Three of the best endurance bikes to see at the Cycle Show

Bikes from Condor, Raleigh and Vitus will be among the thousands of products on show at the Cycle Show this September

The Cycle Show is the UK’s largest and longest-running cycling exhibition, having welcomed over 300,000 visitors since its launch in 2002. This year the show, which will be held at the NEC between the 25th & 27th September, will host around 280 exhibitors from every aspect in the cycling world.

Here we have a round-up of some of the newest Sportive bikes that will be exhibited at The Cycle Show.

Condor Acciaio – £899.99 (Frame only)

(Photo: Nick Hill NMD Creative Ltd 2014)

(Photo: Nick Hill NMD Creative Ltd 2014)

Because the Acciaio this is a steel bike it is quite a bit cheaper than some of its carbon contemporaries even give that the steel used is very high quality and therefore light.

Steel is naturally really good at smoothing the road so if you are going to ride for hours in the saddle often the road buzz will start to wear your muscles especially around the neck and shoulders.

This is coupled with a longer wheelbase and slightly taller head tube, to reduce rider fatigue on gruelling big ride days

Raleigh Criterium Race – £1500

Raleigh endurance bike

The famous British manufacturer has produced this amazing value carbon road bike, without compromising on quality or finish.

The carbon frame includes their Performance Blend material giving the best balance of stiffness compliance and weight.

This is then setup with Shimano Ultegra shifters and leavers and FSA’s Energy chainset and brakes. Cole Rollen Lite wheels are fitted Schwalbe Durany tyres, to keep you gripped to the road.

Vitus Venon VR – £1599

Venon VR copy

The 2016 Venon VR is has been redesigned from the ground-up, with century rides and Gran Fondos in mind specifically. With the popularity of road disk brakes on the rise, the T700 HM-UD is disk brake specific, and allows the associated internal cabling needs.

Riders of the Vitus can also expect the luxury of choice that comes from a Shimano 11-speed groupset. When disk brakes are included, the choices of wheels can be crucial, and Vitus have armed the Venon-VR with the reliability of Fulcrum Racing 5s.

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