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...
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.
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'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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Arriving at road.cc 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 road.cc 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.