Garda Bike Festival – what we’ve spotted so far

Our Dave’s currently in Riva del Garda for the Bike Festival. It’s a good spot for a bit of riding and the first public viewing of a lot of product that’s so far been restricted to press releases and launches.

Here’s what he’s spotted so far…

One minute it's sunny
One minute it’s sunny
not so sunny now...
and then not so sunny…

With ‘changeable’ weather out here this year the riding’s proving interesting on the mix of loam and limestone. It doesn’t seem to dampen the spirits of the tyre kickers and product prodders that are cruising the aisles of the festival expo though…

YT Industries Capra
YT Industries Capra
Rottwild's Hybrid power bike
Rottwild’s Hybrid power bike
Rottwild/AMG race team bike
Rottwild/AMG race team bike
The legendary guide Holger Meyer
The legendary guide Holger Meyer
Definitely german
Definitely german
Fatbikes are everywhere
Fatbikes are everywhere
Prologo's grippy saddle
Prologo’s grippy saddle
and matching gloves
and matching gloves (smartphone friendly and fireproof evidently)
Niner have the best apples
Niner have the best apples
Enve M Series rims
Enve M Series rims
Vecnums 200mm dropper post
Vecnum’s 200mm dropper post
Dt Swiss one piece lowers
Dt Swiss one piece lower forks
It's that 27.5+ Sherpa from Rocky Mountain
It’s that 27.5+ Sherpa from Rocky Mountain
WTB's 27.5+ rim on the Rocky Mountain Sherpa
WTB’s 27.5+ rim on the Rocky Mountain Sherpa
Nope, no idea...
Nope, no idea…
Maxxis Shorty looks perfect for the current wet conditions
Maxxis Shorty looks perfect for the current wet conditions
Es grips in national colours
ESIgrips in national colours
Reynolds Black Label enduro wheels
Reynolds Black Label enduro wheels
Stealth branding
Stealth branding
Far from home, Boreale Biking are on a mission to get Germans on singletrack
Far from home, Boreale Biking are on a mission to get Germans on singletrack
Alutech Fanes, more on this later
Alutech Fanes, more on this later
And the Tofane - 29 enduro
And the Tofane – 29 enduro – again more later
Managed to bump into Bluto in a bar
Managed to bump into Bluto in a bar
and also on a rather sweet and light bike
and also on a rather sweet and light fatbike
Dave's current roomy, it's Tim Flooks busy on the SRAM stand
Dave’s current roomy, it’s Tim Flooks busy on the SRAM stand
RST prototype enduro forks
RST prototype enduro forks
and prototype lockout
and prototype lockout/damping
Haibike e bikes are proving popular demo's
Haibike Nduro e-bikes are proving popular demo’s
Kenda's new Honey Badger
Kenda’s new Honey Badger
Honey Badger side profile
Honey Badger side profile
and a new NevegalX too
and a new NevegalX Pro too
the bikers balance board
the bikers balance board
It's not all strange euro brands, Endura are here too
It’s not all strange euro brands, Endura are here too
Rollei ActionCam
Rollei ActionCam
Alchemy rims XC wheel
Alchemist rims XC wheel, it’s quite light
and enduro option
and an enduro option that doesn’t weigh much more
nice wide asymmetric rims
nice wide asymmetric rims shared by both
Crema Cycles
Crema Cycles – nice bikes and great coffee too
There's always a crowd at Evoc, natürlich...
There’s always a crowd at Evoc, natürlich…