The Core Bike show
Wednesday, January 25, 2006 12.00am
More goodies to oogle...
We've just come back from the Core Bike Show armed to the teeth with cool stuff, and with banging hangovers after a few shandies.
Don't worry, you didn't miss out. Core is a trade only show for dealers (and laggers like us) to check out the latest bits and pieces, but we spotted a few special bits you might want to look at...Deity Components
Deity are a small brand brought in by Extra/Mountain Road Distribution, and have the same ethic as 24seven and DMR components; simple, strong and won't leave you in the gutter with an empty wallet.
Obviously, the thing that drew us in was the pimp white cranks, white stem, and the chunky gothic seat collar. Very tidy indeed...Atomlab
Atomlab have a brand new pedal (but more on that in the next mag) out as well as some sweet new hubs, and of course their Trail Pimp frame.
Sidelining the Atomlab range is the General Issue stuff including two new handlebars and a sweet looking dirt jumping frame. Again, more on that soon... Maverick Bikes
We spent some time there checking out the awesome Maverick rigs. Definitely mountain bikes that deserve the "mountain" in their name... Did you know that the finish on some of their frames is completely scratch proof? We were even allowed to coin the frames! This finish should be on all DH and jump bikes! We heard a story about a certain famous industry bod trying the coin trick_Ý on the wrong frame. Oops!
We also spotted a cool new seatpost system by Maverick, it's surely the solution that enduro and serious rider have been looking for since the Hite Rite system from back in the day. Using the lever under the saddle's nose, you can hydraulically move the seatpost up to give efficient climbing and then down again to get the seat out the way for quicker descending. That'll be 12 Maverick seatposts to the MBUK office then...Silkolene
As well as displaying various lubes, fork oils and so on, Silkolene's bike wash was also on display, with it's amusing Fuchs Off title. You see, apparently, the mud and grime just Fuchs Off. See what they did there?Gusset
Ison Distribution had loads of new stuff on display. They always seem to be one of the hardest working British companies...
Having many a dirt jumper riding under the ID banner gives them the chance to develop stuff that people actually want and need-like strong, simple handlebars. These gusset numbers feature a 50mm rise, and will see off more than a few crashes...
Also, the excellent Slim Jim pedals, as tested in the next issue of MBUK, are also available in magnesium to keeping the weight right down. Spot on for those with bikes on a January detox...
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