Sadly the Core Bike Show is a trade only event so here's a video taster starring fancy bikes and kit from the likes of Dedacciai, Colnago, Civia, Easton and lots more and with cameo guest appearances by the Green Oil man and Doddy from MBUK – yes the stars come out for Core. Bang your head on the desk before pressing 'Play' for full the full Core-o-Vision effect (slight hangover – there's a social side to Core – coupled with eye strain brought on by so much shiny stuff in one place).
Basically it's our favourite bits from the show – some of which are already winging their way in to road.cc for test. Stand out items for me included the Traitor Luggernaut 3-spd, (and indeed all of the Traitor range of urban machines), Dedacciai's Super Scuro, the Kinesis Ti Gran Fondo and De Marchi's Classic Wool tops (think that made the final cut if not we'll be posting some pics soon (my video arm went a bit shaky at that point). Dave was particularly enthused by the Civias so much so that he forget to point that camera at 'em while waxing lyrical - don't worry we got some footage.
Core is a small(ish) but perfectly formed slice of high end cycling brands featuring bikes, wheels, components, clothing, accessories… the lot really, it covers all cycling genres too road cycling in all its many forms is particularly well represented with race, commuting and urban riding all getting a good look in - this year there were noticeably more high end urban, utility and general high end machines. There were also a lot of interesting high end wheels, deep section carbon clinchers are so in… we've got a wheels round up on it's way.
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.