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Gallery: Best of the London Bike Show

Cyclist magazine
16 Feb 2017

A roundup of some bits and bobs that caught out eye at the London Bike Show 2017

The London Bike Show is an annual gathering of the UK bike industry, held in London's Excel Centre, that serves as an opportunity for brands to showcase new launches and old favourites.

Typically there isn't a lot of new stuff from the big bike brands being announced to the world for the first time, but there is often a good spread of bike collectables, such as Chris Boardman's 1992 Lotus, or Mark Cavendish's Cervelo S5 (both pictured below) to get excited about. 

A lot of new start-up brands like to use the show to get their word out as well, and we've included a few picks from this category too. 

Mario Cipollini's Saeco team bike, seen on the Cannondale stand

Fitness giants Technogym enter the turbo trainer market with this, the MyCycling trainer. It uses an electro-magnetic resistor and has compatible apps with which to track and log sessions. 

Another contender for the world's lightest disc brake bike. A custom built Cannondale SuperSix Evo. Read more about it here.

The quite brilliant paintwork of a Look 795. Magnifique.

The 2016 MTB World Championship-winning bike of Jenny Rissveds, seen on the Scott stand.

Lots of bikepacking bags and adventure bikes on show this weekend. This was spotted in the neighbouring Outdoor Show on the Alpkit stand. The British outdoor brand make their own bike luggage, and own the bike brand Sonder (pictured).

Love Mud. Some splayed handlebars on a gravel bike at the Sonder stand.

Always a purveyor of high quality aluminum, it seems Cannondale are also looking to be purveyors of awesome paint jobs as well. This is a CAAD 12.

Valverde's Canyon Ultimate CF SLX. (Not the one he's currently using at the Ruta del Sol). 

Canyon Aeroad CF SLX Disc. Very pretty. 

 

British brand Trillion have chosen the London Bike Show to launch properly with a range of road, MTB and gravel bikes. This is the Zeta road bike, using Reynolds 631 tubing. Read more about the brand here.

Sean Kelly's Vitus 979, as seen on the Vitus stand.

British handmade steel, with a Rohloff internal hub and a belt drive. The Shand Stooshie. 

Fancy paintwork on this Pinarello Dogma F10.

Chris Boardman's Lotus Sport, as used in the 1992 Olympics. 

Boardman Bikes' Custom Elite paint scheme offers over 157,464 colour combinations.

Alpine minerals, cycling passion and alcohol in a bottle. Welcome to the UK, à Bloc Bicycle Beer.  

The Coros Linx smart helmet, by nature of a plate on the strap that rests against your facial bones, aims to let the rider listen to their own music, take phone calls, talk to fellow riders, and hear navigation and ride data...without actually having an earpiece inserted.

The serrated edges of the Zipp 454 drew some crowds...

Isla Bikes, the kids' bike specialists, have recently adopted a new model that means rather than buying a bike outright for your ever-growing kids, you merely rent one, send it back, and then get the next size up. 

Mark Cavendish's S5, which judging from the Vittel logo we assume he used at the Tour.

This neat little rear light, which doubles up as a seat post clamp, was spotted on an Orro Gold. 

X-Bionic prides itself on the wicking, compressive capabilities of its clothing. This Bike Race Evo jersey is a break from the norm with its texture, and is used by the pro team Gazprom-Rusvelo. 

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