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Mega Tech Roundup! Contemporary items from the Roc d’Azur expo


From body baggage to tires to instruments and bike look after street, gravel and mountain bike, there was loads of new and attention-grabbing elements and kit to be seen on the Roc d’Azur competition. Somebody even had a steam cleaner for laundry your bike indoors!

Syncros body baggage

scott gravel bike with syncros frame bags for bikepacking

Not new, however new to me are the Syncros body, saddle, and handlebar baggage. The body bag makes use of a novel wrap-around most important strap that runs round each top- and down-tubes for a sway-free (and modern trying) mount.

The handlebar bag is waterproof and nests right into a separate holster, making it straightforward to take away to get stuff out with out having to completely detach the mounting factors out of your bike. A water-proof high tube bag opens simply with one hand and bolts on to suitable frames (and contains straps for non-bossed frames), and the saddle pack additionally double wraps the seatpost to create a four-point attachment for safe transportation of full masses.

Specialised x Fjällräven baggage & equipment

specialized fjallraven frame bags limited edition collection

Launched in batches in March and June this yr, the Specialised x Fjallraven assortment contains 40 objects starting from body baggage to clothes to baskets, all designed to assist discover the close by. I actually wished that little “Area Information” e book protruding of the highest tube bag…very cute.

specialized fjallraven frame bags limited edition collection

I additionally actually wished a few of these GravelUp patches. GravelUp is a biking tour firm that leads teams on extra adventurous routes in candy areas, they usually simply so occurred to be utilizing the SxF baggage of their show. Guess I must do a trip so I can get a patch…

specialized fjallraven frame bags limited edition collection

Yep. Good lookin’ stuff.

Bicloo upcycled innertube baggage

Bicloo upcycled bicycle frame bags made from used innertubes

Bicloo is a small model fortunately co-founded by Maxime Delehouzee. They make biking wallets and small pouches…

Bicloo upcycled bicycle frame bags made from used innertubes

…however have been exhibiting off these very candy customized body and high tube baggage. All the pieces is sourced and made in Belgium.

Continental Ruban informal eMTB tires

continental Ruban and e-Ruban mountain bike tires

The Continental Ruben are an attention-grabbing mixture of mountain bike and commuter tire for e-bikes. The massive 2.3″ width gives loads of traction and help, and bolstered facet knobs present good cornering grip, however the middle part’s tightly spaced knobs are there to maintain it rolling quick and clean.

It’s for what I prefer to name “informal eMTBs” like the Cannondale Moterra NEO. Designed to go offroad, however much less for severe shredders and extra for nation explorers or those that prefer to hit a path on their commute. If you’d like one thing extra aggressive, they’ve these tires, too.

Pepi’s Tire Noodle

pepes tire noodle foam tire inserts to prevent pinch flats

The Pepi’s Tire Noodle Rokk Line foam tire inserts get a bit wider to higher match fashionable large rims. The froth additionally will get more durable to deal with increased masses and bike weights, eyeing e-mountain bikes particularly. They are saying the snake chew safety and run flat properties have improved in consequence. They arrive in two widths for 27.5 and 29er wheels to suit tires from 2.35 as much as 3.0.

pepes tire noodle foam tire inserts to prevent pinch flats

In addition they make a variety of different inserts for street, gravel, and MTB racing.

Sahmurai Sword Change Blade multitool

Sahmurai Sword Switch Blade multi tool with tire plugger chain breaker and tire levers

Sahmurai Sword has lengthy been a frontrunner within the tire plugger class, however this new “multitool” possibility provides just a few intelligent options. The reamer and poker each pivot from a tire lever that doubles as a deal with, providing you with a greater grip when sticking a plug into your tire.

The tops act as a bottle opener (naturally), and people hooks join and allow you to leverage them to open a sequence fast hyperlink. There’s even fast hyperlink storage on board, too.

Tune hub choices

tune prince hubs with all custom options laid out

Simply thought this was a cool means of exhibiting off the choices for constructing a Tune Prince rear hub. A number of choices, and love seeing issues like carbon fiber finish caps. Not each possibility is accessible for each hub, however nonetheless cool.

