We have plenty, plenty more Eurobike stories to come, so let’s get things started with a visit to the Salsa and Surly booths.
As seen in our Sea Otter coverage, Salsa has some smart new racks coming out that’ll please the bikepackers out there. They’re gently curved to take a sleeping bag or tent with plenty of bungee attachments too.
Salsa has a new snowbike called the Mukluk – space as usual for 4in super huge tyres, but this has a non-offset back end so that (with included spacer) you can run ‘regular’ 135mm 29er wheels in it when you’re not snow-biking.
Over to Surly, next door. There are some revisions, a brand new model, a huge trailer and a move away from the beige and brown palette of previous years.
Genesis bikes has been busy over the summer. There are many new versions of popular models – and indeed this was the first time that Genesis had exhibited on its own at the show. Still nearly warm from the welder was the first run of the new prototype titanium hardtail.