The Bike Place 2015 - road bike gallery

4iiii power meter, Cielo road disc and Olmo Gara retro bike among this year's selection

The Bike Place was BikeRadar's first stop for 2015 bike shows and there were plenty of road bike goodness to see at this UK-based, industry-only event.

Here are some of our highlights – don't forget to check out the gallery above for all the pictures and see our MTB (and kids' and 'cross kit) round-up from the show too.

Cielo bikes

Cielo (pronounced Chello) is Chris King's road bike brand so it's no surprise that attention to detail and quality is astounding here. Fully handmade from custom Columbus steel tubing, the bikes have been designed to give the famous ride quality of steel, but with racy performance. The bi-ovalised down tube and lowered seatstays maximise stiffness to help you go fast as well as look good.

The road racer disc is new for cielo in 2015:
The road racer disc is new for cielo in 2015:

We think the Cielo range is gorgeous – check out more pictures in the gallery above

Both the traditional Road Racer and Road Racer Disc use Enve forks, colour-matched perfectly to the six frame colour options: chartreuse green, azul blue, rosso red, tangerine, sky blue and tartan (silver with tartan graphics). Matching stems are also available at additional cost. Naturally, the bikes are specced with Chris King Inset I8 headsets.

Beautiful details such as these gorgeous dropouts can be found all over cielo bikes:
Beautiful details such as these gorgeous dropouts can be found all over cielo bikes:

The dropouts look smooth and stylish, just like the rest of the bike

Built up with suitably high-end components, the Road Racer comes in at 7.21kg. Both bikes are available in six sizes, with framesets costing £2,399.

4iiii Precision power meter

If the 4iiii Precision power meter lives up to its billing, it could end the 'which power meter should I buy?' conundrum overnight when it begins shipping in March.

The 4iiii precision could revolutionise the power meter market, offering power data at affordable prices:
The 4iiii precision could revolutionise the power meter market, offering power data at affordable prices:

The 4iiii Precision could make power meters as commonplace as heart-rate monitors before long

A small, coin-battery powered dongle containing strain gauges is permanently glued to your existing aluminium crankarm (or crank arms if you want dual-sided power) after sending it to 4iiii. Soon authorised dealers will be able to provide this service too.

Once correctly installed and calibrated, 4iiii claims accuracy of less than one per cent error. The Precision adds only 10g per unit (the lightest power meter in the world) and the battery will give 200 hours' ride time. Data transmission is possible through both ANT+ (company founder Kip Fyfe was one of the protocol's originators) and Bluetooth Smart, giving easy app compatibility.

The best bit? It'll only cost around £350 per unit, making it the cheapest power meter on the market. We'll have more information as soon as we get our hands on a test unit.

Rotor flag Q-Rings

If you want to proudly show the origin of your bike, Rotor's 52T aero Q-Rings could be just the thing – provided you want to sport US, Spainish, Italian or British flags. The hardened coating means the patriotic designs won't fade, peel or easily damage. Still, £145 is a lot of cash to show your colours.

Rotor's new patriotic q-rings:
Rotor's new patriotic q-rings:

If your bike is from the US, UK, Spain or Italy, you can now show it with your chainring

Rotor was also displaying its finishing bolt caps for four-arm spiders and its comprehensive bottom bracket conversion set. Check them out in the gallery.

Frog Bikes Track bike

Frog bikes' new track bike is designed to get children onto the boards from a young age:
Frog bikes' new track bike is designed to get children onto the boards from a young age:

Brand new for 2015, this youth's track bike from Frog Bikes is designed to give youngsters a quality, correctly-sized machine on which to blur around the boards. Unlike most Frog bikes, the track bike won't come with two sets of tyres – this is meant purely for rubber on wood action. Price TBC.

Olmo Gara Athena and Gepin

Olmo is a prestige brand from Italy, trading on over 70 years of bike building experience. This steel-tubed Gara Athena certainly reflects that history with its gorgeously painted Columbus tubing, flashes of chrome and beautiful detailing.

The olmo gara athena - glowing with retro beauty:
The olmo gara athena - glowing with retro beauty:

The Gara Athena is a love-at-first-sight type ride

The bike's sparkling fork features an engraved signature from founder Giuseppe Olmo while the top tube also bears a painted version of the same.

There's a real sense that the Gara is a slice of cycling's glory years, yet the modern Campagnolo Athena groupset and Fulcrum Racing 5 wheels make it a practical option too. The price is expected to be between £2,600 and £2,700.

