CORE Bike 2010: First look, featuring Colnago, Litespeed, Brooks, Traitor & Rollapaluza

Top brands show of their wares at trade only show… even more to come

by Tony Farrelly   January 26, 2010  

We're at the 2010 CORE Bike Show looking at some very lovely stuff from the likes of Colnago, Brooks, Litespeed, Kinesis, Lezyne, Traitor and lots more. We'll be posting in a lot more detail about what's here later, but for the moment here's a taster featuring the Colnago Master X Pista - the classic Italian steel frame in fixed form, check out those new FSA Gimondi cranks, named after the legendary Felice Gimondi, production versions will have the Gimondi name later etched on to the crank arm.

We've also got pics of the Litespeed Archon C3 and the production version of Quintana Roo's asymmetric tubed tri/TT bike. Plus more shots of the Traitor singlespeeds we featured last week - production versions of which will be in Reynolds and Columbus tubing rather than the 4130 Chromoly of the bikes pictured, some UK frames will also be fillet brazed - prices though remain unchanged – we'll have more detail on that later.

Carrying on the urban theme, but in a more commuterish vein, check the very stylish Brooks courier bag featuring plenty of leather detailing and Brooks owners, Selle Italia, have been trawling through the old product catalogues again and have revived another blast from the past in the shape of a rather spiffing rain cape which rolls up into a back and stows on the back of your saddle - they are being made in Britain too.

All that plus some bonus pics from last night's Rollapaluza action - Dave won a prize, but not the top gong: that went to ex track star Marco Librizzi who made even a kilo on the rollers look easy… ish.

Lots more from CORE coming soon…

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I was slightly disturbed by that strange device Fizik was touting to measure what saddle best suited you...I think I got the wrong end of the stick, so to speak, as to what you were supposed to do with it though!

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posted by DaSy [693 posts]
26th January 2010 - 13:20


Colnago look to be trying to hard with the white wheels - could have looked so nice in that classic deep red.

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posted by Blackhound [466 posts]
26th January 2010 - 21:47