset, DT Swiss Carbon wheelset and lighter stiffer Lefty fork.
The new All Mountain Fullys RZ One20 and RZ One40 offter 120 and 140 mm travel.

Focus
Focus Raven Hardtail with BB30, conical headset and internal cabelling available with XT to XX components.
Focus Project with up to 160mm front forks, Hammerschmidt drivetrain and carbon wheelset.

Fuji
Top model SLM hardtail racer with Sram XX and weighing in at under 9kg

Giant
Trance Fully X Advanced and Anthem X in Carbon fibre.
Reign X Aluminium Enduro with 170mm travel

Lapierre
Lapierre release their light Zesty, X-Crontrol (100mm travel) and Pro Race with Carbon frames

Merida
Merida one.twenty with Hydroformed aluminium frame.

Nicolai
AFR (All Free Ride) for big downhills and bike parks with 175-197mm travel.

Santa Cruz

Carbon Blur with 140mm travel with super stiff rear triangle and conical headset.

Scott
Spark RC with 9,5 Kilos
New model Voltage FR bike as an affordable Bike Park ride with 135, 165 or 180mm travel
New Twin Lockout switch on all models for a complete or partial block of the front and rear suspension (Fox, Rockshox & DT forks),

Specialized
Stumpjumper FSR with 140mm travel with only 10,6kg for the S-Works version.
Carbon and Auminium Enduros with 160mm travel
Epic 29 and Stumpi-hardtail 29 both jump on the 29er trend.

Stork
New design for the Storck Rebel Hardtail with Flex-Bridge rear triangle

Trek
Fuel gets the Fox RP23 shock with Dual Rate Control valve (DRCV).
Remedy OCLV Carbon frame and targeted as an All Mountain rather than Enduro with 150mm fork (less 10mm) and weighing 11,9kg

Christopher Jones
Christopher Joneshttps://www.bicycles.net.au
Christopher Jones is a recreational cyclist and runs a design agency, Signale. As the driving force behind Bicycles.net.au he has one of each 'types' of bicycles.
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