Road Cycling News

Eurobike 2011: snippets (three)

More pics showing aspects of the art and science of design for cycling…

Spotted on the Time stand, Rotor’s 3D F crankset features a new matt surface finish and, here, the Spanish marque’s noQ non-non-circular chainrings.

The Fly Classic rack by Tubus. Still the reference design, now with improved strut fitting

“Eighty One”, the latest aero wheelset from Reynolds, features an 81mm deep rim and repositioned Swirl Lip Generator. Designer Paul Lew says it saves around 3W and that finding the optimal size, shape and placement for it on any rim profile could take a decade

What would the rock-hard  roadmen of the ’60s and ’70s have said? Retro styling redolent of 44×19 bottom gear meets cycling’s easy-living “compact” chainring format

Garmin Edge 200; simplicity itself to use, with no heart rate monitoring to worry about. Turn it on and ride. Record and upload to Garmin Connect your ride details including speed, distance, time, total ascent and calories used and download other peoples’ rides. Then try to beat them. USB port rechargeable, up to 130 hrs of data stored.

The fabled Michelin Service Course tubular tyre

The other new road wheel from Reynolds is in fact a disc-brake-compatible hub inside the Assault rim. A shoo-in for ‘cross

One of many attractive wheels on the Novatec stand was the JetFly, which boasts Sapim Laser spokes, 20/24 spoke count, a 30mm rim depth, “assymetric” rear spoking where one non-drive spoke opposes two drive side to balance spoke tensions and a claimed pair weight of 1467g


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