Cycle Show 2014 Preview

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If you’re thinking of heading to the NEC this weekend here’s what you’re likely to see…

It's getting bigger
It’s getting bigger

This year the show is bigger and has expanded into an extra hall with a good range of brands exhibiting, and judging by trade day it’s going to be busy. The show is open Friday to Sunday, 9.30 to 5.30 and over the weekend there’s MTB dirt jump action, BMX, a cyclocross race and a devil takes the hindmost race to distract you away from the trade stands.

Hello!
Hello!

We’re over by the dirt jumps and we’ve got stickers and badges to promote our new sister publication Grit.CX  Come over and say hi!

Pivot Mach 4
Pivot Mach 4

Next to us are Kinesis/DMR/X-Fusion/Pivot. They’ve got the lovely looking 115mm travel Pivot Mach 4 Carbon on display (amongst others).

Manon's
Manon’s bike

Over on the Shimano stand there’s Manon Carpenter’s 27.5 Team Issue Saracen Myst .

Bounce
Massive bounce
Retention
Retention
Close spacing on that ratio
Close spacing on those ratios
Liteville are back in the UK
Liteville are back in the UK

Liteville are displaying and celebrating their 10th anniversary with three 10th Edition bikes. There’s a 140mm build with Rockshox Revelations and XX1 and a 160mm Pike and XX1 , both priced at £3850. If you’re after a 29’er with Rockshox RS1 and XX1 that set you back £3950. The offer’s going until the end of September so you’re going to have to be quick.

It's a tiny size guide
It’s a tiny scaled size guide
Pimp balance bike
Pimp balance bike

Looking for a tiny starter bike? Easy Rider have some really pimp little ones for, erm, little ones.

My first pimp pedal bike
My firtst pimp pedal bike
It's Crafty
It’s Crafty

Mondraker have a lot of Forward Geometry on display including the new Crafty XR 29er.

Vantage RR - bargain hardcore hardtail
Vantage RR – bargain hardcore hardtail

And the Vantage RR hardcore hardtail that retails at £395 for a frame and has the same geometry and the Foxy.

Same geometry as the Foxy
Same geometry as the Foxy
Rose
Rose Granite Chief

Standout bike on the Rose stand is the beautifully subtle Granite Chief, their 150mm travel  bike.

Check out the subtle graphics
Check out the subtle graphics
Neat internal routing
Neat internal routing
All the flavours of Torq
All the flavours of Torq

If you’re running low on energy as you cruise the halls we can recommend the Torq stand for a bit of snacking  product tasting.

Dynamo
Dynamo

Exposure have a whole new range of lighting goodness with extra lumens and dynamo option too. We’re particularly liking the wifi remotes.

Wifi remote
Wifi remote
£40 of massive run time
£40 of massive run time

Brunton have a rather sweet add-on battery pack for the GoPro Hero 3 which will give four times the runtime of the standard battery.

Tenn shorts
Tenn shorts

Tenn have some neat clothing and fabric options.

See through breathable protection
See through breathable protection
Espresso coloured WANT
Espresso coloured WANT

Dave’s not usually excited by drop bar bikes but this Ritte Crossberg is kind of pretty no?

Hope's chain guide
Hope’s chain guide

It’s always worth checking the Hope stand because they never fail to have something new to bring to a show. This time it’s the Slick Guide.

and quarter bash rings
and quarter bash rings

Quarter bash rings, and very neat seat clamp.

Dropper friendly seatclamp
Dropper friendly seatclamp
Vitus Sommet Pro stealth machine
Vitus Sommet Pro stealth machine

There’s a whole new selection of Vitus bikes for £3799 the top of the range Sommet Pro offers a lot of bike for the money.

Floating pivot point
Floating pivot point

Even XC traditionalist’s Wilier are getting in on the trail bike game with the 27.5 140mm catchily named 903TRB.

Wilier go enduro
Wilier go enduro

If you haven’t go tickets but fancy a last minute trip all the info you need is here

Comments (6)

    So what makes the mondraker hardtail frame a bargain at £400?

    There’s a £5 off deal so it’s actually £395.
    Bargain

    There’s a £5 off deal so it’s now only £395.
    Bargain

    Purple Hope Cranks. Want want want want………. Need need need!

    the ritte cx is lovely, I saw the price tag; £999 and for a moment I thought the whole bike! small print suggests f&f, h/s.

    Where’s the floating pivot on the Vitus – looks like a horst link to me?

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