Here are few bits and pieces from The Bike Place show that didn’t fit in anywhere else.
First off, how much do you love Danny MacAskill? If it’s ‘Lots!’ then how about this replica Skye bike from Inspired? It’s a proper ‘no excuses’ street-ready replica as ridden by the Red Bull bouncy street trials star. Retails for £2299 all-in (not including Danny’s personal anti-gravity generator…)
Sweet Protection UK was at the Bike Place show (in between ski shows), showing the 2013 range of helmets, pads and softwear.
In order to prevent head-rotational injuries (where your helmet and head stop on the ground, but your brain continues to rotate inside your bonce, Sweet is helping pioneer a MIPS system where the inner surface of the helmet can slide a little with your head within the helmet, to stop your brain doing the same. It adds about £50 to the price.
South African frame maker, Morewood, has a new UK distributor in Burgtec. It said: “We have always been big fans of Morewood bikes, they are suited well to the British climate. So naturally we are stoked to be pushing the brand in the UK.” It had the first rushed shipment just in at the show for all to see. All of these are now in stock
Burgtec contact details firstname.lastname@example.org 01782 51077 or visit www.morewoodbikes.com for more information. Oh, and its new Zulu XC 100mm travel full suspension 650B platform will be released in April 2013.
This is the Morewood Izimu (freeride) RRP £2639 available in yellow with blue graphic and black with blue graphic. Available in frame-only at £1,499 and as complete bike.
This is the Morewood Sukuma all-mountain machine. £3199 for the full bike. 150mm travel, Split Pivot suspension design. available in black. Available in frame RRP £1,799 only and complete.
The ‘enduro’ end of the world is cared for by this Jabula. Complete bike: £3,999, 170mm travel, Split Pivot suspension design. available in white. Available in frame (£1,849) only and complete.