The show's exhibitors tell bike dealers why they should visit their stands at Whittlebury Hall...

CORE BIKE 2011 GUIDE: Paligap, Sealskinz and SiWIS

“2011 is an exciting year for Paligap, and the firm is launching several new brands and product lines at the Core Show. Dealers will be able to make the most of show offers by signing up at Whittlebury Hall. Paligap will also have its suppliers on hand to offer training on the various brands on show.

Saris Racks’ two brand new car racks will be on show for the first time in the UK, as will Brev M’s new fixie products, a full range of finishing components for fixed gear bikes. PowerTap products will be showcased, with in-depth training for dealers who want to understand the growing power market.

The massively popular Ritchey Components range has some new offerings in 2011 and we will have the pick of the bunch on display, while Fast Forward Wheels’ new full carbon clinchers will be on show among other new offerings. A select range of the Kona 2011 line-up will be on show too, as will a more UK specific range of riding gear this year from Sombrio clothing – see it for the first time at Core.

Paligap will also be re-showing some brand new ranges, including Portland Design Works, pumps, lights and tools. And not forgetting Mario Cipollini bicycles and clothing, of course.”


”The last twelve months have been very busy for SealSkinz. Having listened to customer feedback and the company will now launch its new and improved 2011/12 cycle range. Twelve innovative new products, including five totally redesigned pairs of close-fitting waterproof socks will be revealed along with new hats and caps, special ladies fittings and a stunning gold-standard range of performance gloves for both on and off-road cyclists.

Retailers visiting Core can take advantage of an eight per cent discount on forward orders placed before Feb 8th.”

Si Watts started in the bike trade aged 16 in 1985 and has been involved in one way or another since that time. He says: “Having worked in the retail environment and later as a rep for a major player at the time, what started as a hobby building websites for a few select customers has rapidly turned into a thriving business catering almost solely for the web needs of bike companies.

Watts offers bespoke web work, building dedicated systems to suit individual needs, or retailers can select the easy to use i-BikeShop etail system.

Ready to go, i-BikeShop is a comprehensive e-commerce system, designed to meet the needs of bike retailers wanting to trade online. Simple self management systems make looking after the content of your site easy for novice users and computer addicts alike. Do talk to us about whether i-BikeShop is the right choice for your online presence.
Come and have a chat, even if you merely want to put a face to the name Si Watts."

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