I had a walk around the Cycle Show and I reckon these are a pick of some of the stand out bikes on display to check out when you visit:
- New Trek Madone
This is one of my favourite new releases for 2015 and this exact bike is on the Trek stand for you to take a closer look at:
It’s one of the bikes that I’ve most thought if I could afford it, I would buy this year.
- New Canyon Ultimate CF SLX
New Canyon Ultimate CF SLX 9.0 Aero
Seen here in the currently top of the range Ultimate CF SLX 9.0 Aero build with Dura Ace Di2 and Zipp 303’s – it’s a stunning looking bike and further enhanced by the new one piece bar and stem. Well worth checking out in person – especially as you can’t see them in store.
- New Bianchi Specialissima
I have to confess that Italian bikes don’t normally turn my head but in the “flesh” this Bianchi looks fantastic. If you do get to the show – pick it up too – The black bike is incredibly light.
- New Kinesis 4S Disc
I reckon this is a fantastic real world bike and hugely versatile. I owned the original TK3 version of this bike (before it was renamed the 4S and really enjoyed it). This new one can be built with disc or caliper brakes and mechanical or Di2 groupsets. Hugely versatile and room for full guards and up to 32mm tyres. I reckon it’ll sell like hotcakes. The new Kinesis GF_Ti Disc was also getting a lot of interest:
- Mason cycles Definition and Resolution
Not strictly new but it’s the first time lots of people (myself included) have got to see former Kinesis designer Dom Mason’s striking new bikes.
They’re well worth checking out in person to at the very least see the enormous detail that’s been considered in the design and finishing of these frames – right down to the lovely brass head tube badges. Beautifully finished and carefully considered design – what’s not to like! Also on show is Josh Ibbett’s Transcontinental winning Mason and that’s worth a look as well.
- New Cannondale Slate
Cannondale’s striking and intriguing new Slate is on show on the Fabric stand and I reckon it’s well worth looking at. With it’s lefty fork, it’s an unusual look but I think it’s a fascinating piece of innovation that’ll sell well.
Obviously there is loads and loads more to see but I thought these few standouts might be of interest. Find out more, including ticket info for the Cycle Show here
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