If you’re thinking of heading to the NEC this weekend here’s what you’re likely to see…
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.
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!
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).
Over on the Shimano stand there’s Manon Carpenter’s 27.5 Team Issue Saracen Myst .
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.
Looking for a tiny starter bike? Easy Rider have some really pimp little ones for, erm, little ones.
Mondraker have a lot of Forward Geometry on display including the new Crafty XR 29er.
And the Vantage RR hardcore hardtail that retails at £395 for a frame and has the same geometry and the Foxy.
Standout bike on the Rose stand is the beautifully subtle Granite Chief, their 150mm travel bike.
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.
Exposure have a whole new range of lighting goodness with extra lumens and dynamo option too. We’re particularly liking the wifi remotes.
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 have some neat clothing and fabric options.
Dave’s not usually excited by drop bar bikes but this Ritte Crossberg is kind of pretty no?
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.
Quarter bash rings, and very neat seat clamp.
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.
Even XC traditionalist’s Wilier are getting in on the trail bike game with the 27.5 140mm catchily named 903TRB.
If you haven’t go tickets but fancy a last minute trip all the info you need is here