Coinciding with this year’s edition of Sea Otter, the Cycle Show 2023 brought together some of the UK’s biggest brands in the salubrious surroundings of Alexandra Palace in London.
New Motion Labs Enduo Cargo drivetrain
New Motion Labs’ Enduo Cargo is a cargo-bike specific drivetrain claimed to last three and a half times longer than a conventional drivetrain.
The drivetrain uses a skip-tooth profile and a 06B-1 chain. These chains are used commonly in industrial settings and differ from standard bike chains, engaging both sides of a tooth.
The Enduo Cargo drivetrain is only available for Enviolo, Shimano or Rohloff hub gears.
A full Enduo Cargo drivetrain costs £216 and is available to buy direct from New Motion Labs. International pricing is TBC.
Propain had its updated Tyee enduro bike on display at The Cycle Show.
The 160mm-travel enduro bike ticks every box in a game of ‘new MTB bingo’ – it’s longer, slacker and lower, the suspension kinematics have been updated and it now features internal cable routing (bingo!).
Reilly Cycleworks time trial bike
It was impossible to walk past this amazing time trial bike on the Reilly Cycleworks stand without taking a second glance.
Like the Reilly Fusion, this bike pairs butted titanium tubing with cast titanium components to create an almost carbon-like aero-optimised silhouette.
Lezyne Mega HB E2000
The Lezyne Mega HB E2000 is a new bike light designed to run off an electric bike’s central battery.
A large StVZO-compliant central beam is paired with six additional LEDs.
Electric bike lights are a growing market for both OEMs and as aftermarket upgrades, with Lezyne now offering at least 16 ebike-specific lights.
Basso Palta gravel bike
The Basso Palta is a go-fast carbon gravel race bike.
The bike launched in 2021, but this is the first time we’ve got up close and personal with one.
The bike’s a real looker, with classic seatstays and a sleek silhouette, but we’re particularly fond of the junction between the down tube and fork crown.
It’s a really nice bit of design that makes the most of Basso’s signature offset crown. Lovely stuff.
Braking IN.CA.S 2.0 disc brakes
These premium disc brakes from Braking take the top prize for the most literal product name ever.
Fitted to a Forestal Cyon electric bike, Braking’s IN.CA.S 2.0 brakes cost a whopping £775 at RRP, and that’s without rotors or mounts.
For context, a pair of Shimano XTR M9100 brakes would set you back ‘only’ £470 for a pair.
Sturdy Cycles titanium crankset with SRAM Red AXS chainrings
Sturdy Cycles’ titanium crankset is made to order, 3D-printed and an oh-so-lovely object to ogle.
This is the first time we’ve seen the £1,300 cranks fitted with SRAM’s Red AXS 2x integrated chainrings, including the integrated power meter. Premium!
Quintessential Customs Workshop Lucienne Day-inspired custom bag and bikepacking bike
Lucienne Day was an iconic British textile designer. Her work defined the contemporary style of the 1950s and 1960s.
Quintessential Customs Workshop pays homage to Day’s work with this custom bikepacking setup.
The bikepacking bags by Wizard Works and matching custom Teme frame incorporate motifs inspired by Day’s work, and we absolutely love it.
Mid-century modern design and bikepacking bags? That’s any millennial cyclist’s dream.
Fizik Gravita Tensor Flat shoes
Fizik’s Gravita Tensor shoes are available in either flat or clip-in options. The neat inboard ankle guard, which will help protect socks from oily marks, is shared across both shoes.
Our eyes were drawn by this black-and-white version of the flat pedal shoe, which looks a bit like something you’d hire at a bowling alley.
BMC Teammachine SLR MPC
Most all-black bikes are as boring as sin, but we’ll make a rare exception for this stealthy BMC Teammachine SLR MPC.
Funky paint and weird specs will always draw our attention, but we still have a soft spot for a good ol’ no-compromise, lust-worthy, go-fast stealth-fighter inspired road bike. This €12,000 (!) bike ticks all of those boxes.