The general overview from the Eurobike show was certainly Carbon, however although there weren't many new road bikes to look at there were a load of TT, track and cross machines added to mainstream brands.
On the 'Cross front there are thousands of choices now available and all the major players have a 'cross bike in their range. Once upon a time 'cross meant an old steel training frame and a bunch of worn-out road parts... now it's full carbon this and that and all the knobs and whistles... plenty of high end carbon deep sections and some nice looking new rubber too - It's a 'cross bike bonanza!
The new all Carbon S-Works 'Cross - Dreamy
| De Rosa - just lovely || All carbon rear || Ridley have several Cross bikes in their range |
|Most 'crossers get carbon forks Ritchey make an all-carbon || Cannondale's wishbone || All Carbon forks on the Salsa |
|The Salsa is certainly colourful || BMC's latest cross bike || Cannondale's lightweight 'cross racer |
|Guerciotti have several cross rigs and they ride nice || Double World Champ Marianne Vos' Van Tuyl || She also uses Rotor rings |
|Seven's silly-money 'cross ti bike || Not sure if ATB sales will bring the US 'cross Marin into the UK || Schwalbe new race tyres |
| Italian specialists Alan still make tidy 'crossers ||Maxxis new 'cross tyres - nice and chunky || The Alan has good cable routing |