The pick of London Bike Show 2012

Madison stand, London Bike Show 2012

Words and photos: Nigel Wynn

The London Bike Show 2012 took place in ExCeL over January 12-15. Cycling Active went along with camera in hand to take a few snaps of the hottest new bikes and kit. Here’s a selection of what we saw…

Whyte Montpellier
Whyte Montpellier: an urban bike built for speed and will stop equally well with cable disc brakes, £1599 and a claimed weight of 18lbs

Planet X Pro Carbon
Planet X Pro Carbon: Frame only £199 with complete bikes from £999

Pacific iF Mode folding bike
The Pacific iF Mode folding bike uses a clever folding mechanism that makes the bike road ready in just a few seconds from folded. Pedals and bars also fold in if required

Lezyne tools
Upgrade was showing off Lezyne’s extensive range of bike tools and pumps, which literally includes a tool for every occasion

Zixtro smart phone bike mount
Zixtro smart phone handlebar mount – the company also had a more compact version and one that included an integral cover to keep your mobile device safe from rain
Electra Lakester
Electra was showing off a selection of bright and breezy cruisers and children’s bikes, including the Lakester shown here

Ana Nichoola
Ana Nichoola make clothes specifically designed for women. All of their clothing is well made, functional and looks good

Ana Nichoola arm warmers
These cheerful arm warmers from women’s clothing specialist Ana Nichoola offer a great alternative to the usual unflattering black tubes

Mark Cavendish Pinarello Dogma 2 Team Sky replica
Replica of British sprint star Mark Cavendish’s new Pinarello Dogma 2 Team Sky bike. The frame alone retails for just under £4,000

London Bike Show seminar
One of many seminars taking place over the space of the show – this one was on bike maintenance

Campagnolo Record EPS electric
Campagnolo Record EPS electric groupset rear derailleur – we were expecting to see more bikes equipped with Shimano and Campag’s electric groupsets but the high price tag means they appear on only the top models

Endura clothing
Scottish cycle clothing company Endura had a full range of its extensive kit on show, including this white ensemble

Moda Rubato
Moda Rubato

Genesis Day One
Genesis Day One with internal gears and disc brakes – a sign of the future

Ridgeback Flight 01
Ridgeback Flight 01

Ridgeback World Voyage
Ridgeback World Voyage

For more information and ticketing details, visit the London Bike Show website.

And for more news and photos from the 2012 London Cycle Show, see the forthcoming March 2012 issue of Cycling Active magazine