Photo gallery: Cycle Show 2013

The 2013 Cycle Show took place at NEC Birmingham over the weekend, as the world’s top bicycle manufacturers aired their wares to the British public.

For many, it’s the first chance for them to check out next year’s bikes, products, clothing and accessories.

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There wae several trends emerging for 2014, not least the continuing appearance of disc brakes on road and cyclo-cross bikes. Bright colours are also making a welcome comeback on bikes and clothing.

We’ve picked out some of the highlights of the show in our gallery.

Raleigh’s first foray into the dirty world of cyclo-cross

Cinelli were showing off some nice new colourways

Condor’s updated steel racer, the Super Acciaio

Specialist shoe brand Lake had some clean new models to show off

Security kings Datatag

The Bicycle Man displaying exotic bicycles for your pleasure

Bright colours were a bit of a thing. This in the form of Trek’s ‘Project One’ custom programme

It’s not all for roadies…

Titanium had a good showing

Starley make a point as to how customisable their bikes are

De Rosa. Italian style as popular as ever

BMW make bikes now, didn’t you know? A selection of hybrids and e-machines on display

It might be a little early, but…

Italian stallions Colnago and Bianchi side by side

Nick Craig talks tools on the Lezyne stand

Specialized are helping with the aluminium revival with this race-ready lightweight Allez frame

Specialized’s new touring frame, the AWOL

You’d have been lucky to have this much space if you visited over the weekend

Dare2b showing off some great casual riding gear

Vittoria’s all new Cross XL tyre. Guess what it’s for

A very popular tyre updated, the Grand Prix 4000s II. This model was shown in a super chunky 28mm width

Raleigh are on good form with their 2014 bikes

Knog’s brand new 550 lumen all-purpose light

Vanguard’s casual jacket is actually modelled on an old-fashioned winter jacket

If you want to see it, you would have had to visit the Storck stand

Condor were everywhere

As we saw in Eurobike this year, discs are the next big thing

Frog bikes have teamed up with Children in Need to create a limited run of Pudsey bikes. A donation from the profits of each sale go to the charity

Kids get their chance to test ride plenty of new models

For some quiet time, we visited the Anthology stall where you might have bumped into Ned Boulting or Sean Kelly, who were signing their books at the weekend

The Enigma stand