The 2018 Eurobike Expo has just wrapped up and there were a handful of super exciting concepts unveiled. One of our favorites was from CeramicSpeed with their introduction of a chainless bike that utilizes a drivechain concept often seen in motorcycles, but to date never integrated into bicycles. The CeramicSpeed 'Drive' system is still in the prototype phase but early models are extremely promising and may give way to a new genre of biking. CeramicSpeed has dubbed their innovation the world's most efficient drivetrain and the judges at the Eurobike convention agreed, naming them winner of this year's Best in Show award. We'll keep a watch on this company and be sure to post any updates to this exciting advancement in riding tech.
Fastest Race Bike Ever? Specialized Venge Road Bike
At $12,500, the Specialized Venge is being dubbed "the new shape of speed" and for that pricepoint, it better! This purpose-built road bike is Specialized's latest take and features cutting edge aerodynamic tweaks, weight savings, a new cockpit and more. The cockpit contains an internally routed Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 shifting and the bars are '"faster, lighter and stiffer" than previous iterations. The Roval CLX 64 disc wheels are the fastest and most efficient in crosswinds that they've tested and with their recent savings of 460 grams on overall weight, its one of the lightest out there too. For those of you who aren't satisfied with the second fastest, the Venge can be yours for the price of a small Kia. so the new Specialized Venge had better be fast. And the California bikemaker isn’t shy about saying just that, calling its latest bike “the new shape of speed.”
Brava Countertop Oven
Resembling a sleek countertop microwave, the Brava oven uses a combination of available and infrared light for quick and safe cooking. Dubbed the Pure Light Cooking technology, their new tech is powered by 6 crystal bulbs and is able to produce heat up to over 500 degrees in less than a second. This is a 10x increase over standard microwave and convection ovens and microwaves. Expected to ship in November 2018, pre-order is now open on Brava's site for the "world's fastest countertop oven."