The Best Touring and Bikepacking Bikes of Eurobike 2023

Eurobike is the world’s biggest bicycle trade show. And it’s truly monstrous with literally thousands of stands.

I walked past every single stand so that you can see the latest products in the touring and bikepacking space! My iPhone says I did 15,000 steps per day (for five days) between the different halls. That’s a lot of walking… and a lot of talking too.

I got the opportunity to talk to the engineers and product managers behind the brands and got test-ride more than 30 unique bikes too. This information will all drip out over the next year or so.

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My touring/bikepacking tech galleries from Eurobike 2023:

In-Depth Reporting From Eurobike 2023


Bottcher had a few nice touring and bikepacking bike builds on display. They do custom touring builds with Rohloff hubs and 700C wheels…

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

And they do gravel bikes with Campagnolo Ekar 1X drivetrains.


At the Corratec booth was the Allroad gravel bike that had bottle cage bolts on the head tube. That’s a first for me!


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

It very much keeps the aesthetic of a road bike, in fact, there are some Roqa models with full road bike groupsets. But the Roqa Allroad comes with tougher wheels, a gravel handlebar, and the new SRAM Apex AXS 1X wireless groupset with a wide-range 11-52T cassette.

KOGA also showed the WorldTraveller, my personal bike of choice!

This bike is tougher than ever. It can now handle a 180kg load without any hesitation thanks to the hugely oversized aluminium frame tubes, semi-integrated rear rack, and chunky touring tyres (up to 27.5 x 3.0″). All the components have been tested to handle the 180kg stress test too.

It also comes in a badass step-through frame, which is the stiffest touring frame of this type on the market. This means you can load it up with a tonne of luggage and the frame will not flex about while you ride. You can order the WorldTraveller with a suspension fork too.

If you prefer the more traditional look of the lighter WorldTraveller Classic, it will continue to be available in the KOGA configurator.


The Moulton space-frame design is iconic in the bike world. Alex Moulton pioneered this design all the way back in 1983 when he finally mastered his fillet-brazed-steel-truss recipe and made it ride like a proper bike.

The Moulton frames are designed to be split in two for transport, they have small suspension elements front and rear and are very lightweight at around 10kg/22lb.

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

NS Bikes

With its burly 27.5 x 2.25″ tyres, the NS Frag looks like a particularly capable gravel bike. The bike has a steel frame that’s paired with a carbon bikepacking fork to accommodate cargo cages.

The tyre clearance is pretty much maxed out with WTB Ranger 2.25″ wide tyres. You could also easily swap these tyres out for some 2.0″ slicks if you wanted to spend more time riding on smoother surfaces.


Patria was showing a steel gravel bike built around a Rohloff 14-speed hub and Gates belt drive. While Rohloff hubs normally require a grip/twist shifter, this bike was using aftermarket Cinq Shift:R shift levers and TRP hydraulic brakes.


Although it’s not planned to be available until 2025 (as a complete bike anyway), the Pelago Thorsmork was sitting in the Pelago tent.

This steel rigid bikepacking bike offers wide tyre clearance up to 29 x 2.6” or 27.5 x 3.0”. It’s dropper post ready, and with a 44mm head tube, you can easily set it up with a suspension fork.

The full-fender option adds to the bike’s versatility and is certainly unique on mountain bikes (check out the small fender bridge on the fork).

Tout Terrain

Tout Terrain unveiled their Pamir electric touring bike, which also won a Eurobike Gold Award.

This e-bike comes with the all-new Pinion 12-speed gearbox and combined electric motor unit, as well as a 700 to 1250Wh battery capacity. The frame is made in Europe, and it offers a modular rear rack similar to the new KOGA WorldTraveller.

Up front is the new Tout Terrain Adventure II carbon fork, which is suspension-corrected (495mm), pannier rack ready, and much less bulbous than previously. This will be available to purchase separately.

There is also a new model called the Tout Terrain Tribeca Xpress that is almost identical to the Scrambler but has extra mounts for fenders and dynamo lights. I personally think having a new model name for a few extra mounts is a bit silly, as it complicates Tout Terrains already huge model range.

VSF Fahrradmanufaktur

Pinion Smart Shift

VSF had a new bike at the show called the AX-1200. This bikepacking-ready rigid bike is complete with the new Pinion Smart Shift 12-speed gearbox, Gates Carbon Drive, 29 x 2.4″ tyre clearance, and a Columbus carbon fork. The frame geometry looks like it’d be suitable for some singletrack, and even an 80-100mm suspension fork.

Pinion Smart Shift

The Pinion Smart Shift system finally gives you a decent trigger shift option for the gearbox. Check out my full article on the new Smart Shift HERE.

VSF also had their GX-500 gravel bike at the show, which was released one or two years ago.

My touring/bikepacking tech galleries from Eurobike 2023: