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Gallery: Our pick of bikes from Core Bike

Joe Robinson
29 Jan 2019

From a brand new Cinelli to an EF Cycling Cannondale SystemSix, check out this gallery of lovely bikes

Core Bike took place this week. One of the UK's leading bike shows that brings together over 250 brands giving them a chance to show off the latest and greatest products to retailers and media alike.

While a lot of the product is not strictly brand new, it will be the first opportunity that many get to see some stuff in the flesh making it no less exciting, so Cyclist went along to check it out and found some pretty nice bikes along the way. 

Top of the pile was the Colnago Master X-Light Adidas frameset, limited to 105 units, built with brand-new Campagnolo Super Record 12 speed, which we decided deserved its own article and gallery, which you can see hereere.

We also noticed that the appetite for gravel is still very much on the rise with more and more brands offering products for off-road and that everyone is getting on board with anodising components.

Our picks from Core Bike

EF Cycling Cannondale SystemSix

In keeping with EF Cycling's Grateful Dead, peace and love kit this season, Cannondale has provided the team with matching bikes for 2019.

The pink and blue mix wraps the top of the bikes while the remainder of the frame stays understated and black. You will also notice Cannondale's rebranding via its logo too. 

This is an actual pro bike belonging to American Alex Howes, we had to promise to be really careful with it.

Howes, who is much shorter than we expected, will be running a pretty neat pink rear hanger and slam stem while also opting for 28mm tubs. Interesting.

Cinelli Veltrix

The brand new Cinelli Veltrix is the brand's first bike geared towards endurance. The geometry is not overly aggressive while there is also the option of disc brakes and the capability for 28mm tyres. 

It's also produced in a fetching, glittery orange frameset and built with Campagnolo Potenza disc.

Colnago C64 custom

Online custom colour configurations for bikes are all the rage now, so much so that even Colnago has got on board. This pink, black and grey C64 is them showing off. 

Rather than gaudy, Colnago has achieved understated with the pink that immediately makes me think of the Giro d'Italia. To match, the brand has also fitted the bike with a black and pink chain and Shimano's stealthy Dura-Ace groupset. Coordination. 

Nukeproof Digger Pro

Not a road bike, no, but a very cool bike nonetheless is the Nukeproof Digger. 

It's pretty no-nonsense with a geometry borrowing from the mountain bike world, Sram Rival 1x groupset, 650b Nukeproof Horizon wheels, WTB Sendero 650x47C tyres and even a dropper seatpost.

Basically, this bike should make light work of most terrains. Additionally, we cannot get enough of the subtle matching of the tan wall tyres and Nukeproof branding.

Ritchey Breakaway

This bike is old news but fails to tire us, after all, it does come apart to fold down into a custom-made bag which is small enough to be checked as normal luggage on aeroplanes. Apparently, the brand says you can have it folded down and ready to go in under 20 minutes.

The locking system which takes the bike apart is unique to the American brand and also adds just 100 grams in weight, maintaining the bikes racey feel.

This particular model is also fitted with Shimano Dura-Ace 9000, a really pretty groupset that we miss.  

Tifosi Mons Campagnolo edition

When dressing for Sunday best, the Tifosi Mons is the lightest production bike in the world. Just 4.91kg, to be precise. It's also the lucky recipient of a unique paint scheme provided by London-based Cole Coatings.

Now, distributors of the brand Chicken Cycle Kit have created another special edition of this bike. Retaining the Cole Coatings paintjob and losing the ultra-light components, this time a Campagnolo-branded frame with new Campagnolo Super Record 12 speed and Campagnolo Bora WTO wheels.

So far, only 50 have been made with all being handed to dealers of the brand as a show bike. Exclusive.  

Salsa Cutthroat Rival 1

Another off-road bike. Honestly, the whole cycling world really is going mad for them.

This time it's the Salsa Cutthroat, a bike which the brand described as 'basically a mountain bike just with drop handlebars'. I mean just look at the frame. 

The geometry will provide a stable base similar to that of a mountain bike while the drop handlebars and carbon frameset will help it feel nippy on flat and uphill terrain. 

Again, like the Nukeproof, Salsa has opted for the trusty Sram Rival 1x groupset but, unlike Nukeproof, this bike can not take 650b wheels. Personally, we'd like to set this bike up with some slicks and take it beach racing.

Wilier Cento10Pro

This yellow frameset will be the same bike ridden by the likes of Niki Terpstra and Lilian Calmejane in 2019, as Direct Energie retain the services of Wilier as bike sponsor.

The Italian brand promises that the Cento10Pro has improved torsional stiffness by 6% from the Cento10Air while being as aerodynamic and reactive as ever. The Cento10Pro also benefits from a fully integrated set up, too.

An outside prediction, but we reckon that the Wilier may bag itself a Monument podium this year.

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