PDW's Loading Dock will appeal to anyone who's looking to add stylish luggage space to the back of their bike. It's certainly a good looking rack, and it's easy to fit too.
The main body of the rack is alloy tubing, with a black finish. There's one stay swooping down in a curve from the back of the rack to the dropout mount, with another arcing off to the front of the platform. There's a small looped section of tubing at the bottom for attaching the bottom hook of a pannier.
The Origami Front Fender from PDW is a downtube-mounted mudguard. Fitting and removing is easy, and it does a good job of keeping the worst of the mud from flying off your front wheel onto your legs or into your eyes, although it's never going to replace full-length guards. The price is fair too.
If you use mudguards, the PDW Fenderbot is a simple but well made and very effective rear light.
There are loads of lights like this on the market, some much cheaper, but this one is better than most. It's shaped to fit on a rear mudguard.
PDW stands for Portland Design Works who as you can probably guess are based in Portland. We're talking US of A here though for the makers of this The Bird Cage bottle holder - not on the coast of Dorset.
Since 2008 the guys at PDW have been coming up with various bits and bobs to customise your bike from bar grips, to racks, mudguards and plenty of things in between. They've now turned their attention to the humble bottle cage.
We're not done with Core Bike 2013, so here's another batch of new products from the show. There's a bit of something from Castelli, Thomson, Raceware, 3T and PDW. If you missed our earlier roundups you can read them here and here.
The Portland Design Works (PDW) big silver pump is a beautifully executed example of the ton-up pressure midi size pump that has largely superseded the humble frame-fit.