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2011 Eurobike: Component highlights from Ritchey, Hope

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Hope is still working on its integrated freehub body and cassette concept but says six-speed downhill-specific models should be available next spring.

Hope is still working on its integrated freehub body and cassette concept but says six-speed downhill-specific models should be available next spring. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Tune has added a full carbon clincher version of its Schwarzbrenner road wheels for 2012.

Tune has added a full carbon clincher version of its Schwarzbrenner road wheels for 2012. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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New from Ritchey for 2012 is the MonoCurve integrated carbon fiber road bar and stem.

New from Ritchey for 2012 is the MonoCurve integrated carbon fiber road bar and stem. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The new Ritchey MonoCurve integrated road bar and stem uses the company's EvoCurve bend.

The new Ritchey MonoCurve integrated road bar and stem uses the company's EvoCurve bend. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Don't let looks deceive you - Ritchey's Disc OCR front wheel will come with the company's Skraxle quick-release skewer and won't work with 15mm thru-axle setups.

Don't let looks deceive you - Ritchey's Disc OCR front wheel will come with the company's Skraxle quick-release skewer and won't work with 15mm thru-axle setups. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The Pro-level Ritchey Disc OCR mountain bike wheels weigh 1,935g per pair.

The Pro-level Ritchey Disc OCR mountain bike wheels weigh 1,935g per pair. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The new Contrail saddle from Ritchey is a bit shorter and wider than the existing Streem.

The new Contrail saddle from Ritchey is a bit shorter and wider than the existing Streem. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Ritchey says its new C260 stem design is its lightest yet with a unique bar clamp that wraps 260° around the bar without the faceplate.

Ritchey says its new C260 stem design is its lightest yet with a unique bar clamp that wraps 260° around the bar without the faceplate. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Ritchey's new C260 stem clamp design wraps more than 180° around the bar, so users will need to slide the bar down to a smaller-diameter section for installation.

Ritchey's new C260 stem clamp design wraps more than 180° around the bar, so users will need to slide the bar down to a smaller-diameter section for installation. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Ritchey showed off the new carbon matrix version of its C260 stem.

Ritchey showed off the new carbon matrix version of its C260 stem. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Ritchey's new WCS Apex carbon clinchers use Reynolds-built rims laced to cartridge bearing hubs using a crow's-foot spoking pattern on the rear.

Ritchey's new WCS Apex carbon clinchers use Reynolds-built rims laced to cartridge bearing hubs using a crow's-foot spoking pattern on the rear. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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KCNC's ultralight aluminum pulleys are DLC-coated and wrapped around hybrid ceramic cartridge bearings.

KCNC's ultralight aluminum pulleys are DLC-coated and wrapped around hybrid ceramic cartridge bearings. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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KCNC unveiled these CNC-machined road pedals (and cleats!) at this year's Eurobike show. Claimed weight is 73.5g per pedal.

KCNC unveiled these CNC-machined road pedals (and cleats!) at this year's Eurobike show. Claimed weight is 73.5g per pedal. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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A close-up look at KCNC's new road pedal reveals a latch mechanism somewhat similar to Speedplay's X-series.

A close-up look at KCNC's new road pedal reveals a latch mechanism somewhat similar to Speedplay's X-series. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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KCNC's new road pedal cleats are said to weigh just 22g each.

KCNC's new road pedal cleats are said to weigh just 22g each. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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KCNC integrates a light mount into the nut of these quick-release skewers.

KCNC integrates a light mount into the nut of these quick-release skewers. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Center-mount housing stops from KCNC are designed to be used with its new cantilever brakes.

Center-mount housing stops from KCNC are designed to be used with its new cantilever brakes. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Ritchey's Zeta aluminum clinchers use a crow's-foot lacing pattern out back for improved lateral stiffness.

Ritchey's Zeta aluminum clinchers use a crow's-foot lacing pattern out back for improved lateral stiffness. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The Ritchey Shield tires are intended as a fast-rolling option for hardpacked trails.

