A huge array of the biggest brands in cycling showcase their latest wares for 2016 at The London Bike Show in February, but ensuring you catch a glimpse of the best on show can be a minefield.
For many of us it’s a chance to get up close to some of the bikes that their heroes have ridden. So to give you a head start on which bikes to check out first, here are our top WorldTour bikes that are worth keeping an eye out for at The London Bike Show 2016.
These bikes shall all be on display at show, hosted at ExCeL London between 11th – 14th February 2016. The four-day event allows the public to engage first hand with brands spanning the entire spectrum of the cycling industry to get to grips with the latest technology and obtain expert advice.
Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-MOD (Cannondale Pro Cycling Team)
It was always going to prove a testing challenge to improve upon last year’s popular SuperSix EVO, yet they have managed to achieve precisely that.
The eponymously titled team will have the pleasure of riding the SuperSix EVO Hi-MOD in 2016, a potent blend of lightweight aerodynamic construction and the right amount of compliance to make this fly when the power needs to be put down.
With such a thoroughbred build at their disposal, Cannondale will be confident of not having to wait long before getting their arms aloft for their maiden win of 2016.
Specialized S-WORKS Venge ViAS Di2 (Tinkoff Team)
Specialized have invested hours of testing and design in order to construct the fastest bike in the professional peloton this year, but eyes will also be drawn to the Venge ViAS for another reason as well.
Likely to be making it the most watched bike by both pro riders and fans alike will be one of the men fortunate enough to be riding the Venge ViAS in 2016; reigning World Champion Peter Sagan.
The Tinkoff Team rider has this ruthless machine to call upon for the year, making Sagan more dangerous than ever with the all in one constructed Aerofly cockpit helping to slice through the wind with minimal resistance and also utilises Shimano Di2 electronic gearing for rapid changes when the tempo kicks up.
Scott Foil (Orica-GreenEdge)
The Australian outfit has picked the Scott Foil for its speed in all road conditions and complete balance of lateral stiffness, lightweight construction and effective aerodynamics. All in all, this makes the Foil a diverse bike well equipped to attack its rivals throughout the entire season in pursuit of glory.
Focus Izalco Max Team Bike (Ag2r La Mondiale)
With its powder blue and white livery, Ag2r La Mondiale’s Focus Izalco Max already looks to be soaring above the clouds and snowcapped mountain tops of the biggest races.
Balancing the need for a lightweight frame with the right amount of stiffness to guarantee effective power transfer, Focus has produced a bike that achieves such harmony without having had to sacrifice comfort in the process.
A CPX Plus Carbon seatpost helps to handle any road surface impacts that the riders may encounter while racing, preventing the jarring action that often sees riders fidgeting for relief in the saddle.
Putting such a piece of engineering in the hands of riders including Romain Bardet can only spell success for this partnership between French racing panache and precise German engineering.
For further information and tickets visit the London Bike Show website