Gallery: best road bikes at Eurobike's Media Days
Cannondale’s new entry-level version of the 650b Slate with a rigid Lefty fork and a new SRAM Apex 1x groupset
The Cannondale Evo Disc is a full-on racer with rotors
Cannondale has sensibly opted for a thru-axle fork…
…but they’ve stuck with a standard QR out back
The stem has a neat adjustable Garmin mount built-in
The Cannondale Super X has an awesome paintjob
That’s one sexy seat cluster – look closely and you can spot the hole for the hidden clamp bolt
This one gets thru-axles front and rear. The flat mount caliper is fitted with an adapter to accommodate a 160mm disc rather than a 140
This is the Super X in full pro race guise, with glorious team edition tubulars
SRAM’s new Apex 1 fitted to a Cannondale Slate. The derailleur bears a strong resemblance to the NX MTB one, albeit with a more road-style cable entry
We liked the new Apex 1’s lever graphics
Lefties (Lefti?) have been around for years, but they’ll still make you do a double take
Giant’s new TCR Advanced Pro Disc looks luscious. This large bike with Ultegra Di2 weighs 7.78kg
Giant have gone with 12mm thru-axles front and rear in line with the new UCI standard
Check out those asymmetrical seatstays – the left one bows out to clear the caliper
Vivax are showing off their definitely-not-for-cheating hidden-motor road bikes. We’re hoping to get a ride on one of these?
This slick KTM Revelator Prestige caught our eye
We’re calling slick seat clusters a trend for 2017. The stays drop away sharply to expose as much seatpost as possible for maximum compliance
The Revelator M13 goes to the opposite extreme, and looks mighty sharp in team blue
How do you like them curves?
DT Swiss brought along this trick fixie from Berlin brand 8bar to show off their RC55 track wheels
The team edition Merida Scultura Disc is a fine looking machine
Merida has adopted Focus’ RAT open standard for thru-axles
The bike also sports these neat ‘disc coolers’, designed to reduce brake heat substantially
Belgian brand Ridley is about to launch this alloy version of its lightweight Helium SL race bike. Called the Helium SLA, this tidy looking frame weighs a claimed 1200g and will cost around ?800 with the fork
Heavens be praised – a threaded bottom bracket!
Ridley’s recently launched Noah SL Disc
Not content with the embarrassment of riches that is
Eurobike itself, the giant trade show now also has a Media Days event in Austria where the world’s journalists come to play with bikes. While some manufacturers do their own shows or wait until Eurobike to launch their 2017 bikes, a select group have brought their latest and greatest to Media Days.
We have collected the best roadie highlights in the gallery above, including Giant’s lovely TCR Advanced Pro Disc, a stripped-back Cannondale Slate, a new alloy Ridley Helium SL and more.