The Ritchey Shield tires are intended as a fast-rolling option for hardpacked trails. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Tune's new Fire Brigade 29er wheels reportedly weigh just 1,409g for the pair.

Tune's new Fire Brigade 29er wheels reportedly weigh just 1,409g for the pair. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Tune's Skyline mountain bike wheelset pairs its Mig 45 and Mag 150 hubs with a DT Swiss XR 425 rim.

Tune's Skyline mountain bike wheelset pairs its Mig 45 and Mag 150 hubs with a DT Swiss XR 425 rim. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Just when you thought the 650b wheel format wasn't going to make it, Tune has decided to toss its support behind it with this new wheelset.

Just when you thought the 650b wheel format wasn't going to make it, Tune has decided to toss its support behind it with this new wheelset. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Tune displayed a new 110g seatpost at Eurobike built with a carbon shaft, carbon lower cradle, and a few bits of aluminum and titanium to finish things off.

Tune displayed a new 110g seatpost at Eurobike built with a carbon shaft, carbon lower cradle, and a few bits of aluminum and titanium to finish things off. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Tune's KOMM-VOR+ saddle reportedly weighs just 79g with its bare carbon fiber shell and rails plus Alcantara applied to the rear edge.

Tune's KOMM-VOR+ saddle reportedly weighs just 79g with its bare carbon fiber shell and rails plus Alcantara applied to the rear edge. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Syncros's new FL Carbon wheels feature a tubeless-compatible carbon rim and 26" or 29" sizes.

Syncros's new FL Carbon wheels feature a tubeless-compatible carbon rim and 26" or 29" sizes. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The Syncros Flavor tires feature a fast-rolling low-profile tread and is available in both 26x2.1" and 29x2.25" sizes.

The Syncros Flavor tires feature a fast-rolling low-profile tread and is available in both 26x2.1" and 29x2.25" sizes. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The new Syncros FL Carbon saddle uses carbon rails on its way to a 180g claimed weight.

The new Syncros FL Carbon saddle uses carbon rails on its way to a 180g claimed weight. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Kudos to Syncros for offering both 26" and 29" sizes for its new FL Carbon mountain bike wheels right out of the gate.

Kudos to Syncros for offering both 26" and 29" sizes for its new FL Carbon mountain bike wheels right out of the gate. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The new Syncros FL Carbon seatpost comes with 15mm of offset and weighs under 200g in a 31.6x400g size.

The new Syncros FL Carbon seatpost comes with 15mm of offset and weighs under 200g in a 31.6x400g size. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Ritchey throws its support behind Selle Italia's Monolink saddle rail standard with two new compatible seatposts for 2012.

Ritchey throws its support behind Selle Italia's Monolink saddle rail standard with two new compatible seatposts for 2012. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Ritchey's WCS Vantage II Carbon 29er hubs are fitted with German SKF bearings.

Ritchey's WCS Vantage II Carbon 29er hubs are fitted with German SKF bearings. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Two-niner riders get another carbon rimmed option for 2012 in the Ritchey WCS Vantage II Carbon 29er.

Two-niner riders get another carbon rimmed option for 2012 in the Ritchey WCS Vantage II Carbon 29er. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Want to run double rings on your XTR crank? KCNC offers these tidy outer chainring bolts to lend a more finished look.

Want to run double rings on your XTR crank? KCNC offers these tidy outer chainring bolts to lend a more finished look. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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KCNC's new cyclo-cross cantilevers boast a skeletal, wide-profile design.

KCNC's new cyclo-cross cantilevers boast a skeletal, wide-profile design. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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KCNC showed off its new Cobweb chainrings at this year's Eurobike show.

KCNC showed off its new Cobweb chainrings at this year's Eurobike show. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Deda showed off this Bandito aerobar concept - which it readily admitted was very much non-UCI-legal.

Deda showed off this Bandito aerobar concept - which it readily admitted was very much non-UCI-legal. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Air is intended to be sucked into the front of Deda's Bandito integrated aerobar concept.

Air is intended to be sucked into the front of Deda's Bandito integrated aerobar concept. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The base bar on Deda's Bandito integrated aerobar concept recalls the front end of Formula 1 cars.

