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Must-see bikes at The London Bike Show

The London Bike Show is back this year and here are four must-see 2016 bikes that will be on display.

Jordan Gibbons
27 Jan 2016

A multitude of the biggest brands in cycling showcase their latest wares for The London Bike Show, hosted at ExCeL London between 11th – 14th February 2016. The four day event allows the public to engage first hand with brands spanning the cycling industry’s entire spectrum, providing opportunities to get to grips with the latest technology and obtain expert advice. 

Encompassing nutrition, clothing, cycling holidays and, of course, bikes; The London Bike Show entices all levels of enthusiasts to visit the great event. With such a diverse selection of bikes in the spotlight at The London Bike Show, it can be a dizzying task knowing what to seek out first, so here are a few of the must see bikes on display at The London Bike Show.

Must-see bikes at The London Bike Show

Cervelo C5 - £6,199

The development and creation of this bike was a secretive affair to say the least, with Canadian brand Cervelo keeping news of the bike’s progress close to its chest for a long time. When the curtain was finally raised on this new addition to the Cervelo family, it was clear that this was more than an updated bike and in fact emerged as an entirely unique model. Hydraulic disc brakes and a low centre of gravity combine to shape a bike which provides the confidence to explore gravel roads, with the assurance of immense stopping capabilities should trouble arise. A smooth ride comes primarily thanks to the bike’s geometry, while the frame itself remains reactive in the face of any immediate responses required.

Specialized S-WORKS Venge ViAS - £9,000

Poised to steal the show for many, Specialized's latest creation is the stealthy looking Venge ViAS, a £9,000 build intended to be the fastest bike in the world. Utilising its unique Venge Integrated Aero System to contribute towards an aggressive riding position, the Aerofly cockpit aims to boost aerodynamic prowess yet further still. With reigning World Champion Peter Sagan flying the flag for the Venge ViAS in 2016’s WorldTour, there is bound to be plenty of drama this year involving this machine’s successes.

Boardman Air 9.9 - £6,499

Much has gone into ensuring the Air 9.9 is a ruthlessly fast bike, making the most of aerodynamic design and development, in order to streamline it as much as possible; even taking components from its sister range of time trial bikes. Wireless shifting is present here thanks to the SRAM eTap groupset, placing this at the front of the pack in regards to its likely market rivals. The T9 fork incorporates an integrated front brake into its design to improve air flow over the bike yet further still, an example of the level of detail which Boardman has kept in mind throughout the design process. The Air 9.9 is certainly built for speed and will catch the eye of anyone interested in racing during 2016.

Focus Izalco Max Disc - £3,299

Fast climbing, lightweight and responsive, the Focus Izalco Max Disc puts to bed all the assumptions that often haunt road bikes equipped with disc brakes. The additional weight for running this system is of no issue here, remaining impressively fast on both flat roads and mountain climbs, possessing a serious kick of acceleration to call upon whenever necessary. It sails down descents with ease and calls upon its disc brakes to maximize braking efficiency when dropping like a stone. 

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