Let's face it, shows don't get to be 11 years old if they're no good. With just over a month to go, BikeBiz kicks off its Core Bike 2015 previews with 2pure, Chicken Cyclekit, Citrus-Lime and EBC. Stay tuned for further brands and exhibitors...
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Osmo will have a ‘Core Bike hangover recovery’ special on the 2pure stand, complemented by 2pure’s own coffee blend and a Honey Stinger Waffle to set traders up for the day in the Cafe 2pure.
POC is debuting its 2015 Raceday collection there, building on the success of AVIP, it is the brand’s take on performance racewear.
Eddy Merckx’s all new San Remo 76 and Mourenz 69 will star alongside the race-proven EMX-525 and entry level EMX1. Ibis Cycles, meanwhile, will showcase the new HD3, which takes pride of place alongside the Tranny 29 hardtail, award winning Ripley 29 and popular Hakkaluggi Disc CX bike.
Chicken Cyclekit’s own Tifosi has been undergoing some big changes, as Cycle Show attendees will already know, with more sub £1,000 models and new designs and logos that complement the heritage feel of the brand. At Core, Chicken will also show off Campagnolo’s Bora clinker, featuring a slightly wider rim profile to help house larger diameter tyres and be stiffer and more efficient on the road.
Selle Italia, meanwhile, sees many new saddles this year, including the Butcher for gravity MTBs, with a large cut out in the centre of the saddle, which can be used for extra grip during specific tricks. Finally, the Ferrari Novus has been reimagined for 2015.
Citrus-Lime has plenty of info and solutions for retailers interested in the buzz phrase of the year ‘Click & Collect’. The firm will also be explaining the benefits of its Customer Rewards offering, designed to put an end to discounts and build up relationships with customers. Citrus-Lime will also have info on its forthcoming Cloud reporting tool, which has been developed from the ground up and will be the first of its new Cloud based modules.
There’s a new Citrus-Lime website in the New Year so why not pop to their stand for a chat and you may even walk out with some locally sourced, fair trade, organic Citrus-Lime branded tea and coffee.
You can find all the latest 2015 E-bikes from Ave, Bergamont and EBCO, including the Bergamont Roxtar C 9.0, the Bergamont E-Ville C N360 and the critically acclaimed EBCO UCL 30 (as featured in The Sunday Times and The Gadget Show) at Core Bike.
The Roxtar C9.0 is a performance hard tail trail MTB, on 27.5-inch wheels with a Bosch Performance line motor and light alloy frame, priced at £2,799. The E-Ville C N360 is an urban commuter bike, arriving for the first time in the UK at Core. The stylish ride features hydraulic Shimano BR-T445 disc brakes and that Bosch Performance Line motor again. It retails at £2,899.
This article first appeared in the December edition of BikeBiz, the UK's cycle trade magazine. You can read the digital edition of the mag online, for free. Find out more about BikeBiz here.