The base bar on Deda's Bandito integrated aerobar concept recalls the front end of Formula 1 cars. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Deda doesn't intend for users to tape the upper section of the M35 Carbon bar so channels are included to route the brake and derailleur lines - good luck fitting Di2 wires through here, though.

Deda doesn't intend for users to tape the upper section of the M35 Carbon bar so channels are included to route the brake and derailleur lines - good luck fitting Di2 wires through here, though. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Deda's new M35 Alloy offers the same clamp diameter as the M35 Carbon but with a lower price tag.

Deda's new M35 Alloy offers the same clamp diameter as the M35 Carbon but with a lower price tag. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Deda is expanding on its range of 35mm-diameter bars and stems for 2012.

Deda is expanding on its range of 35mm-diameter bars and stems for 2012. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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AX Lightness uses asymmetrical seat stays and chain stays on its new carbon road chassis.

AX Lightness uses asymmetrical seat stays and chain stays on its new carbon road chassis. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The top tube flows nicely into the seat stays on AX Lightness's new carbon road frame.

The top tube flows nicely into the seat stays on AX Lightness's new carbon road frame. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The tapered fork is made for AX Lightness by 3T.

The tapered fork is made for AX Lightness by 3T. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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AX Lightness's new carbon road frame takes full advantage of the wider BB386 Evo shell with this enormous multi-sided down tube.

AX Lightness's new carbon road frame takes full advantage of the wider BB386 Evo shell with this enormous multi-sided down tube. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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AX Lightness showed off its new carbon fiber road frameset at this year's Eurobike show, complete with asymmetrical stays, a tapered head tube, and BB386 Evo bottom bracket shell. Claimed weight is 785g for a 57cm size.

AX Lightness showed off its new carbon fiber road frameset at this year's Eurobike show, complete with asymmetrical stays, a tapered head tube, and BB386 Evo bottom bracket shell. Claimed weight is 785g for a 57cm size. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Engage's new stem is CNC-machined from billet with a minimal design and titanium hardware. Claimed weight is just 90g for a 100mm extension.

Engage's new stem is CNC-machined from billet with a minimal design and titanium hardware. Claimed weight is just 90g for a 100mm extension. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The new Engage Revit carbon fiber seatpost offers a 25mm setback and impressive 160g weight depending on size.

The new Engage Revit carbon fiber seatpost offers a 25mm setback and impressive 160g weight depending on size. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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AX Lightness offshoot Engage launched two mountain and two road carbon fiber handlebars at this year's Eurobike show.

AX Lightness offshoot Engage launched two mountain and two road carbon fiber handlebars at this year's Eurobike show. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The new Engage Pelton alloy mountain bike crankarms are built with an I-beam profile and interchangeable 30mm-diameter alloy spindle that will work with either BB30 or BB386 Evo bottom bracket standards. Q-factor is an impressive 146mm and claimed weight is 430g without chainrings.

The new Engage Pelton alloy mountain bike crankarms are built with an I-beam profile and interchangeable 30mm-diameter alloy spindle that will work with either BB30 or BB386 Evo bottom bracket standards. Q-factor is an impressive 146mm and claimed weight is 430g without chainrings. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Cables are internally routed on Deda's Bandito integrated aerobar.

Cables are internally routed on Deda's Bandito integrated aerobar. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Air entering into the front of the Bandito supposedly then gets spit out the sides - for what purpose, though, we're unsure.

Air entering into the front of the Bandito supposedly then gets spit out the sides - for what purpose, though, we're unsure. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The back of KCNC's new cassette shows off the intricate machine work.

The back of KCNC's new cassette shows off the intricate machine work. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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KCNC's new 11-38T cassette is built with titanium cogs riveted on to a minimal machined aluminum spider.

KCNC's new 11-38T cassette is built with titanium cogs riveted on to a minimal machined aluminum spider. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Hope's range of wheel offerings continues to grow for 2012.

Hope's range of wheel offerings continues to grow for 2012. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Hope's new 26" race wheels are said to weigh just 1,290g a set.

Hope's new 26" race wheels are said to weigh just 1,290g a set. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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As always, Hope's stems are machined in house and offered in a wide range of anodized colors.

As always, Hope's stems are machined in house and offered in a wide range of anodized colors. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Hope uses NoTubes rims for its lightest-weight wheelsets.

Hope uses NoTubes rims for its lightest-weight wheelsets. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Hope's aluminum flat pedals are still in prototype form but they're looking good.

Hope's aluminum flat pedals are still in prototype form but they're looking good. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Hope says the revised pivot placement on its hydraulic brake levers yields better feel and more power for 2012.

Hope says the revised pivot placement on its hydraulic brake levers yields better feel and more power for 2012. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Hope's hubs continue to be a popular option for riders seeking the ultimate in weathersealing.

Hope's hubs continue to be a popular option for riders seeking the ultimate in weathersealing. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Hope also showed off the latest incarnation of its concept crankset - part of a planned complete 1x10 drivetrain.

Hope also showed off the latest incarnation of its concept crankset - part of a planned complete 1x10 drivetrain. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The new Deda Zero1 stem slots in at a lower price point along with the RHM01 alloy drop bar.

The new Deda Zero1 stem slots in at a lower price point along with the RHM01 alloy drop bar. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Deda's new RS01 seatpost mates a forged aluminum shaft with a secure two-bolt setback head.

Deda's new RS01 seatpost mates a forged aluminum shaft with a secure two-bolt setback head. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Deda has also added mountain bike riser bars to its range for 2012.

Deda has also added mountain bike riser bars to its range for 2012. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Deda is adding fuel to the Selle Italia Monolink flame with its own compatible seatpost for 2012.

Deda is adding fuel to the Selle Italia Monolink flame with its own compatible seatpost for 2012. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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AX Lightness's new Gavial carbon fiber road brakes - part of its new Engage line - feature front/rear-specific molded arms arranged in a single-pivot setup. Claimed weight is just 145g per set without pads.

AX Lightness's new Gavial carbon fiber road brakes - part of its new Engage line - feature front/rear-specific molded arms arranged in a single-pivot setup. Claimed weight is just 145g per set without pads. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)

Heaps of new products from Ritchey for 2012

Ritchey's elves have been hard at work with scores of new products for the 2012 model year.

We'd already shown you the clever new C260 stem but one related surprise was the new MonoCurve integrated cockpit based on that design. Ritchey has essentially taken one of its Carbon WCS Logic Curve bar and joined it to a C260, wrapping it all in carbon fiber for a 353g final package that may be heavier than the two individual bits on their own but is supposedly stiffer thanks to the more robust joint.

The new Ritchey MonoCurve integrated road bar and stem uses the company's EvoCurve bend

Ritchey has also thrown its support behind Selle Italia's Monolink saddle rail interface with two new compatible seatposts – one in alloy, the other in carbon fiber. The upper-end WCS Carbon Link FlexLogic model is also designed with extra flex as compared to the company's other carbon posts for extra ride comfort and both seatposts can be adapted for use with standard saddle rails as needed.

Most of the rest of Ritchey's cockpit components carry over into 2012 unchanged except with the addition of a fetching Wet Red finish for several models.

Ritchey has greatly expanded its collection of complete road and mountain bike wheelsets for 2012, though.

Ritchey's new WCS Apex carbon clinchers use Reynolds-built rims laced to cartridge-bearing hubs

Highlighting the road range is the new WCS Apex carbon clincher with Reynolds-made 46mm-deep rims and forged alloy hubs fitted with German SKF bearings. Ritchey joins the two with a mix of Sapim CX and CX-Ray spokes with the rear utilizing a crow's-foot pattern for extra lateral stiffness. Claimed weight is 1,537g for the pair.

Ritchey also caters to the 29er crowd with the new WCS Vantage II Carbon 29" wheelset, complete with tubeless-ready, 21mm-wide (internal) carbon rims and Center Lock compatible forged alloy hubs fitted again fitted with German SKF cartridge bearings. Claimed weight is 1,537g a set.

