Author: Doddy, Mountain Biking UK

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A beautiful frame from Kinesis   unfortunately this one s women s only

Doddy's pick of the crop from the Cycle Show

It's an exciting time of year for the bike industry, as new products are flooding the market. Normally I'm out at the big trade-shows and get to see this stuff fairly early on, but having been bolted to my desk this year, I've missed out on the big shows - so Cycle was a great chance for me to catch up with some industry folk and see the highlights for 2009...

one colour only  Krypton Green  Fresh

Marin Bikes 2009

Marin has been around for a long time in the UK, and have made some fantastic bikes over the years. The early Muirwoods and budget bikes had that grey polymer rubber 'paint' finish and were tough as a pair of Goth's DM's... Unfortunately, like many brands, they've had a few 'interesting' bikes through the years- but now have one of the best rounded ranges on the scene- period. RIP the B17 and that horrible monocoque Quake thing they used to make, and long live the Quad 140mm bikes...

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