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


This Eurobike roundup comes from the startup corridor, the place newcomers showcase their newest creations. On this roundup, now we have 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 an excellent 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 methodology that units this model aside. They use a proprietary “roll forming” approach that lays a number of layers of carbon fiber instantly onto the rim’s form, creating the ultimate kind in a principally 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 cloth 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. Meaning much less binding or bending on the nipple and a stronger wheel.

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

Personomic {custom} molded bicycle grips

custom molded bicycle grips closeup details

Should you’ve been battling hand ache or simply can’t appear to discover a grip that works nicely for you, the Personomic {custom} made bicycle grips might be for you. They arrive in lots of colours, and each is made particularly to suit every of your palms.

To start out, you’re taking a photograph of your hand mendacity flat on a chunk of white paper, then add that to their web site. They examine it, scan it, then create the mildew on your grips. When you’ve chosen certainly one of 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 clean set up. They’re launching on Kickstarter, the place you may get a set pre-ordered for €59, which is about 40% off the eventual retail worth (you’ll have to enroll in 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 mildew body, nevertheless it’s moderately priced for the builds, starting from SRAM Apex with Fulcrum wheels (€2,699) as much as Campagnolo Ekar 13 velocity with Shamal carbon wheels (proven above) for €5,699. What we discovered somewhat 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 palms. It’s additionally supplied in 420, 440, and 460 widths. The drops have a large 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 middle…loads of room for a pc mount. The perimeters of the highest are sloped and rounded and stuffed in to create a large platform to relaxation your palms on.

m83 beast components carbon gravel bike handlebar stem and seatpost

There’s an identical carbon highway/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 exhibiting off their cycling-specific Nano Gentle face masks, which makes use of an exhalation port to stop your glasses from fogging up whereas using. It’s a lighter weight exterior materials so it’ll stay cooler throughout heat climate, they usually added reflective materials to enhance rider visibility.

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

However, additionally they say it’ll defend towards COVID-19/Coronavirus, too. And, because of 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 airplane that requires exhalation filtration too (which is extra vital for safeguarding others towards 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, in order for you traction pins in your pedals, you’ve gotta go large. As in, larger 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 instead of 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, price 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 models, and can maintain bikes as much as 40kg. They’re worth at about €480 every, and for now, they’re solely made for 230V European retailers.

Pedal Plate turns race bikes into cruisers

pedal plate clip in platform adapters

Pedal Plate by some means averted my digital camera, however their small, 100% recycled plastic adapter platforms can be found for Shimano SPD (MTB) and SPD-SL (highway) pedals, Look Keo pedals, and Crank Brothers Eggbeaters. They’re a fast, light-weight strategy to make it simple to trip your efficiency bike with common footwear…an important choice for these with just one bike available that don’t wish 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 may undoubtedly profit from using clipless however refuses to for concern of getting caught in them and falling? Yeah, so will we. And that’s who the Bythlon pedals are for. They use a notched design with cleats that mount to straightforward 3-bolt highway 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 ft from bouncing or sliding off, and supply a extra direct really feel than simply using on flats. They are saying you’ll be able to even “pull” throughout the underside of the pedal stroke, too.

If nothing else, they might be a cute cease hole on somebody’s strategy 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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