Core Bike Show 2009: Report 2 - Road Cycling UK

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Core Bike Show 2009: Report 2

Another batch of highlights from Core Bike Show 2009.

LAS introduces the new Istrion, a helmet boasting 27 vents and easy fitting including vertical adjustment with the Catseyes System. One shell fits sizes 53 – 61cm and the lid costs £94.99

LAS have worked extensively to ensure the air vents are optimally placed for cool heads

Cinelli’s new Bubble bar tape, available in a choice of colours, features ‘soft airtight padded micro-spheres’ which are said to improve perspiration absorption and comfort

For the Cancellara fans reading this, bar tape with national flags is now available. No British flag tape though, just Italian, Japanese, Swiss and Canadian

Ever wondered what BMC’s SLX01 Racemaster carbon/aluminium frame looks like without a layer of paint?

Back from the past, Cinelli’s legendary Unicanitor saddle, which when released in 1962 was the first plastic shell saddle

Bar tape isn’t an area usually prone to much development, but Fizik’s new Dual:Tape has a slither of foam padding running along the centre of the tape’s length for added comfort

Ever thought Schwalbe’s Ultremo would look good in a range of colours? Wonder no more…

Hutchinson’s new Fusion 2 Ultra 220g tyres utilise three compounds in a combination that the company claims will “optimise tread life, progressive grip in corners and lateral traction”

The guys behind Buff Headwear are branching out with a range of eco-friendly clothing under the label of SueMe (more at

Extra UK’s Cane Creek was showing the new Frustum range of headsets, designed for the increasing adoption of tapered steeres with larger diameter lower head bearings.

Custom coloured brake hoods are all the rage, and Cane Creek have now joined in with these tasteful retro items

Finally, what bicycle show would be complete without the now mandatory Brooks highlight? Here, Richard models the company’s Barbican Messenger Bag

First Core Bike Show report here


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