Eurobike 2016 live tech coverage, day two

by James Huang


Our live coverage of the first day of Eurobike went off without a hitch so for day two, we’ll be bringing you much more of the same, in essentially real-time right from the showroom floor.

We barely covered a third of the show yesterday, and with nearly all of the industry here under one (enormous) roof, there is still plenty more to see, from the latest complete bikes and components, to clothing, accessories, and all sorts of esoterica to tempt the money out of your bank account.

Again, if you have any specific requests from us on what you’d like to see, be sure to leave them in the comments below and we’ll do our best to accommodate as quickly as possible.

Otherwise, be sure to refresh the page every few minutes for the latest images to come out of our cameras, and check our Facebook page regularly for live video coverage throughout the day.


Lazer now has a proper aero road helmet called Bullet. Photo: James Huang.
Lazer now has a proper aero road helmet called Bullet. Photo: James Huang.
The Lazer Bullet aero road helmet features a super low profile, modest venting, and a tapered tail. Photo: James Huang.
The Lazer Bullet aero road helmet features a super low profile, modest venting, and a tapered tail. Photo: James Huang.
The front of the Lazer Bullet had a panel that can opened up to expose louvered vents. Photo: James Huang.
The front of the Lazer Bullet had a panel that can opened up to expose louvered vents. Photo: James Huang.
The rear of the Lazer Bullet uses the company's Turn Fit retention system and includes a bracket for an inclination sensor that reminds me if your head isn't in the right angle. Photo: James Huang.
The rear of the Lazer Bullet uses the company’s Turn Fit retention system and includes a bracket for an inclination sensor that reminds me if your head isn’t in the right angle. Photo: James Huang.
MCipollini offers made to measure carbon road frames that somehow manage to embody the same flair as the famed ex-sprinter. Photo: James Huang.
MCipollini offers made to measure carbon road frames that somehow manage to embody the same flair as the famed ex-sprinter. Photo: James Huang.
The seatpost on the MCipollini secures with a clever slot and clamp system. Photo: James Huang.
The seatpost on the MCipollini secures with a clever slot and clamp system. Photo: James Huang.
MCipollini is taking advantage of the buzz surrounding hidden motors - by offering a bike with a hidden motor. 240 watts are on tap with a system wholly enclosed inside the down tube. Zoom, zoom! Photo: James Huang.
MCipollini is taking advantage of the buzz surrounding hidden motors – by offering a bike with a hidden motor. 240 watts are on tap with a system wholly enclosed inside the down tube. Zoom, zoom! Photo: James Huang.
Argon-18 are deep down the path of rideable data-acquisition bikes and this concept bike is a look into what road bikes may be like. To explain it in this caption would be impossible, but that straw seen sticking out the head tube measures wind speed and the disc brake calipers are fully integrated. The future may not be as far away as you think. Photo: David Rome.
Argon-18 are deep down the path of rideable data-acquisition bikes and this concept bike is a look into what road bikes may be like. To explain it in this caption would be impossible, but that straw seen sticking out the head tube measures wind speed and the disc brake calipers are fully integrated. The future may not be as far away as you think. Photo: David Rome.
Argon-18 have joined the performance road disc game with the Gallium Pro Disc. Subtle refinements to the rim version are seen all around, but most notable is the 12mm thru-axle system designed in collaboration with 'Naild'. Photo: David Rome.
Argon-18 have joined the performance road disc game with the Gallium Pro Disc. Subtle refinements to the rim version are seen all around, but most notable is the 12mm thru-axle system designed in collaboration with ‘Naild’. Photo: David Rome.
Flick the lever, turn it a quarter turn and you're free to pull out the axle. So fast! Photo: David Rome.
Flick the lever, turn it a quarter turn and you’re free to pull out the axle. So fast! Photo: David Rome.
So simple. This chain-whip replacement from Birzman just flicks onto a cassette. Whether the spring tension is enough to hold it perfectly secure, we're not yet sure. Photo: David Rome
So simple. This chain-whip replacement from Birzman just flicks onto a cassette. Whether the spring tension is enough to hold it perfectly secure, we’re not yet sure. Photo: David Rome
A Bianchi Specialissima with full Shimano Dura-Ace 9100. The celeste highlights on this Matt black frame caught my eye! Photo: David Rome.
A Bianchi Specialissima with full Shimano Dura-Ace 9100. The celeste highlights on this Matt black frame caught my eye! Photo: David Rome.
This Vivax stand was motor-doping and telling everyone about it. Photo: David Rome.
This Vivax stand was motor-doping and telling everyone about it. Photo: David Rome.
Colnago joins the aero road game with the 'Concept'. Sleek lines, and deep tube profiles are seen at every corner. Photo: David Rome.
Colnago joins the aero road game with the ‘Concept’. Sleek lines, and deep tube profiles are seen at every corner. Photo: David Rome.
Direct-mount brakes, sleek cable routing, stealthy seat post retention and more show the Italians are right on trend. Framesets are quoted at €3400. Photo: David Rome.
Direct-mount brakes, sleek cable routing, stealthy seat post retention and more show the Italians are right on trend. Framesets are quoted at €3400. Photo: David Rome.
The Concept will offer an integrated aero bar and stem too. Unique is that the combo isn't one-piece and so handlebar width/shape and stem length can be chosen independently. The stem uses a wedge system to hold the bar in place. Photo: David Rome.
The Concept will offer an integrated aero bar and stem too. Unique is that the combo isn’t one-piece and so handlebar width/shape and stem length can be chosen independently. The stem uses a wedge system to hold the bar in place. Photo: David Rome.
There's just something about orange bikes that attracts me. Perhaps it's that every brand is offering something in the colour for 2017, or maybe it's just a very nice looking bike. Here's the Colnago V1-R Disc, a model that's existed for over two years already. Photo: David Rome.
There’s just something about orange bikes that attracts me. Perhaps it’s that every brand is offering something in the colour for 2017, or maybe it’s just a very nice looking bike. Here’s the Colnago V1-R Disc, a model that’s existed for over two years already. Photo: David Rome.
Time showcased its new Scylon Disc. This aero bike hides the French company's 'Aktiv' counter weight technology. Aero disc brake road bikes are very 2017. Photo: David Rome.
Time showcased its new Scylon Disc. This aero bike hides the French company’s ‘Aktiv’ counter weight technology. Aero disc brake road bikes are very 2017. Photo: David Rome.
Feedback Sports has now expanded into hand tools. Headlining the collection is this top-end Team Edition kit, which can be used on its own, but is designed to conveniently mount to a Feedback Sports repair stand. Retail cost is US$250. Photo: James Huang.
Feedback Sports has now expanded into hand tools. Headlining the collection is this top-end Team Edition kit, which can be used on its own, but is designed to conveniently mount to a Feedback Sports repair stand. Retail cost is US$250. Photo: James Huang.
Although the Feedback Sports Team Edition tool kit already comes well stocked, there are a few empty slots left for additional tools depending on your needs (and budget), such as the company's new T-handle hex wrenches. Photo: James Huang.
Although the Feedback Sports Team Edition tool kit already comes well stocked, there are a few empty slots left for additional tools depending on your needs (and budget), such as the company’s new T-handle hex wrenches. Photo: James Huang.
One of the most interesting pieces in Feedback Sports' new tool collection are these cassette pliers, which can be used with one hand and seemingly hold tight on to a wide range of sprocket sizes, all with no adjustments required. Photo: James Huang.
One of the most interesting pieces in Feedback Sports’ new tool collection are these cassette pliers, which can be used with one hand and seemingly hold tight on to a wide range of sprocket sizes, all with no adjustments required. Photo: James Huang.
Many of the tools - the ones with shiny finishes, in particular - are made of forged, rather than stamped, steel for extra durability and improved hand comfort. Photo: James Huang.
Many of the tools – the ones with shiny finishes, in particular – are made of forged, rather than stamped, steel for extra durability and improved hand comfort. Photo: James Huang.
Other clever details include a Shimano Hollowtech crank preload cap tool built right into the end of one of the screwdrivers. Photo: James Huang.
Other clever details include a Shimano Hollowtech crank preload cap tool built right into the end of one of the screwdrivers. Photo: James Huang.
If your tool needs are a bit more modest, Feedback Sports will also offer the Ride Prep tool kit (at left) and the T-Handle set (at right), each costing US$129. Individual tools will be available as well once they start arriving in shops around September. Photo: James Huang.
If your tool needs are a bit more modest, Feedback Sports will also offer the Ride Prep tool kit (at left) and the T-Handle set (at right), each costing US$129. Individual tools will be available as well once they start arriving in shops around September. Photo: James Huang.
Cobi launched on Kickstarter back in 2014, and is now selling product. This app-based product aims to replace cycling-specific GPS devices with your smart phone. With its built-in battery, features such as automated lighting, directional mapping, ANT+ interface and more are all available and controlled with the thumb switch. There's a lot going on here, but perhaps most interesting is that a former materials engineer of Canyon Bicycles is now working with this German company. We'll eat our cycling caps if Cobi don't eventually enter the drop-bar market. Photo: David Rome.
Cobi launched on Kickstarter back in 2014, and is now selling product. This app-based product aims to replace cycling-specific GPS devices with your smart phone. With its built-in battery, features such as automated lighting, directional mapping, ANT+ interface and more are all available and controlled with the thumb switch. There’s a lot going on here, but perhaps most interesting is that a former materials engineer of Canyon Bicycles is now working with this German company. We’ll eat our cycling caps if Cobi don’t eventually enter the drop-bar market. Photo: David Rome.
Cannondale Bad Boy continues to set a rather high standard in the urban bike market. In addition to just looking cool, the seat post hides integrated lighting, while the Belt drive is hooked up to a Shimano Alfine internal geared hub. As pictured, the  new Bad Boy 1 will sell at €1,899. Photo: David Rome.
Cannondale Bad Boy continues to set a rather high standard in the urban bike market. In addition to just looking cool, the seat post hides integrated lighting, while the Belt drive is hooked up to a Shimano Alfine internal geared hub. As pictured, the new Bad Boy 1 will sell at €1,899. Photo: David Rome.