The Greatest Touring and Bikepacking Bikes of Eurobike 2023

Eurobike is the world’s greatest bicycle commerce present. And it’s really monstrous with actually 1000’s of stands.

I walked previous each single stand so that you could see the newest merchandise within the touring and bikepacking house! My iPhone says I did 15,000 steps per day (for 5 days) between the completely different halls. That’s numerous strolling… and numerous speaking too.

I received the chance to speak to the engineers and product managers behind the manufacturers and received test-ride greater than 30 distinctive bikes too. This data will all drip out over the following 12 months or so.

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My five-part tech gallery from Eurobike 2023 (coming quickly):

In-Depth Reporting From Eurobike 2023


Bottcher had just a few good touring and bikepacking bike builds on show. They do customized touring builds with Rohloff hubs and 700C wheels…

They do customized touring builds with Pinion gearboxes and 27.5″ wheels…

They usually do gravel bikes with Campagnolo Ekar 1X drivetrains.


On the Corratec sales space was the Allroad gravel bike that had bottle cage bolts on the top tube. That’s a primary for me!


The 2024 KOGA Roqa Allroad is a light-weight and quick gravel bike with clearance for 700x45mm tyres.

It very a lot retains the aesthetic of a highway bike, actually, there are some Roqa fashions with full highway bike groupsets. However the Roqa Allroad comes with more durable wheels, a gravel handlebar, and the brand new SRAM Apex AXS 1X wi-fi groupset with a wide-range 11-52T cassette.

KOGA additionally confirmed the WorldTraveller, my private bike of alternative!

This bike is more durable than ever. It may now deal with a 180kg load with none hesitation because of the vastly outsized aluminium body tubes, semi-integrated rear rack, and chunky touring tyres (as much as 27.5 x 3.0″). All of the parts have been examined to deal with the 180kg stress check too.

It additionally is available in a badass step-through body, which is the stiffest touring body of this kind in the marketplace. This implies you may load it up with a tonne of baggage and the body is not going to flex about whilst you experience. You possibly can order the WorldTraveller with a suspension fork too.

Should you desire the extra conventional look of the lighter WorldTraveller Traditional, it’ll proceed to be obtainable within the KOGA configurator.


The Moulton space-frame design is iconic within the bike world. Alex Moulton pioneered this design all the way in which again in 1983 when he lastly mastered his fillet-brazed-steel-truss recipe and made it experience like a correct bike.

The Moulton frames are designed to be cut up in two for transport, they’ve small suspension components entrance and rear and are very light-weight at round 10kg/22lb.

Now in 2023, the Moulton NS Safari sports activities disc brakes (this can be a first for Moulton).

NS Bikes

With its burly 27.5 x 2.25″ tyres, the NS Frag seems like a very succesful gravel bike. The bike has a metal body that’s paired with a carbon bikepacking fork to accommodate cargo cages.

The tyre clearance is just about maxed out with WTB Ranger 2.25″ large tyres. You could possibly additionally simply swap these tyres out for some 2.0″ slicks when you needed to spend extra time using on smoother surfaces.


Patria was displaying a metal gravel bike constructed round a Rohloff 14-speed hub and Gates belt drive. Whereas Rohloff hubs usually require a grip/twist shifter, this bike was utilizing aftermarket Cinq Shift:R shift levers and TRP hydraulic brakes.


Though it’s not deliberate to be obtainable till 2025 (as a whole bike anyway), the Pelago Thorsmork was sitting within the Pelago tent.

This metal inflexible bikepacking bike affords large tyre clearance as much as 29 x 2.6” or 27.5 x 3.0”. It’s dropper publish prepared, and with a 44mm head tube, you may simply set it up with a suspension fork.

The total-fender possibility provides to the bike’s versatility and is definitely distinctive on mountain bikes (try the small fender bridge on the fork).

Tout Terrain

Tout Terrain unveiled their Pamir electrical touring bike, which additionally received a Eurobike Gold Award.

This e-bike comes with the all-new Pinion 12-speed gearbox and mixed electrical motor unit, in addition to a 700 to 1250Wh battery capability. The body is made in Europe, and it affords a modular rear rack just like the brand new KOGA WorldTraveller.

Up entrance is the brand new Tout Terrain Journey II carbon fork, which is suspension-corrected (495mm), pannier rack prepared, and far much less bulbous than beforehand. This might be obtainable to buy individually.

There’s additionally a brand new mannequin known as the Tout Terrain Tribeca Xpress that’s virtually equivalent to the Scrambler however has further mounts for fenders and dynamo lights. I personally assume having a brand new mannequin identify for just a few further mounts is a bit foolish, because it complicates Tout Terrains already big mannequin vary.

VSF Fahrradmanufaktur

Pinion Smart Shift

VSF had a brand new bike on the present known as the AX-1200. This bikepacking-ready inflexible bike is full with the brand new Pinion Good Shift 12-speed gearbox, Gates Carbon Drive, 29 x 2.4″ tyre clearance, and a Columbus carbon fork. The body geometry seems prefer it’d be appropriate for some singletrack, and even an 80-100mm suspension fork.

Pinion Smart Shift

The Pinion Good Shift system lastly offers you an honest set off shift possibility for the gearbox. Take a look at my full article on the brand new Good Shift HERE.

VSF additionally had their GX-500 gravel bike on the present, which was launched one or two years in the past.

My five-part tech gallery from Eurobike 2023 (coming quickly):