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Tech: Eurobike 2014 - Viva Italia!

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The Aquila CV uses Countervail, Bianchi's vibration-reducing technology

The Aquila CV uses Countervail, Bianchi's vibration-reducing technology (Image credit: BikeRadar)
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The Bianchi Aquila CV was launched at the 2014 Tour de France

The Bianchi Aquila CV was launched at the 2014 Tour de France (Image credit: BikeRadar)
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The Aquila's boasts a single, clean line from the stem straight back across the top tube

The Aquila's boasts a single, clean line from the stem straight back across the top tube (Image credit: BikeRadar)
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Scroll, click or swipe your way through our mega gallery of 2015 Italian bikes from Eurobike

Scroll, click or swipe your way through our mega gallery of 2015 Italian bikes from Eurobike (Image credit: James Huang/BikeRadar)
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Colnago is celebrating its 60th anniversary with a limited-edition C60. Of course, only 60 will be made

Colnago is celebrating its 60th anniversary with a limited-edition C60. Of course, only 60 will be made (Image credit: James Huang/BikeRadar)
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The rear brake is tucked down below the chain stays on the new Colnago C10

The rear brake is tucked down below the chain stays on the new Colnago C10 (Image credit: James Huang/BikeRadar)
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The Italian tricolore decorates the seat stay bridge

The Italian tricolore decorates the seat stay bridge (Image credit: James Huang/BikeRadar)
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The new Colnago CF10 looks like a V-1r because it is a V-1r underneath the limited-edition paint

The new Colnago CF10 looks like a V-1r because it is a V-1r underneath the limited-edition paint (Image credit: James Huang/BikeRadar)
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The direct-mount brakes used here are made for Colnago by The Hive

The direct-mount brakes used here are made for Colnago by The Hive (Image credit: James Huang/BikeRadar)
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The new Colnago CF10 uses the new V-1r frame but with a specific build and paint

The new Colnago CF10 uses the new V-1r frame but with a specific build and paint (Image credit: James Huang/BikeRadar)
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Colnago certainly isn't bashful of its relationship with Ferrari. Three co-branded models are available for 2015

Colnago certainly isn't bashful of its relationship with Ferrari. Three co-branded models are available for 2015 (Image credit: James Huang/BikeRadar)
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The polished titanium finish goes nicely with the SRAM Red hydraulic brake caliper

The polished titanium finish goes nicely with the SRAM Red hydraulic brake caliper (Image credit: James Huang/BikeRadar)
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The Tommassini Mach is TIG-welded from polished 3/2.5 titanium tubing

The Tommassini Mach is TIG-welded from polished 3/2.5 titanium tubing (Image credit: James Huang/BikeRadar)
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Classic details are littered throughout Tommassini's X-Fire frame

Classic details are littered throughout Tommassini's X-Fire frame (Image credit: James Huang/BikeRadar)
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The Tommassini X-Fire is made of Columbus XCR stainless steel tubing

The Tommassini X-Fire is made of Columbus XCR stainless steel tubing (Image credit: James Huang/BikeRadar)
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The mega-wide front wheel was certainly an intriguing concept

The mega-wide front wheel was certainly an intriguing concept (Image credit: James Huang/BikeRadar)
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We can't help but wonder how this would do in a wind tunnel as compared to modern shapes

We can't help but wonder how this would do in a wind tunnel as compared to modern shapes (Image credit: James Huang/BikeRadar)
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Anyone else remember this? Fir was in the aero game very early on

Anyone else remember this? Fir was in the aero game very early on (Image credit: James Huang/BikeRadar)
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Out back, the new Cipollini Nuke features a custom roller-cam brake that's tucked away inside the chain stays

Out back, the new Cipollini Nuke features a custom roller-cam brake that's tucked away inside the chain stays (Image credit: James Huang/BikeRadar)
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Each 60th-anniversary Colnago C60 will get a numbered titanium badge

Each 60th-anniversary Colnago C60 will get a numbered titanium badge (Image credit: James Huang/BikeRadar)
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Exclusive to the 60th-anniversary Colnago C60 is the silver-and-black matte paint scheme

