This page contains a Flash digital edition of a book.

As the preparations for the tenth Core Bike show ramp up, Jonathon Harker takes a sneaky peak into the exhibitors top secret plans for the Whittlebury Hall Hotel trade-only event…


FRESH FROM its nomination for Bike Brand of the Year at this year’s BikeBiz Awards, cycling lifestyle trailblazer Bobbin Bicycles with be showing its 2014 range at Core Bike for the very first time. The Bobbin line is produced over in Taiwan and the rapidly expanding line


includes stylish ladies and gents roadsters as well as the new Bobbin Junior range, with several models for 4- 14 year olds. Retailers are invited to come along

and say hello to the thriving brand in room S10.

Handily for the cycle to work market, a number of 2014 Tifosi bikes retail under £1,000, including the CK5 Classico and CK6 Forte, as well as the existing CK7 Granfondo. The new aluminium CK4 Sportivo with carbon seat is just a touch over at £1,099.99. Building on its interest at the NEC Cycle

MIDGES. THE enemy of all right minded folk and all outdoor activity fans, whether they’re mountain bikers, cycle tourists or roadies. Help is at hand with Buff’s brand new Insect Shield Buff, launching with samples at Core Bike.

The Insect Shield does exactly what the name suggests and protects the wearer from insects. How so? The Insect Shield Buff is a seamless tube of Coolmax Extreme fabric that offers up to 95 per cent protection from harmful UV rays and has also been treated with Insect Shield Technology for long lasting and odourless protection from insects.


The collection, available to retailers at the end of February, includes ten patterned designs and four plain with an RRP of £20. Appealing not only to cycle types, the Insect Shield Buff is set to be snapped up by walkers, climbers, cycle tourists, anglers, horsemen (and women) and basically anyone who’s had the misfortune to encounter the fearsome Scottish midgie. As BikeBiz goes to press, Buffera has also got the AW 14-15 collection on the way, so we’ll have more on that next time.

Show, the Cinelli Bootleg cross-continent Hobo bike will be at Core. Cinelli is introducing the Saetta Radical and Radical Plus, building on the reputation of the original Saetta. The Histogram Ultimate is a new Mash build and the Mash Parallax is an ‘optical wonder’. The popular Cinelli Experience appears in white or black, while Cinelli’s iconic track frame, the Vigorelli, is introduced in a new colour called Vigarosa. The new disc specific Zydeco appears in a striking polished Italo shade, and the Strato Wired returns in black and white. Deda Strada is introducing the new Gladiatore, a carbon frame equipped with a Campag group set for under £1,500. The Super Scuro Evolution is also added to the Deda fleet, with an integrated seatpost and EPS / Di2 ready. The popular Nerissimo goes yellow for 2014, while the Alluminio bike and the Acciaio steel frame are key newcomers as is the 2014 Ran frame, available in a disc option. The full Deda Elementi 2014 wheel range is a technical revolution for Deda fans, with stunning alloy and carbon wheels in clincher and tubular models. Chicken CycleKit uses quality European finishing kits on its in-house built bikes. Bike builds are invariably supplied with Campagnolo drivetrains, Cinelli or Deda bars and stems, Selle Italia saddles, Vittoria tyres and Miche or Campagnolo wheels.

The ever increasing interest of

Campag’s EPS system is expected to keep on growing with the release of the new

V2 power unit, allowing riders to mount the power unit internally, giving obvious aerodynamic and aesthetic advantages. The revolutionary idmatch system

from Selle Italia helps cyclists choose, scientifically, what saddle suits them – providing dealers with measuring equipment comprising pelvic callipers, a tape measure, pelvic inclinometer and software programme to help cyclists choose the saddle best suited to their anatomy. Chicken CycleKit now distributes Sportourer saddles, a leisure and commuting range from the sister company of Selle Italia. LAS helmets, now owned by Briko, caused a stir at the NEC and will be at Core together with eyewear and clothing from the brand. The Vermarc race clothing includes the Mark Cavendish Omega Pharma range and the Sportline PR.R custom clothing for own name kit. Vittoria ‘made in Italy’ shoes, also popular at the NEC, are establishing themselves as a leading European manufacturer. 2014 may also be the year for Datatag, again since the NEC show, sales of the new Datatag systems have rapidly increased. Retailers have said new bikes are rolling out the doors fitted with the anti-theft system. Chicken CycleKit is now able to supply

Zefal mudguards, pumps and bottles from stock. Early March sees the arrival of the complete Flinger range of mudguards. Following the successful trialling of

Superior bikes last year, many of the 2014 models will be available from January. Bike friendly transport options are offered by JetBlack car racks, which widens the choice of product available. There’s more on or in the distributor’s catalogue.


Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52  |  Page 53  |  Page 54  |  Page 55  |  Page 56  |  Page 57  |  Page 58  |  Page 59  |  Page 60  |  Page 61  |  Page 62  |  Page 63  |  Page 64  |  Page 65  |  Page 66  |  Page 67  |  Page 68  |  Page 69  |  Page 70  |  Page 71  |  Page 72  |  Page 73  |  Page 74  |  Page 75  |  Page 76  |  Page 77  |  Page 78  |  Page 79  |  Page 80  |  Page 81  |  Page 82  |  Page 83  |  Page 84  |  Page 85  |  Page 86  |  Page 87  |  Page 88  |  Page 89  |  Page 90  |  Page 91  |  Page 92