The coolest new MTB kit from Europe's biggest testing event

An upside-down fork from Magura, the new Giant Trance, Rocky Mountain Element and more

When it comes to bike tech news, the biggest event on the calendar is Eurobike. The massive expo is an unholy storm of show stands and schnitzel, where manufacturers display their latest and greatest machines. When it comes to what really matters, namely riding said machines on challenging terrain, that's firmly off the Eurobike menu. That's why we're at the the Eurobike Media Demo Days event in the Austrian Alps, where we can actually test ride the hot new bikes.

A huge number of major manufacturers are present, all with demo fleets ready to ride on terrain that provides a testing time for the best of them. However, before the main course comes the appetizer, so we've pottered about the pits to seek out what's on offer to whet your new-tech tastebuds. 

To set your eyes on the new Giant Trance trail bike, an enduro bike fit for a queen, a Swiss mountain machine that's hidden it's shock where the sun don't shine or Cannondale's new entry into the e-MTB fray, just take a peek at our gallery above and get excited for what 2017 will be bringing.

We'll be posting exclusive First Ride reviews of these bike and more as we ride them, so be sure to check back later this week to see how these machines perform. In the meantime, click through the photos above.

The dt swiss shock is actually hidden inside the belly of the beast, keeping it low down and out of the way of muck. we're hoping to get a test ride on this machine soon: the dt swiss shock is actually hidden inside the belly of the beast, keeping it low down and out of the way of muck. we're hoping to get a test ride on this machine soon
The dt swiss shock is actually hidden inside the belly of the beast, keeping it low down and out of the way of muck. we're hoping to get a test ride on this machine soon: the dt swiss shock is actually hidden inside the belly of the beast, keeping it low down and out of the way of muck. we're hoping to get a test ride on this machine soon

Jon Woodhouse

Technical Editor, France
Jon's been working with bikes for as long as he can remember, from spanner monkey to product tester. He's always looking out for new kit that'll give an edge when the going gets rough and is happiest experimenting with geometry, rubber and suspension.
  • Discipline: Mountain
  • Preferred Terrain: Big days out that pack in the steep and technical
  • Current Bikes: Mondraker Foxy Carbon, BTR Fabrications Custom hardtail, BMC Teamelite SE02 SLX
  • Dream Bike: Nicolai Ion 16 Longest
  • Beer of Choice: Franziskaner Weissbier
  • Location: Paris, France

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