At Eurobike 2104, our European contributor, Christoper Langer, offered us a first look at Challenge’s new tire lineup, including the Baby Limus, as well as the most recent models from Stevens and Focus.

Although their latest treads are nothing new, Continental has seen the value of the cyclocross tubular market, and is planning on converting many of their popular mountain bike treads to be used in cyclocross.

We are also offering a photo gallery of some of the other items Langer captured this weekend, including prototypes and upcoming offerings from CUBE, Meridas, Lightweight Wheels, and even a converted Ridley X-Night designed for the Paris-Roubaix race. More will be coming soon.

The CycloX King is a 32 mm allrounder with a latex tube, 180 tpi and uses the Black Chili Compound for improved traction in wet conditions. © Christopher Langer

The CycloX King is currently the only cyclocross tubular that Continental offers. © Christopher Langer

Continental, a big player in the road and mountain bike segment, only has one cyclocross tubular in their lineup. The CycloX King is a 32 mm all-arounder with a latex tube, 180 tpi and uses the Black Chili Compound for improved traction in wet conditions. However, Continental is expanding its tubular offering in the future.

According to a Continental developer, in a year or so, the SpeedKing tread – here on a mountain bike tire – will be adapted to a cross tubular. © Christopher Langer

Next year, the SpeedKing tread, shown here on a mountain bike tire, will be adapted to a cyclocross tubular. © Christopher Langer

According to a Continental developer, in a year or so, the SpeedKing tread will be adapted to a cyclocross tubular. Contintental swears by the fishscale pattern: it offers directional grip (either for acceleration or braking) and doesn’t wear down the way diamond tread does.

The Mountain King, here as a cyclocross clincher, will also be in Continental’s tubular range. All tubulars are sewn up in Korbach. © Christopher Langer

The Mountain King, here as a cyclocross clincher, will also be in Continental’’s tubular range. All tubulars are sewn up in Korbach. © Christopher Langer

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