With the Bike Place just around the corner, here's our final preview on what to expect from the show...
Vaude has been around for over four decades in the mountain and bike sports sectors. 40 years on, the brand has options for a range of consumers, including heavy duty mountain bikers, long distance cyclists or commuters, spanning lightweight backpacks to laptop bags to a range for children.
Evolution Imports will take the full Chris King range including new bottom brackets and new Lefty front hubs among the highlights.
CSG UK will be packing the brands into the Bike Place, including GT, Charge, Fabric, Hoffman, Wethepeople, Sugoi and Mongoose. New for 2015 is GT’s Grade adventure road bike, pitched at all-day adventure or sportive rides. Starting at £649 the range heads up to £2,599 for the Grade Carbon Ultegra. Meanwhile the GT Helin is a new 110mm travel 650B lightweight trail bike. Elsewhere, Charge’s Grater is the new urban range, starting at £329 and rising up to £749.
Hoffman is back with a full range of complete bikes for 2015 for the UK complete with new price points (starting at £189) and a high end P&A and pro-level framesets in the spring. Mongoose, however, has a 2015 BMX line-up starting at £1,999 for the entry level L20 complete bike. The MTB line features an aggressive 26” version of the popular Fireball dirt jump bike, through to the Switchback models from £329 to £399 and the Tyax bikes from £449 to £599, climaxing with the full sus 27.5” Salve Sports and £999 Comp.
Weldtite’s bike maintenance line-up will be on hand at the show in 2015, including the newer addition Pure, an environmentally friendly range of greases and oils. More established favourites like Dirt Wash and the Teflon-enhanced TF2 lubes will appear at Bike Place too, with samples on offer to dealers at the show.
The all-new Ceepo Triathlon frame range will be on show with Velotech Services while Met’s new Drone widebody aero helmet will be available too.
Bikesoup will be talking dealers through its offering, which aims to help independent bike dealers compete with the large online retailers on a level playing field, while Reece Cycles will have a slice of the new IBD-exclusive Bottecchia range on display.
Oxford Products will brings its vast selection of P&A (“everything but frames”) to Silverstone for the first time while Greyville will take along Acor accessories, Crazy Safety Kids helmets and Dirt Doc’s Cleaners and Lubes. Iceni Gloves and overshoes will be there too, alongside Momentum Wheels, Rixen Kaul Klickfix and Luggage and SR Suntour. Other Greyville highlights include the latest from YEPP, Velomann and Stronglight.
The eye watering Essax Shark Saddle has been causing a stir for the best part of a year and if you’ve yet to see it in the flesh you should head to nrg4’s stand.
2x2 will be bringing three new Foray commuter models as well as a new Conquest Elite – a hydraulic cross/hack/commuter model at £999. The Land Rover brand has three new 650B models that follow up on a 2014 range that sold out in every model and size, we hear. The brand will also have a new limited edition Dynamic and a new ltd ed disc brake road bike, the Prestige. Bickerton Portables will be showcased with 2x2 too - including 20" and 26" wheel models, all with aluminium frames and prices from £399 to £899.
Jungle Products will have Santa Cruz and sister brand Juliana Bicycles with new models on display for the first time. Syndicate riders Steve Peat and Josh Bryceland will be attending the show. 29” specific MTB brand Niner will appear with Jungle too, displaying new bikes and all new own brand wheel sets, in both carbon and alloy, covering all disciplines from cyclocross, through to XC and All MTB.
KS dropper posts will be at Silverstone, featuring two year warranties and models to fit every frame configuration and rider budget. Jungle will have the new 2015 range including the new carbon lightweight short drop LEV CI, with models available to try out at the show. BOS Suspension’s awaited Idylle RaRe FCV downhill fork will have its UK debut at the Bike Place.
The Olmo range will be showcasing its key bikes on its stands including the new road bike in the range:
- the Gepin (Dura Ace 11v) with Fulcrum Racing Zero Nite 54, along with:
- Personal (Ultegra Di2 Disk 11v) with Fulcrum Zero
- Trentanove (Dura Ace 11v) with Fulcrum 3
- Link Pro (105 11v) with Fulcrum 7
- Deep (Veloce Mix 10v) with Olmo Cyber
Olmo's core mountiain bikes from Olmo will be there too - the Alpes Zee 10v, Namib 27.5” SLX Mix 30 and Kavir 29” XT Mix 30v. Finally there's a brand spanking new Racing Gara Athena 11v - so new it isn't even in the 2015 catalogue.
See the full list of exhibitors at www.thebikeplaceshow.co.uk
The Bike Place is open to Trade visitors only.
The Dates for the 2015 show are:
Sunday 25th January 9.30 – 6pm
Monday 26th January 9.30 – 6pm
Tuesday 27th January 9.30 – 5pm
We've plenty more info on the Bike Place here on BikeBiz.com