Ritchey's WCS Vantage II Carbon 29er hubs are fitted with German SKF bearings

New lightweight XC hoops and other bits from Hope

Hope moves further into the lightweight realm with its new 1,295g mountain bike wheelset built with Stan's NoTubes Crest rims, Sapim Super spokes and the company's own Pro3 XC6 hubs. Hope says it will produce these wheels in limited numbers and in just two colors: blue and red. Also coming is a comprehensive range of 29" wheels.

Hope also previewed the latest development of its 1x10 drivetrain concept, which centers around its clever integrated freehub and cassette system that's not only lighter but also allows for a tiny 9T cog that still retains a usably wide gearing range. Hope still complete systems are still a ways off but a six-speed downhill-specific unit is expected to be ready by spring.

Hope are also continuing development of their mountain bike crankset, as well as working on some low-profile aluminum flat pedals that are machined from billet.

Hope's aluminum flat pedals are still in prototype form but they're looking good

Hydraulic brake systems get an overhaul, too, with revised pivot placement in the master cylinders that are said to improve power by 15% while boosting feel, too.

Hope says the new pivot placement on its hydraulic brake levers yields better feel and more power

Deda adds lower-cost 35mm bar options, Monolink-compatible seatposts

Deda certainly stirred the pot with the introduction of its 35mm-diameter handlebar clamp standard last year but it's sticking to its guns, even adding a lower-cost M35 alloy bar option for 2012. Weight creeps up to 278g as compared to the M35 Carbon's 210g but the shape is nearly identical.

As has Ritchey and others, Deda has also developed its own Selle Italia Monolink-compatible seatpost to work with the increasingly popular narrow-format saddle fitment standard. Deda's Mnlink head is nearly identical to the original Selle Italia design with a cylindrical cradle and separate bolts for fore-aft and rotational adjustments. Claimed weight is 188g for a 31.6x350mm size.

Deda is adding fuel to the Selle Italia Monolink flame with its own compatible seatpost for 2012

It's not often that a company proudly flaunts one of its product as not conforming to UCI technical guidelines but that's just what Deda has done with its most interesting piece at Eurobike, the Bandito integrated aerobar. Though decidedly impractical – the straight extensions aren't adjustable in any way and there are no proper armrests – it certainly is striking with its sleek shape and very broad base bar depth that's upswept at the rear like wings on a Formula 1 car.

Curiously, Deda has also left the giant stem's face open to the wind instead of adopting a presumably more aero shape. Where is that incoming air supposed to go? Apparently out the ports located on the side of the stem – what benefit that might serve is a mystery to us but it's certainly intriguing.

Deda showed off this Bandito aerobar concept - which they readily admitted was very much non-UCI-legal

Syncros adds carbon mountain bike wheels in both 26" and 29" diameters

Ritchey sister brand Syncros digs deeper into the carbon bin with two new FL Carbon mountain bike wheelsets, both using tubeless-ready, 19.5mm-wide (internal) rims and dual-row Enduro cartridge bearings in the company's own six-bolt hubs with 9mm quick-release or 15mm thru-axle front fitment options. Claimed weight is 1,492g for the 26" set and 1,558g for the 29ers.

Joining those new wheels are the new Flavor tires, which feature an angular, low profile knob design reminiscent of the Tetris video game. Tubeless-ready beads promise easy conversions and dual density rubber suggests good traction mixed with reasonable durability in hardpacked conditions. Claimed weights are 570g for the 26x2.1" size and 620g for the 29x2.25" version.

The Syncros Flavor tires feature a fast-rolling low-profile tread and are available in both 26x2.1in and 29x2.25in sizes

More carbon fiber is found in Syncros's new FL Carbon 15mm seatpost, built with (surprise) 15mm of offset in the twin-bolt head. The extra-long aluminum lower cradle can be flipped around for better rail support depending on saddle position. Syncros will offer the FL Carbon in three diameters and two lengths with the lightest option hitting the scales at a claimed 199g.

