Cycle Show 2009: Photo special part one

Cycle Show 2009 opened to the public on Friday, October 9, and Cycling Weekly was there to check out some of the latest bikes and kit, and to see what was catching everyone’s attention.

We’ve put together a selection of photos of hot new bikes, components and accessories – as well as images from the show’s other attractions.

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One of the big draws on Friday was the presence of 2009 Tour de France winner Alberto Contador, who made an appearance on the Science in Sport stand. The Spanish triple Grand Tour champion was virtually mobbed by a large crowd eager to meet him and get his signature.

One trend that stood out more than any other, was the presence of fixed and single speed bikes. Pretty much every manufacturer was displaying one or two fixies, from small boutique outfits to the big players. The more retro the colourscheme and graphics, the better.

Cycle Show 2009 is open all weekend at Earls Court, finishing on Sunday, October 11. We will be presenting further news and galleries from the show later…

Alberto Contador, Cycle Show 2009

Standing room only: Alberto Contador on the Science in Sport stand

Wilier Cento Chrono, Cycle Show 2009

Wilier Cento Chrono, £3,499 frame set only

Wilier Superleggera, Cycle Show 2009

Wilier Cento 1 Superleggera, £4,299 special order frameset only

Wilier Cento 1 Super Record, Cycle Show 2009

Wilier Cento 1 Super Record, £6,250 with Campag’s top spec groupset

CW stand, Cycle Show 2009, Earls Court

Come and visit us on stand C31 for great subs offers and more…

Bianchi Via Condotti, Cycle Show 2009

Bianchi Pista Via Condotti, £650

Bianchi 928 SL, Cycle Show 2009

Bianchi 928 SL Super Record, £6,000

Bianchi Infinito Ultegra, Cycle Show 2009

Bianchi Infinito Ultegra, £2,450

Ducati Corse Factory, Cycle Show 2009

Ducati Corse Factory, made by Bianchi for the Italian superbike manufacturer. Price TBC

 Campangnolo 11 speed, Cycle Show 2009

Campagnolo had a great stand with all of its new groupsets, including Athena 11 speed shown here, in clear perspex cases

De Rosa Idol, Cycle Show 2009

De Rosa Idol, £4,199 with Athena 11 speed and Fulcrum Racing 3 wheelset or £2,299 for teh frame set only

De Rosa Merak, Cycle Show 2009

De Rosa Merak, £4,599 for full bike with Athena 11 speed group or £2,699 for frame set only

BMX display, Cycle Show 2009

BMXers strut their stuff in front of a big screen showing cycling videos

Eddy Merckx, Cycle Show 2009

Eddy Merckx carbon-framed range-topping EMX-5

Eddy Merckx AMX-5, Cycle Show 2009

Eddy Merckx aluminium-framed AMX-5

Eddy Merckx EFX-1, Cycle Show 2009

A women-specific, carbon framed model from Eddy Merckx, the EFX-1

Cycle Hire scheme, Cycle Show 2009

Transport for London had the London Cycle Hire bikes and hire points on its stand. You could even try out a virtual London Cycle Superhighway

Pinarello Lungavita, Cycle Show 2009

Nice retro styling on the Pinarello Lungavita