The Bike Place – Here’s what caught our eye

 You’d think after Eurobike and Interbike there wouldn’t be much to write about for incoming 2014 mountain bike product but it seems there were still few nice touches on display at The Bike Place show in Silverstone.

Jungle Distribution

Sher-wing

Sher-wing

Here’s the lovely Niner WFO9 a 150mm/150mm travel 29er that’ll take up to a 170mm fork up front to make it fairly invincible.

Hot decals

Hot decals

The WFO9 (‘Wide Flippin’ Open’) looks pretty hot in the flesh, with cutaway graphics, and this Atomic Blue colour combo with matching ENVE rims

Linkage

Linkage

Also looking good were the graphics on the Greg Minaar Limited Edition Santa Cruz V10.

All the colours

All the colours

In other news BOS suspension are now available through Jungle with some tasty light enduro forks on offer (see our story here for some news on new BOS forks)

Top Bos

Top Bos

And rear shocks too including the Void and Kirk.

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Void

KS Lev are now shipping with the upgraded kevlar cable system.

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Lev i tate

and there’s an improved cable initiation on the stealth model too.

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Check out the cute bottom

Orange

Electric teal

Electric teal

Orange had this lovely ‘electric teal’ Alpine 160 Diva on their stand perfect for women (and girls) who want to shred. It’s a 26in wheeled 160mm travel All Mountain orientated bike with Orange’s Diva women’s specific geometry.

SDG

Bunch of SDG

Also on display was the 322, a bike thought to have dropped from Orange’s line up if you believe internet rumour.

322

322

And lastly Orange were showing the new hydro dip optional finish which pretty much opens up the options on how your Orange will look. Paint splatter was being displayed but we reckon carbon fibre, skulls or flames are the ones to go for ;o)

Hydro dipped

Hydro dipped

BETD

Hangers on

Hangers on

If you need spare gear hangers we reckon BETD are probably a safe bet for being able to sort you out.

Cusotm

Got custom?

They’re also offering custom laser etched top caps printed to demand for very reasonable money.

Ion

Like a poor man's Terminator

Like a poor man’s Terminator

Expect to see a lot of Ion this year. They were displaying their award-winning, well-articulated K Pact knee and leg armour.

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K Pact

And are likely to introduce a fair bit of colour option to your MTB wardrobe.

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Colour

With some very nice technical wear

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Evolution Imports

Lighter than a very light thing

Lighter than a very light thing

Evolution had what is probably the lightest bike at the show; a carbon Open frame, XX1 equipped rigid 29er that looked F.A.S.T. Check out the minimalist titanium narrow/wide chainring from Carbon-Ti…

Just wow

Just wow

Need light hubs? They do those too…

Hub-a hubba

Hub-a hubba

And replacement axles too.

bolted

bolted

If you’re looking for something to bolt those Chris King hub wheels to you should probably check out Cielo, made in the same Portland factory.

Cielo

Cielo

Handmade steel frames with some lovely finishing touches.

Dropout

Checkout those dropouts

That’s it for now, we’ve got more on the way…

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