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
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
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
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 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.
Here's Cannondale's flagship aero road machine complete with their Hollowgram chainset and Vision deep carbon rims.
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.
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.
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...
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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After cobbling together a few hundred quid during his student days off the back of a hard winter selling hats (long story), Jack bought his first road bike at the age of 20 and has been hooked ever since. He was Staff Writer at 220 Triathlon magazine for two years before joining road.cc in 2017, and reports on all things tech as well as editing road.cc's live blog. He is also the news editor of our electric-powered sister site eBikeTips. Jack's preferred events are time trials, sportives, triathlons and pogo sticking (the latter being another long story), and on Sunday afternoons he can often be found on an M5 service station indulging in his favourite post-race meal of 20 chicken nuggets, a sausage roll, caramel shortbread and a large strawberry milkshake.