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12V change groups, electric bicycles and other Unibike trends

12V change groups, electric bicycles and other Unibike trends

Last weekend the 2016 edition of the Unibike Fair took place, the largest meeting point for brands, manufacturers and distributors in the cycling sector in Spain. And as happens every year since the fair began in 2014, the big brands took advantage of the event for the presentation of their novelties for the 2017 season. If last year the most widespread trend was the exile of the mountain bicycles of 26 "and the total commitment to those of 29", this year manufacturers seem to definitely bet on electric bicycles. Almost all brands had several models in their exhibitors, both for mountain cycling and for urban cycling. And not only bicycles seem to the race to position themselves as referents in the distribution of e-bikes. Also component houses and other parallel companies seem to have found a reef in this segment. Different battery and kits convertible kits paraded through Unibike and transforming it into electric. [Captation id = "Attachment_1168" Align = "Alignnone" Width = "600"]Mondriker Ebike The main mountain bicycle brands presented their new e-bike ranges.[/caption]

E-bikes come to stay

All this indicates that throughout 2017 the presence of electric bicycles in the catalogs of large brands and in cycling stores will go more. One of the manufacturers who bet most in Unibike for showing its electric muscle was BH. But, in general, it was difficult to find a brand of top-10 of cycling that did not have an electric bicycle reference in its stand. [Captation id = "Attachment_1165" Align = "Alignnone" Width = "600"]CHANGE 12V SRAM 1, 2, 3 ... and so on up to 12 crowns in the new 12V change group of SRAM[/caption]

The 12V cassettes are here

Without leaving the mountain segment, one of the novelties that attracted the most attention was the extended presence of the new 12V SRAM change group. The brands have decided to equip their highest range models with the latest innovation of the North American group. It is striking not only because of the number of crowns, which goes from 11 to 12, but also because both the cassette and the chain of this group have a striking gold color. Is there really so much difference between an 11V group and this new 12V? Until we try it we will not be able to emit a verdict. By the way, for fans of the grams that suggest that carrying 12 crowns is an extra weight, in reality it can even be weight savings, since this 12V group was mounted on all the models we saw in Unibike on a monoplo monoplat . [Captation id = "Attachment_1166" Align = "Alignnone" Width = "600"]Basalt bicycle This bicycle is made from volcanic rock fiber[/caption]

Basalt fiber bicycles

In this type of fairs it is usual to find small manufacturers that leave conventional materials and have a range of bicycles built with bamboo or wood. In this last edition of Unibike what caught the attention were the Basalto de Racormance fiber bicycles. The basalt is a volcanic mineral with flexion properties superior to those of carbon. A group of Sevillian engineers launched the possibility of using it as a raw material for the manufacture of paintings and components, and the result is the Racormance company, which prepares customized cadres to the extent of each cyclist and light bei with a high degree of flexibility. [Captation id = "Attachment_1167" Align = "Alignnone" Width = "600"]Wireless shell This magura telecopic shell is regulated with a remote control.[/caption]

Wireless scams

More news. We are used to seeing this part an increase in wireless change groups. The search for a bicycle without wires of any kind seems to become a kind of holy grail. To that race the scams have been incorporated. Magura Lucia in his fair of the fair his wireless telescopic shell, which is activated by remote control. It allows to regulate and recognize the height of the armchair with one finger. It is the same wireless remote control technology that Magura had been applying on her hairpins.
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