Sigma Sports once again made the journey to Friedrichshafen, Germany for the cycling industry's largest annual exhibition- Eurobike. As always, this year's show was attended by all the biggest brands in the sport, exhibiting their latest product releases and ranges for the upcoming 2016 season.
More and more manufacturers are producing disc equipped road bikes, with Cervelo now entering the market with the R3 Disc Road Bike. This state of the art machine uses the same race geometry that is found on the non disc version, yet uses wider chainstays but does not increase their length. This maintains the bike's sharp handling capabilities.
A time triallist and triathlete favourite, the Cervelo P3 has a new gloss paint scheme for 2016. Other than this aesthetic change this speed machine remains the same, with a stiff and aerodynamic carbon frameset, with shielded seatstays and a dropped downtube making it seriously quick against the clock.
Collaborating with Ferrari, Colnago have produced the C60 in a range of stunning colour schemes for 2016. This Ferrari red machine is paired with Campagnolo Bora Ultra Dark Clincher Wheelset and a special Italian edition Super Record groupset.
In a limited run of just 50, the V1-r has been paired with an equally exotic Lightweight Meilenstein Wheelset.
Quite possibly the fastest bike at the show, Bradley Wiggins' hour record winning Pinarello wowed passers by. With a double disc wheel setup, MOST aerobars and a Team Wiggins paint scheme this was a real piece of history.
The Pinarello Dogma F8 is a favourite amongst the pros, as it is aerodynamic, comfortable and fast. This eye-catching yellow machine comes with Fulcrum Racing Zero Wheels and the top of the range Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 9070 groupset.
With the UCI allowing the use of disc brakes in the peloton for 2016, Pinarello have produced the Gan Disc. This stealth black example sits on Vision wheels and an FSA chainset.
Tour winning, Chris Froome's Dogma F8 was on display with a truly unique paint scheme. Pinarello have celebrated the British rider's Kenyan upbringing with rhino graphics and Froome's affectionate nickname on the toptube. The deep section Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 C50 Wheels are team issue offerings and the yellow and black Fizik Antares saddle pays tribute to the Sky rider's 2015 victory.
Offering comfort and speed in equal measure, Pinarello have created the K8-S to cope with even the roughest of terrain.
Tested by Team Sky in the early season cobbled Classics and on stage 4 of the 2015 Tour de France, this rear suspension road bike is based on the standard Dogma F8 but uses a DSS 1.0 (Dogma Suspension System) and new flat FLEXSTAYS™ chainstays to dampen road buzz.
POC are proud sponsors of the Cannondale Garmin Pro Cycling Team and have produced a number of mean green helmets to celebrate their partnership with the team. The two time trial helmets, the Cerebel and Tempor, have proven themselves to be more than up to the task of delivering a fast ride on the world stage.
Mean and green, the POC Limited Edition Octal Raceday Helmet provides exceptional comfort, style and ventilation, all in a lightweight package. For those looking for that aerodynamic advantage the POC Octal Aero Raceday Helmet is the fastest addition to the Swedish company's road helmet range.
Rotor are renowned for producing high quality chainsets. For 2016 the Spanish company have expanded their range to also include a groupset. The Uno is a hydraulic system, with the brakes and gears working independently from each other. The African Dimension Data team will be racing with the system for 2016, with Cavendish hoping it will take him to victory.
Designed for cyclocross, the Rotor QCX1 Chainring is a single ring setup. Ovalised, the 5 bolt 110 BCD option comes in a range of tooth configurations. The 12.5% ovality allows for 5 different position settings, allowing the rider to customise the rings based on their pedalling style.
Rotor's Power chainset accurately records watts and transmits them to your device using ANT+. Available in a range of crankarm lengths, this version uses a MAS spider and Rotor Aero Q Chainrings.
One of our favourite team bikes of 2015, the MTN-Qhubeka Cervelo S5 ridden by Steve Cummings to stage victory at the 2015 Tour de France still had his race number and bottles on it. The ENVE Wheels and Rotor chainset both had subtle, yet stylish team graphics and the yellow and black chain was a neat touch.
Santini had an array of triathlon and cycling kit on display. With bold graphics and a form fitting design, the Italian company's range is designed for comfort and speed.
With disc brakes becoming more and more prevalent on road and cyclocross bikes, Shimano have invested in a range of disc brake specific products. The range of levers, calipers, hubs and rotors, allow you to upgrade your bike with ease.
