New bikes from the London Bike Show 2012

Posted: January 16, 2012 in cycling
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Custom Parlee with uber cool Lightweights

The London Bike Show, not to be confused with the Cycle Show, took place this weekend just gone by.  I was lucky enough to be invited to the show by the team at NeilPryde Bikes. As a NeilPryde Epic Rider I was on their stand for both days talking to all those who came by about the bikes and my experiences on them. The recent news on UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team signing NeilPryde Bikes seems to have raised interest in the brand causing a lot of people to come to the stand for a chat to find out more.

On the Sunday I got a chance to step away from the stand to go see what else was going on at the show. I managed to make it to the Lightweight, Bianchi, Wilier, Chris King, Deda, Time, Foffa and Rose stands. Well, their frames really stood out for me so stopped to take a closer look. Here are some images from those brands:

Custom coloured NeilPryde Diablo

NeilPryde Bayamo

The prototype of the NeilPryde Bayamo which will make its debut in May at the Tour of California. I like this pic especially as the black Mavic decals shine up when a flash of light strikes it.

Chris King Cielo Full Custom 29'er

Now something I didn’t know was that Chris King was into making bikes. Apparently, as I was told by the sales guy at the show, it’s what he started doing first before moving into the less expensive market of componentry. Now he’s gone back into building bikes with his Cielo Range. Above is his full custom 29’er which you can have for a staggering price of £5050.

Chris King Cielo Sportive Racer SE

Here is Chris King’s Cielo Sportive Racer SE, made from KVA stainless steel. So even if you leave this guy out in the rain you’ll be guaranteed that it won’t rust.

Wilier Cento 1

My old favourite – the Wilier Cento 1 frameset.

Wilier Gran Turismo

The Wilier Gran Turismo.

Wilier Twinfoil

For all you speed geeks that love to time trial, including myself, the Wilier Twinfoil.

Wilier Twinfoil

Bianchi Oltre Record EPS

The Bianchi Oltre featuring Campagnolo’s new Record EPS. This bad boy will set you back an easy £8000.

Bianchi

The frame has some nice lines to it and I like the badge detail here.

Deda Assoluto RC

The Deda Assoluto RC with Campag Record EPS

Time RXRS Di2 Module

I have always been a time fan, especially of their pedals. Now their frames look pretty awesome too with striking edgy lines. Here is the Time RXRS Ulteam Di2 Module frameset with a price tag of £3499.99. Time to sit down!

Foffa Prima

Not one to mix single/fixed speeds with racing bikes but these new bikes from Foffa look pretty ace. Here is the Foffa Prima for custom build price of £645.

Rose Xeon RS-3100

Relatively new boy on the block, Rose. Here is their Xeon RS-3100 aluminium alloy. The complete bike as seen here will set you back £2283.

Rose Xeon CRS Carbon

The last of my picture series. This is the Rose Xeon CRS carbon bike which will set you back £2289.

I have more pictures from the show and these include Campag’s Records EPS and Shimano’s Di2 Ultegra. So keep an eye for my future posts.

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Comments
  1. Steve Earl says:

    Good to see you yesterday – and I like the way you review super-expensive bikes by talking about how the stickers shine and the headtube badges have nice detail!

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