Although Lyon Equipment has been an active distributor of outdoor equipment since the 80s and has long supplied bicycle shops as part of this, its dedicated cycle division is still a relatively new venture within the company’s umbrella.
Having originally carved out their niche in the bicycle industry as a “one-stop-shop” for the more adventurous side of cycling, its rapidly expanding portfolio now extends well beyond this sphere and sees them repositioning themselves as a supplier of quality products in the broader cycling market, enabling riders to push their boundaries and extend their horizons, whether this is on their daily commute, bikepacking or whilst racing enduro on the weekend.
COREbike is set to take place from 20th to 22nd March at Whittlebury Hall. Lyon Cycle will bring a selection of new products and brands to the show and said it is looking forward to welcoming all dealers for a chat and a beer.
This year Ortlieb celebrates their 40th anniversary, and while some of the new product pay homage to their heritage all of them draw on four decades of innovation and continuous refinement.
- Vario PS
Here’s a wildly versatile product that cuts a fine figure both on and off the bike. On the one hand, it’s a classic pannier bag, equipped with either the Quick-Lock 2.1 or 3.1 system. Yet in mere seconds, the pannier transforms into a backpack, complete with a padded laptop compartment.
- Original Line
The Original Line is a tribute to the past four decades. Marrying the retro look of the first Ortlieb panniers with a modern technical setup, there will be the Bike-Packer Original and the matching Ultimate Original in a limited edition package to celebrate the company’s fortieth anniversary.
- Quick-Rack and Quick-Rack Light
Mounted and removed in mere seconds, this rear carrier leaves nothing on your bike when you want to use it for your weekend gravel exploits. The rack’s working title was “5/15” due to the fact that it can be removed in just 5 seconds, and re-attached in 15 seconds. With the option of an integrated mudguard, this rack can turn your gravel bike into a dedicated commuter in a matter of seconds, yet leaves your bike’s svelte lines easily accessible ready to get your Vitamin G over the weekend.
Making its COREbike debut this year, 7mesh is a Squamish based clothing manufacturer who strives to bring Alpine grade apparel to the world of cycling by drawing on years of experience at Arc’Teryx, one of the world’s most technical outdoor clothing brands.
With incredible detail covering both fit and construction techniques, we are thrilled to showcase the brand at COREbike as we strongly feel it needs to be seen and touched to fully appreciate the workmanship and the reason why the brand is quickly becoming the gold standard in cycling apparel.
In addition to some key pieces like the Skypilot jacket and Thunder Pant, we will bring along the F22 collection giving dealers an insight into how to brand continues to set new standards and paves the way with innovation.
- Skypilot Jacket
Skypilot is a flawless wind and waterproof bike jacket built for every adventure. From local trails to long trips into the backcountry, Skypilot’s soft and silent Gore-Tex Active 3L fabric breathes and protects like a second skin, keeping your temperature in check even under hard efforts.
- Thunder Pant
When the weather turns, the trails come alive. Mud and moss, rocks and roots – staying upright in the off-season means staying focused. But getting mucky isn’t as much fun if you’re cold and wet, so 7mesh took on the challenge of making an awesome adventure pant to remove your last excuse – something you could wear all day, or stow in a bag for a quick change on longer trips. It is called the Thunder Pant.
- MK3 Cargo Bib Short
Built on the multi-award-winning MK3 platform, Cargo is a refined, long-distance road cycling bib short, built to take you further in total comfort. Spacious pockets on the legs and back of the bibs complement bags on the bike or add to existing jersey storage options for multi-day expeditions into the wilds.
Although famous for its “adventure by bike” strapline and premium Tour Divide race rigs, Salsa Bicycles have in recent years broadened their offering to deliver a range of bikes at lower prices point enabling riders of all budgets to be a part of Salsa’s DNA.
Bike platforms like the Journeyer and Rangefinder feature all the characteristics that make the Salsa brand special, yet at a price point that is accessible to all. Obviously, the original gravel race bike – the Warbird – will still sit proud on its own pedestal at the show, given how pivotal it was to the development of the gravel bike category at large.
If you’re a fan of tan wall, tubeless-ready tyres that go up with just a track pump and supple sidewalls that make for a buttery ride, Teravail is probably already on your radar.
More recently, the brand has expanded into the world of mountain bike with the Warwick being the latest tyre to feature in the brand’s trail riding line-up. Those who prefer their tyres in plain black needn’t shun the brand, as all models are available in both black and tan in a variety of sizes and plies.
A little gem in the Lyon Cycle portfolio, Arundel produces some of the finest bike accessories in the world. Case in point, the Mandible. Often subbed in by pros who want to have the best bottle retention on the market when charging across the cobbles or endless miles of gravel.
Arundel’s range extends well beyond cages and includes saddlebags, bar tape and tools. For the full range, check out the brand at the show.
COREbike is set to return to Whittlebury Hall from Sunday 20th to Tuesday 22nd March. The trade-only show offers cycling retailers the chance to see exciting new products and view ranges for the upcoming season from some of the biggest brands and distributors in the UK cycle market.
Check out more previews here.