Eurobike: Scott and Pivot

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Scott always has a huge stand at Interbike – and as well as showing off bikes belonging to the likes of Cavendish and Schurter, they have towering displays of their latest machines.

Here’s a quick run through some of the highlights (though we’re off to see them this week too, so should be able to give you the full UK prices soon too!)

New winter boot from Scott. Looks like it should do the job of keeping your feet dry - and then warm when they're not dry...
Super sleek new Scott racing shoe. Lots of cutouts for ventilation and to help the uppers conform to your feet more.
Scott has a new insole system with removeable 'biscuits' for different heights of arch support
A BOA shoe in a less-racy design. Because it's not just racers that like the system.
Here's Scott's new superlight helmet. It breaks the magical 200g barrier but doesn't cost the earth.
As above, the Vanish helmet has loads of vents, weighs a claimed 190g and will cost £109.99

We'd have to say that when in full Scott livery, we much prefer the look of the Scale 29er over its 26in sibling. There, we've said it.
Nice isn't it? The 26in offers white tyre options though...
Scott's Gambler seems to be becoming one of the bike park bikes of choice.
Scott's Voltage (top) and Gambler (below) bikes. At a bike park near you.
My eyes! Many bright colours were on show at the, er, show.
Scott's new Genius LT (which we showed you in the summer) will be coming in aluminium as well as carbon.
185mm bikes are looking very normal these days.
The newly improved(tm) Matt, shows some of Scott's new performance-leisure clothing.
We know people (mainly Chipps) who'd wear this Bio Racer skinsuit.
Litespeed's Citico hardtail with many different shaped tubes.

Pivot Bicycles recently announced that Upgrade Bikes would be carrying its range in the UK. Here’s a quick look at what we can expect…

The Mach 5.7 is, as you might expect a 5.7in travel trail bike. It's been lightened for 2011, slackened a hair and now has a de-rigeur flared headtube.
The Mach 429 isn't a 4.29 bike, it's Pivot's 100mm travel, 29in bike.
The Mach 4: 100mm travel, features a DW Link, like the rest of the range, BB92, a carbon rocker and should come in under 22lbs.
The Phoenix lives on, and here's its big brother: the Phoenix DH.
Here's Matt and Jeff hard at working bringing you the details of all the bikes for a Singletrack Premier video.

EVOC – love it or hate it, the colours are very ‘on-trend’. Our office is divided between ‘Great! Looks very post-new-rave!’ and ‘Eugh! 1980’s French-exchange student rucksack’

There'll be no missing your bag on the baggage carousel...
They now sponsor Steve Peat, doncha know?
Gratuitous shot of a Cube road bike. There were some lovely, lovely road (and 'cross) bikes on show at Eurobike. See our pals at www.road.cc for more of them.
Buzzed by a Zeppelin. The Zeppelin hanger was used for exhibition space as the show has outgrown the many halls there. As a result, the homeless and grumpy Zeppelin was often seen buzzing the show.

Chipps

Singletrack Editor

Chipps wasn’t around for the dawn of mountain biking in the UK, but he likes to claim that he arrived in time for second breakfast (about the time he shows up for work, then…) starting in the bike trade in 1990 and becoming a full time mountain bike journalist at the start of 1994. Over the subsequent quarter century, he has seen mountain bike culture flourish and diversify and bike technology go from rigid steel frames to fully suspended carbon fibre (and sometimes back to rigid steel as well.)

His riding style is best described as ‘medium, wheels on the ground, trail riding’ though he’s been spotted doing everything from endurance downhill racing to 24 hour cross country racing. He favours mid-travel trail bikes and claims to be wheel-size, gear, brake and tyre agnostic. In fact, his garage spans most bicycle flavours, taking in steel hardtails, carbon trail bikes, even a mountain bike tandem, along with road, touring and gravel/cyclocross bikes.

While he’s happy to chat about bikes all day, his real interest is in the people and places that bikes can introduce you to and he talks as fondly about the trails he’s ridden and riders he’s met as the bikes that took him there.

Comments (7)

    Liking the look/idea of the Pivot Mach 4.

    Ditto the comments on the Cube

    Love those retro looking Evoc bags

    Crikey… I want that road bike. I wonder if I should have my ’04 Enduro repainted to match?

    It does indeed look like something out of Tron.

    Maybe 1982 Neon Blue is the way of the future?

    Yeah the Cube’s are looking a lot less euro-trash styled for 2011, the HPC in black/white is nice to http://road.cc/content/image/22266-cube-litening-shpc-pro-black

    The Pivot bikes look fantastic, except they both look like they have far too much chain.

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