2017 Product Highlights from the Todays Cyclist Show

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Last week we popped in to see Moore Large and its ‘TodaysCyclist‘ house show. It was keen to show off new brands Polygon, Oneal and Azonic, so expect to see some bikes and bits floating around on test soon.

On with the show!


Polygon is known best for its World Cup downhill team, but it also makes a large range of bikes from affordable hardtails through some nice suspension trail bikes up to the top of the show £1850 downhill bike here.

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Lovely lines on this, the top end Colossus model
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Or, for the price of that frame, you can have a pretty well-sorted trail bike
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This is the (also) Colossus N9 Enduro bike. 150mm of travel. Blue, black and orange
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Here’s the Colossus N9 in its orange glory
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Need socks? Made by one of the ex-founders of Defeet apparently
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Kenda Havok Pro – in 2.8in or 3in. Looks nicely knobby for a plus tyre. £39 apparently, so not crazy money


Another new brand for Moore Large, Azonic was so new that there was barely more than this very bright collection of products on display, but there’s a load more coming in, like these slim pedals.

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Skinny AND fluoro? Just like our cycle commuters here at Singletrack then
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Go on, who’s got the whole matching set of yellow Azonic gear? Own up…
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They’ll be able to see you when you fall off at least
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New in from Germany, these very cool, printed mud flaps
Forme is Moore Large’s own bike brand and this looks pretty sweet.

Lake Shoes

Lake Shoes has been around for years and quietly makes a lot of great shoes – from skinny triathlon road shoes to full-on winter boots.

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A low top trail/race shoe from Lake. Great to see some subtle black for those shy riders among us
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These! The MX180 is a new, dare we say ‘enduro race’ shoe? And it looks fantastic in our eyes
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Probably pitched as a spinning shoe, but we can see these for commuters and easy trail riders too
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Before you get too excited, these SPD high-tops aren’t going to be brought in. Unless you make a big fuss, that is.
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Not as wintery as they suggest, but a great Autumn/Spring commuting/training boot from Lake
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Winter boot royalty. The Lake 303 is loved by cold-footed riders and snowy adventurers

And here ends our lightning tour. Expect to see more of these products close up as we get them in to review.

For more details, see todayscyclist.co.uk


Singletrack Editor

Chipps wasn’t around for the dawn of mountain biking in the UK, but he likes to claim that he arrived in time for second breakfast (about the time he shows up for work, then…) starting in the bike trade in 1990 and becoming a full time mountain bike journalist at the start of 1994. Over the subsequent quarter century, he has seen mountain bike culture flourish and diversify and bike technology go from rigid steel frames to fully suspended carbon fibre (and sometimes back to rigid steel as well.)

His riding style is best described as ‘medium, wheels on the ground, trail riding’ though he’s been spotted doing everything from endurance downhill racing to 24 hour cross country racing. He favours mid-travel trail bikes and claims to be wheel-size, gear, brake and tyre agnostic. In fact, his garage spans most bicycle flavours, taking in steel hardtails, carbon trail bikes, even a mountain bike tandem, along with road, touring and gravel/cyclocross bikes.

While he’s happy to chat about bikes all day, his real interest is in the people and places that bikes can introduce you to and he talks as fondly about the trails he’s ridden and riders he’s met as the bikes that took him there.

Comments (9)

    Who makes those printed mudguards? They look ace.

    I spotted “Rie Sel Design” on the side of those mud guards, a google then found them here 🙂 http://www.riesel-design.com

    Schlamm belgian for mud:)

    Thanks guys. Think I might have to place an order.

    Can you be an ex-founder?

    Those Polygons look horrendous.

    I’m liking lots the look of those Lake MX180 boots. A worthy successor to my Specialized Trail 120 and about time too as mine are definitely on their last legs.

    Any idea of when they’re going to be available?

    Nice to see Kenda releasing what looks like a plus sized Karma or damn close to it!

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