EB18 Roundup: Bikes from Mercedes/Argon 18, Voodoo, Ceepo, Kona, & Scott

first_imgIf you’re into “Mercedes-Benz Style”, you might be interested in the newest collaboration between the legendary car maker and Canadian based Argon 18. Simply called the ‘Mercedes-Benz Style Endurance Bike’, the first result of the partnership will launch this Fall. While it certainly has MB flare, the bike seems to resemble the Argon 18 Krypton series which are available in various trims. Other than the colors and graphics, there’s very little in the way of technology that the two bikes share. The MB Style Endurance Bike is coated in a special silver paint and will be available in 6 sizes with either Shimano Ultegra or Ultegra Di2 builds. Supposedly a second version is in the works which will “integrated connectivity and performance software technology”. The bikes are part of a four year partnership with Mercedes-Benz in an effort to reinvent mobility where it pertains to the human-bike connection. No word on the price, though if we’d have to guess it will be fairly high.argon18bike.com Voodoo Viento gravelFor something a little more attainable, Voodoo has a new gravel bike in the works called the Viento. Compared to the titanium JUJU, the Viento relies on a carbon frame and fork with internal cable routing and clearance for 700c x 40mm tires. The complete bike will be available with a SRAM Force or Rival kit, but pricing and availability is still TBD.voodoocycles.comCeepo Shadow REven though we posted this bike just as the show started, I couldn’t resists taking a look at it up close. The Ceepo Shadow R and its SideFork puts a wild spin on the traditional fork in hopes of finding aero gains along with a slight ride quality improvement.We’re assuming this access door at the front of the “fork” is to help route the brake hose around the tight corner. Along with the flat mount brake caliper, a thru axle keeps everything tight. There were a lot of bikes at Eurobike, and it always feels like we’re just scratching the surface. Aside from the continued proliferation of e-bikes, there didn’t seem to be one category that was represented more than others, but there were plenty of interesting bikes as usual. The big wheels are also on the new Operator 29. The bike looks to have the same adjustments and features as the prototype we saw at Sea Otter, but with a completely different finish.  Kona’s e-bikes were also looking a bit more polished with the new Remote CTRL trail bike and the E-Ute. Both use versions of the Bosch power system with the Remote CTRL going with the internal Powertube battery.konaworld.comNino Schurter’s Retro Scott SparkLast, Scott had a special bike for Nino Schurter made up in homage to Scott’s first mountain bike.center_img ceepo.comKona 2019Kona just took the wraps off the new Carbon Process 29, but there were a few bikes on hand that we were seeing production versions of for the first time. Keep in mind that these are likely the European spec, so the bikes for us on this side of the Atlantic may look a bit different. Everything is as close as possible to eliminate drag, but the frame can still run a standard fork – as it will be offered in a lower price point.As crazy as the fork is, the rear is also interesting with a seatstay-less design. You’ll also find a built in tool compartment, Bento Box, and a reversible seat post. The Process Carbon 29 joins the Process 29 in aluminum to offer a choice of materials when it comes to the big wheels. Nino’s race bike has a bunch of touches to give it a retro feel but all the modern Spark performance he’s used to. As Red Bull Bike reported, the look even extended to Nino’s kit with special shoes and a helmet.last_img read more

Dunham shines at UFC Fight Night Hildago Texas

first_imgHILDAGO, Texas – It was a wild night in the heart of Texas as both bouts of the CO Main Event ended quickly and brutally. Michael Johnson bounced back from two straight losses to violently defeat the red hot Dustin Poirier by knockout in only 1:35. This knockout was fresh on the heels of a Derek Brunson 1:41 knockout of Uriah Hall in the other half of the main event.While the double knockouts were everything a Co Main Event should have been, it was a fighter on the earlier part of the card that may have won the most important fight of the night.Evan Dunham had to face a late replacement in Rick Glenn, but still brought the heat and it ended up being a 3 round war. Abel Trujillo was expected to face Evan Dunham at the event. However, Trujillo pulled out of the fight on September 5, citing an undisclosed injury. UFC matchmakers signed former WSOF Featherweight Champion and promotional newcomer Rick Glenn as his replacement.Glenn showed that he had a chin of stone and weathered countless heavy blows from Dunham to survive later and not get knocked out from the relentless barrage. It ended up going to Dunham in a decision victory, but both men showed great heart and put on a classic. We haven’t seen the last of Glenn who did very well for himself despite the loss.As for Dunham, this win keeps him on his gigantic role. He has now won four straight matches and is looking the best he has since early in his career He has beaten Rodrigo Damn, Ross Pearson, Joe Lauzon and now Rick Glenn during the streak. What is even more impressive is the fact that Dunham was coming off a ten-month layoff before tonight, and didn’t look rusty. The lightweight division is looking for some new blood, and Dunham just might be the man to inject it.The quickest fight of the night came earlier on the main card. In fact, it was the first fight of the main card between Chas Skelly and Maximo Blanco. Skelly floored Blanco seconds into the fight, and then mounted him and choked him out before the fight was even 20 seconds old.It was the UFC’s first trip to Hildago, but after last night, it is a safe bet they will return! Related TopicsHildagoMichael JohnsonTexasUFCUFC Fight Night 94Uriah Hall Vince McKeelast_img read more