Eurobike Cyclocross 2014 roundup

Eurobike Cyclocross 2014 roundup


It’s that time of the year: the Eurobike is here again. I roamed the halls of Eurobike today and shot a few interesting cross bikes. As road.cc’s Jo Burt noticed too, there were fewer cross bikes thank previous years.

Nonetheless, I snapped a shot of the bikes that caught my eyes, so check out the following few shots and let me know what you think! Do you like the 2015 cross bikes?

Jens Voigt's retirement bike with custom made decals at the 2014 Eurobike Bike show in Friedrichshafen, Germany.

Jens Voigt’s bike looked just as cool live as it did on the photos.

New Ritchey Swiss Cross cyclocross bike at the 2014 Eurobike Bike show in Friedrichshafen, Germany.

Nice little decal on the down tube of the new Ritchey Swiss Cross.

The new Ritchey Swiss Cross cyclocross bike at the 2014 Eurobike Bike show in Friedrichshafen, Germany.

One of my favourite cross bike from this year is this Ritchey Swiss Cross bike. Understated black steel frame.

SRAM CX1 groupset showcase at the 2014 Eurobike Bike show in Friedrichshafen, Germany.

I was feeling proud to finally see the SRAM CX1 groupset at SRAM’s stand. The first email about it arrived last year, before the Tabor World Cup. They asked me to keep an eye on Bart Wellens and his bike that had the prototype groupset on it. From then on, we were building a gallery of the groupset in action for the launch in secret. It was a tickling feeling to know something that only few people knew back then. Interestingly, while the groupset had been on display since October, the not particularly tech-savvy Belgian press didn’t spot the prototypes while the Americans did so at almost the first outing.

A 2015 Stevens Superprestige cyclocross bike at the 2014 Eurobike Bike show in Friedrichshafen, Germany.

Not a particularly inspired paint job on this 2015 Stevens Superprestige.

KTM cyclocross bike at the 2014 Eurobike Bike show in Friedrichshafen, Germany.

Unlike the Stevens, I really liked this KTM’s harsh orange colour scheme.

2015 Cannondale SuperX cyclocross bike at the 2014 Eurobike Bike show in Friedrichshafen, Germany.

Normally, I’m not a huge fan of grey or silver on bikes but this Cannondale SuperX looks really cool.

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2015 Ridley X-Night cyclocross bike at the 2014 Eurobike Bike show in Friedrichshafen, Germany.

The top of the range Ridley X-Night with Belgian National Champion colours. Like.

The Fuji 1.1 Cross Disc cyclocross bike at the 2014 Eurobike Bike show in Friedrichshafen, Germany.

The Fuji 1.1 Cross Disc bike sports a bright orange colourway, which seems to be really popular this year.

Norco cyclocross bike at the 2014 Eurobike Bike show in Friedrichshafen, Germany.

And another orange paint job, this time by Norco.

2015 BMC CrossMachine CX01 at the 2014 Eurobike Bike show in Friedrichshafen, Germany.

There are a lot of different factors when manufacturers decide to use a certain groupset but the fact that the predominantly Shimano-using BMC picked the SRAM CX1 groupset for its cyclocross flagship model, the BMC CrossMachine CX01 is probably a good indicator of the quality of the components

The rear mech of the 2015 BMC CrossMachine CX01 at the 2014 Eurobike Bike show in Friedrichshafen, Germany.

The front of the 2015 BMC CrossMachine CX01 at the 2014 Eurobike Bike show in Friedrichshafen, Germany.

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Marcell Kittell at the 2014 Eurobike Bike show in Friedrichshafen, Germany.

Marcell Kittell swarmed by fans.

Lars van der Haar's cyclocross bike at the 2014 Eurobike Bike show in Friedrichshafen, Germany.

Only the ‘old’ Lars van der Haar Giant was on display, the new, Giant-Shimano colours weren’t present. As it turned out, it won’t be all that dissimilar, the main difference will be the lack of orange on the top tube.

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Canyon fat-tyre mountain bike at the 2014 Eurobike Bike show in Friedrichshafen, Germany.

Every year, there is a dominant trend at Eurobike. A few years ago it was electronic bikes, last year it was road bikes with disc brakes. This year? Fat-tyre mountain bikes.

The 2015 Giant TCX SLR at the 2014 Eurobike Bike show in Friedrichshafen, Germany.

This Giant TCX SLRs come with handlebar brakes, which is fairly unusual, but from an amateur racers point of few, it is a killer feature.

I saw this Giant paint scheme earlier this year and it's still one of my all time favourites.

I saw this Giant paint scheme earlier this year and it’s still one of my all time favourites.

The 2015 Focus Mares CX 01 at the 2014 Eurobike Bike show in Friedrichshafen, Germany.

The top of the 2015 Focus cyclocross, with Jeremy Powers in the background. Not in person, only on a photograph.

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