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Eurobike 2016: seven of the best new bikes for model year 2017

Aero bikes, adventure bikes and endurance bikes from Wilier, Storck, Mason, Scott, Canyon, Colnago and BMC

Eurobike gives us the chance to see what’s new from some of the biggest brands in cycling and this year’s show was no different. Here are seven stunning bikes from Wilier, Storck, Mason, Scott, Canyon, Colnago and BMC which caught our gaze in Germany.

In the market for a new aero bike, adventure bike or endurance bike? Fear not, we’ve got it covered.

Wilier Cento10 Air

The Cento10 Air is Wilier’s new flagship aero road bike. It’s the successor to the Cento1 Air and, as well as being more aerodynamic than its predecessor, Wilier say the Cento10 Air is also lighter and more comfortable.

The Wilier Cento10 Air is the successor to the Cento1 Air and is said to be lighter, more comfortable and more aerodynamic

It’s a completely new frame, with Wilier using NACA-approved truncated Kammtail profiles across the chassis – and most notably on the downtube, seattube and seatpost. The seatstays, meanwhile, have apparently been lowered as far as UCI regulations permit, to further improve the frame’s aerodynamic prowess. Wilier say that the lowered seatstays also allow for more of the seattube and seatpost to flex, thereby improving comfort.

Wilier have opted for direct mount brakes, which leave enough room for 28mm tyres and the possibility to boost comfort further. Those brakes have also enabled Wilier to widen the seatstays and fork, and they say this reduces air turbulence through both areas. There’s also an integrated, aero handlebar and stem, called the Alabarda, and like the frame it’s based on a NACA profile to reduce the frontal area of the bike.

Finally, frame weight is a claimed 990g, which is 200g less than the Cento1 Air, and the bike will be available in the UK in five builds from £4,599 to £7,299.

Website: Wilier

Storck Fascenario .3

The Fascenario .3 is new from German bike brand Storck. First let’s get the price out of the way. The frameset will set you back £5,559 (yep, that’s just for the frame and fork) but the bike pictured here is actually a limited edition model produced for Aston Martin. Just 77 will be made and if you want one of these then you’re looking at 17,777 euros.

Yours for 17,777 euros

The limited edition Fascenario .3 gets a pearlescent paintjob and bears the Aston Martin logo on the downtube. The spec is suitably high-end, with SRAM Red eTap groupset shifters and derailleurs paired with a THM chainset and brakes, and Zipp 303 NSW wheels completing the build. How much does it weigh? 5.9kg, all in.

The Fascenario .3 frame itself is designed to marry low weight, aerodynamics and comfort. Claimed weight for the frame is (from) 770g and the fork is 330g. ‘Advanced Sectional Aerodynamic Shaping’ is how Storck describe the Fascenario’s tube profiling. That is most obvious on the downtube, which has a truncated design. Storck have also paid close attention to the fork and the legs arc out significantly from the wheel in a bid to smooth airflow through a notoriously turbulent area.

As for comfort, Storck say the D-shaped seatpost (the German brand call it ‘Flat Section Technology’) allows it to flex considerably more than a conventional post. Needless to say, the frame is designed to be stiff, too, and as well as being aero-profiled, Storck say the oversized tubes and bottom bracket offer up plenty of rigidity when stamping on the pedals.

If you haven’t got room for one of these in the garage, you’ll have to make do by checking out the photo gallery below.

Website: Storck

Mason Bokeh

Mason Progressive Cycles launched at the start of 2015 with the steel Resolution and aluminium Definition – two road bikes with more than a hint of versatility about them, thanks to the addition of disc brakes, plenty of tyres clearance, and mudguard mounts.

Eurobike 2016: Mason Bokeh gravel bike (Pic: George Scott/Factory Media)

Now Dom Mason, the man behind the eponymous brand, has launched a third bike: the Bokeh.  It comes in aluminium and titanium versions and is an AdventureSport bike, according to Mason. Not necessarily a gravel bike, but a bike to be ridden fast and far over varied terrain. In fact, Josh Ibbett, who rode a Mason Definition to victory in the 2015 TransContinental, used a Bokeh for this year’s edition of the gruelling race from Belgium to Turkey. Tyre clearance is key for a bike like this and the Bokeh has room for a 650b wheel fitted with a 50mm tyre or a 700c wheel with a 41mm tyre.

The Bokeh, in both alloy and ti variations, is based around custom tubesets from Italian specialists Dedacciai. The downtube has the same familiar D-shaped profile as the Resolution, while the chainstays and seatstays have been specially crimped to allow for extra tyre clearance. The fork is made from carbon and, like Mason’s other frames, has eyelets for mudguards and a rack, as well as an additional eyelet at the front for a dynamo light.

