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

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…

Plucked from the obscurity of his London commute back in the mid-Nineties to live in Bath and edit bike mags our man made the jump to the interweb back in 2006 as launch editor of a large cycling website somewhat confusingly named after a piece of navigational equipment. He came up with the idea for road.cc mainly to avoid being told what to do… Oh dear, issues there then. Tony tries to ride his bike every day and if he doesn't he gets grumpy, he likes carbon, but owns steel, and wants titanium. When not on his bike or eating cake Tony spends his time looking for new ways to annoy the road.cc team. He's remarkably good at it.


DaSy [686 posts] 5 years ago

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!

Blackhound [432 posts] 5 years ago

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