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Showstoppers from Colnago, Specialized, Cinelli, Condor, Look, Pinarello + more from The Cycle Show

We've had a browse for some of the coolest bikes on display at this year's Cycle Show. There are certainly some crackers.....

If you're heading to The Cycle Show at Birmingham's NEC tomorrow or over the weekend, lucky you! If not, or if you want a big old preview, then behold this gallery of the coolest bikes we spotted from our day wandering round the NEC.

Plenty of Italian greats were in attendance including Colnago, Pinarello and Cinelli, plus many British brands that we'll be rounding up separately in a further gallery and video coming at ya soon. Below we've picked out some of our faves from the show, but there's plenty more in the gallery above too... 

Specialized S-Works Tarmac

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Appearing at the show to flaunt its various accessories from Supercaz (the iridescent bottle cages, bar tape and saddle), Peter Sagan's all-round race bike of choice is built up with an S-Works power crankset and Shimano Dura-Ace components elsewhere, and Specialized Roval wheels with tan wall Turbo Cotton tyres.  

Ribble Endurance SL special edition 

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It may be becoming something of an annual Cycle Show tradition, because once again Ribble have brought along a super lightweight, special edition version of their Endurance SL bike and suspended it using balloons. A THM crankset and Lightweight wheels help to bring this bike down to around 5.5kg. 

Look 795 Blade RS 

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Look's super sharp aero road machine is completely cable-tidy on this build thanks to a SRAM Red Etap AXS groupset. The high modulus frame comes with Look's reversible aero seatpost for plenty of positional options, and Look's ADH aero stem. 

Colnago C64


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Colnago had plenty of bike porn on display, including a special edition C64 in a retro homage to the legendary Mapei team bikes (above) and a bike featuring a paintjob designed in association with cycling apparel brand Le Col.

Cannondale Systemsix

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Here's Cannondale's flagship aero road machine complete with their Hollowgram chainset and Vision deep carbon rims. 

Cinelli Zydeco

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This gravel racer from the Italians stands out even more thanks to its funky bar tape. It's 700c or 650b compatible, with a carbon monocoque frame and dual sided dropped chainstays for some extra comfort. 

Condor Classico

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The Condor Classico packs loads of retro goodness on its Columbus triple-butted steel frameset, including a Campagnolo Athena groupset and a Brooks Swift saddle with matching tan-brown bar tape. 

Pinarello Bolide 

While it might not be as aesthetically pleasing as some of our other choices, what did stand out for us on Pinarello's flagship TT and triathlon bike was the price... 

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If you want it set up with Lightweight Fernweg rims, that's going to set you back £16,750! Or you could go for the bargain version for just £11,000, although you won't go very far because that's the price without wheels...

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Arriving at in 2017 via 220 Triathlon Magazine, Jack dipped his toe in most jobs on the site and over at eBikeTips before being named the new editor of in 2020, much to his surprise. His cycling life began during his students days, when he cobbled together a few hundred quid off the back of a hard winter selling hats (long story) and bought his first road bike - a Trek 1.1 that was quickly relegated to winter steed, before it was sadly pinched a few years later. Creatively replacing it with a Trek 1.2, Jack mostly rides this bike around local cycle paths nowadays, but when he wants to get the racer out and be competitive his preferred events are time trials, sportives, triathlons and pogo sticking - the latter being another long story.  

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Chris Hayes | 4 years ago

I'm not sure which Colnago paint job is worse, Le Col or Mapei?  Amazing how these paint jobs age a bike - even a new one.  If I'm going for a retro ride I'll stick with my PR09 C50...

RobD | 4 years ago

Ribble seem to be producing some really awesome colour schemes on their bikes lately, definitely better than that mess of a Colnago

dereinevogelda | 4 years ago

The C64 shown on the pictures above is the MAPEI edition. It's simply the wrong picture.

The LE COL collaboration is shown here:

wingmanrob replied to dereinevogelda | 4 years ago

dereinevogelda wrote:

The C64 shown on the pictures above is the MAPEI edition. It's simply the wrong picture.

The LE COL collaboration is shown here:


After your woefully poor coverage of Eurobike, you can't possibly stuff the CycleShow coverage up can you?

MattieKempy | 4 years ago

I'll have 3 Pinarellos please. Very affordable bike.

srchar | 4 years ago

The new Colnago font makes my teeth itch. It belongs on a toilet cleaner.

Butty | 4 years ago
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The C64 reminds me of the old Raleigh team colours from late 80's

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