Crazy Cannondale, gold wheels and, erm, cigarettes: Jaw dropping bike builds at the London Cycle Show

Fifteen custom bikes are vying for the Jaw Dropper title at the 2023 Cycle Show and these are our favourites

Cycle Show 2023 collage
(Image credit: Future)

As it looks like this weekend is going to be a wet one in the UK, cyclists looking for a respite from the rain could do worse than heading to Alexandra Palace in north London for the 2023 Cycle Show. If you do, one of the first things you'll see as you enter is the Jaw Droppers 2.0 gallery - 15 custom built bikes vying to take home the 'best in show' Jaw Dropper prize.

Fans of bespoke bike bling won't be disappointed as the line up includes some absolute stunners from some of the UK's most creative bike builders and customizers. All of the bikes on display are lovely and if I was an oligarch I'd be on the phone to at least two of the brands showing. Here are the bikes that left me excited and, in one case, ever so slightly conflicted.

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