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Eurobike 2022 | The very best weird and wonderful tech from day 3

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Eurobike is the world’s biggest cycling trade show and its cavernous halls offer an embarrassment of riches for the tech-hungry cycling nerd.

With everything from tiny OE manufacturers to mega-brands exhibiting 500+ different bikes, navigating the Escher-like Frankfurt Messe is a challenging task.

Mercifully for you, our dear readers, BikeRadar has a team on the ground to pick out the most interesting tech from this year’s show.

Here’s our pick of some of the highlights – and make sure you head to our Eurobike 2022 hub to find all of BikeRadar’s coverage.

  • Day one highlights
  • Day two highlights
  • Day three highlights

Day 3 highlights

Tektro E-Drive 9 groupset

This is the first groupset from the Tektro group to bear the brand’s name.

The Tektro E-Drive 9 is a new e-bike specific 9-speed mountain bike groupset.

As far as we are aware, this is the first mountain bike drivetrain from the Tektro group to carry the Tektro name.

The brand is historically best known for its brakes, though TRP, which is also owned by Tektro, already offers the TR12 groupset.

Consisting of a rear derailleur, cassette and shifter, the new groupset is designed to be a harder-wearing alternative to conventional 11- and 12-speed groupsets.

SRAM’s EX1 8-speed e-bike groupset offers similar functionality but is rarely seen specced on complete bikes.

At the premium end, Shimano has also this week launched a Di2 electronic groupset for eMTBs.

WheelTop EDS OX Series drivetrain

The groupset is available to buy direct from WheelTop.

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Sticking with the drivetrain theme, we are more than a little bit intrigued by WheelTop’s $365 wireless electronic drivetrain.

The system has been in development since 2019 and is now available to buy direct from the brand.

Head to our full story for more info.

SON Edelux DC 170 e-bike light

The Edelux DC 170 is an e-bike specific light.

 Jack Luke / Our Media

The SON Edelux DC is a new StVZO-compatible ebike light from the German brand, better known for its exceptionally good dynamo lighting systems.

Available in four different colours, the handsome light features the same optics as seen in its Edelux II dynamo lights.

Weather Goods Imbris poncho

We love the look of this poncho.

 Jack Luke / Our Media

Sweeden’s Weather Goods has done the seemingly impossible in designing a rain poncho that we actually want to wear.

Available in three lovely different colours, the fully-waterproof PFC-free poncho is seam-sealed and available for €139.

Stages Dura-Ace R9200 and Ultegra R8100 power meter cranksets

Stages quietly displayed Dura-Ace R9200 and Ultegra R8100 (pictured) dual-sided power meters at Eurobike.

 Ashley Quinlan / Our Media

Stages has revealed new spider-based power meter designs for the Shimano Dura-Ace R9200 and Ultegra R8100 groupsets.

The internals are the same as previous generation models, with claimed +/- one per cent power accuracy but the challenge, Stages says, was to redesign the system so it fitted with the new symmetrical crankset designs.

We’re told that this time the job was easier, thanks to Shimano dropping the previous asymmetrical design of the old right-hand crank arm.

Lezyne Digital Travel Floor Pump

This small-scale floor pump now features a longer hose than its predecessor.

US accessories brand Lezyne was showing off some new nifty gadgets, including an updated travel pump with foldable legs and a digital pressure readout.

The pump can deliver up to 160psi (11 bar) of pressure, and features an aluminium barrel and steel piston.

Lezyne also says the hose length has been doubled too, making access to a valve a touch easier.

Lezyne Tubeless Pro Plugs

The tubeless plugs come in three different sizes.

Lezyne had some new tubeless plugs on show, claiming they provide the closest imitation of a permanent tyre repair.

A pack provides one 4.5mm-wide plug, and two 3.5mm and 2.5mm plugs each, plus a miniature scuffer and rubber cement to help secure the seal.

Lal Bikes Supre Drive

This wild drivetrain caught our eye.

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Alternative drivetrain technologies always get us excited.

While there was nothing quite as extreme as the CeramicSpeed Driven concept bike from a few years ago, the Lal bikes Supre Drive immediately caught our eye.

There’s a lot to go over here, so head to our full story for more info. Could this kill off the rear derailleur as we know it?

VirtuPro indoor cycling platform

VirtuPro initially caught our eye for its impressive graphics.

 Ashley Quinlan / Our Media

There was a lot of indoor cycling tech on show at Eurobike, but the still-in-beta VirtuPro jumped out from the crowd.

The graphics are the best we’ve seen from any platform thus far, and on the stand, demonstrators were showing off the ability of the platform to simulate a real race.

You can interact with your virtual team, steer, swing off the front of a train and look around you, among a host of other fun additions.

It’s set to launch this autumn – we’re told initially with a free subscription model before integrating paid premium options.


Day 2 highlights

Vaast R/1 endurance road bike

The Vast R/1 is available in three builds.

 Ashley Quinlan / Our Media

Vaast had its new R/1 alloy road bike on show. The difference compared to most alloy frames? This one’s made of magnesium.

Said to be much kinder to the environment thanks to the recyclability of magnesium, the Allite Super Magnesium technology employed here means it weighs a claimed 1,250g.

This isn’t just magnesium… it’s Allite Super Magnesium.

 Ashley Quinlan / Our Media

It also features a Plasma Electrolytic Oxidation coating, which the US-based brand says eliminates any concerns around material corrosion.

You can have one with SRAM Force AXS as pictured, or with Shimano Ultegra or 105.

More Schwalbe tyres

Less race gravel, more bikepacking gravel.

 Ashley Quinlan / Our Media

Schwalbe has extended its comprehensive range of rubber at Eurobike 2022 (beyond the handcycle tyres below).

The brand has launched a new Marathon Efficiency and Marathon Plus Tour option for touring bikes, covering off speedier and grippier ends of the touring spectrum respectively.

For bikepacking gravel adventurers, there’s the G-One Overland with a hardier carcass compared to the recently launched G-One RS gravel race tyre.

And, there’s a Johnny Watts 365 tyre for mud and snow, complete with metal studs for when normal tread just won’t cut it.

3D-printed chamois

The pad is a world-first.

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This is the world’s first-ever 3D-printed chamois. It’s called the N3X the pad is made by the Italian brand, Elastic Interface.

The material is said to be more comfortable and breathable than a traditional chamois, and the introduction of 3D printing to bib shorts makes sense considering the proliferation of the tech in bike saddles.

The technology is patented by Elastic Interface but the brand supplies many companies with pads, so it’s likely we’ll see this it pop up in the marketplace very soon.

Lezyne Airtag accessories

These new Lezyne Airtag-holding accessories look nifty. Apple Airtag isn’t included though, sadly.

 Ashley Quinlan / Our Media

If you wanted a neat solution to tracking your bike in the event it’s been stolen (or for peace of mind), then Lezyne has brought some new accessories that can hold an Apple Airtag device.

The three accessories comprise of a bottle cage with an Airtag holder discreetly built into the underside, an Airtag-holding adaptor that fits between your existing bottle cage and frame, and an Airtag mount that fits directly onto your saddle rails.

They’ll be available from September 2022.

Scott Spark RC Hypersonic

The Scott Spark RC Hypersonic.

On display at the Scott booth of Eurobike was this custom-painted Spark RC Hypersonic.

The bike is designed by Gustav Gullholm, otherwise known as Dangerholm, who makes custom designs for Scott.

This design has exposed carbon, pink bars and anodised silver components.

On the one hand, it’s clearly about looks. But Scott says the bike packs “all the features expected on a modern XC bike while keeping the weight incredibly low” at a claimed 9.19kg.

Pro Vibe Superlight bar and stem

The handlebar uses Innegra for impact protection.

 Stan Portus / Our Media

Shimano’s in-house component brand Pro has launched the Vibe Suyperlight bar and stem.

The bar and stem feature a superlight carbon layup and Pro says the handlebar is the lightest in its range.

The synthetic fibre Innegra is used in critical areas to improve impact resistance and prevent disintegration during a crash, according to the brand.

The bar weighs a claimed 180g in a 42cm width.

Challenge Criterium RS tyre

The tyre is said to offer low rolling resistance.

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Challenge has launched its new Criterium RS road tyre at Eurobike.

The tyre uses a new rubber compound which the brand says is 50 per cent more puncture resistant than leading competitors and makes the Criterium RS “one of the lowest rolling-resistance tyres on the market”.

The compound is also said to increase grip in wet and dry conditions.

Challenge says the tyre’s 350 TPI casing makes the tyre super supple, helping with comfort and weight.

The tyre’s tread has a slick section in the middle with grip on the exterior edges.

It is currently available in a tubeless design suitable for hookless rims and there will be a tubular version in the future.

Day 1 highlights

New Busch + Müller IQ-XM StVZO light

The new Busch + Müller IQ-XM is StVZO-compliant.

 Jack Luke / Our Media

The Busch + Müller IQ-XM is a new StVZO-compliant bike light for road cycling that is powered by an external battery.

While the brand already produces a number of dynamo ebike and all-in-one bike lights that use a shaped beam, this is the first StVZO light from the brand that is powered by an external battery.

The light is powered by an external battery pack.

This will make it a good choice for road or gravel cyclists who prefer a shaped beam and require long battery life.

The light is available with a standard bar mount and an out-front style mount.

The light will be available in two mounting options at launch.

Speaking to BikeRadar, a Busch + Müller spokesperson said the light was developed following demand for battery-powered StVZO-compliant lights and hinted its range may expand in future.

Maxxis Forekaster

Maxxis had its new Forekaster XC tyre on show.

 Jack Luke / Our Media

Maxxis’ new Forekcaster XC tyre took centre stage on the brand’s expansive booth.

The tyre bridges the gap between the purely XC-focused Aspen and the gnarlier Minion range – a downcountry bike tyre, if you will.

Check out our full story on the new Maxxis Forekaster for more info.

FSA prototype bike

This prototype FSA bike was pretty hard to miss.

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It was hard to miss this prototype road bike at the FSA booth.

Matteo Palazzo of FSA says the brand developed the bike to explore what a road bike could look like in the future.

Everything on the bike is integrated and it has a bike computer built into the stem.

The stem is also integrated with the handlebar and fork.

Palazzo says the brand originally planned to display the prototype at Eurobike 2020, but held off due to the pandemic.

It decided to show the bike this year to help promote the launch of the new FSA K-Force WE 12-speed groupset.

Schwalbe Pro One TT handcycle tyres

This small version of Schwalbe’s Pro One TT tyre looks great with its tan sidewalls.

 Ashley Quinlan / Our Media

For the handcyclists out there, Schwalbe has launched a new small-scale production run of its Pro One TT tyre.

Available in a single 20×1.10in size, the tyre forms part of the Record Edition range, where speed is the name of the game. It uses Schwalbe’s fastest-rolling Addix Race compound, and comes with tan sidewalls.

HJC Gleo

So adorable.

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This kids’ helmet from HJC… well, just look at it. It’s adorable!

Available in four different colours, the helmet features four ports that allow budding shredders to customise the lid to their tastes.

Sportful Supergiara SS23

Sportful is emphasising patterns for 2023.

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Supergiara is Sportful’s top-of-the-line clothing collection.

Federico Mele, Sportful’s head of global marketing, says for 2023 the brand is focusing more on gravel kit and emphasising patterns and women’s clothing.

The shorts have a sidereal design.

It’s hard to get away from the bold patterns on the Supergiara jersey pictured here with its sunset-like fade.

Sportful is also releasing a Supergiara capsule collection called ‘Sky Rider’. Mele says the pattern on the over shorts in the collection looks like a Nasa space photograph – and there are bib shorts in the same pattern, too.

Briko Detector Retrosuperfuture glasses

The Briko Detector glasses are made in collaboration with Retrosuperfuture.

Briko Detector glasses were the choice of pro rider Mario Cippollini in the 1990s.

The ’90s aren’t over, clearly.

The brand has returned to its style heyday with these sunglasses, which are made in collaboration with Retrosuperfuture – a fashion sunglasses brand.

The glasses have a stylish but frankly impractical side arm.

 Stan Portus / Our Media

These cycling sunglasses are more form than function with curved arms we’d struggle to stow on our helmets.

Weldtite cleaning products

The cleaner is said to be vegan.

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Weldtite is soon to release two new cleaning products – a bike cleaner and a ceramic frame protector.

Weldtite claims the cleaner “performs better” than Muc-Off’s equivalent cleaner. It is also claimed to be a safe, cruelty-free and vegan product, according to the brand.

The cleaner comes in 1-litre bottles or as a concentrate, which can make up to 10 litres.

The coating provides ‘hydrophobic protection’.

Weldtite says the trigger on the cleaner’s bottle has two functions – mist and blast.

Mist can be used for general cleaning, while the blast function helps rid your bike of stubborn grime.

Weldtite is also due to release its Rapid Ceramic Shield bike coating. Developed in collaboration with Team DSM, the spray-on product is said to fill imperfections in your bike’s lacquer to minimise dirt build-up.

The solution is based on vegetable oils with a ceramic additive.

Limited-edition Panaracer tyres

Panaracer’s limited-edition tyres always make us smile.

Coloured bike tyres rarely look cool… unless they’re from Panaracer.

