More bits n Bobs from Core and the Bike place.

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Feb 132016
 

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Shiny Pedals from Spank which come in 3 sizes.

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Roadies eh, what are they like…well when at Silverstone race circuit…

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Dude, Where’s my bike…?

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Fabric’s fine saddle selection

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For the trail or the pub, Sombrio have it covered.

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Snazzy new Troy Lee Designs gear.

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the evolution of the Zaskar to this from…

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More Core show bits and bobs.—-HT pedals and TSG Brain Buckets ( Helmets)

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Feb 062016
 

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HT pedals have something for everyone…

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They look super smart and tough. I could almost be persuaded to go Clipless… almost.

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So that will be a slim lo profile pedal then. These were beyond light. I think the packaging would weigh more than these.

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These weren’t exactly portly either.

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Saddles with a bit of suspension? Might not as crazy as it sounds to use HT fans. Morgaw offers soft, med, or hard options in the shock absorbers and Alu or Carbon rails. In colours too. Yes they are a bit more than the average saddle at £89.99 but I can see they would be good for long days in the saddle.

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Tsg Trailfox lids that come in under 100 notes for the MIPS version and under 75 notes for the std…

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always forgetting your rear light? TSG Status has one built in. Clever eh?

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This one will make you look like you are from Tron as it’s reflective too.

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The very cheap TSG Seek lid which is only £44.99.

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With peak or without? Up to you really.

 

 

Renthal

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Feb 032016
 

core blooming eck 101 Renthal 31 mm stem

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New ultra tacky grips. I mean really sticky/tacky. Like spds for your hands..

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Even if you wear the knurling off it’s still Tacky all the way through.

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Retainer ring with neat features to clear mud and improve the life of the ring.

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These bars are Hand painted. Yes really. No I don’t think you can buy them.

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the shrine of … oooo what’s his name…

 

 

core….Hope and Buff and Sue Me

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Feb 032016
 

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11 speed Hope cassette and crank set up… Super slick changing

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Which set up would Sir like this weekend?

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Buff are increasing their range every year with more and more clever clobber.

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Super light and yet super warm and wafer thin. How do they do it. Still it keeps your noggin warm when the temperature drops.

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A hat for just about everyone and everything..

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and things to keep your neck warm too.

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And for the ladies…..

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and for kids all ages…

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Also in the Buff stand was the rather nice Sue Me lines of T’s and shorts.

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Even more core…Hope Technology

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Feb 032016
 

 

 

 

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The magic of the new Hope Pro 4. Little changes throughout but still the same click..

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this is what a Pro 4 is made from.

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Whizzy Sram compatible and in niffy Orange too.

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Attention to detail as always..

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Hope are getting into making their own carbon bits. Including this neat and trick looking Seat pin.

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Cor more Core..Surly, Rohloff, & The Light Blue

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Feb 022016
 

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here’s a Wednesday on Tuesday. Those crazy Surly kids.. More fun than a bus load of Cheerleaders.

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Rohloff have a hub pretty much for anyone inc bolt thru jobs.

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scue the pic.. They even come Post mount brake adapted too

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This is the magic. They have breathable seals. Very clever but NO power washing as it will muck it up some what

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New spline system to fit cogs making it pretty simple to swap them about..

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The perfect answer for Fat bikes and those who do many many miles..

 

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And now for something completely different..

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They’re Drop bars Jim but not as we know it.

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This little beastie caught our eye. The Light Blue Robinson.

 

 

 

core show…..

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Feb 022016
 

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Marzocchi had a impressive fork display including the iconic Bomber z1.

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Dainese where sporting clever lightweight but still tough Knee pads.

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Light, tough and flexible? Yep all of that and breathable too.

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Want something tougher? No problem.

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Snazzy colour coordinated jerseys and shorts too.

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A2Z are a more affordable range of products and this Wide range ring and sprocket could be worth a look.

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and there were Thick/thin chain rings too in many colours

 

Just landed. Cranked issue 4

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Feb 022016
 

Issue 4 landed on the doormat and once again it looks like a top quality read.

 

 

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It’s time to get “Core-some”.. Bike show time. Upgrade.

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Feb 012016
 

HTN infiltrated the Core bike show once again. A early start of 6am was needed for the 3hrs 15min drive to the ever so posh Whittlebury Hall. Once we slipped past the guards on the door it was Go Go Go. Missed out on a few unique goodies but bagged a few goodies. Ace missed out due to a break down in communications but  don’t worry i scored a few bits for him

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 Winner of the cool catalogue goes to.

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Now if only they had made it a colour one… 

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Told you it was early. Mind you this would be similar to when we got back 12+ hrs later..

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 From Vee tires some sizable rubber. Ideal at this time of year.

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 inc normal and Plus sizes. tyres. 

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and even skinny jobs for CX bikes.. Hmm I wonder…?

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That’ll be a fast tyre then? Vee tires is set to make a bit of noise here in the UK this year and we hope to grab a few for review..

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 Need a cool commute/loon/a bit different?

Kinesis have this rather nice Tripster Ti ATR V2  and a load of the good stuff from Upgrade

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Also Kinesis have a Alu Phaze. With Boost set up and a bit lighter than the DMR trailstar it’s more for the gentler loon.

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Tricked out with more of Upgrades bits inc , X Fusion, Dmr and Vee tires.

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Being plus size compatible grip won’t be an issue. EVER..

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Hmmm shiny pedals……

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The all new Brendog signature Deathgrip from DMR

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 Blade Rings  and Stage 1 saddle

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 New to Upgrade is United bmx

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tiny and small GPS gadgets from Lezyne