Exclusive to the 60th-anniversary Colnago C60 is the silver-and-black matte paint scheme (Image credit: James Huang/BikeRadar)
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Although the aesthetic is old-school, the Cinelli Laser Mia still boasts a thoroughly modern 890g claimed frame weight

Although the aesthetic is old-school, the Cinelli Laser Mia still boasts a thoroughly modern 890g claimed frame weight (Image credit: James Huang/BikeRadar)
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Cinelli has adapted the classic lines of its old steel Laser frame in carbon fiber to create the Laser Mia

Cinelli has adapted the classic lines of its old steel Laser frame in carbon fiber to create the Laser Mia (Image credit: James Huang/BikeRadar)
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The down tube, seat tube, and chain stays are pushed out to the edges of the PF86 bottom bracket on the Cinelli Very Best Of

The down tube, seat tube, and chain stays are pushed out to the edges of the PF86 bottom bracket on the Cinelli Very Best Of (Image credit: James Huang/BikeRadar)
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The shapely seat cluster on Cinelli's Very Best O

The shapely seat cluster on Cinelli's Very Best O (Image credit: James Huang/BikeRadar)
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Cinelli's top-end road frame is aptly (but oddly) named Very Best of

Cinelli's top-end road frame is aptly (but oddly) named Very Best of (Image credit: James Huang/BikeRadar)
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Still carrying on, however, is a wide range of available colors

Still carrying on, however, is a wide range of available colors (Image credit: James Huang/BikeRadar)
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Gone from the Dogma F8 is Pinarello's trademark wavy seat stays and fork blades

Gone from the Dogma F8 is Pinarello's trademark wavy seat stays and fork blades (Image credit: James Huang/BikeRadar)
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runcated airfoil shapes are used on Pinarello's new Dogma F8

runcated airfoil shapes are used on Pinarello's new Dogma F8 (Image credit: James Huang/BikeRadar)
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Pinarello's new Dogma F8 has become the machine of choice for Team Sky

Pinarello's new Dogma F8 has become the machine of choice for Team Sky (Image credit: James Huang/BikeRadar)
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Neat features are found throughout the Pinarello Dogma XM, such as the single-sided shock mounts, the integrated stops for the fork crown, and the stem-like seatpost clamp

Neat features are found throughout the Pinarello Dogma XM, such as the single-sided shock mounts, the integrated stops for the fork crown, and the stem-like seatpost clamp (Image credit: James Huang/BikeRadar)
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The rear end of Pinarello's Dogma XM is essentially a single-pivot layout

The rear end of Pinarello's Dogma XM is essentially a single-pivot layout (Image credit: James Huang/BikeRadar)
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Pinarello takes its radical asymmetrical design philosophy to the full-suspension Dogma XM

Pinarello takes its radical asymmetrical design philosophy to the full-suspension Dogma XM (Image credit: James Huang/BikeRadar)
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Pining for a Colnago mountain bike? Feast your eyes on the limited-edition CF12 with 27.5in wheels

Pining for a Colnago mountain bike? Feast your eyes on the limited-edition CF12 with 27.5in wheels (Image credit: James Huang/BikeRadar)
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Colnago's least expensive carbon road frame, the AC-R, is now offered with disc brakes

Colnago's least expensive carbon road frame, the AC-R, is now offered with disc brakes (Image credit: James Huang/BikeRadar)
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We recently previewed Colnago's new V-1r aero road machine. Stay tuned for a long-term review

We recently previewed Colnago's new V-1r aero road machine. Stay tuned for a long-term review (Image credit: James Huang/BikeRadar)
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Among the key features on Cipollini's new Nuke is a front brake that's fully hidden inside the fork blades

Among the key features on Cipollini's new Nuke is a front brake that's fully hidden inside the fork blades (Image credit: James Huang/BikeRadar)
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Naturally, the stem is positioned inline with the top tube on Cipollini's new Nuke time trial machine

Naturally, the stem is positioned inline with the top tube on Cipollini's new Nuke time trial machine (Image credit: James Huang/BikeRadar)
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Cipollini showed off its new Nuke time trial/triathlon bike at this year's Eurobike show

Cipollini showed off its new Nuke time trial/triathlon bike at this year's Eurobike show (Image credit: James Huang/BikeRadar)
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As is currently the fashion, the stem is situated inline with the top tube on the new De Rosa Formula King

As is currently the fashion, the stem is situated inline with the top tube on the new De Rosa Formula King (Image credit: James Huang/BikeRadar)
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Aero shaping is featured throughout the new De Rosa Formula King

Aero shaping is featured throughout the new De Rosa Formula King (Image credit: James Huang/BikeRadar)
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De Rosa's new Formula King TT/tri bike

De Rosa's new Formula King TT/tri bike (Image credit: James Huang/BikeRadar)
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De Rosa still makes aluminium bikes, too. This scandium-enhanced aluminium model looks quite purposeful

De Rosa still makes aluminium bikes, too. This scandium-enhanced aluminium model looks quite purposeful (Image credit: James Huang/BikeRadar)
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The 'Black Label' designation indicates that the frame is made by De Rosa, in Italy

The 'Black Label' designation indicates that the frame is made by De Rosa, in Italy (Image credit: James Huang/BikeRadar)
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De Rosa's new Protos makes full use of the available real estate on the PF86 bottom bracket shell

De Rosa's new Protos makes full use of the available real estate on the PF86 bottom bracket shell (Image credit: James Huang/BikeRadar)
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Check out the size of the chain stays and down tube relative to the Shimano Dura-Ace crankarm

Check out the size of the chain stays and down tube relative to the Shimano Dura-Ace crankarm (Image credit: James Huang/BikeRadar)
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Few will accuse the new De Rosa Protos of sporting classic lines

Few will accuse the new De Rosa Protos of sporting classic lines (Image credit: James Huang/BikeRadar)
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De Rosa's new Protos features absolutely gargantuan tube sizes for what we anticipate is ungodly stiffness. De Rosa claims a 35 percent boost in stiffness-to-weight as compared to "traditional competition racing bikes."

De Rosa's new Protos features absolutely gargantuan tube sizes for what we anticipate is ungodly stiffness. De Rosa claims a 35 percent boost in stiffness-to-weight as compared to "traditional competition racing bikes." (Image credit: James Huang/BikeRadar)
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Although this De Rosa Titanio Solo clearly works with both mechanical and electronic drivetrains, it's a bit unfortunate that the vestigial housing stops jut out from the head tube. Note the slick head tube, however, with integrated bearing seats

Although this De Rosa Titanio Solo clearly works with both mechanical and electronic drivetrains, it's a bit unfortunate that the vestigial housing stops jut out from the head tube. Note the slick head tube, however, with integrated bearing seats (Image credit: James Huang/BikeRadar)
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De Rosa's new Titanio Solo sports a triple-butted, TIG-welded titanium frame - and it's only offered in custom geometries

De Rosa's new Titanio Solo sports a triple-butted, TIG-welded titanium frame - and it's only offered in custom geometries (Image credit: James Huang/BikeRadar)
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FSA's new direct-mount caliper sports a slick outer shape

FSA's new direct-mount caliper sports a slick outer shape (Image credit: James Huang/BikeRadar)
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Mounted up front on this De Rosa King XS is a new FSA direct-mount brake. We'll have more info on this shortly

Mounted up front on this De Rosa King XS is a new FSA direct-mount brake. We'll have more info on this shortly (Image credit: James Huang/BikeRadar)
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As is the case with many bike companies who use a low-mounted caliper like this, De Rosa says the chain stays are better equipped to handle braking forces than spindly seat stays

As is the case with many bike companies who use a low-mounted caliper like this, De Rosa says the chain stays are better equipped to handle braking forces than spindly seat stays (Image credit: James Huang/BikeRadar)
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With the rear brake moved down below, the new De Rosa King XS boasts an impressively tidy upper profile