The brand has made a habit of releasing limited-edition versions of its GravelKing tyres each season in recent years. This year’s choice is particularly fun, with a golden brown GravelKing SK and turquoise GravelKing Semi-Slick available.

What bike would you mount these onto?

Hunt 48 and 60 Limitless UD Carbon spoke wheels

Hunt has brought its carbon spoke technology to its Limitless aero wheels.

Hunt gave us a sneaky preview of its new 48 and 60 Limitless UD Carbon spoke wheels, which will be released later this year.

These see a switch from standard steel spokes to the same carbon spokes used on the brand’s other UD Carbon spoke wheels. These are claimed to save 100g compared to steel spokes.

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The Best Recommended Resorts in Nusa Dua Bali

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The Best Recommended Resorts in Nusa Dua Bali

Nusa Dua is one of Bali’s areas built specifically for tourism in the 1970s. Since then, many luxury hotels and resorts were built everywhere in the Nusa Dua area. For those who want an exciting vacation with family or friends, there are many choices for the bali resort nusa dua .

These accommodations have luxurious facilities ranging from spas, private swimming pools, restaurants, and many more. All resorts in Nusa Dua also have sparkling white sand and calm waves as their view. What are the recommendations for the best resorts in Nusa Dua?

Best Resort Recommendations in Nusa Dua Bali

1. Laguna Resort & Spa

Staying at Laguna Resort & Spa will make you feel very comfortable. When entering the resort, you will be greeted with the sound of a gong and dancers in traditional costumes showing off their artistic talents. Laguna Resort & Spa also provides spacious rooms with large beds and luxurious bathrooms. 

Each room has a tropical garden interspersed with a lagoon pool. This resort also has gym facilities, a spa, and a sumptuous breakfast. There is also a beach bar if you want a cocktail. If you want to stay in a place that offers luxurious facilities and emphasizes local culture, pay a visit to Laguna Resort & Spa. The lodging at this resort is also not so expensive compared to other luxury hotels in Nusa Dua.

2. Resort St. Regis Bali

Located on the sand of Nusa Dua beach, St Regis is the next choice of resort for accommodation options. This resort has a traditional Balinese concept with olive green furnishings. Interestingly, you can swim in a vast lagoon from Resort St. Regis Bali, the size is three times the size of the Olympic swimming pool. 

Furthermore, this resort is also equipped with a thalassotherapy spa. Resort St. Regis Bali also provides a ‘Children’s Learning Center’ facility so parents who bring their children can leave them there. The Children’s Learning Center offers a curriculum to stimulate and entertain children while their parents enjoy the holidays.

3. Hilton Bali Resort

Hilton Bali Resort is perched on a cliff overlooking the beautiful Indian Ocean. You can see Nusa Lembongan clearly from this resort because of its location on a cliff. Hilton Bali Resort is facilitated with a family swimming pool with water slides, an outdoor playground that will make the kids happy, a spa, and a kids club. There are also gazebos and loungers on the private beach. At sunset, there is an observation tower that you and your family can visit to see the fantastic sunset views.

You can visit the lodging recommendations above for those traveling with their family and looking for the best resorts in Nusa Dua, Bali. All of them have extraordinary views with complete and luxurious facilities!

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4 Important Tips for Having a Vacation Abroad

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4 Important Tips for Having a Vacation Abroad

Are you planning to go abroad but still don’t know what to prepare? People dream of going abroad, especially to countries like America and Europe. If this is your first time going abroad, you should check the following tips!

Prepare All Important Documents

The first thing you need to do is prepare important documents. For example, passports, ID cards, visas, and international driving licenses if you are going to drive abroad. Make sure you know whether the country you are going to visit is visa-free or not. For Southeast Asian countries, the Maldives and Turkey are visa-free, so you only have to have a passport. But a visa is still needed if you want to go to South Korea, Europe, or America. Make sure to scan your document and save it in the cloud like Google Drive or iCloud. Oh, yes, remember to check your vaccination status. Because every country needs your health information.

Make Itineraries

Itinerary is important for those who want to travel abroad. The reason is holidays abroad cost a lot of money, so when you can, take advantage of it with a well-planned schedule. Research in detail the tourist destinations you want to visit. For example, what is unique in it, ticket prices, transportation to get there, to the distance from the inn you’re staying. Remember to include places to eat that you want to try. Make sure the place to eat is according to your preferences, such as halal or free of certain food allergies.

