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THE BIKE PLACE PREVIEW


Fresh rubber and much more is


expected from Eclat


A Bigger Bike Place


Now well established on the trade calendar, Silverstone will once again host The Bike Place come January 26th through 28th. Mark Sutton talks to show organiser Sean Reynolds about expanding into a larger hall, adding a mountain bike track and hosting over 100 cycling labels…


WITH PLANS to house over 30 cycling distributors, the Bike Place show has come a long way in the three years since its debut exhibition. Having revealed a guest list that includes the likes of the Cycling Sports Group, Triton Imports and Velobrands, over 100 labels are expected to be represented, with many showing product to retailers for the first time. Overlooking the Silverstone circuit, the


hangar housing the show this year will be noticeably larger in order to accommodate all those signed up, with room to spare for a ShoreTrax portable MTB demo track. There may also be an opportunity to go for a spin on the track itself, though this is still to be confirmed. Without further ado, let's have a look at a selection of the product that'll be on show.


Greenover


This will be the first time Greenover has taken Rocky Mountain to Silverstone, but that's not all. The firm has told BikeBiz that it will be introducing a brand called Wishbone Design, who is known for its wooden balance bikes. Thanks to a modular construction, the bowed frame can flip, handily raising the saddle height as the child grows, as well as turning into a trike, should a bit more balance assistance be required by the rider.


R53 Sport


Returning for a second year, R53 is anticipating a big year with Pyga Bikes having scored numerous positive reviews in the consumer press. At the Bike Place show R53 is expected to launch two more new models, the Pyga Pascoe (140mm 650B) and Pyga Zero, a 650B


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carbon hardtail frame, with the same 'fun and fast' geometry. A fresh version of the extremely popular ICE


dropper post is also set for launch at the show, dubbed the V8 Deluxe. A newly-designed remote lever, with a more precise function make up the changes, while the retail price actually decreases.


GearMechHanger.com


With over 300 replacement hangers now in its catalogue, gearmechhanger.com claims to now be the UK's largest supplier of CNC machined frame spares. To be introduced at the show, the


engineering firm will reveal a workshop box containing all of the best-selling hangers, ideal for backing up the numerous brands that you may carry in store.


Cycling Sports Group


In its debut year at Silverstone, Cycling Sports Group is expected to bring along Mongoose, Eclat, Charge, Salt, Fuse, GT and Cannondale for the ride.


Expect to see some of the many


developments that have been brewing with high-end BMX label Eclat, including fresh coloured tyres, the beefy Maverick cranks and perhaps the recently spotted Eclat Blind freecoaster hub.


Evolution


Expect plenty of eye catchers from Evolution, with products like the limited edition turquoise Chris kind hub, headset and bb shells. Delivery of some of these sought after parts will land in the UK during mid-January in time for the show.


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