Shimano's Pro brand has today unveiled loads of new products at Eurobike. Here are the highlights...
As the gravel race scene grows, Pro is bringing out a new lightweight Discover carbon handlebar to appeal to weight weenies.
"The light but robust carbon layup provides strength and comfort compliance in different areas," says Pro.
"The bar comes with a 20° flared option for additional stability off-road and the ergonomically shaped top section comes with a midsection designed to complement the Shimano GRX sub brake lever [a supplementary lever that attaches to the top of the bar) plus a 5° backsweep to take weight off the hands, making for a more comfortable ride."
The Discover carbon handlebar comes with a 75mm reach and a 110mm drop and is available in widths of 40cm, 42cm and 44cm, with weights from 230g.
The Gravel Comfort tape is designed to offer extra padding and grip for bumpy roads and it's extra long at 230cm.
A new alloy Discover seatpost for gravel bikes and mountain bikes joins the range of dropper posts introduced by Pro last year. It has 70mm of travel and internal cable routing.
The seatpost comes in a 27.2mm diameter with a 350mm long body and no setback (the centre of the clamp lines up with the centre of the post). It has a claimed weight of 417g.
The post can be operated by a new drop handlebar Discover Dropbar DSP Remote (''DSP" being short for "dropper seat post", of course) or by the Shimano GRX STI lever.
The Discover Dropbar DSP Remote has two-way operation for the thumb or index finger and is compatible with all Pro dropper seatposts.
A new lightweight Discover carbon seatpost also makes its debut.
"Featuring Dyneema, the world’s strongest fibre, it is able to withstand the rigours of demanding gravel racing," says Pro.
It is available with 20mm setback in 27.2mm and 31.6mm diameters. The 27.2mm version has a claimed weight of 216g.
Pro has announced new Discover stems (70mm–110mm lengths, 6° angle, to fit 1 1/8in diameter fork steerers) and a new lightweight Vibe Carbon stem (80mm–130mm lengths) for road riding.
The Vibe Carbon stem features Di2 cable integration options and an evolved puzzle-clamp system designed to give optimum clamping force on Pro Vibe handlebars. Weights start at 120g.
Pro's new Team CO2 Minipump has a flip-head for compatibility with both Schrader and Presta valves and features a high volume alloy chamber for air pressure inflation in case you're out of cartridges.
There's also a new High Pressure Pump for road riders and a new CO2 Inflator with a regulator that allows you to modulate inflation.
There are new models in the Pro Discover bag line up, including a Compact Frame Bag.
A new Compact Saddlebag is a waterproof option for tools and spares.
And there's a new Pro Discover Phone Wallet too.
A new Stealth Off-road Saddle for cross-country mountain biking and gravel use joins the Stealth Superlight that was released earlier this year. It comes with a carbon injection-moulded base that includes cutouts, dual density superlight EVA padding and a claimed weight of just 159g. It is available in 142mm or 152mm width options.
We don't yet have UK prices for these products but they should appear in store during November 2019.
Mat has been in cycling media since 1996, on titles including BikeRadar, Total Bike, Total Mountain Bike, What Mountain Bike and Mountain Biking UK, and he has been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. Mat has been road.cc technical editor for over a decade, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer. Now pushing 50, he's riding road and gravel bikes most days for fun and fitness rather than training for competitions.