Hot at the Roc – Indoor show highlights

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Roc d’Azur is pretty much the last big european mtb event of the year, but also the first for a lot of manufacturers to show off 2015 bikes to a large (25,000 competitors) section of the riding public.

Dave’s been trawling the expo area to see what’s on show…

Superfly
Superfly

With a large focus on marathon and cross country racing it’s no surprise there’s a lot of fast whippet bikes here. First to grab out notice was the Trek Superfly which has fast and light written all over it.

Light
All the lockout you’ll ever need
Not sure about those tyres
Not sure about those tyres

Giant have the 27.5 Anthem Advanced SX weighing in at a claimed 11.70kg. It’s another marathon focused bike with 120mm/100mm travel and a 1×11 drivetrain. Price is €4399.

Gian Anthem
Gian Anthem

Need fat rims?

35mm internal as measure by thumb
35mm internal as measure by thumb

Ibis have their 741 carbon wheels on display, we managed to grab a shot of the 29er version before they headed out on a ride.

29er version
29er version

With a 2.4 tyre on they’re looking pretty good for providing plenty of grip.

Gives a decent shape to 2.3 tyres
Gives a decent shape to 2.4 tyres

Even with a 2.3 there’s a decent tyre profile.

41mm external
41mm external
How wide are those rims?
How wide are those rims?

With the full face for enduro in 2015 debate raging, here’s one option Urge’s Archi -Enduro Veggie helmet.

Urge full face
Urge full face

We’re not sure about the red/orange finish on the Intense Carbine 29.

Orange and red?
Orange and red?

Yeti owners can rejoice in the news that there’s a colour coordinated helmet and sunnies combo available from POC.

we've seen that colour somewhere before
we’ve seen that colour somewhere before

The Mondraker Crafty is looking good though.

Craftys looking good
Craftys looking good

For rider’s looking for a more enduro focussed bike there’s Orbea’s Rallon, which looks pretty sorted and ready to race.

Rallion
Rallion
Nope, no idea...
Nope, no idea…

Another helmet manufacturer worth keeping an eye on is Seven iDP. Here’s their full face offering.

The seven full face helmet
The seven full face helmet

Formula have their all mountain wheelset; the Volo on display. 24 spokes, scandium rims and a 60 points of engagement hub.

Formula goes carbon wheel
Formula Volo

Everyone likes a track pump right? Lezyne have some great offerings with easy to read pressure gauges

nice big gauges
nice big gauges

And a solid looking shop shock pump too.

Shop shock pump
Shop shock pump

Skyde bikes are going for the all the colours plus graffiti option.

graffiti stylr
graffiti style
More colours
More colours

We really like the look of Prism packs. Well made, well thought out and feel tough wearing.

Sorted
Sorted
unfortunate logo/trade name
unfortunate logo/trade name

Santana have a mountain tandem on display with some serious gusseting up front.

Like a bulldozer
Like a bulldozer

There’s also a very neat belt drive and hub geared model.

hub gear out back
hub gear out back
Belt drive Santana tandem
Belt drive Santana tandem

More fast and light bikes? How about Niner’s Jet 9 RDO.

Yes please
Yes please

Diamondback Mission Pro

Diamonback
Diamonback
Colours!
Colours!

The German built Open Cycles are now doing a Lauf fork kitted out 29er hardtail that we’re guessing weighs next to nothing.

Open hardtail with Lauf fork
Open hardtail with Lauf fork

And another enduro bike, this time the Pivot Mach 6 Carbon. DW Link, 160mm/155mm travel and available in a very subtle black and red stealth option.

Pivot Mach Six in pimp and stealth mode
Pivot Mach Six in pimp and stealth mode

Comments (8)

    That Seven helmet looks very familiar…. O’Neal, Uvex, 661… any clues on the price of the Seven version?

    That Intense looks lovely… But I’m obscenely excited by that Desert Turquoise POC Trabec, even though they don’t fit my lumpy head. I must be ill.

    what is that fat bike? Is it me or do the wheels look like a 36er?

    Loving that Trek superfly. 😀

    Goes off to google ‘Skyne bikes’…
    Nothing 🙁

    ah – should be ‘Skyde bikes’.
    Thanks to jameso for the pointer.

    Like those Ibis carbon 41mm rims.

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