Discs are still in if you hadn't noticed, and we've pulled together some of the best disc-equipped machines from across Eurobike for your viewing pleasure in the gallery, with some highlights picked out below...
Ghost Nivolet X
This Nivolet X is the disc version of Ghost's previously rim-only Nivolet, and is their endurance road race offering. The frame is proprietary Nivolet Ultralight Carbon and is seen here buit with Shimano' new Ultegra R8000 groupset. It's touted as a good all-rounder that is at home in the mountains or in a sprint.
Merida Scultura 400
This is a more affordable version of the carbon Merida Scultura as rode by Vincenzo Nibali in custm colours for this year's Giro. The Scultura 400 has Merida's Prolite 66 triple-butted aluminium frame, purporting to have an excellent stiffness-to-weight ratio. The forks are all-carbon, it's Di2 ready with internal cabling should you wish to upgrade and it's dressed with Shimano 105 components.
This Ultegra-equipped version of the Maestro from Belgian bike builders Thompson is sharply curved in the top tube, looking almost reminiscent of a cross frame. The bike is built to race, however, and custom build options come as part of the deal because Thompson build all their bikes in-house.
KTM Revelator Lisse
First shown last year at Eurobike as a concept, the Revelator Lisse is now in production and it might just be one of the raddest roadies we've spotted, with smooth integration and some seriously mean aero shapes. We can only assume the 'shelf' at the rear is for aerodynamic benefit, but amongst numerous suggestions we heard, 'somewhere to rest your beer' was our favourite...
Ridley Noah SL Aero+ Disc
The Noah has now had even more aero treatment, with Ridley spending countless hours testing it against competitors to ensure it was the fastest shape possible. The Noah SL Disc Aero+ has numerous improved features such as split fork legs and the F-Surface molded rib, that ensures air flows smoothly across the frame, and an integrated cockpit for no exposed cabling whatsoever. This version is built up with Campagnolo's Super Record EPS groupset.
Stevens Arcalis Disc
The Stevens Arcalis Disc weighs in at a shade over 8kg, and promises to offer supreme comfort for an aero road bike. The Sram Force-equipped model here has full hydraulic discs, is Di2-ready and will take tyres up to 28mm to make it a versatile machine.
Arriving at road.cc in 2017 via 220 Triathlon Magazine, Jack dipped his toe in most jobs on the site and over at eBikeTips before being named the new editor of road.cc in 2020, much to his surprise. His cycling life began during his students days, when he cobbled together a few hundred quid off the back of a hard winter selling hats (long story) and bought his first road bike - a Trek 1.1 that was quickly relegated to winter steed, before it was sadly pinched a few years later. Creatively replacing it with a Trek 1.2, Jack mostly rides this bike around local cycle paths nowadays, but when he wants to get the racer out and be competitive his preferred events are time trials, sportives, triathlons and pogo sticking - the latter being another long story.