2022 Eurobike tech gallery #3: Magnesium, wacky sunnies, and lots of new tires

by James Huang

photography by James Huang


Vaast still isn’t a brand that’s really well known — particularly outside of the United States — but that hasn’t stopped the company from continuing to sing the praises of its so-called Super Magnesium frame tubing. At Eurobike this week the brand launched a new road-specific model called the R/1, featuring a semi-aero magnesium tubeset plus more aggressive handling and fit than the A/1 all-road model. One recently showed up for test, so stay tuned for a full review soon on that one.

On the wheel front, Hunt Wheels previewed a new top-end road wheelset, featuring 48 or 60 mm aero carbon tubeless-compatible rims from its Aerodynamicist range, its latest Sprint SL lightweight hubs, and unidirectional carbon fiber spokes that supposedly save 100 g per wheelset as compared to conventional stainless steel. Weights and prices are still being finalized, but expect some good value from these, as usual for Hunt.

Scicon — a brand better known for its travel cases — is continuing to expand its collection of cycling sunglasses, showing off a new prototype model that’s still being finalized. The company has big aspirations, too, with goals of being a top-three brand in the space within the next few years. Time will tell if that happens, but in the meantime, the company certainly isn’t afraid to push the styling envelope.

And finally, New Motion Labs is still making some intriguing efficiency claims with its novel drivetrain parts, and there are a whole bunch of new tires out there, just a few of which are included here. 

Stay tuned for more from the 2022 Eurobike show!


Hunt


Pirelli, Goodyear, and American Classic tires


Vaast


Scicon


New Motion Labs

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