The brand new Shibuya Lightweight jersey tips the scales at a featherweight 119 g. Taking inspiration from swimwear with their choice of lycra, the designers opted for a material that’s virtually 100 % windproof and extremely quick drying. Ideal for long days in the saddle, just straighten your helmet, fill your bottle and keep pedaling!
The Cinelli Vigorelli 2017 marks the return of Italian steel to the competitive crit circus. Developed in close cooperation with Team Cinelli Crome, this frameset channels a serious ‘Red Hook Crit’ vibe and the finest Columbus steel. Nice!
When we think of Sarto, we’re immediately struck by the brand’s made-to-measure carbon frames that are 100 % handmade in Italy and sport full integration of all the parts. Prepped with aero features where it counts, you’ll be rocking up a little quicker to the after-ride pasta party.
Very British und ‘fitted for urban cycling and pub ergonomics’ are the core themes channeled by Vulpine’s latest drop. Going by the name ‘Vulpine Waxed Harrington’, this waterproof and breathable jacket made exclusively with British materials lends itself perfectly to the urban commute.
Koi, Dragon and Splash. These are the names of three very special versions, the result of a collaboration with a tattoo artist from Stuttgart. In our opinion this is the logical consequence of the #sockdoping-movement and if you ask me, it’s rather pleasant to look at. And who knows, we might see this sort of design in the pro-peloton one day …
As the warm sunlight flooded the exhibition pavilions, it made the highlights of the show stand out even more, creating a great atmosphere at the same time. All of this topped off with an “after-breakfast-whiskey” in honour of the GRAN FONDO editor and birthday boy Manuel Buck, at the Festka-stand.
Legor and Laser
A style blend of a special kind. Italian frame-building art meets Spanish clothing elegance.
The Ass Saver Regular and Ass Saver Big are becoming even safer. With the so-called Flip Tip system, the splash protector stays in place without fail.
A new old face – the mastermind behind NS Bikes and Creme Cycles, Szymon Kobylinski, is starting another adventure with his new brand. The geometry of the Rondo Ruut CF 1 can be adjusted via a Flip-Chip on the front axle. From relaxed crossing to full-on gravelling madness at the click of a chip – just „Stop F*cking Around!“
Master Tiziano Zullo not only presented his custom frame creations at his own Zullo stand, but also showed off in big style with the Shimano colleagues later in the day.
The X-Lite Team 8810 is one superlight, fast racing machine from the Rose stable. The brand from Bocholts celebrated a tribute to the “olden days” with their „Edelrose“, making one clear statement: saddle over bars height was already cool back in the days. We can’t wait to see what else the people at Rose are planning for 2017 to celebrate their 110th anniversary.
My Wild Love
The My Wild Love Angolo is a blend of history and innovation; classic geometry, modern Columbus tubing and tyre clearance up to 28 mm width. The special finish of the bike isn’t the only detail that makes this bike an eye-catcher!
Rad Races LMS
The “Last Man Standing” race was an absolute blast, with a massive crowd filling the biggest cart-track of Berlin, located in the eight borough of Neukölln. The many people who couldn’t attend the event in person, followed the race via live-stream. The American Addison Zawada (Team State Bicycle & Co.) finally imposed himself on the other 143 participants, and fired up the crowd not only with impressive riding skills, but also with his impeccable style. Forget the Red Bull helmet, it’s all about the baggies, shirt and riser bar– sorry Aero, you’re sooooo last century! The naturalised Berliner Sami Moreno (8bar Team), originally from Barcelona, was crowned “Last Woman Standing”.