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Eurobike 2004

Friedrichshafen, Germany, September 2-5, 2004

What's new at Eurobike 2004, part 5

Here's even more new and interesting stuff from the Eurobike trade show, as Tim Maloney finds even more pics buried in the memory card of his camera. Part 1 is here, take a look here for part 2, part 3 can be found here and part 4 is over here.

Cervelo Bayonne
Photo ©: Cervelo

Cervelo gets even lighter

The newest model from Canadian carbon and TT bike specialist Cervelo is the Bayonne, with a claimed frame weight of a mere 850g. According to Cervelo's Gerard Vroomen, the Bayonne was first used by CSC's Ivan Basso at the Alpe d'Huez time trial stage of this year's Tour de France, but not in the other stages because it was too light - even with the heaviest wheels CSC had to hand. For the time trial, adding aerobars got it across the line.

Available in about a month, the bare frame will be US$3999 and a complete Dura-Ace/FSA/Zipp bike will be $8999.


Bell SweepR
Photo ©: Tim Maloney

Bell sharpens up

We snapped at Le Tour and now it's coming to a store near you. Bell has a great new race helmet available for 2005 called the SweepR (also available for mountain biking in the SweepMTB version). Shown is the Tyler Hamilton Team Phonak model, which also comes with its own Bell carrying case.

Features include twenty vents, fusion In-Mold microshell construction for max safety and GPS Retention System.

Giro's Lance lid
Photo ©: Tim Maloney

Lance's Lid

Here's another look at the Giro Atmos gold edition - in this case, lance Armstrong's own. Giro Sport Design will make this special limited edition helmet available in Spring 2005.

Giro Xen
Photo ©: Tim Maloney

Urban Assault

If you're not into Lance, Giro still has a helmet for you - like this cool new Matte Camoflage Xen. A fave of freeride heros and trail riders around the globe, Giro's Xen also comes in matte olive for those gnarly freeride epics from Fallujah to Baghdad.

DedaTRE tyres
Photo ©: Tim Maloney

Deda gets tyred

Better known for tubesets, handlebars and stems, Dedaelementi has launched a new line of super high-end tubular and clincher tyres called DedaTRE. The tubulars are the handmade Olimpico, a 260g 22mm. with diamond tread pattern and 300tpi fabric, the lightest and most flexible ever used for cycling tyre production according to Deda. Mondiale is a more robust 23mm 290 gram all black, all season training tyre reminiscent of Clement's legendary Solo model.

DedaTRE's open tubular (clincher) version of Olimpico is called Giro d'Italia and weighs 190 grams, while the Milano-Sanremo is a high-tech 300tpi of a classic Criterium style tyre at 200 grams. DedaTRE's slick model is called Giro di Lombardia, a 23mm. 270 gram all black model. Always in the avanguardia, DedaTRE also has a model for tubeless wheels appropriately called Senza (Without), a 205 gram model that doesn't use a regular tube.


De Rosa Tango
Photo ©: Tim Maloney

Straight from the heart

Ugo De Rosa and his three sons have taken some sweet liberties for 2005 with their new Tango model; this swoopy carbon fibre bike from the Italian builder with the heart for the logo decided on a revolutionary approach for the newest carbon fibre bike in their range. More moderately priced than the King, which is available in an extra-light version for 2005, the DeRosa Tango comes in three colorways.

De Rosa Neo Primata
Photo ©: Tim Maloney

Steel yourself

Right at the other end of the scale, De Rosa still makes traditional, lugged steel frames such as this Neo Primato in Faema colors to prove that Ugo De Rosa has not forgotten his roots. Also available in Molteni orange, of course...

Photo ©: Tim Maloney

These boots are made for mountain biking...

... and walking too. Here is Shimano's new SH-MT90 off road shoe; SPD compatible and with a Gore-tex upper and Vibram sole, this looks like it will not only be a great shoe for back-country mountain biking, but should also be perfect for bicycle commuting.

Shimano SH-M225
Photo ©: Tim Maloney

O sole mould-o

Shimano's new top end SH-M225 mountain bike shoe features a new super stiff sole that has polyurethane and nylon injected around a carbon fibre midsole. Wrapping the outsole round the carbon stiffener like this should should eliminate the delamination problems that occur when a rubber sole is just glued on to the carbon layer.

Bionicon Iron Wood
Photo ©: Tim Maloney

Bionic Mountain-Goat Bike

German mountain bike builder Bionicon has taken a novel approach to simulating the progress of a mountain goat by creating a mountain bike with on-the-fly geometry and travel adjustment. Shown is the Iron Wood rig for freeriding with a total weight targeted at 15.5kg and 200mm of travel.


Images by Cervelo & Tim Maloney/cyclingnews.com

  • Cervelo Bayonne - the lightest frame yet from the Canadian masters of carbon with a claimed weight of just 850g. As used by Ivan Basso!
  • Bell SweepR - Bell's newest helmet (this is one of the Phonak team's lids) has sharp lines and will also be available in a mountain bike version.
  • Giro's Lance lid - here's a closer look at the gold special edition Atmos helmet Giro is making to commemorate Lance Armstrong's sixth Tour de France win.
  • Giro Xen - the popular top-end MTB helmet from Giro now available in urban camo colours
  • DedaTRE tyres from the people who brought you Deda tubes, bars and stems, the range includes clinchers, tubulars and tyres for tubeless systems
  • De Rosa Tango - De rosa's new carbon creation comes in at fewer Euros and more swoopiness than the King
  • De Rosa Tango - getting that fairing round the rear brake past the UCI might be interesting...
  • De Rosa Tango - another view of those swoopy tubes
  • De Rosa Neo Primata shows that steel is still real at De Rosa
  • Bootiful! Shimano's SH-MT90 is more-or-less an SPD hiking boot
  • Shimano SH-M225 - the new top-end mountain bike shoe from Shimano
  • Shimano SH-M225 sole shows how the rubber lugs are moulded round the carbon midsole and not just glued on
  • Bionicon Iron Wood - the German freeride bike offers adjustable travel and geometry
  • The Bionicon shock and swingarm
  • Press the button, Max! Changing the travel on the Bionicon Iron Wood is as easy as flicking a switch.

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