Eurobike 2013 Edition Fresh Goods Friday

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The days of free socks and T-shirts seem to be over as show-gifts go. Luckily, we no longer also get given huge press kits and CDs of images as they’ll all fit on to a USB stick.

Most product at the show is barely finished in time 2014 stuff, but there are a few bits and pieces we’ll be bringing back to test once show season is over. Let’s see what we’ve got in Fresh Goods – Eurobike Edition.

 

Shimano’s new photochromic eyewear. In blue to match the…
Shimano’s latest top-end race shoes – heat mouldable and extra stiff.
A Surface branded new Scoop saddle? It can only be from the Charge party.
Ooo ooo aaa aaa
Chimpanzee bars and mini bars, an essential mid hall trawl treat
The multiple approaches to USB. Beer openers feature highly for some reason.
The multiple approaches to USB. Beer openers feature highly for some reason.
Kona's saloon booth demands cowboy hat wearing in return for a beer.
Kona’s saloon booth demands cowboy hat wearing in return for a beer.
Speedplay have cool little pedal spanner keyrings
Speedplay have cool little pedal spanner keyrings
5.10 non stealth rubber bandana
5.10 non stealth rubber bandana
Enve's T shirt celebrating 2012 cross country and downhill champions
Enve’s T shirt celebrating 2012 cross country and downhill champions
and matching socks
and matching socks
ProGold's Xtreme Chain Lube now in packable portions
ProGold’s Xtreme Chain Lube now in packable portions
New Knog Blinder Arc 5.5 500 lumens of front light joy.
New Knog Blinder Arc 5.5 500 lumens of front light joy.
Muc Off's
Muc Off’s Ice Fresh Sports Towel
Mini Smarties in a test tube,
Mini Smarties in a test tube, from Yepp Cargo

That’s it so far. We’ve one more trawl of the halls to do and we’re out of here…

 

 

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 (3)

    How is Shimano’s photochromic stuff? I still much prefer my (no longer available) Specialized transitions to my Oakley’s

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