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New bikes from KTM, Stevens and Merckx

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Stevens Di2 equipped Sniper cyclocross bike is a special edition for Van der Poel based on the Prestige CX bike

Stevens Di2 equipped Sniper cyclocross bike is a special edition for Van der Poel based on the Prestige CX bike (Image credit: Immediate Media)
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The 105 equipped Strasbourg comes with Shimano's new flat mount brakes

The 105 equipped Strasbourg comes with Shimano's new flat mount brakes (Image credit: Immediate Media)
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The bike bears Eddy's stats from the 1971 race

The bike bears Eddy's stats from the 1971 race (Image credit: Immediate Media)
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Purposeful welds feature throughout the alloy Strasbourg frame

Purposeful welds feature throughout the alloy Strasbourg frame (Image credit: Immediate Media)
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The £3,299 KTM Revelator Sky Orange comes with Shimano Ultegra and DT Swiss Spline disc specific wheels

The £3,299 KTM Revelator Sky Orange comes with Shimano Ultegra and DT Swiss Spline disc specific wheels (Image credit: Immediate Media)
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The Sky disc bike shares the same redesigned seat cluster area as the new Revelator Prestige

The Sky disc bike shares the same redesigned seat cluster area as the new Revelator Prestige (Image credit: Immediate Media)
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Out back the Sky is equipped with a thru-axle

Out back the Sky is equipped with a thru-axle (Image credit: Immediate Media)
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The SKY fork is a little taller relaxing the front end a little, and unlike the standard braked Prestige it has clearnace for larger 28mm tyres

The SKY fork is a little taller relaxing the front end a little, and unlike the standard braked Prestige it has clearnace for larger 28mm tyres (Image credit: Immediate Media)
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The SKY fork also gets the thru-axle treatment

The SKY fork also gets the thru-axle treatment (Image credit: Immediate Media)
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The bridgeless rear stays means a smoother back end and plenty of clearance on the SKY disc bike

The bridgeless rear stays means a smoother back end and plenty of clearance on the SKY disc bike (Image credit: Immediate Media)
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The flagship Revelator Prestige has KTM's signature Orange and Black livery

The flagship Revelator Prestige has KTM's signature Orange and Black livery (Image credit: Immediate Media)
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The new seat cluster is definetely very minimal

The new seat cluster is definetely very minimal (Image credit: Immediate Media)
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The angular front end features the same steep sharp geometry as the previous Revelator race machine

The angular front end features the same steep sharp geometry as the previous Revelator race machine (Image credit: Immediate Media)
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Colour coded carbon fulcrum tubeless ready wheels are standard on the £6,899 Prestige model

Colour coded carbon fulcrum tubeless ready wheels are standard on the £6,899 Prestige model (Image credit: Immediate Media)
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The flagship Revelator Prestige has KTM's signature Orange and Black livery

The flagship Revelator Prestige has KTM's signature Orange and Black livery (Image credit: Immediate Media)
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KTM have redesigned the back end of the revelator so it can now be made as a single piece, increasing comfort levels

KTM have redesigned the back end of the revelator so it can now be made as a single piece, increasing comfort levels (Image credit: Immediate Media)
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By switching the direct mount brakes location to under the chainstays has meant the seat stays of the Revelator can be designed more minimally to add compliance and comfort

By switching the direct mount brakes location to under the chainstays has meant the seat stays of the Revelator can be designed more minimally to add compliance and comfort (Image credit: Immediate Media)
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Plenty of clearance out and provision for fenders or a rack

Plenty of clearance out and provision for fenders or a rack (Image credit: Immediate Media)
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Merck's race in Strasbourg in 1971 finished on a gravel road, hence the name of this new gravel bike

Merck's race in Strasbourg in 1971 finished on a gravel road, hence the name of this new gravel bike (Image credit: Immediate Media)
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The disc fork on the Strasbourg has huge clearances, this demo bike was running 32mm Conti's with bgs of room to spare

The disc fork on the Strasbourg has huge clearances, this demo bike was running 32mm Conti's with bgs of room to spare (Image credit: Immediate Media)
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The Camo finish looks superb as does the Dutch flag (champion) pinstriping

The Camo finish looks superb as does the Dutch flag (champion) pinstriping (Image credit: Immediate Media)
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The Sniper target graphic features throughout the frame

The Sniper target graphic features throughout the frame (Image credit: Immediate Media)
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Van Der Poel is known as the Sniper for his instinctive knowledge of when to pull the trigger and attack

Van Der Poel is known as the Sniper for his instinctive knowledge of when to pull the trigger and attack (Image credit: Immediate Media)
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The Sniper is based on the Steven Prestige, hence the SP logos

