If you want to get up close and personal with some seriously impressive bikes then make your way to the Cycle Show at Birmingham’s NEC arena. From September 25 to 27 you can attend the UK’s largest cycle exhibition. This year’s event is hosting around 280 exhibitors across all elements of cycling.
De Rosa SK Pininfarina
We were lucky to get a detailed look at this fine looking steed at Eurobike. For some it will be the headline act of the show.
As its name suggests it is the culmination of a joint effort from De Rosa and the Pininfarina car design brand. Visually the bike is sleek and the ability to match the wheel decals with the frame’s paint job is a nice touch. However, it isn’t just style over substance, De Rosa is keen to emphasise its development of better materials to add rigidity without compromising comfort. Reflecting its exclusive nature we’re still waiting for the RRP to be confirmed.
If the De Rosa is not your kind of bike there are many other bikes on show to keep you interested. Just to whet your appetite, below are a few top end bikes that will be in attendance:
VAARU Octane 6-4
The relatively new company based in Chichester, West Sussex, is showing off its high end titanium bikes at the Cycle Show for the first time. Owner James Beresford prides himself on not letting cost get in the way of producing top quality bikes. The Octane 6-4 is a prime example of this — its frame is made from grade five 6AL/4V titanium and it comes equipped high end componentry such as Dura Ace mechanical groupset, a Rotor NoQ chainset, PRO stealth carbon bars/stem and Reynolds Assault carbon wheels.
For more information go to VAARU.
Canyon Ultimate CF SLX 9.0 Team
With the same frame as Nairo Quintana rode to second place in this year’s Tour de France, you can be sure that the Canyon Ultimate CF SLX 9.0 Team is seriously lightweight. In addition to its claimed weight of below 7kg, the cables are internally routed and it has asymmetric chain stays. If you are a cycling romantic it is definitely worth a closer look.
For more information go to Canyon.
KTM Revelator Prestige
Utilising feedback from several UCI professional teams the KTM Revelator Prestige has been completely revamped for 2016.
It comes with a full Dura Ace Di2 groupset, Fulcrum Quattro carbon wheels, and Ritchey finishing kit. Impressively it is claimed to hit the scales at a very light 6.6kg.
For information go to KTM.
Book tickets for the Cycle Show now and save with Cycling Weekly. Get tickets for just £12 using code ‘CYW’ www.cycleshow.co.uk/book
On the door price £16.50
Advance tickets: £13.50