Roundup: Ultralight rims, {custom} grips, gravel stuff, bike lifts & extra from Eurobike 2021

This Eurobike roundup comes from the startup corridor, the place newcomers exhibit their newest creations. On this roundup, we’ve German rim producer Lilienthal’s new foam-filled XC rims, Personomic’s custom-fit silicone grips, a clipless pedal that doesn’t clip in, and a lot extra…

Lilienthal’s 330g carbon XS MTB rim

foam core inside lilienthal carbon fiber mountain bike rims

Lilienthal, which is a part of Copro Know-how, has a number of carbon fiber rims in thier line, from XC to AM, in addition to an e-bike rated mannequin. Now, they’re providing a good lighter XS mannequin aimed toward marathon racers. The humorous factor is, all of them share the identical 30mm inner width, 36mm exterior width, and 22mm depth. The variations are all within the layup…and the froth.

A structural foam is positioned contained in the rim cavity and damps vibration. Whereas considerably distinctive, it’s actually the fabric and the development technique that units this model aside. They use a proprietary “roll forming” approach that lays a number of layers of carbon fiber immediately onto the rim’s form, creating the ultimate type in a largely automated course of.

This permits them to create rims with no seams, and solely a single overlap to piece all of it collectively. Mix that with their very own particular material so as to add further structural integrity and also you get a really robust, very straight rim with minimal materials and weight. And a really distinctive look.

lilienthal roll formed carbon fiber mountain bike rims from germany

From there, every rim is drilled to order, letting you select any 28- or 32-hole hub you need, and get a rim with holes drilled on the actual spoke angle wanted. Which means much less binding or bending on the nipple and a stronger wheel.

Decals are printed, so you will get any shade you need, even patterns. Retail ranges from €449-499 per rim, and so they can construct your wheels for you if you wish to ship your components there. These new XS rims weigh in at a claimed 330g for 27.5, and 355g for 29er, with a mixed rider/package/bike weight restrict of 120kg (~265lbs).

Personomic {custom} molded bicycle grips

custom molded bicycle grips closeup details

In case you’ve been scuffling with hand ache or simply can’t appear to discover a grip that works nicely for you, the Personomic {custom} made bicycle grips could possibly be for you. They arrive in loads of colours, and every one is made particularly to suit every of your arms.

To start out, you’re taking a photograph of your hand mendacity flat on a bit of white paper, then add that to their web site. They examine it, scan it, then create the mould to your grips. When you’ve chosen one among 7 colours and the feel you need, they make them out of silicone laid over a base construction:

underlying base structure of personomic custom printed silicone bicycle grips

The molds are 3D printed, then the silicone is added, utilizing a pre-formed interior shell as the bottom to make sure easy set up. They’re launching on Kickstarter, the place you will get a set pre-ordered for €59, which is about 40% off the eventual retail value (you’ll have to join their e-newsletter to get that early-bird deal). You additionally get to select the tip plug and lock ring colours individually.

M83 Vagabund gravel bike, Beast elements

M83 gravel bike and carbon cockpit components

The Manufaktur83 Vagabund gravel bike makes no try to cover that it’s an open mould body, nevertheless it’s fairly priced for the builds, starting from SRAM Apex with Fulcrum wheels (€2,699) as much as Campagnolo Ekar 13 pace with Shamal carbon wheels (proven above) for €5,699. What we discovered a little bit extra fascinating have been the Beast carbon elements on it:

m83 beast components carbon gravel bike handlebar stem and seatpost

The Beast Parts gravel bar is handmade in Germany and will get an exceptionally ergonomic form throughout the highest. And one which’s sized down on the narrowest 400mm width to raised accommodate smaller arms. It’s additionally supplied in 420, 440, and 460 widths. The drops have an enormous 27º flare, placing the widths on the ends out at 510, 530, 550, and 570mm respectively!

Claimed weights vary from 228g as much as 241g, with no rider weight restrict, and a wholesome 100mm of spherical clamping space on the heart…loads of room for a pc mount. The sides of the highest are sloped and rounded and stuffed in to create an enormous platform to relaxation your arms on.

m83 beast components carbon gravel bike handlebar stem and seatpost

There’s an identical carbon street/gravel stem (90-130mm lengths, weights from 132g to 149g), and a carbon seatpost that is available in 0mm and 15mm offsets. They arrive in 27.2 and 31.6 diameters, and 290, 350, and 420mm lengths. Weights from 148g to 196g.