The Sniper is based on the Steven Prestige, hence the SP logos (Image credit: Immediate Media)
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The bike runs Di2 combined with Shimano's 785 hydraulic brakes and ICE rotors

The bike runs Di2 combined with Shimano's 785 hydraulic brakes and ICE rotors (Image credit: Immediate Media)
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Massive mud clearances are a feature both front and rear on the Sniper

Massive mud clearances are a feature both front and rear on the Sniper (Image credit: Immediate Media)
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KTM's current Revelator is still being raced by the Marseille 13 pro team

KTM's current Revelator is still being raced by the Marseille 13 pro team (Image credit: Immediate Media)
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The new Revelator Sky disc bike starts with this Sky blue model at £2,799

The new Revelator Sky disc bike starts with this Sky blue model at £2,799 (Image credit: Immediate Media)
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The display bike was fitted with Prototype versions of the new 105 level BR-RS805 hydraulic brakes

The display bike was fitted with Prototype versions of the new 105 level BR-RS805 hydraulic brakes (Image credit: Immediate Media)
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The new minimal seat cluster area allows plenty more of the 27.2 post to be exposed

The new minimal seat cluster area allows plenty more of the 27.2 post to be exposed (Image credit: Immediate Media)
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Up close with Shimano's new BR-RS805 brake

Up close with Shimano's new BR-RS805 brake (Image credit: Immediate Media)
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The Revelator SKY frame is compatible with both standard and Di2 cabling

The Revelator SKY frame is compatible with both standard and Di2 cabling (Image credit: Immediate Media)
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Shimano's new 105 level hydro-sti's are noticeably chunkier than the current higher-end models

Shimano's new 105 level hydro-sti's are noticeably chunkier than the current higher-end models (Image credit: Immediate Media)
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The hood section is noticeably thicker

The hood section is noticeably thicker (Image credit: Immediate Media)
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KTM fit this neat heat-shield on the fork leg of its SKY disc bike

KTM fit this neat heat-shield on the fork leg of its SKY disc bike (Image credit: Immediate Media)
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Merckx's new Strasbourg '71 is the companies first stab at a gravel machine

Merckx's new Strasbourg '71 is the companies first stab at a gravel machine (Image credit: Immediate Media)
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This Mr. Control head set spacer cum Di2 control box holder is a neat touch

This Mr. Control head set spacer cum Di2 control box holder is a neat touch (Image credit: Immediate Media)

This article originally appeared on BikeRadar 

Today we bring you a second installment of tech coverage from Eurobike's media preview camp. For those who missed yesterday's coverage, here's where to catch up on the latest kit from Scott, Cannondale, Cube, GT, Marin and more!


KTM Revelator Prestige

Austria's KTM unveiled an all-new version of its race-ready Revelator frameset. French team Marseille 13 is racing the current Revelator for 2015, but they're expected to switch to the new chassis shortly.

Comfort is a priority with the new Revelator Prestige

The geometry is the same up front as the previous Revelator (73 degrees) and a 160 mm head tube (on the 55cm model). The wheelbase is around a metre and it's combined with short 405mm chainstays to make the bike nice and responsive in the handling stakes. KTM has steepened the seat angle (75.48 degrees on a 55cm) which it claim this allows for better power transfer as the rider is more ‘above' the cranks. The frame weight is claimed to be around 950g. KTM told us the company prefers to build frames around strength, rather than chasing the lightest weights, as that seems to be the fashion for 2016.

The Prestige bike has a target price (all will be confirmed by Eurobike) of €6,999 for the top flight Dura Ace Di2 model, with the Prime Di2 (Ultegra Di2) €3,999, and the Prime (Ultegra) €3,199, no UK, AUS, or US prices have been set.

Revelator Sky

Sky is the name KTM have chosen for its new disc equipped Revelator, it shares the same design features as the Prestige but with the obvious addition of thru-axles front and rear. The front end is a little taller than the Prestige (by using a longer fork) they say to make this bike more appropriate for Gran Fondo or Sportive riders. The disc version also has clearance for wider 28mm tyres (the standard bike is limited to 25's). We had chance to take the Sky out on a hot and hilly 3-hour ride and came away impressed with how the bike rode. Its sharp handling, and the braking from the 785 hydro units is impressive, and the added stiffness from the thru' axles meant no vibration or noise even on a fast alpine descent.

Germany's Stevens had on show the oh-so-cool camo Sniper CX bike. It's a special edition of its highly regarded Prestige cross-made for current Dutch under 23 champion Mathieu van der Poel.

The Merckx brand's reinvention is continuing apace with this latest addition to the expanding line-up. It's called the Strasbourg '71 carrying on the theme of naming bikes after famous Eddy victories (which gives a lot of room for plenty more models). It's named after a race which finished its final few kilometres on a purely gravel surface, with Merckx taking victory.