Book Tickets in Advance

When you know how long you will be on vacation with the itinerary that has been prepared, it’s time to book plane tickets and lodging. Find cheap tickets by:

  1. Using promos and discounts on travel agent applications.
  2. Comparing which price is lower and what kind of facilities you will get.
  3. Choosing accommodation that fits your budget but is still comfortable.

Oh yes, also remember to check how the pandemic situation is in the country you are going to visit. Do you have to quarantine or not? Because it will affect your itinerary and accommodation. Due to the pandemic conditions that have not fully recovered, check whether there is still Indonesia quarantine after returning from vacation.

Exchange Money and Check Your ATM Cards

Exchange your currency into the destination country’s currency, for example, yen, euros, dollars, won, and others. But remember, don’t carry too much cash because it’s also prone to theft, besides being wasteful. For the rest, you can do cashless transactions. Check your bank’s ATM card to see if it has Visa, MasterCard, or Cirrus logos. This row of stamps indicates that your bank is working with banks abroad. Or you can also use a credit card to make your transaction easier.

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Down 43%, Is This Tech Stock Worth Buying Right Now?

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Down 43%, Is This Tech Stock Worth Buying Right Now?

Skyworks Solutions (NASDAQ: SWKS) announced its fiscal 2022 fourth-quarter results (for the three months ended September 30) on November 3, and the supplier Apple’s stock price has risen 11% since then.

Skyworks beat expectations and showed solid growth at a time when smartphone sales were declining, but forecasts show the chipmaker is about to hit a bump. With that said, let’s take a closer look at the latest results from the chipmaker. Let’s take a closer look at whether the stock can sustain new momentum after losing 43% of its value in 2022.

Skyworks solutions deliver reliable results for non-mobile businesses
Skyworks’ fourth-quarter revenue increased 7% year-over-year to a record $1.4 billion. The company also reported non-GAAP (adjusted) earnings of $3.02 per share, up 15% year-over-year. Skyworks easily justified analyst estimates of $2.91 per share. For the year, the company’s revenue increased 7% to $5.5 billion and earnings rose similarly to $11.24 per share.

The strong growth of chipmakers in the fourth quarter was the result of successful diversification into new markets such as Internet of Things (IoT) and automotive, as well as relationships with major smartphone original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Yes, it helped make up for it. Weakness in the smartphone market. space. However, it was the non-mobile business that put a lot of effort into Skyworks last quarter.
As CFO Chris Sennesael noted in the report, the company generated $500 million in revenue from broad market segments (counting chip sales for non-mobile applications like IoT), up 30% from the previous year. Last earnings conference call. Broad market companies contributed 36% of Skyworks’ revenue last quarter, up from 29% in the same period last year.

It’s also worth noting that Skyworks earned $2 billion in revenue from this segment for the entire fiscal year. That’s almost 43% more than the $1.4 billion in revenue last fiscal year. The good news is that the company’s business in a wide range of markets can maintain its momentum. This is because, as Skyworks showed in its earnings report, it is attracting new customers in high-growth niches like IoT.

“In IoT, we continue to win new customers and expand our content. We have partnered with Vodafone to launch the UK’s first WiFi 6E platform. We have launched a solution for Fi 6 hotspots.”

Skyworks also enables the deployment of O-RAN (Open Radio Access Network) and delivers record quarterly results in the high-growth automotive business niche. For example, the O-RAN market is expected to grow at an annual rate of 42% until 2030. Meanwhile, according to Mordor Intelligence, the demand for connected cars will grow by 19% per year until 2027.

These catalysts explain why Skyworks expects its broad commercial segment of the market “to be a major driver in FY23 and beyond.”

The mobile business was not in its best last quarter
Skyworks’ mobile business generated approximately $907 million in revenue last quarter (this is total revenue minus $500 million from the broader market business). By comparison, 71% of Skyworks’ $1.31 billion in revenue last year came from its mobile business, worth nearly $931 million.

Thus, the company’s mobile business, which generates most of its revenue, declined year-over-year in the most recent quarter. This is not surprising given that smartphone sales have been declining for the past five quarters. Skyworks considers Apple its biggest client, with the smartphone giant generating 58% of its revenue last year.

Last quarter, Apple shipped 48.5 million smartphones, 6.4% more than last year. However, the overall smartphone market was down 9% year-over-year. And now things could get even worse for Skyworks.

All of this explains why Skyworks management is targeting a sharp drop in sales and profits. The chipmaker expects revenue of $1.3 billion to $1.35 billion and adjusted earnings of $2.59 per share in the first quarter of fiscal 2023. These numbers show double-digit declines in both revenue and earnings compared to the last year.

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