As always, Eurobike hosted a wide variety of manufacturers flogging their new lines for 2017 and showcasing where their R&D (research and development) budgets have been spent. Those with a special something make it to the Eurobike awards.

We’ve picked out the those which are relevant to our readers. If we’re honest there is nothing ground breaking but interesting to see where the market is leading.

Full awards list available at here


UVEX | jakkyl hde

UVEX - jakkyl hde
Jury Statement | We like the look of this extremely lightweight helmet. It not only functions well, but also performs multiple purposes with its detachable chin protector that snaps firmly into place.

The new Mountainbike helmet uvex jakkyl hde can be transformed from a half shell helmet into a full face helmet in no time at all. A detachable chin protector made of laminated fibreglass makes it possible. Convenient features and the light weight will excite Enduro-bikers. Thanks to the interchangeable interior equipment and the detachable fibreglass chin protector that can be purchased individually as well, the uvex jakkyl hde perfectly adapts to every situation and every Enduro-rider.

Outstanding in the following evaluation criteria

  • Degree of innovation
  • Functionality
  • Choice of materials

Komperdell | Bike Protection Pack

Komperdell | Bike Protection Pack
Jury Statement | Protection is becoming more and more important in the bike segment. A comfortable and well ventilated lightweight design such as this simply eliminates any argument for going on a trail without protection.

LIGHTWEIGTH-COMPACT-SAFE Our Protection Packs are ideal for all kinds of Biking. Small, comfortable and reduced to the essential. The pack offers perfect fit due to compact, high end processing and anatomical shape. The visible, in 3 sizes available protector, is always optimized to the various length requirements. We offer: : 1. Full Pack-Ideal for Day Trips + Hydration 2. Center Pack-Ideal for short excursions + Hydration 3. Junior Pack-The first Bike Protektion for Kids Our protector: has residual force values below 6 KN is extra durable-no protector exchange after crashes required protects the zone from neck to lumbar vertebra comes with an optimized Ventilation system

Outstanding in the following evaluation criteria

  • Functionality
  • Price/ performance
  • Added value

 

ORTEMA | ORTHO-MAX Enduro

ORTEMA | ORTHO-MAX Enduro
Jury Statement | Ortema is applying a lot of its ergonomic know-how from the motocross segment into the bike market. You can detect the producer’s wealth of expertise in every detail.

Extremely lightweight, durable and highly breathable basic material. Backprotector according to DIN EN 1621-2 perfect shock absorption values consists of several layers of a new viscoelastic memory foam. Shoulder, chest and back protector removable. By Velcro adjustable kidney belt with 3 pockets for tools, tube, mobile, raincoat or other accessories. Developed according to anatomical and biomechanical criteria. Thin and flexible plasticplate for protection in the central region of the spine, Rein system for better fixation of the shoulder protector, Fixationpads for improved adaptation of ONB (ORTEMA NECK BRACE) and drinking system

Outstanding in the following evaluation criteria

  • Degree of innovation
  • Functionality
  • Choice of materials
  • Workmanship
  • Added value

MAGURA | MT Trail Carbon

MAGURA | MT Trail Carbon
Jury Statement | In our view, this braking system is a logical development of the technologies used to date. Four pistons at the front and two at the rear make sense and also reduce weight on the bike.

How much braking force does a Trail-/ All mountain biker need? The Magura result: 2 pistons in the back, 4 pistons in the front! The performance of the MT7 is superb. The MT8 stands out thanks to its low weight. Which is why Magura has combined the 2 pistons from the back wheel of the MT8 and the 4 pistons from the front wheel of the MT7 to create a new brake for trail bikes from 120 – 160 mm for the new MT Trail Carbon. This is why the following sum really adds up: 2 + 4 = 3. Weighing in at 332 grams the MT Trail Carbon is 15% lighter than the MT7 and just 5% heavier than the MT8 (299 grams) – but still provides 100% trail performance.

Outstanding in the following evaluation criteria

  • Degree of innovation
  • Functionality
  • Workmanship

N. Duarte Unipessoal | OVR

N. Duarte Unipessoal | OVR
Jury Statement | This nicely machined, extremely lightweight damper cartridge uses high-end materials. An interesting and innovative product that reduces maintenance and has the associated ecological benefit of eliminating waste oil.

100% pneumatic damping Lightest system in the market. (Medium weight reduction of +/- 200g) It’s design allows an increase in usable travel by 15/20% Eliminates the fork’s pedaling induced oscillations Ecological. (Medium reduction of oil amount by 80%) Maintenance costs reduction of +/- 40% Consistent performance independently of working temperature Consistent performance independently of working hours External regulations – OVR Compression, Rebound Compatibility – Rock Shox Reba/SID/RS1 and FOX 32 Material – 7050 and 7075 Aluminium alloy – CNC machined Finishing – Anodization

Outstanding in the following evaluation criteria

  • Degree of innovation
  • Choice of materials
  • Weight/ pack size

 

Pinion | C1.12

Pinion | C1.12
Jury Statement | This established drive unit now appears in a compact and cheaper version. It’s impressively lightweight thanks to the good choice of materials

Automotive knowledge and engineering for the perfect bicycle gear shift – that’s Pinion. We stand for durable gearboxes, placed in the frame in a central position. The new C1.12 delivers perfect function in all situations – no problems with sand, snow or in muddy conditions. Like all Pinion gearboxes, the new C1.12 works free from wear, shifting is always pretty precise. Pinion gearboxes do not need any adjustment. It’s design is smart and compact, it fits seemless in modern bikeframes and allows an ergonomic Q-Factor of only 166 mm. The new magnesium body saves more than 30% of weight compared to aluminium. With the C1.12, shifting works as intuitive and easy-going as biking itself.

