Rouleur Live: our favourite things from a £19K custom Battaglin to a free tin of Wahoo beer

From the sublime to the ridiculous - you decide which is which - we bring you our highlights of the weekend's bike show

Rouleur Live
(Image credit: Simon Smythe)

Our friends at Rouleur know how to put on a good bike show. Not only did they get together some of the cycling’s most influential people from the sport’s past and present to talk to a highly clued up audience - Tom Pidcock, Demi Vollering, Kasia Niewiadoma, Tom Boonen and Fred Wright were all guest speakers - but there were three rooms upstairs in the Truman Brewery packed full of carefully curated tech. 

Alongside Filippo Ganna’s Hour Record-breaking Pinarello were hand-painted shoes, bibshorts actually made from denim, an incredibly expensive custom Battaglin and very unusual Scott Foil built up by designer Gustav 'Dangerholm' Gullholm.

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Simon Smythe

Simon Smythe is a hugely experienced cycling tech writer, who has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2003. Until recently he was our senior tech writer. In his cycling career Simon has mostly focused on time trialling with a national medal, a few open wins and his club's 30-mile record in his palmares. These days he spends most of his time testing road bikes, or on a tandem doing the school run with his younger son.