Core Bike 2016 combines a wealth of bike trade distributors under one roof. It runs January 31st to February 3rd at Whittlebury Hall, Northants. Register at www.corebike.co.uk and read on for previews of what’s coming to the show…
Hotlines will be displaying brand new product from its vast array of brands, like Lapierre, Ghost, NS Bikes, Ragley and Nukeproof.
This year the distributor will be found in the Grande Prix Suite and the Astons Suite and dealers are welcome to discuss the portfolio with sales staff there.
Offering ecommerce, retail and stock control systems for specialist independent retailers, Citrus-Lime's team work with cycle shops to build user friendly, future-proof solutions to grow retail businesses online and in-store. In the last year Citrus-Lime has invested in developing its online marketing services such as Google Shopping to support the goals of their ecommerce retailers.
Priding itself on delivering a personal relationship along with now well know cycle specific solutions like the Workshop Module, Supplier Integration and Cloud Reports, Citrus-Lime is happy to chat and reveal what it can do for cycle retail operations.
Lezyne has entered the GPS computer market. Backed by a powerful website called GPS ROOT and mobile app called ALLY (Bluetooth GPS models only) the range sets out to offer great feature-led hardware and unrivalled data analysis at a great price. Top is the Super GPS, using ANT+TM and Bluetooth Smart simultaneously, allowing for synchronisation with iOS/Android devices, power meters, heart rate straps and speed/cadence sensors. A unique “Push Notification” means incoming phone calls, texts and emails (with actual message text) can be selected to display on the computer's screen. The micro USB rechargeable unit can record up to 400 hours of ride data, saved as Strava-compatible .fit files (compatible with Strava and Training Peaks). A superior “X-Lock” bracket locks the computer securely in place on bar, stem or out-front mounts and the unit is cased in a chic aluminium bezel for protection (£159.99).
Kinesis UK's Racelight Aithein Disc is the new disc version of the superlight alloy road frame, reworked to introduce the new Shimano flat mount brake fitting as well as internal hose, cable and Di2 routing. There is also a new Aithein Disc fork up front.
The Kinesium tubing is shaped using SPF (super plastic forming) technique to fine tune a balance of stiffness and strength at the lowest possible weight. It's internally routed in the downtube with a new threaded BB which has integrated ports providing clean cable routing for easy maintenance. Available in Black or Metallic Cyan, SRP for frame/fork/headset is £749.99.
Pivot's new Mach 429 Trail is pitched as a new take on trail bikes, taking advantage of the best features of 29 but maintaining performance characteristics. Pedalling efficiency and small bump compliance come as standard from the dw-link design whilst a slack front end and a short back end make the 429 Trail fast and flickable. Upgrade Bikes are offering Pivot only as frames with shocks in 2016 with complete builds as special order only but plenty of rolling chassis options from Upgrades extensive catalogue of quality brands including TRP brakes, Reynolds wheels and X-Fusion suspension are avaiable to dealers. SRP for frame and shock is £2,200.
There's loads more highlights from Upgrade, including DMR: Death Grip, Praxis Works' Direct Mount/Cold Forged Steel chain rings, ISM's PS1.0, Reynolds' MTB wheel line (featuring 27.5 Enduro), TRP's SlateT4 MTB brakes, X-Fusion's Revel X fork, United BMX's Recruit Junior 18.5" and more.
Windwave is focused on an exclusive range of cutting-edge cycling brands. It brings the likes of Colnago, BBB, FSA, Marzocchi, Gravity, Nokon, Vision, A2Z and Dainese to the UK cycle trade. Virtually all of those brands will have new gear to look out for at Core Bike, in the Lounge area.
In the Magnycours, Endura has a range around the FS260-Pro SL Bibshorts – lightweight, fully seam sealed FS260-Pro SL Shell Jacket offers protection from the elements and breathability in an athletic race fit, with stretch panels providing freedom of movement. Endura's new FS260-Pro SL Thermal Windproof Jacket, meanwhile, is a super slick performance cycling top layer for high-output winter training that has been inspired by the kit Endura make for the Movistar Team.
In addition to its wheels, Lightweight will be showing the new Lightweight Weiss.Ed frame at Core Bike show. SRP for the frame, fork and seatpin is £3,999 for the new Weiss.Ed (White edition). The 'normal' black Urgestalt frame sells at £3,699. In a nutshell, the frame was built to replicate all the technical attributes of Lightweight's wheelsets in a race bike frameset.
Polaris has new men's road lines for SS 2016 along with an expanded MTB and children's offering. Those men's ranges include the Force and Infinity line-up, in Navy/Red and Camo that has proved popular across shows this season. The Infinity Collection comes with a jersey, bib, mitts, arm warmers and socks. It is not only the road ranges that get an overhaul this season with a new Men's MTB short, jersey and glove making up the Galaxy collection.
Fresh from its BikeBiz Award for 'Specialist Distributor' the Storck team will present the much awaited Storck Durnario, a completely new design from Markus Storck for riders looking for long distance Gran Fondo style, being highly comfortable, lightweight and fast. Markus Storck will be attending Core Bike once again and presenting dealers with all the technical data on Durnario. Look out for tri and TT bikes too.
Core Bike 2016 will run from Sunday January 31st to Wednesday February 3rd 2016 at Whittlebury Hall.
The opening times are:
- Sunday 31st Jan 09.00 - 17.30
- Monday 1st Feb 09.00 - 17.30
- Tuesday 2nd Feb 09.00 - 17.30
- Wednesday 3rd Feb 09.00 - 14.00