Outstanding in the following evaluation criteria

  • Functionality
  • Weight/ pack size

Haibike | SDURO AllMtn 8.0

Haibike | SDURO AllMtn 8.0
Jury Statement | This bike has all the features that customers expect from a modern trail bike. A great overall package that also adopts a new approach to the integration of individual components.

The SDURO AllMtn 8.0 is one of the first e-MTBs to offer networking via a mounted On-Board unit. With GPS, GSM and Bluetooth available, cloud-based communication is possible. This allows for new services such as GPS-based anti-theft, tracking or route export and an automatic emergency call function which is especially important for e-MTBs. The new lighter and more powerful SDURO Yamaha PW-X system drives the e-MTB and is integrated with the new Gravity Casting Interface and Skidplate, into the sporty aluminum frame. High-end components such as Magura Boltron forks and the new, stem-integrated display, add to the premium quality of this bike.

Outstanding in the following evaluation criteria

  • Degree of innovation
  • Functionality

 

 

Lapierre | Overvolt Carbon

Lapierre | Overvolt Carbon
Jury Statement | The ingenious frame design places the battery low down in the centre of the bike, thus using the weight to good effect: a well though-out and inspired solution.

The Overvolt AM Carbon is a revolutionary trail bike that pushes e-powered design to new heights. Its combination of lightweight carbon chassis, innovative mass centralisation & cutting-edge technology creates something special –a truly all-mountain electric bike. The key to the Overvolt AM Carbon’s handling is in its lowered centre of gravity, Lapierre’s innovative GLP (Gravity Logic Project). The battery has been moved down against the motor and rotated forward, centralising mass in the frame for greater manoeuvrability both on the ground and in the air. Lapierre DWS (Dual Wheel System) technology, enables conversion between 27.5 & 27.5+ wheels and tyres simply by inverting the dropouts.

Outstanding in the following evaluation criteria

  • Design

Canyon Bicycles | Sender

Canyon Bicycles | Sender
Jury Statement | The option of adapting the geometry to the terrain is an exciting feature in this bike segment. Canyon opens up a broad range of handling settings with its option for adjusting the head tube.

The Sender is our interpretation of a pure downhill bike that is ready for the track. The revolutionary moto-cross-inspired MX Link enables a highly responsive rear triangle that allows for the tuning of the shock leverage ratio independent of anti-squat, pedal kickback or anti-rise. The Triple Phase Suspension avoids going through the bike’s travel while also providing stability and responsiveness. Six possible head angle and chainstay configurations, allow the Sender to transform its geometry to match the terrain. Clean-cut edges and logical lines reflect the signature Canyon design language and give the Sender its aggressive, race-ready appearance.

Outstanding in the following evaluation criteria

  • Functionality
  • Design
  • Price/ performance

 

Stoll Bikes | M1

Stoll Bikes | M1
Jury Statement | The custom-made concept by Stoll is the first of its kind in this form. What’s more, the bikes from the Swiss manufacturer in combination with these wheels are incredibly light.

BIKES BORN ON TRAILS Our bike performance is perfectly tailored to you. The shop counter is, instead, the trail where we adapt the bike to suit you. The individual laminar structure is hand-made in Europe. The laminar structure reflects your preferences – as light as possible and as rigid as you need. All of the components are compiled according to where the bike will be used. And we bring our bike service to your home with our service vehicle. A bike like no other – a bike just for you – the STOLL BIKE.

Outstanding in the following evaluation criteria

  • Workmanship
  • Weight/ pack size

 

Pivot Cycles | Switchblade

Pivot Cycles | Switchblade
Jury Statement | This bike unites a versatile range of applications with a truly inspired design.

The Switchblade is a high performance 27.5+ and 29er compatible trail bike for every season and type of terrain, replacing two bikes in the standard collection. Super Boost Plus improves on the ideas behind Boost through an innovative frame spacing and wheel design system. We achieve best-in-category tire clearance (up to 3.25” for Plus) and the shortest chainstays (428mm) for any full suspension 29er trail bike. Wider 157mm rear spacing and 14mm wider hub flanges provide new levels of stiffness, wheel strength and ride quality in an enduro 29er while maintaining a narrower q-factor, front derailleur compatibility and the choice between 1x or 2x gearing. Batteryport for Di2 integrated.

Outstanding in the following evaluation criteria

  • Degree of innovation
  • Functionality

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