We drove up to Silverstone on monday for a look round Corebike 2014 and to meet the distributors and manufacturers we use throughout the year. It is a great opportunity to see new products, catch up on news and look at lines we might want to stock in the workshop. Here are a few products which interested us, other cycle websites will give you full detailed coverage naturally.
Lightweight are amazing for their quality and workmanship. The build process, lightweight (doh!) and customer service are first class. The Autobahn disc rear is super light and beautiful to hold. The ribbons of carbon on the surface are structural and made from military specification carbon.
The new Lightweight Urgelstat frame was on display too. Designed to work in conjunction with the wheel system to provide a comfortable ride over longer distances it looks gorgeous and slightly menacing…
The San Marco Super Legarra saddles weighs only 110 grams! Weightweenies will love this. Each is weighed and the weight hand written on the label along with the signature of the person who made it.
Hope were there with their new colour line – Purple!
The Stages crank arm based powermeter is quickly gaining a position in the UK market and quite rightly so – it is small, well sealed against UK weather and can be used with any wheelset which can be attached to the bike. Clever.
And finally – plenty of new tyre options from one of our favourite manufacturers – Continental. This Grandsport is going to be a good seller at £60 a pair with a sticky / durable rubber used.