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CORE BIKE GUIDE: Windwave, EBC, Polaris, Storck

The new BBB Patron case for iPhone enables riders to safely and securely mount their smartphone to their bike whilst leaving the phone fully functional. It’s made from an impact resistant polycarbonate outer shell with a shock absorbing silicone insert. It also sports a slim profile so it can be used on or off the bike. Summer and rain sleeves are included and the adjustable mount can be used in both portrait and landscape, either mounted to the bar or stem. Take a look at the Patron yourself at Core.

Also on the Windwave stand will be the Morgan Blue Cycle Care Kit, designed to help cyclists maintain their ride through the various rigours of winter and including everything needed to wash, de-grease, re-lube and polish bikes. The kit consists of a maintenance CD guide, 1L Mud Off, 400cc Polish, 400cc Chain degreaser, 125cc Extra Dry chain lube, chain keeper, chain brush, sponge, cloth and bucket. The 2015 Cycle Care kit has a contents value of £64.65, but with an RRP of just £42.95 saving the consumer a third.

EBC will have all the 2015 bikes from Ave, Bergamont and EBCO, including the Urban Commuter UCL-30 is a value for money option for commuters and leisure cyclists, a one time star of BBC’s One Show. Fitting under the cycle to work threshold, the low step frame is a boon for those donning office wear on the bike and we’re told the bike sports market leading tech and componentry you’d expect on a much more expensive bike. Decide for yourself at Core.

For the first time in the UK the Bergamont E-Ville C N360 will be appearing. Another urban commuter bike, this 28-inch bike has a low-entry frame too, sporting a Bosch Performance Line Motor and NuVinci Continuously Variable Internal Hub. Shimano’s hydraulic BR-T445 disc brakes come equipped as does Rockshox’s Paragon Gold Air Spring Fork (63mm).

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Venue: Whittlebury Hall, Northants

Opening times:
Sunday 25th Jan 09.00 – 17.00
Monday 26th Jan 09.00 – 17.00
Tuesday 27th Jan 09.00 – 17.00
Wednesday 28th Jan 09.00 – 13.00
Designated Press day: Tuesday (dealers also welcome)

For general enquiries please contact the Max Bikes PR team on 0044 7891 951 055 or email corebikeshow@maxbikespr.co.uk

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The expanded Polaris women’s range comes in two colourways, so you won’t have to pick a side of the fence on the pink debate.

The widened line-up includes a Trail range and the Vela Road range, the latter being released in the spring. The female-designed range has been tailored for women, whether a leisurely rider or a racer. Fit was the main area of focus for Polaris, with a contoured design for comfort in the saddle. Attention has been paid to graphics and technical features too, with “no compromise between form and function”.

Markus Storck himself will be celebrating Storck’s 20th Anniversary at Core Bike, bringing a selection of limited edition anniversary models. The Visioner CSL, Aerfast, Aernario Disc and Aero2 will be available in a 20th anniversary paint job with an accessories bundle for customers.

It’ll be the second time Markus Storck has appeared at Core Bike where he’ll be on hand to provide insight into the brand, its development, tech and the newest models. He said: “Nowhere else in the world do you find a trade show like this, a show where you can spend quality time with quality people, it’s fantastic.”

Onto the bikes and the new Aerfast and TIX will be at Core. SRP starts from £3,949 with Ultegra. The TIX (This Is Cross) cyclocross bike is a lightweight offering designed with Thu axel disc brakes and directional dependent stiffness. SRPs start from £2799 with Ultegra. Find Storck upstairs in the Stowe room.

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