Dave’s pick from Core Bike Show

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It was my first time at Core Bike so I mainly wandered around meeting folk and snapping anything that grabbed my attention. So here’s what stuck out for me at the show.

Kinesis Maxlight Sync

In Sync

Kinesis’ Maxlight Sync is a titanium bike built for strength and power transfer rather than lightweight, it’s meant to be a frame for life. Designed around either 650b or 29er wheels dependent on frame size, with a 142mm x 12mm backend, tapered head tube and able to take a 120mm fork. A very tidily designed bike.

Steve Peat’s Santa Cruz Syndicate V10

Peaty's bike

Over at Saddleback’s booth was Steve Peat’s  Santa Cruz Syndicate V10 resplendent in Enve finishing kit.

Light wheels


Personalised headbadge


Close ratio block

 Banshee Prime

Banshee Prime - very nice...

The Banshee Prime caught my eye mainly because I’m on the lookout for a long travel 29er.

The Prime’s a 130mm travel frame with plenty of tyre clearance (up to 2.5in) which features adjustable geometry to tune between Trail, Mid, and Aggressive. Dropouts can be configured between 10×135, 12×142, or 12×150. Seems a pretty sorted deal to me.

SDG Allure

Four birds
Ti railed goodness

SDG is now doing a rather nice saddle for women, the Allure; with pressure relief cut out and Ti rails. Lovely

Fabian Barel’s Mondraker

Last chance to see Fabian's Mondraker?

Another pro bike and probably the last chance to see this one, now Fabian’s riding for Canyon.

How's that for personalised?


Hopeful front end

 Eclipse tubes

Then fill them with helium?

For the rider that needs to shave off every last gram. Eclipse make the lightest tubes out there, in Switzerland obviously.

Endura thermolite armwarmers


Is it wrong to want Endura knee warmers in green tartan?

Intense Spider 29 Comp

Intense Spider 29

Another long travel 29er, this time the carbon Intense Spider 29 Comp. Are we finally seeing the evolution of big wheeled bikes? I want to ride this a lot.

Turner Raw Finish

Paint less

After lightness or rocking a post industrial steam punk look? Turner frames are now available in raw.

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