With the rear brake moved down below, the new De Rosa King XS boasts an impressively tidy upper profile (Image credit: James Huang/BikeRadar)
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The narrow down tube extends below the bottom bracket shell to partially shield the rear brake

The narrow down tube extends below the bottom bracket shell to partially shield the rear brake (Image credit: James Huang/BikeRadar)
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Wilier Triestina goes retro with the new Strada with TIG-welded steel construction, room for 28mm tyres, and mounts for fenders

Wilier Triestina goes retro with the new Strada with TIG-welded steel construction, room for 28mm tyres, and mounts for fenders (Image credit: James Huang/BikeRadar)
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Camouflage was a common theme in the Italian hall at Eurobike

Camouflage was a common theme in the Italian hall at Eurobike (Image credit: James Huang/BikeRadar)
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Have fat bikes already jumped the shark? Seeing examples like this make us wonder

Have fat bikes already jumped the shark? Seeing examples like this make us wonder (Image credit: James Huang/BikeRadar)
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Olmo's new Gepin sports aero tube shaping plus an external steerer - a rarity for an aero road model

Olmo's new Gepin sports aero tube shaping plus an external steerer - a rarity for an aero road model (Image credit: James Huang/BikeRadar)
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Still unsure of the whole road disc thing? Even brands with classic names like Olmo now offer disc-equipped models

Still unsure of the whole road disc thing? Even brands with classic names like Olmo now offer disc-equipped models (Image credit: James Huang/BikeRadar)
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Dedacciai Strada not only welds the K-19 Titanium frame in its Italian factory but the tubes are drawn in Italy, too

Dedacciai Strada not only welds the K-19 Titanium frame in its Italian factory but the tubes are drawn in Italy, too (Image credit: James Huang/BikeRadar)
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The molded-in caliper tabs on the new Dedacciai Strada Super Cross fork should yield much better long-term durability than the riveted-on posts that were originally used

The molded-in caliper tabs on the new Dedacciai Strada Super Cross fork should yield much better long-term durability than the riveted-on posts that were originally used (Image credit: James Huang/BikeRadar)
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The Dedacciai Strada Super Cross frame carries over from last but the company has addressed the criticisms we raised on the original fork. The all-new fork now has molded-in caliper tabs and internal hose routing

The Dedacciai Strada Super Cross frame carries over from last but the company has addressed the criticisms we raised on the original fork. The all-new fork now has molded-in caliper tabs and internal hose routing (Image credit: James Huang/BikeRadar)
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The new Dedacciai Strada Flash TT incorporates all the modern features: an inline stem, hidden linear-pull brakes, a PF86 press-fit bottom bracket, aero tube shaping, and a cleanly integrated telescoping seatpost

The new Dedacciai Strada Flash TT incorporates all the modern features: an inline stem, hidden linear-pull brakes, a PF86 press-fit bottom bracket, aero tube shaping, and a cleanly integrated telescoping seatpost (Image credit: James Huang/BikeRadar)
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Post mount caliper tabs are used front and rear on Dedacciai Strada's new Ran DB

Post mount caliper tabs are used front and rear on Dedacciai Strada's new Ran DB (Image credit: James Huang/BikeRadar)
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Dedacciai Strada's lightweight Ran gets a disc variant for 2015. Claimed weight for the Ran DB is 950g plus 395g for the matching fork

Dedacciai Strada's lightweight Ran gets a disc variant for 2015. Claimed weight for the Ran DB is 950g plus 395g for the matching fork (Image credit: James Huang/BikeRadar)
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Dedacciai Strada gets into the aero road bike game with the new Atleta

Dedacciai Strada gets into the aero road bike game with the new Atleta (Image credit: James Huang/BikeRadar)
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Wilier Triestina uses a floating shock arrangement on its full-suspension 901TRN

Wilier Triestina uses a floating shock arrangement on its full-suspension 901TRN (Image credit: James Huang/BikeRadar)
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The Wilier Triestina 501XN frame's internal cable routing mimics the system used on the company's upper-end road bikes