Walking in cleats can be a precarious task, so Speedplay's Zero Aero Walkable Cleats are a welcome addition. The Ultra Light Action Pedal clips seamlessly into the rubber coated cleat. This rubber adds grip and reduces wear.
Designed for time trial riders and those who want to get that extra aero edge, the Speedplay Zero Aero Pedal System has a dimpled surface and a streamlined profile, no wonder Bradley Wiggins chose these pedals for his UCI Hour Record attempt.
The Sportful Fiandre range has become a staple wardrobe addition for many cyclists. Used by the Tinkoff Saxo Professional Cycling Team, for 2016 the Fiandre collection now includes water resistant armwarmers and a Fiandre bib short.
One of the most talked about products at Eurobike 2015, the SRAM RED eTap groupset is a wireless system, that is fast shifting and lightweight. The 11-speed system is quick and easy to install and is available in both road and time trial specific versions.
The Tacx Neo Smart T2800 Turbo Trainer is claimed to be the quietest turbo trainer on the market. The direct drive unit, provides up to 2200 watts of resistance. For those who love to climb, the unit also allows you to recreate slopes of up to 25%.
When not in use the Neo folds down neatly, easy to be stored in the garage or out of the way. The trainer is compatible with Shimano/SRAM 9/10 and 11-speed cassettes and 11-speed Campagnolo.
Parlee are renowned for the their eye-catching custom paint schemes and the range on display at Eurobike did not disappoint.
The wood effect ESX was definitely a head turner, showing just what can be created when you let your imagination run wild.
Mavic's Ksyrium wheels are known for being durable, lightweight and fast. These characteristics can also be found with their new Ksyrium Elite Helmet. Weighing just 270 grams, the helmet features an Ergo Hold SL Retention System and 22 vents.
The Ksyrium Pro Road Shoe provides the perfect balance between comfort and speed. The sub 300 gram weight is achieved thanks to the carbon composite outsole. The Endofit™ tongue provides an all encompassing fit and the Ergo Dial system, paired with Ergo straps ensures the shoes stay firmly in place.
For those looking for a top of the range wheelset, Lightweight's offerings tick all the boxes. Their range includes everything from shallow climbing wheels to a time trial ready disc. A characteristic all Lightweight wheels share is their exceptional build quality and carbon fibre construction.
Kinesis had both mountain and road framesets on display, with the KR915 attracting particular attention due to its scandium construction and bold paint scheme.
The Giro Synthe MIPS Helmet is comfortable and offers sublime protection, speed and style. MIPS has been integrated into the helmet's shell to improve protection. This safety addition does not impact on weight, as the Synthe still manages to tip the scales at a mere 240 grams. This white and highlight yellow option is just one of the many colours available.
Giro's Empire SLX Road Shoe now comes in a black and lime colour way. The super lightweight shoe uses an Easton® EC90™ SLX2 high-modulus outsole and a new Evofibre™ SL upper material. Laces add a traditional touch and ensures a comfortable, pressure free hold on the foot.
A Eurobike award winner, Garmin's Varia Radar rear light is a smart device, which alerts you when a vehicle is approaching from behind, displaying their distance and relative speed on your Garmin Edge computer. This also warns the driver by brightening and flashing to attract their attention.
The Focus Mares is one of the most popular cyclocross bikes on the grid. The CX Disc features SRAM's ultra smooth Force groupset and comes with subtle USA stripes to celebrate Jeremy Powers' national championship win.
Already tested out in the Alps by the AG2R La Mondiale Professional Cycling Team, the Focus Izalco Max Disc is a carbon fibre machine, with a Fizik saddle, seatpost, stem and handlebar combination. The top of the range SRAM RED groupset provides accurate and effortless shifting.
A French Grand Tour hope, Romain Bardet's Focus Izalco Max AG2R Team Bike was on display and featured a SRAM RED eTap groupset and Zipp wheels. The Fizik handlebar, stem, saddle and seatpost add the finishing touches.
With Italian styling and exceptional comfort and durable, Fizik's range of men's and women's shoes are perfect for clocking up the miles in.
Endura's camouflage jacket is a fantastic addition to their range, whether you use it on or off the bike, it's up to you. The added hood is a nice touch, as is the bright orange inner lining.
Astute are an Italian company that specialises in saddles. On display in Germany, the Star Lite and Star Line prototypes offer a range of different pad densities and numerous colour possibilites.
The top of the range Star Lite features a carbon rail and two densities of padding, whereas the Star Line uses a titanium rail. This equates to a 25 gram difference in weight.