Finally, there's the new FL Carbon saddle, which reportedly weighs just 180g with its carbon-reinforced nylon shell and carbon fiber rails but is still fully padded with a microfiber cover for all-day comfort.

The new Syncros FL Carbon saddle uses carbon rails on its way to a 180g claimed weight

Tune continues to push the weight envelope

As usual, Tune's Eurobike booth was jam packed with shiny lightweight bits – and lots of people.

Highlighting the range for 2012 are a number of new wheels, including the 40mm-deep Schwarzbrenner carbon fiber road clinchers at 1,618g per pair, the incredibly light Tune AX carbon tubulars at an otherworldly 886g a set, and the 1,185g Tune Skyline RR aluminum tubulars.

Also new for 2012 are Schwarzbrenner MTB carbon tubulars weighing just 1,163 per pair and the redder-than-red Fire Brigade 29er aluminum clinchers at just 1,409g.

Tune had new seating products on display as well, including a 79g carbon fiber seatpost with Alcantara edging and a 110g seatpost built with a carbon shaft and lower cradle matched with aluminum upper clamps and titanium hardware.

Tune's KOMM-VOR+ saddle reportedly weighs just 79g with its bare carbon fiber shell and rails plus Alcantara applied to the rear edge

New frame and second-tier component line from AX Lightness

AX Lightness showed off a brand-new carbon fiber road frame at this year's Eurobike show. Naturally, it was very light – 785g (claimed) for a 57cm size – but supposedly also very rigid, particularly up front, owing to the extra-wide BB386 Evo bottom bracket shell, the giant multi-sided down tube, and the tapered head tube.

AX Lightness also built the new frame with asymmetrical stays throughout while 3T provides the matching tapered carbon fiber fork.

Though AX Lightness is best known for its German-made ultralight carbon fiber bits, it has now launched a sub-brand called Engage that features Asian-made carbon fiber components plus other machined aluminum bits milled off-site but still in Germany.

The new Engage Pelton alloy mountain bike crankarms are built with an interchangeable 30mm-diameter alloy spindle that will work with either BB30 or BB386 Evo bottom brackets

The new Engage Pelton crankset features milled aluminum arms shaped in an I-beam profile and interchangeable spindle and spider configurations that will work for two-ring or three-ring road or mountain bike drivetrains along with a wide range of bottom bracket standards. Claimed weight for the arms, spindle, and bottom bracket is 430g.

The Gavial carbon fiber brakes are single pivot front and rear but specific geometry lends more power to the front stopper for shorter braking distances and a more balanced lever feel. Despite the ultralight 145g claimed weight (without pads), the deep-profile cross-sections and symmetrical loading design (akin to Campagnolo's old Monoplanar calipers) promise reasonable stopping power.

Rounding out the Engage collection are two road drop bars, a mountain flat and riser bar, and a two-bolt setback seatpost – all in carbon fiber.

AX Lightness's new Gavial carbon fiber road brakes – part of their new Engage line – feature front/rear-specific molded arms arranged in a single-pivot setup

KCNC's stunning cassette and intriguing clipless road pedals

Taiwanese component maker KCNC is always looking to push the envelope in terms of CNC machining and 2012 looks to continue the trend with some interesting cassette offerings that includes – of all things – an 11-speed mountain bike option and a 12-speed road variant.

Gearing options are very wide – up to 11-38T for the mountain bike cassette – using titanium cogs all attached to a star-shaped aluminum carrier milled to within microns of its life.

The back of KCNC's new cassette shows off the intricate machine work

But about that 11-speed and 12-speed spacing?

KCNC didn't have any of the bits available at Eurobike to see but its 2012 catalog has rendering of the company's own shifter and derailleur designs that may presumably see the light of day sometime in 2012.

KCNC did show its new aluminum road bike clipless pedal system, however, which uses a Speedplay-like single-sided retention spring and a matching machined aluminum cleat. A novel three-sided mountain bike pedal is in development as well.

KCNC unveiled these CNC-machined road pedals (and cleats!) at this year's Eurobike show. Claimed weight is 73.5g per pedal

This article originally appeared on BikeRadar