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Best new Mountain Bike Tech at Eurobike 2022

Best new Mountain Bike Tech at Eurobike 2022

After three solid days wandering the vast halls of Messe Frankfurt at Eurobike 2022, we have assembled here some of the best new Mountain Bikes,…

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After three solid days wandering the vast halls of Messe Frankfurt at Eurobike 2022, we have assembled here some of the best new Mountain Bikes, Kit and Components for your viewing pleasure. Prototype Upside Down DH forks, Italian-made 4-Piston Gravity Brakes, a 3D-Printed full suspension eMTB, a high-pivot bike with an alternative drivetrain, OSPW derailleur cage upgrades, an MTB Balance Bike for the little rippers, … and the latest insane build from Mr Dangerholm himself. Feast your eyes. Eurobike 2022 Best New MTB Tech

The Nicolai Nucleon 16 was the hottest mountain bike at Eurobike 2022

OK, so we haven’t actually seen that much in the way of new mountain bikes . Predictably, it was eBikes that were ubiquitous this year, coverage of which is coming. On the human-powered side of things, the most fascinating bike for us was the all-new Nicolai Nucleon 16, not least because it is the first production bike to run the Lal Bikes Supre Drive.

The latest version of the Supre Drive is 12-speed, seen here with a Shimano 10-51t cassette

The Supre Drive separates out the two main functions of a rear derailleur, placing a hydraulically damped chain tensioner on a pivot concentric to the bottom bracket, bolting the basic gear-selecting function at the dropouts. Its use is limited to high-pivot full suspension mountain bikes and, indeed, the Nucleon 16 is a linkage-driven high single-pivot. The bike can be set up as a full 29er, or with a mixed-wheel configuration thanks to a geometry-adjusting flip-chip. It […]

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