Yesterday, BikeRadar took a trip over to visit UK distributor Saddleback for its in-house show. Being the UK’s gateway for brands such as Intense, Silca, SIDI, Castelli and ENVE, the show was full of fetching new kit. Below we’ve compiled five of the most interesting product picks for your viewing pleasure.
The ‘Fruit Salad’ Intense Recluse
Here at BikeRadar we’ve already been lucky enough to test ride the latest Intense Recluse trail bike, but we were genuinely taken aback when we saw this example at Saddleback’s in-house show.With a livery seemingly based on a popular penny sweet, this particular Recluse didn’t fail to grab the attention of every mountain biker present.
Alchemy’s murdered out Arktos
Those who know their confectionary will confirm that a Fruit Salad is never far away from a Black Jack — and, in this case, it’s a similarly tasty proposition.We’re talking about the Alchemy Arktos, in particular this ultra-stealthy (and incredibly spendy) build assembled by Saddleback employees prior to the show.
The frame itself isn’t new and anyone seeking more information on this bike should head over to this previous article, but it’s the meticulously colour coordinated parts on this build that truly has to be seen to be fully appreciated.
More luxurious tooling from Silca
Premium tool brand Silca seems to be on a roll right now, after launching a whole bunch of new tooling at this year’s Interbike, but it seems there’s still plenty more to come from the brand.
We got our hands on a few pre-production parts and first up there’s this intriguing little BOA equipped tool roll.
The price? A cool £105 / US$110. Take a look here.
Castelli spring/summer 2017 collection
We also got a sneak peek at Castelli’s Spring/Summer line for 2017. Among the usual technical garments we’d normally associate with the red scorpion, we also found a welcome dash of colour. Expect more coverage on this as and when it arrives.