R-Pur Nano Gentle biking masks

R Pur athletic face mask for riding and running in air pollution

R-Pur was displaying off their cycling-specific Nano Gentle face masks, which makes use of an exhalation port to forestall your glasses from fogging up whereas using. It’s a lighter weight exterior materials so it’ll stay cooler throughout heat climate, and so they added reflective materials to enhance rider visibility.

They’re primarily aimed toward defending in opposition to air pollution, and their app even tracks air air pollution for you and recommends filter substitute after a specific amount of use.

However, in addition they say it can defend in opposition to COVID-19/Coronavirus, too. And, due to a reminiscence foam inner encompass, it’s in a position to seal off 99.8+ % (extra for some face shapes) of exterior air, so that you’re just about solely respiratory filtered air. And in the event you’re in a constructing or aircraft that requires exhalation filtration too (which is extra vital for safeguarding others in opposition to your breath and the unfold of COVID), they make a Cease Valve that makes it filter in each instructions.

Tatze McFly XC pedals with pins

tatze xc mountain bike pedal with pins

Usually, if you need traction pins in your pedals, you’ve gotta go large. As in, greater platforms for aggressive gravity using. However with XC and path bikes getting extra aggressive, and, ugh, “down nation” turning into a factor, a smaller, lighter pedal that may sustain with the shenanigans is a welcome idea.

It’s only a hair bigger than a Crank Brothers Sweet, and claimed weight for the pair is 354g with their metal axle. Improve to the titanium spindle and that drops to 305g, however you additionally get higher internals:

tatze pedal spindle comparison between steel and titanium

Their metal bearings (left, black) use a bushing with a small pair of bearings on the skin. The titanium spindle upgrades to a large needle bearing rather than the bushing, and pairs right down to a single deep groove ball bearing on the sting.

Tatze simply launched their extraordinarily skinny Hyperlink flat pedal, too, value a glance in the event you’re into flats. And that’s not even the thinnest pedal they’ve ever made.

Velo Carry motorized wall mounted bicycle storage

BikeLift motorized wall mounted bicycle storage

If you wish to mount your e-bike on the wall and simply can’t appear to carry it up onto a hook, the Velo Carry is for you. Simply decrease the hook with the distant management till it’s on the backside, then carry your entrance wheel into the padded hook. Press the “up” button and it lifts your bike whereas the rear wheel rolls towards, after which up, the wall.

The distant can management a number of items, and can maintain bikes as much as 40kg. They’re value at about €480 every, and for now, they’re solely made for 230V European shops.

Pedal Plate turns race bikes into cruisers

pedal plate clip in platform adapters

Pedal Plate one way or the other prevented my digicam, however their small, 100% recycled plastic adapter platforms can be found for Shimano SPD (MTB) and SPD-SL (street) pedals, Look Keo pedals, and Crank Brothers Eggbeaters. They’re a fast, light-weight solution to make it straightforward to experience your efficiency bike with common footwear…an excellent possibility for these with just one bike available that don’t need to put on clipless footwear to the pub or grocery retailer.

Bythlon clipless pedals don’t lock you in

bythlon clipless pedals for beginners

Are you aware somebody that might positively profit from using clipless however refuses to for concern of getting caught in them and falling? Yeah, so can we. And that’s who the Bythlon pedals are for. They use a notched design with cleats that mount to straightforward 3-bolt street cleat footwear, however don’t truly lock into their pedals.

As an alternative, the cleats merely slot into the pedals, provide a 10º of float, after which carry out with none friction. Whereas it could sound pointless, they maintain your toes from bouncing or sliding off, and supply a extra direct really feel than simply using on flats. They are saying you possibly can even “pull” throughout the underside of the pedal stroke, too.

If nothing else, they could possibly be a cute cease hole on somebody’s solution to correctly clipping in, however we are able to see them being simply sufficient for loads of riders, too.

Keep tuned for extra Eurobike 2021 protection, and take a look at what we’ve posted to this point!


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