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Core Bike 2007 – part 1


Core Bike brings together a number of cycle distributors and is open to the
trade only.

Rebecca (Our production Guru, writer and track rider) and I strolled through
the corridors and rooms of Whittlebury Hall, and these are some of the bikes and bits that stood
out. We thought you might like a quick peek now and we will feature all
in greater detail at a later stage,

New to us is Simplon an Austrian company that shifts
lots of bikes in Germany, which is now looking to make an impact in
the UK.
ATB Sales had the latest Whyte E5 on show. We know from
talking to riders at Beastway, that the UK orientated bike is much loved
in the mud.
Whyte E5’s suspension set up and carbon swnig arm –
coool
A Chorus equipped Mezzo folding bike with carbon straight
bars – ‘drops’ hinder folding
Rebecca liked the Fox women’s range
The Shamal is gold – Campag’s modern version of a classic
wheel
2007 Campagnolo Shamal
Just so cool – the 2007 Cosmic Carbonne from Mavic
The latest full Carbon from Cinelli
A women’s specific bike from Cinelli

Star of the Show was the Ferrari Colnago. Would you ride it or hang
it on the wall? Me? I would ride it!

We tend to forget that if friends Colnago and Ferrari
hadn’t got to together in the 70s the carbon bike craze may never have
happened
Top of the Taiwanese Colnago’s working out at about
£1,000 less than the Italian made models
A Team Milram issue road frame
The Kinesis KR 810, weighed less than Upgrade said
It took two years for the Kinesis KR 810 to find life,
the first year’s feedback saw changes made to the geometry and they worked
to get it right.

More to follow in Part Two

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