Five must-see MTB treats at the 2016 London Bike Show

You won't want to miss out on these highlights

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Mountain bikers – here's what you'll want to see at the London Bike Show, hosted at ExCeL London between 11th – 14th February 2016. You'll be able to see firsthand a wide range of cycling products and services, including components, nutrition, clothing, cycling holidays and of course bikes.

Knowing what to seek out first is always tough with so much on offer, let alone what is happening alongside the bikes as well, so here's our guide to five must-see things that any mountain biker will not want to miss at the show.

We've got a 10% discount off advanced adult tickets – just enter the code 'BR1620' when registering at the London Bike Show website.

The Beast of the East returns

Cannondale's 2016 trail line-up features a revival of the classic beast of the east in a new 27.5+ guise: cannondale's 2016 trail line-up features a revival of the classic beast of the east in a new 27.5+ guise
Cannondale's 2016 trail line-up features a revival of the classic beast of the east in a new 27.5+ guise: cannondale's 2016 trail line-up features a revival of the classic beast of the east in a new 27.5+ guise

A visit to Cannondale is sure to prove time well spent for any visitor, with the American brand in attendance to showcase their latest range. Among their latest creations is the reincarnation of the boisterous Beast of the East series of hardtail mountain bikes.

Now boasting 27.5+ tyres, these bikes allow beginners and seasoned riders alike to reap the benefits of plus-sized rubber. These, along with the rest of Cannondale's 2-16 range, will be on display at the show.

Martyn Ashton onstage

Acquiring hordes of new fans as a result of his astounding performances in the multi-million viewed online Road Bike Party videos, former World and British Mountain Bike Trials Champion Martyn Ashton will be paying a visit to The London Bike Show on the Saturday and Sunday at The Cycling Performance Theatre. 

Providing insight as to his career as a professional rider and his inspirational reaction to a life-changing spinal cord injury in 2013, Martyn will also be opening the floor up to answer your questions too. A rare opportunity to quiz a legend of the sport.

Yorkshire grit

Get up close and personal with the new cotic rocket at the 2016 london bike show:
Get up close and personal with the new cotic rocket at the 2016 london bike show:

Sheffield-based Cotic have been predominantly designing steel framed bikes since their first creation, the Soul, back in 2002. Having grown significantly since then, Cotic has gone on to produce frames ranging from the super-versatile Escapade road bike to the new Rocket 27.5 full-suss, and has maintained a loyal fanbase in the process. Swing by the Cotic stand to check out the range.

Air To The Throne makes its debut

Attending The London Bike Show also means witnessing the inaugural edition of Air To The Throne, lining up 30 of the world’s finest dirt jumpers to fight it out for the enticing prize pot of €10,000. They'll be competing upon an immense AT3 course, using gigantic features to tease the biggest tricks possible out of the assembled riders. 

The adrenaline will be pumping as the acrobatic riders put on a jaw-dropping display above you, but if you do need a break from the intense action, a visit to The Hot Seat Bar is sure to calm the nerves while overlooking the course. British talent will be leading the charge for the prize money with Sam Pilgrim, Matt Jones and Daryl Brown all poised to lay claim to the throne.

Spray.Bike

'Do you want some?' check out the spray.bike cans at the bikeradar innovation zone:
'Do you want some?' check out the spray.bike cans at the bikeradar innovation zone:

At the BikeRadar-sponsored Innovation Zone, you'll be able to check out the Spray.Bike cans. They're a clever new way to touch up scuffed parts of your bike's paint job, or give it an entirely new look. The cans are available in a vast array of colours, including fluoro, and their claim to fame is that they're "No dribble. No Drip. No Fuss".

We tried them out recently and came away very impressed – check out the results.

Discount for BikeRadar readers

More than 300 bike brands will exhibit at this year’s London Bike Show, with stands and other attractions to interest everyone with an interest in bikes.

Adult tickets cost £15, with concession tickets at £9, and children under eight going free. A ticket gets you entry to three other events that are running simultaneously: the Triathlon Show London, The Telegraph Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show, and the London International Dive Show (Saturday & Sunday only).

We've got a 10% discount off advanced adult tickets – just enter the code 'BR1620' when registering at the London Bike Show website.

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