Eurobike 2016: Day 1

The latest bike and triathlon gear news from Eurobike, the world's biggest bike show

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Eurobike 2016 kicked off in the German town of Friedrichshafen today, with some exciting new tri-related products on display for the 2017 season. 

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Of the new bike releases, 220 was excited to hear of the Parlee TTR tri bike, the world’s first to have disc brakes and through-axles. We’ll be getting an exclusive run-through of the bike’s engineering process from the bike’s creator Bob Parlee in the coming days.  

The new Parlee TTR with disc brakes

Other big bike news includes the new lineup of Scott Foil aero road bikes, with the Foil Premium at the top of the line complete with the new Dura-Ace electronic groupset. Austrian bike brand Simplon had their MR.T 2 tri bike on display, and tell us they will be available through a UK distributor in 2017. 

Away from the bikes, Louis Garneau have made changes to their flagship course tri suit for 2017, with improved fabrics and compression in the legs and a colour change from black/green to black/red. There is also subtle changes to their X-Lite tri shoes (which won 220’s tri shoe grouptest this year) with improved power transfer in the sole. Santini were showing their new 2017 sleeved aero tri suit, and Gore, more renowned for their high-end bike-specific gear, are bringing out tri suits for 2017. the women’s suit (below) has a zipper around the hip line for toilet stops, which will be welcome news for many triathletes! 

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We’ll be bringing you all the latest gear and tech news this week from Eurobike – look out for our Eurobike feature in issue 331 of 220 Triathlon, on sale in October