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Eurobike 2019 gallery: Day 2's must-see highlights

Cyclist magazine
6 Sep 2019

Everything interesting we spotted on the second day at Eurobike 2019. Photos: Peter Stuart

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At Eurobike nowadays several big names are conspicuous by their absence, with more brands favouring dedicated in-house launches over revealing new products at trade events.

While that may mean Eurobike misses out on playing host to a few potentially headline-grabbing bikes and components, that merely means there is more space for other equally interesting - albeit less obvious - products.

Luckily our own Peter Stuart has a nack for uncovering diamonds in the rough as he continues to roam Eurobike's halls. Here he brings you his favourite picks from his second day of wandering.

Eurobike 2019: The highlights

Tune Components

Tune hails from Germany's Black Forest and specialises in high-end aluminium and carbon components. It has a novel 'build your own' system for customising its Prince hubs, where you can build towards lighter weight or more durability.

Tune's Prince disc-brake hubshells are made from CNC aluminium and the right flanges are strengthened with carbon, which creates a remarkably beautiful bit of reinforcement. 

Limar

Although not a common sight on the heads of UK riders, Limar sponsors WorldTour team Astana and is doing some interesting stuff in helmet construction.

The brand is exploring the application of a carbon sub-skeleton embedded in its top-tier designs. Met has used the technique to great effect in its Trenta 3K Carbon helmet - apparently it reduces the weight and bulk of the helmet shell while increasing its resistance to impact.

Rotor InSpider power meter 

Rotor's USP is its modular crankset system, where any of its sub-components work with each other so the customer can build their ideal set-up or easily replace worn parts.

Latest in the range is this InSpider power meter, which can be switched with any regular Rotor spider no matter if your MTB or road bike is set-up 1x or 2x, the benefit being power measurement can stay consistent across any riding discipline.

Sram Force eTap AXS equipped Trek Domane

You know what we said about notable big names not being in attendance? Well some are present indirectly. Sram used Trek's newest Domane to showcase its 12-speed Force eTap groupset.

The new bike blends massive tyre clearance and its Isospeed decoupler system with a touch of aerodynamics in this latest Domane, creating what looks to be a seriously versatile bike.

Eurobike 2019 gallery: Day 1's must-see highlights  
Eurobike 2019 gallery: Day 2's must-see highlights  
Eurobike 2019 gallery: Day 3's must-see highlights  

BMC URS One

BMC kicked off the current trend for clean integration with its Roadmachine back in 2016, and with the URS proves it is still at the head of the pack when it comes to clinical execution.

The URS is BMC's gravel bike. It has a progressive geometry - it pairs a slack head angle with a short stem in an attempt to create both stable and responsive handling characteristics.

At the back it has 'Micro Travel Technology', two aluminium shafts that slide on bushings over which is an elastomer cover. According to BMC it provides dampening comfort and increased back-wheel traction without sacrificing stiffness.

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