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Latest bikes and kit direct from the 2012 London Bike Show in January
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17th February 2011
The 2011 Dawes launch saw tweaks to the classics but a pleasant surprise were some credible-looking audax bikes and a classic frame for sensible money.
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29th January 2011
Based at the Redbridge Cycling Centre, there’s a huge bike demo weekend coming in March from Evans. Plus a couple of their RideIt! sportive events to start your year off.
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26th January 2011
Previously only sold in the UK through Halfords stores, Chris Boardman’s new Elite bikes are due to be sold all over the world. Luke Evans got a peep yesterday.
22nd January 2011
Legendary mountain bike elder statesman Joe Murray is the designer behind the USA brand VooDoo. The 2011 bikes will be in Halfords from March.
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20th January 2011
If carbon-fibre, steel, aluminium or titanium are ‘so last year’ for you, perhaps hickory is the frame material for you? US maker Renovo makes just such a frame.
17th January 2011
Adam Biggs is the designer behind the new Forme brand. After a strong debut, it looks like he not only gets to keep his job; there’s big growth coming in 2011.
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14th January 2011
Just announced: a new brand from Germany called Ghost that, apart from some nice mountain and city bikes, offers a couple of well-priced road bikes.
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13th January 2011
The Duke of Edinburgh didn’t have to travel far to Brompton’s West London factory. Could he be looking for suitable wedding presents?
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15th December 2010
Italian mountain bike brand Sintesi offered road bikes to the Italians all along. It just took the sportive cycling boom in the UK to bring them here, too.
23rd November 2010
All for under a grand, famous Far East bike maker commits to big road bike sales with three new models coming in 2011. We like that they’re coming in 7 sizes.
10th November 2010
A return to the UK for Jamis, a big and well-reviewed value brand in the U.S. Now to be sold in the Evans stores and mailorder. There’s two nice looking all round tourers.
2nd November 2010
“This Basso is a real find; not only does it combine an enticing and effective mix of aluminium main frame with carbon seatstays, but it is really, genuinely made in Italy.”
1st November 2010
Vitus the legendary French bike brand returns with a range of bikes for roadies and urban cyclists alike. We like the look of the Dark Plasma with a carbon frame for £1,200.
27th October 2010
The Taiwanese company Oyama has been making folders since 1966 and now produces 11 small-packaged wonders. Two in particular caught our eye.
16th October 2010
Unlike previous record attempts that have tended to use purpose-built touring machines, the steel-framed Genesis Croix de Fer is a standard-spec cyclo-cross bike.
It’s the season for maximum activity on the bike launch front. Matt Lamy previews 2011 new range offerings from Trek, Charge, Focus, Felt, Pace & Specialized.
4th October 2010
“As a new brand we are exploring all potential routes to market across all territories around the world,” said Andy Smallwood, Boardman’s director of operations.
15th September 2010
Nick Rearden peeks round the door at Cannondale’s HQ to get a sneak preview of the 2011 road line-up. We’re getting back the CAAD8 all built up for less than £1,000.
With a mixture of SRAM’s road and off-road components, this machine is designed for asphalt, gravel or mud and promises good old-fashioned fun.
14th September 2010
According to BMW, “The bike’s extraordinary colour was inspired by the legendary BMW 1802 from the 1970s.” They’re hedging their bets with quieter options, too.
15th August 2010
The uncluttered look of Genesis Bikes’ Day One appealed to commuters so they’ve added an Alfine 8-speed version. There’s also a fettle of the successful Equilibrium.
1st May 2010
Built around an A1 aluminium compact frame although for a £50 surcharge you could get yourself a far more retro, classic track-frame-shaped steel model.
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