The Wilier Triestina 501XN frame's internal cable routing mimics the system used on the company's upper-end road bikes (Image credit: James Huang/BikeRadar)
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Many don't know that Wilier Triestina makes mountain bikes, too. The 501XN 29er sports a lightweight, asymmetric carbon fiber frame and internal cable routing

Many don't know that Wilier Triestina makes mountain bikes, too. The 501XN 29er sports a lightweight, asymmetric carbon fiber frame and internal cable routing (Image credit: James Huang/BikeRadar)
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The clamp-on housing guides may seem antiquated but they somehow look appropriate here

The clamp-on housing guides may seem antiquated but they somehow look appropriate here (Image credit: James Huang/BikeRadar)
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The 2015 De Rosa King XS sheds some weight but gains a new brake configuration with direct-mount calipers front and rear, too. The rear brake is now located below the chain stays

The 2015 De Rosa King XS sheds some weight but gains a new brake configuration with direct-mount calipers front and rear, too. The rear brake is now located below the chain stays (Image credit: James Huang/BikeRadar)

This article originally appeared on BikeRadar

Eurobike may be held in Friedrichshafen, Germany, but it's also a prime showcase for some of the best that top-end Italian companies have to offer – and in fact, there's an entire building set aside just for them. Here are some highlights that caught our eye today.

Colnago 60th anniversary C60

Colnago's 60th-anniversary C60 is a thing of beauty

Colnago is celebrating its 60th anniversary in the most natural way possible: by releasing a limited edition of its top-end C60 flagship. Each one – just sixty in total – will come only in an exclusive matte silver and black finish complete with etched and numbered titanium plates and built with Campagnolo's latest Super Record group. These special C60s will also feature direct-mount brakes both front and rear – a configuration Colnago says won't be offered in inline models.

As for the price… well, you know the saying.

This one is spoken for

De Rosa Protos

The general theme of De Rosa's new carbon fiber Protos road racer can be summed up on one word: big – as in absolutely humungous tube cross-sections. The squared-off down tube, for example, is roughly the same diameter as a standard water bottle. According to De Rosa, this yields a stiffness-to-weight ratio that's supposedly 35 percent better than "traditional competition racing bikes."

Seriously, these tubes are absolutely enormous

Also new is a revamped King XS, which gains direct-mount brake calipers and a new rear brake location underneath the chain stays. As with other companies that have opted for this layout, De Rosa claims that this produces better braking since the chain stays are so well reinforced, plus a smoother ride as the seat stays can now be made thinner and more flexible.

Revised brake caliper mounts yield a significant reshaping of the De Rosa King XS

Cinelli Laser Mia

Cinelli did a limited reproduction of its classic steel Laser road bike back in 2011 that faithfully adhered to the original's aesthetic but with more modern steel alloys. Now, Cinelli has remade the Laser once again – but now in carbon fiber.

The new Cinelli Laser Mia looks like the original but this one is carbon fiber

This new Laser Mia bears similar lines, including the curve behind the head tube and the slight profiling behind the seat tube, and of course, the same baby blue finish. Building this latest iteration in carbon fiber provides obvious weight benefits; Cinelli claims a Laser Mia frame weighs just 890g.

Dedacciai Strada Atleta and Ran DB

Dedacciai Strada – the frame division of component maker Dedacciai – had two particularly interesting new releases in its Eurobike booth. The Atleta marks the company's entry into the aero road bike market with deep-profile down tube, seat tube, seatpost, and fork blades, plus a relatively well blended fork crown and wedge-type integrated seatpost binder. Claimed weight for a painted medium frame is 980g.

The new Atleta marks Dedacciai Strada's entry into the aero road bike market

Also fresh is a disc brake version of its more stiffness and weight-focused Ran. The new Ran DB uses essentially the same exterior shape as the standard Ran but with post mount caliper tabs front and rear and a reinforced carbon lay-up to withstand the additional forces. Claimed frame weight is 950g – a gain of 160g over the rim brake version.

Dedacciai Strada's Ran is now available in a disc brake version

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