Duke Racing Wheels’ oil slick ano hubs

oil slick anodized hubs for Duke Racing Wheels

Duke Racing Wheels are tremendous fashionable amongst French professional mountain bike racers (we noticed them on Titouan Carod’s BMC Fourstroke). They’re usually constructed with their very own Madmax SP Enhance hubs, which are available as gentle as 98g (entrance) and 202g (rear, with titanium XD freehub physique). Undecided in the event that they’ll make these anodized colours for anybody, however price sharing.

FSA’s e-bike motor on a wild Vent e-Gravel full suspension bike

fsa e-bike hub motor system on Vent e-gravel frontier suspension bike

If you happen to’re gonna get consideration on your elements, placing it on the wildest bike you’ll find is an effective begin. The Vent e-Gravel Frontier is a really distinctive full suspension gravel bike that drives the rear shock by way of the highest tube, virtually all the best way to the headtube.

fsa e-bike hub motor system on Vent e-gravel frontier suspension bike

fsa e-bike hub motor system on Vent e-gravel frontier suspension bike

One profit to the design is that you would be able to simply attain the compression and rebound controls whereas driving.

FSA’s energy button sits in entrance of the higher shock mount, nested into the highest tube.

fsa e-bike hub motor system on Vent e-gravel frontier suspension bike

It’s a hub motor system, with the battery becoming within the downtube.

fsa e-bike hub motor system on Vent e-gravel frontier suspension bike

The FSA e-System is way extra superior then a fundamental hub motor. Contained in the hub are built-in torque and pace sensors, and a low friction design so it’s not including any drag when you begin pedaling quicker than it can help. 5 ranges of help offer you finer management over how a lot assist it’s offering.

It makes use of a 250Wh battery, and the entire system weighs about 4kg, placing it on par with lightest mid-motor methods just like the TQ 50Nm package. An exterior vary extender battery doubles the full capability to 500Wh. Accessible for OEM buy solely, they are saying it makes it straightforward to design a street, gravel, or trekking body with no geometry compromises.

Proteam Bicycle Automobile steam cleans a motorcycle

Proteam bicycle maintenance steam cleaner for bikes

Proteam Bicycle Care makes a coating product that bonds to your bike body’s floor and creates floor so clean that dust, muck, and even water received’t persist with it.

Undecided in the event that they have been demonstrating how little strain it takes to wash a motorcycle with their remedy, or simply completely cleansing a body earlier than software, however a steamer appeared to be doing the trick with no overspray.

Proteam bicycle maintenance steam cleaner for bikes

Simply throwing it on the market, however should you needed to clear your bike in a good area…or indoors, perhaps not a nasty concept?

As for his or her Hydro Coating, it’s a SiO coating that’s hydrophobic and undoubtedly takes a while to use, with a minimal 12 hours drying time (except you employ an infrared lamp). It comes with software supplies, however can be airbrushed on.

Holy Fats, it’s lipid gasoline!

holy fat lipid-based sports nutrition for endurance athletes

As somebody who usually considers a “carb” a four-letter phrase, I used to be fairly completely satisfied to search out Holy Fats and hope that their plans for opening up U.S. distribution come to fruition. Their formulation eschew any synthetic or odd sweetener (like Stevia…go forward, feedback are at backside), and deal with utilizing medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) and different wholesome fat to gasoline endurance exercises.

They’re aimed on the long-distance athlete who desires regular power, pure substances, and nothing candy. The flavors are somewhat bland, however I liked the substances and idea.

Tidy modular wooden fork mounts for automobiles

Tidy wooden fork mounts with modular design to hold multiple bikes inside your wagon SUV or van

Want to hold your bike inside your wagon, SUV, truck, or van? Tidy, by Jaimes Les Velos, makes modular wood mounts that seize your entrance axle. The trick is that the mounts may be swapped to suit numerous bikes, and rotated or tilted that will help you nest a number of bikes shut to one another…as much as FIVE bikes. In addition they make some very nice single and double bike stands for protecting your wheels on.

Scor MTB’s couch in a field

sofa box portable couch at the Scor MTB booth

Scor MTB does have some new stuff to indicate, however that’s for my “bikes” roundup. Nonetheless, I discovered myself routinely stopping by their sales space to lounge on their SofaBOX couches. As a result of they’re cozy, and for them, they pack down into compact containers which can be straightforward to stack and throw in a van or trailer between occasions. Cheers, buddies!

Keep tuned for extra tech from Roc d’Azur!



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