There’s simply too much to see at Eurobike to run full stories on everything, but we still want to show it all to you, hence these colorful roundups of little things from brands of all sizes. KCNC’s parts are no stranger to Bikerumor’s pages, and this year we didn’t catch much new stuff from them. In fact, the Reyton dropped mountain bike stem shown above can only be found on eBay these days, but still worth ogling if you like to slam that stem.
They make all manner of brightly anodized parts that are light and functional, like these compression plug headset caps for carbon steerers. Check out the full catalog of current products at KCNC.com.tw.
The Sigma ROX 12.0 GPS cycling computer debuted in June, but it wasn’t until we saw it in person that its massive size became apparent…
It’s nearly as big as a standard iPhone, as evidenced by its proximity to my Plus iPhone with a fat Otterbox case. Like a smartphone, it gets Gorilla Glass, touch screen capability, massive connectivity options and can even send data directly to social media or web apps (via WiFi or your phone’s connection).
This is what it looks like in team colors on a bike, but you have a lot brighter options to choose from: Gray, White, Orange, Blue or Green.
Not only can it sync with your Di2, EPS or eTap drivetrain, it can also sync with e-bikes to show remaining battery life and a map of your estimated range based on which setting you’re using. Check them out at SigmaSport.com.
Alligator has come up with some very clever tools in the past, and their latest is a professional hydraulic brake hose barb installer. Simply put the barb on the threaded driver…
…then use the quick release-style lever to clamp the hose into place and drive it in. The tool ensures smooth, perfect alignment so you don’t damage the hose or the barb.
They also have a new 220mm rotor for e-bikes, which comes with a spacer adapter since this is a non-standard size. Check them out at AlligatorCables.com.
It’s been a long time since SwissStop unveiled their Catalyst disc brake rotors, and now they say they’re finally shipping. The carriers were tweaked a little to reduce weight, but the rotor itself appears the same.
Before we, um, put the brakes on new brakes, we found this dual-pull mechanical caliper from Elvedes, clamping a finned rotor. Elvedes is a European OEM and aftermarket parts supplier offering shops things like cables, housing, brake pads, bearings, etc. So their booth isn’t so much to show off a new product for consumers, but to show product managers and buyers what they are capable of.
Commuter bikes often try to simplify things for more casual users, but solutions like this dual brake cable splitter also help make bikes more accessible to special needs riders.
Ergotec’s new Gravel handlebar has one of the widest flares we’ve seen, going from 480mm wide at the tops all the way out to 620mm at the ends.
The Ergotec Octopus is aimed at the casual touring rider looking for a few different hand positions. It’s wide, hooked bars are angle adjustable, and a computer/accessory mount makes room for stuff to go in front since a standard computer our light mount won’t work.
Chosen’s hubs are rarely short on innovation, and this year’s addition is the Toothed Coupling drive mechanism.
At first glance it looks similar to a DT Swiss start ratchet. The difference is that the inner tooth ring is fixed into the hub, where DT’s float on both sides and are backed by a coil spring. Chosen’s rep said their new design offers better reliability because there are fewer moving parts. And, because the fixed ring is threaded into the hub shell, it has better force transfer.
The floating ratchet uses leaf springs to push it out to the fixed ring when you pedal. Check them out at ChosenHubs.com.