While final prices haven’t been confirmed, you’re looking at around £1,150 for the alloy Bokeh frameset and £2,650 for the titanium Bokeh frameset. There will also be a SRAM Force 1x 650b build like the bike pictured for approximately £4,300.

Website: Mason Cycles

Scott Addict Gravel

You may be familiar the with Addict, Scott’s lightweight race bike used by the Orica-BikeExchange team and, in particular, Simon and Adam Yates. While the Addict remains an important part of the Scott range for 2017, this Gravel version caught our eye at Eurobike.

Scott have given the Addict a gravel-inspired makeover

The Addict Gravel is made from Scott’s second-tier HMX carbon fibre and is built around a slightly more relaxed geometry than the regular Addict, with a slacker front end and longer wheelbase to provide more stable handling. It’s a disc-only frame, with thru-axles at the front and rear.

The frame is specced for gravel riding, too. Two models make up the Addict Gravel range and the Addict Gravel 10 pictured here gets a SRAM Force 1 groupset and Syncros RT1.0 Carbon Disc wrapped in 35mm Schwalbe G-One Speed tyres for £5,199. Otherwise, there’s the Addict Gravel 20 with Shimano Ultegra and Syncros RP2.0 Disc wheels (again with Schwalbe G-One tyres) for £3,199.

Website: Scott

Canyon Ultimate CF SLX Disc

Ok, we’re cheating a little here, as Canyon are yet to officially launch the Ultimate CF SLX Disc, so we can’t be sure it will be available as a 2017 bike. But we’re going to take the punt and say this one will enter the fray some time in the next 12 months – we hope so anyway.

Will Canyon launch the Ultimate CF SLX Disc in 2017? We hope so

If you missed our original story, Canyon had both the Ultimate CF SLX Disc and Aeroad CF SLX Disc on display at Eurobike. Both bikes look set to use thru-axles at the front and rear, with internally routed brakes fixed to the bike using the now common flat mount standard.

On paper, the Ultimate is our pick of the two, thanks to the intoxicating blend of low weight, comfort and handling offered by the rim brake model. We can only hope that translates to the disc brake bike – and the same goes for the raw speed served up by the Aeroad. We’ll be keeping a close eye on both bikes.

Website: Canyon

Colnago Concept

These days, with countless bike brands vying to the attention of journalists and the public, it’s quite rare for a new bike to be launched at Eurobike from a major manufacturer. Most brands prefer to put on their own launch, away from the chaos of the cycling trade’s annual mega-show.

Colnago have gone full aero with the launch of the Concept

However, the Colnago Concept was one bike to break cover at the 2016 Eurobike show. The Concept is Colnago’s first full-blooded aero bike, having dabbled with aero with the launch of the V1-r back in 2014.

The V1-r remains in the range for model year 2017 but the Concept steps things up a notch, with aero tube profiles used across the frame to ensure the bike casts a deep shadow. Other aero features include a wind-cheating seatpost and internal clamp, direct mount brakes and an aero-profiled stem. Like the Wilier Cento10 Air, the Concept manages to remain svelte despite those aero features, with the frame weight also a claimed 990g.

You can read our full story on the Colnago Concept here.

Website: Colnago

BMC Roadmachine

Unlike Colnago, BMC chose to unveil the Roadmachine back in June but that didn’t stop us swinging by the Swiss bike brand’s stand at Eurobike for another look before it hits the shops this autumn.

This is the flagship BMC Roadmachine RM01 with Shimano Dura-Ace Di2

The Roadmachine is a case study for the evolution of the endurance bike. The days of sportive bikes with awkward, towering headtubes are fading, replaced by bikes which look to combine comfort and an endurance-focused geometry with disc brakes, clearance for wider tyres, low weight and a performance edge to ensure it’s capable of handling anything which can be thrown at it. Look towards the Canyon Endurace CF SLX Disc and Cervelo C-Series for two further examples.

The flagship is based around a 920g frame and borrows tech found elsewhere in the BMC range, including the comfort-enhancing, D-shaped seatpost from the TeamMachine SLR01. There’s plenty of new stuff going on, too. Check out the ‘Dual-Stack’ front-end, which is a replaceable spacer and cone system that allows the rider to choose between a more aggressive, race-oriented stack similar to that of the TeamMachine or a taller position similar to the BMC GranFondo.

A gold BMC Teammachine SLR 01 for Olympic champion Greg Van Avermaet

Also on display on the BMC stand at Eurobike was a gold Teammachine SLR01 to celebrate Greg Van Avermaet’s victory in the Olympic road race. Take a look above and in the gallery below.

BMC gifted Van Avermaet the bike after the Belgian’s victory in Rio and he used it for the first time in the Bretagne Classic – Ouest-France at the end of August. While the Olympic road race champion doesn’t get a special jersey to commemorate their achievement, unlike the rainbow jersey worn by the world champion, there will be no excuses for missing Van Avermaet in the peloton.

Website: BMC


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