The gepin is a full-on aero road bike: the gepin is a full-on aero road bike
The gepin is a full-on aero road bike: the gepin is a full-on aero road bike

At the other end of Olmo's range, the Gepin is an aero road machine with hidden brakes, a slick, slim front-end and a substantial wheel-hugger at the back.

Built up with mechanical Dura-Ace and Fulcrum Racing 3 wheels, the Gepin comes in at £4,395, plus an extra £850 if you want these Fulrum Racing Zero hoops.

Edge Design wheels

Like the brand's carbon frames, Edge Design wheels are brought in from the far east, but nice graphics, a range of rim depths and amazing prices make these worth a look.

The decals aid the high-end look despite the excellent value on offer:
The decals aid the high-end look despite the excellent value on offer:

The Edge Sidewinders aren't as bulbous as the likes of Zipps, but neither are they sharply V-shaped

The Sidewinder Aero 80 wheels are 80mm deep with a rounded profile and a 25mm rim width. Sapim race spokes are laced into sealed bearing hubs in a choice of track or road models. The deep V on the rim surface means tubulars settle easily and stay in place.

The tub versions cost just £700 per set for track, £750 for road, while the clinchers come in at £750 and £800 respectively.

Edge also has both 45 and 55mm clincher wheels in the Sidewinder range, the latter of which is also available with an aluminium rim – all for £800.

Sarto Lampo, Seto and Asola bikes

Sarto is an Italian custom-builder that calls itself a frame tailor. The brand is well-known in the cycling world for customising pro bikes from other brands to add stiffness or make other improvements at the requests of athletes.

Each frame is built tube-to-tube rather than in full frame moulds, meaning all frame lengths and geometries can be fully customised for each customer when the bike is hand-built by Sarto in Italy.

Sarto's lampo is the company's aero road model and has a claimed weight of just 980g:
Sarto's lampo is the company's aero road model and has a claimed weight of just 980g:

The Lampo is Sarto's aero road frame with a claimed weight of 980g. It's CFD designed to cheat the wind, comes complete with an aero seatpost with an integrated seat clamp and an under-the-chainstay rear brake. It comes in at £3,400 for the frame and fork.

The sarto seta is the company's most advanced bike to date with only 700g to bother the scales:
The sarto seta is the company's most advanced bike to date with only 700g to bother the scales:

The Seta is the brand's flagship racer, clocking in at 700g and featuring ultra-stiff frame with Carbon X seatstays – a cross-brace on the stays onto which the brake is mounted, which Sarto says increases comfort.

Sarto created a fleet of asola bikes in campagnolo paint schemes:
Sarto created a fleet of asola bikes in campagnolo paint schemes:

Finally, there's the Asola, another ultra-light road bike with more traditional, rounded tubes than the Seta. Sarto created a fleet of Asolas for Campagnolo's EPS launch, painted up and ready for journos to test the Italian brand's electronic shifting systems.

No. 22 Broken Arrow and Great Divide

Made in upstate New York, No. 22 bikes produces quality, up-to-date titanium frames from double- and triple-butted 3Al-2.5V cold worked stress relieved (CWSR) titanium tubing.

Oversized head tubes allow tapered forks, stiff front ends and precise steering, while bi-ovalised downtubes, thick chainstays and wide BB30 bottom brackets infuse titanium's buzz-free ride with punchy power.

The broken arrow is no. 22's first cyclocross bike:
The broken arrow is no. 22's first cyclocross bike:

Want to cyclocross with titanium style? New York state's No. 22 could be your answer

The Broken Arrow is the brand's cyclocross machine and costs £2,799 for frame, headset andh Enve's cross fork. The Great Divide is the company's pure road bike, coming in at £2,499 for frame, headset and Enve road fork.

Kuota KT5 Zero

Kuota's KT5 Zero is a head turner with its tiny head tube and long, thin aerofoil shapes that eschew the current trend for truncated profiles completely.

The kuota kt5 zero is the brand's top-end tt bike and features plenty of integration:
The kuota kt5 zero is the brand's top-end tt bike and features plenty of integration:

The front-end is totally integrated; a bayonet-style fork hides the front brake (a removable nose cone allowing access when needed) while all cabling is out of the wind, dropping into the top of the stem itself. There's also a panel on the KT5 Zero's sleek, thin down tube that hides your Di2 battery.

The seatstays are incredibly skinny and join the wheel-hugging seat tube well below the top of the rear wheel, keeping them as invisible to the wind as possible.

The carbon weave finish looks great, and £3,150 for the frameset and builds starting at £4,449 is not excessive for the superbike levels of integration seen here.

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