Eurobike 15 – Extra #3

A third dose of overflow from the halls of Eurobike including iXS, NS Bikes, Sram, Rockshox and more…


The iXS Xult has been well recieved as a lighter weight full facer for stage racing and hot days.


NS Bikes had some of the laireiest colours in the show, purple anyone?

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Their big news was the introduction of a carbon version of their Snabb trail bike. It’s over 1kg lighter than it’s aluminium brother thanks to a carbon front triangle and seatstays, 160mm of travel and a stacked 1×11 build make this bike likely to be a real hit. 5599Euro will get you one.
The Snabb E1 and E2 remain in the line up with aluminum frames. The E1 with the same build as the carbon comes in at 4299Euro, while a sightly down-specced E2 comes in at 2999Euro.

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SR Suntour’s RUX DH fork has been tweaked for 2016. 38mm stantions and 200mm of air sprung travel. They will be available in 2 versions R2C2 and RC2 both with revised dampening cartridges. 2860g with axle.

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SR Suntour’s Durair rear shocks are now available with 4 different volume expanders. A number of companies are pushing the volume of the shocks in answer to the aftermarket options.


They were also showing a sweet mudguard – no need for zip ties here!


Brendan’s Rampage bike was on display, I doubt it’ll be looking this boxfresh in a few weeks time…


The PIKE DJ is a burly option for dirt jumpers and slopestylers. Only available in 26″ with 100-140mm of travel and rebound and lowspeed compression adjustments. The Solo Air cartridge keeps the weight to 1845g.

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The RockShox Lyric sees a relaunch this year with XXX travel and on the fly compression damping adjustments (Open/Pedal/Lock) as well as rebound and low speed compression exernally.
The Vivid Air R2C is stunner – start and ending rebound adjustments and low speed compression are all adjustable externally.



7 Speed is the order of the day for SRAM’s XO groupset – perfect for DH bikes.


Also on offer were wide-narrow chainrings in steel – all the usual sizes and mountings will be available.


Meanwhile GX brings their 11 speed tech to a more affordable pricepoint. Where as the top-end cassestes are machined from a single piece, the GX cassete is part machined, part pinned.

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Magura’s dropper has gone wireless, with the remote having the option of pairing with their Select remote fork adjustment system.

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Magura also had the MT7, their latest 4Pot DH brake on display. Tool-less reach adjustent and bite adjustment and a weight of 375g per brake make these a great choice for DH racing, as does the 5 year warranty. 219Euro per brake.

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