Cycle Show preview, part one: Who's worth a visit?

With a little help from Max Bikes PR, BikeBiz has the inside track on some great product debuts
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Fli Distribution, KTM and O’Neal
Stand: G63
KTM is looking to increase its exposure in the UK, having dipped its toe in over the past few years and as such will be bringing a large range of 2013 bikes to the show. There will be over 170 bikes featured, including mountain, city, road and e-bikes.
Another label very important to Fli’s stable is O’Neal, which continues to produce a huge range of cycle clothing, with a bias towards the more gravity-based aspects of the sport, but with the addition of more UK-specific trail centre type wear for 2013.
One of the highlights of this new range is the O’Neal Orbiter helmet featuring the Fidlock buckle. If you’ve not seen the Fidlock in action before, to put it simply, the mechanism is one of the easiest to operate with gloves with a single pinch.



Chicken Cycle-Kit
Stand: G12
All of Chicken Cyclekit’s major brands are represented this year at Cycle Show. Of major importance is Campagnolo, adjacent to its stand, with its latest Athena EPS electronic 11-speed system and triple groupsets on display. Chicken specialises in Campagnolo Service and spare parts and fits it to almost 100 per cent of its bikes.
Vittoria and Geax tyres also has its own stand, as does the Northampton-based EBC disc brake pad maker. New brands among the stable are Gatorade and its G-Force Pro series of nutritional drinks, also a new cycle-specific range of WD-40, all useful additions for workshop mechanics.
The bike and frame programme comprises Cinelli, Dedacciai, Bootleg and Tifosi – the latter being the in-house, tailored bike brand. Availability is usually ex-stock and complete bikes can generally be built to order within 48-hours. Cinelli is a legendary Italian racing brand, whilst Dedacciai is designed for professional riders. This label recently announced a venture into wheels, so look out for prototypes at Cycle Show. Bootleg was the first Fixie bike in Europe and Tifosi – specifically designed for the Ride to Work scheme is also for Audax and Sportive cyclists.
All their brands combine to complete a broad portfolio of up-market components and accessories, many of which are fitted to the bikes on display. Principal among these are Selle Italia saddles, KMC chains, SKS mudguards, Nalini and Cinelli clothing, LAS helmets, Jet Black bike trainers and mid-range Miche group sets.
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Vinqui Sports Jewellery
Stand: S7
Vinqui Sports Jewellery is the creation of professional table tennis players, who have since moved into badminton, volleyball, tennis and now cycling.
The Cycle Show will see the launch of the new Cycling range, which will include pendants, charms, rings, cufflinks and bracelets with gold and diamond pieces expected to feature on the stand. Ideal for cycling fans both male and female who like something shiny.
Vinqui are looking to build up relationships with resellers and manufacturers in the trade as well as introducing their products to the wider cycling public.

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Raleigh
Stand: E11 and F23
You’ll not miss Raleigh at the show as it will be highly visible from the moment you enter, with strong nods to the firm’s 125-year heritage.
Raleigh will have its largest presence yet at the show, displaying its new 2013 range along with its Diamondback bikes and numerous parts and accessories brands.
The Raleigh and Diamondback 2013 ranges have undergone big changes and visual transformations from 2012 and this will be the first chance for many dealers and members of the public to see the bikes.
The new Raleigh road and classic ranges in particular have already generated lots of excitement, especially through sneak peaks on Raleigh’s Facebook site. This excitement has also been building thanks to the success of Team Raleigh-GAC, which will be on hand at the show to answer questions about the Militis and how they found racing against the world’s best riders in the Tour of Britain.
Raleigh dealers will have the opportunity to find out about the new service and support program for 2013 and being are invited to exclusive presentations from the Raleigh management during the event.
To celebrate the landmark year, the firm will debut its Ti-Raleigh, a Reynolds 525 tubed replica of the Ti-Raleigh used in the 1980s to great success. The standout features on the bike include Cinelli bars and stem, Campagnolo Veloce shifters, derailleurs, brakes and chainwheel and Campagnolo Record hubs, making this bike a must for all race fans. Just 125 of these have been made, so get your orders in quick.



Moore Large
Stand: C11, M41 and H43
Moore Large will be taking high-profile brands such as Knog, Lake and Limar along with new to the UK component label 4ZA.
Essentially, 4ZA offers three component ranges: Stratos, Cirrus and Cirrus Pro to meet various budgets. Three ranges offering world-class performance in parts, accessories, seatposts, stems, handlebars, saddles and wheels.
New to the Knog range are the Blinder lights, having recently landed in the UK. New for 2013 is the Blinder 1 making its debut at the show. You can also get a peek at the brand new Strongman and Bouncer U Locks. These are Knog’s highest security locks in the range so far. The Strongman features hardened steel housing with a polymer cover and the 13mm steel shackle is overmoulded with UV resistant silicone that won’t mark or scratch the bike.
Lake’s 2013 range will be shown in the UK for the first time at the Cycle Show with exciting new Road, MTB and Winter models alongside Limar’s 2013 eyewear and helmet range.

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