This week's Core Bike Live will have all these and more in a pre-Eurobike preview

Banshee, Colnago, Kona & Storck 2016 debuts at Core Bike Live

This week sees Core Bike Live debut, running tomorrow (Tuesday August 4th) and Wednesday at Core’s traditional home in Whittlebury Hall, Northamptonshire.

As well as a classic Core-style inside expo offering pre-Eurobike previews, there will be an outdoor demo area where dealers can try out new bikes (dealers wishing to demo bikes should bring with them shoes, helmet, pedals and photo ID).

Storck British distributor Storck Raddar UK will be showing the latest line-up of Storck’s engineering-led road and mountain bikes at Core Live.

The new models come after a strong year for Storck, the firm said, with substantial year-on-year growth through the same number of specialist dealers. At Core, Storck UK will present the first fully assembled bikes at key price points, while International Storck sales manager Kai Hundertmark will be attending to discuss the latest Storck Developments which will include a brand new ‘Endurance’ road bike.

Storck will be bringing a number of Road and MTB models for Dealers to test ride, plus presenting a new marketing programme to consumers and marketing support programme for dealer partners.

Core Live will see the UK debut of the 2016 bike ranges from Colnago and Transition Bikes plus the latest P&A from BBB Cycling, Dainese, Elivar, FSA, Morgan Blue and Vision, via Windwave.

All-new for 2016, the Colnago CLX has been designed using an all-new carbon fibre monocoque frame that uses high quality materials and craftsmanship that channels over 28 years of carbon fibre know-how, the blurb says. Colnago designed the CLX to offer a balance of comfort, frame stiffness and light weight. It features an oblique, oversized tube set that increases bottom bracket stiffness with a conical seat tube that uses a 27.2mm seatpost to increase comfort. The CLX also features Colnago’s ThreadFit82.5 bottom bracket system, carbon fibre drop outs, internal cable routing and is available in 8ight sizes. The frame weighs only 950 grams and the CLX will be available to demo ride as well as view in the Expo.

Transition Bikes
Fresh of the back of a hugely successful ‘Giddy Up’ 2015 bikes, the 2016 range will see some new colours with updated build kits that now include complete bike as the entry level model, plus ‘a few new surprises’, we’re told. The Transition Patrol, Scout and Smuggler models will also be available in the demo area with pro rider Chris Smith offering tips and maybe a few tricks on Tuesday 4th August.

Core will see the first UK look at Elivar sports nutrition, Elivar is the world’s first range of sports nutrition tailored specifically for athletes and active sports people over 35.

Elivar has teamed up with world class nutritionists and food scientists to develop Elivar for people who want to keep on enjoying their sports and performing as well as they possibly can. Elivar has produced products with lower glycaemic index (GI) sugars, a sophisticated mix of slow-burn carbohydrate and a rich supply of protein, all of which support the kind of physiology you have now. The range consists of four dilute-to-taste formulations for pre, during and post training. Prepare and Recover are available in Chocolate and Strawberry flavour. Endure in a choice of Orange & Mango or Watermelon flavour, and Hydrate Plus in Orange Juice flavour. The range is available in 900 gram tubs and single serve sachets.

Ison Distribution are excited to have the world’s first unveiling of the 2016 Banshee model range at Core Bike Live. UK Banshee brand manager Pat Campbell-Jenner said: "Banshee Bikes has been going from strength to strength since it’s UK re-introduction in 2013. We are excited to have the first dealer preview of the 2016 range, as well as our bike builder program build kits, using parts from our wide range of products."

Keith Scott of Banshee said: "For MY16 we have updated the geometry of our enduro models to make them fully race focused with lower BB heights and more aggressive angles to suit the requirements of the best racers. We will be releasing the race proven Legend 650 which is exceeding our world cup racers expectations. And we have also focused a lot of our efforts on the quality and finish of our products to take them to the next level."

Banshee will be on display in the new Outdoor Expo area at Core Bike Live.

Halo will be introducing some exciting new wheel products to their range at Core Bike Live. Catering for the fast evolving Plus sized market they have the new Vapour 35. Designed for XC/Trail/Bike-Packing use it features a brand new, tubeless-ready and profiled 35mm wide alloy rim. Available in 650b and 29” it is ideal for 2.8 – 3” tyres.

Ison and Halo will also have the new entry level road wheel, the White Line TL24 on show. Designed with a strict budget in mind and featuring a 24mm wide tubeless-ready rim, good quality sealed bearing hubs and double butted stainless spokes it will be available in both standard and disc brake options. "We’re confident this wheel provides excellent value for money and with a good range of spoke builds it should appeal to shops and OEM customers alike," the firm commented.

Halo brand manager Matt Askham said: “This is an exciting time for Halo, we’ve been very busy for the last six months and have got some great new products in the pipeline for 2016. These two are the first new products with more to come.”

Demo bikes from The Light Blue will be running a selection of Halo wheels including the Evaura, Devaura and Devaura Disc while the new bikes on show from Banshee have been kitted out with Halo’s Vapours. Askham will be on hand to answer any questions.

Kinesis launch the 5t Disc CX Frameset at Core Bike Live. In the move to discs, Kinesis has also developed a brand new carbon eyeletted disc fork with a tapered steerer to help enhance steering and handling. This enhancement improves the performance of the bike and its key to our decision to offer the new 5T Disc as a frameset. The brand has also reworked a number of tubes in profiles in the design including around the rear dropouts for the post mount discs and the top tube which we’ve made more comfortable for shouldering.

Vaaru Bikes has joined Core Bike Live. The ‘Elite Titanium Cycle’ manufacturer is new to market early this year. Specialising in high quality titanium bicycles covering a range of road racing and disc specific road bikes, 650b and 29er hardtail MTBs, Vaaru’s frame packages start from £1699 RRP with full build options to choose from or custom geometry if required. With standard graphics options Vaaru also offer bespoke finishing from custom anodising, paintwork and bead blasting, to mirror polishing or even if you want your saddle recovered in the finest leather with embroidery to match your build.

Hotlines will be holding range overview presentations for Lapierre, Nukeproof, GHOST, NS bikes and Ragley in Syndicate room S4 on Tuesday and Wednesday during Core Live.

Timetable as follows;
GHOST 10:30
Lapierre 11:30
Nukeproof 13:30
NS bikes 14:30
Ragley 15:30

There will be freebies, exclusive news and much more so these presentations are well worth attending, the distributor said.

Extra UK will launch 2016 bikes and products from Intense, Maxxis and Time.

KONA will be show its complete 2016 range including the all-new 120mm Hei Hei trail, an uber capable full suspension XC bike that can handle any terrain.

Kona 2016 XC/Trail EU Press Launch from Kona Bikes on Vimeo.

Dealers and press can register for the event at and find out more at

Core Bike Live exhibitors: 

  • Chicken Cyclekit
  • Citrus-Lime
  • EBC
  • Extra UK
  • Hotlines
  • Ison
  • Kona
  • Moore Large
  • Silverfish
  • SiWis
  • Storck
  • Upgrade Bikes
  • Vaaru
  • Windwave

Designed as a summer addition to Core Bike (it won’t replace the established January show), Core Bike Live runs over Tuesday August 4th and Wednesday 5th.

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