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Gallery: The best bikes and bits at the Cycle Show 2022

Will Strickson
22 Apr 2022

Kit and component highlights from the UK's bike industry bash

Billed as 'The UK's leading bike event', the Cycle Show returns this weekend, alongside the London e-Bike Festival, to the majestic Alexandra Palace in north London, so Cyclist went down to check out the goods.

Alongside a who’s who of cycling’s biggest bike, clothing and tech manufacturers, an array of new products and limited edition paint jobs are on display.

It’s an opportunity to get close up and, in some cases, hands on with expensive and unreleased kit including Muoverti’s still-in-development TiltBike and Classified’s innovative hub-based shifting system.

And for those not blown away by the tech, Classified has also brought along investor Tom Boonen. You may have heard of him.

Cycle Show 2022 highlights gallery

On the way in we couldn't help but get drawn in by this retro Campagnolo-liveried Mercedes W123 estate.

Cyclist met the Mike Cooper of the famous Mini Cooper family, who, along with son Charlie, is launching a new line of very smart hub-drive e-bikes under the name Cooper Bikes.

Even among an enormous selection of e-bikes on display as part of the London E-Bike Festival adjacent to the official Cycle Show, this self-charging titanium electric folding bike made an impression.

Also launching at the show is the Reilly Cycleworks Fusion, the very special titanium aero road bike we covered last week.

It's the details for us.

We are big titanium fans if that wasn't clear.

We recently brought you the news of Fizik's new Tempo Decos and here they are in the flesh(?). Eye-catching to say the least.

These exciting new wheels from Chris King arrived just in time to take pride of place at the show. The carbon is recycled and recyclable, which we are big fans of.

There was a lot of colour on show, starting with Canyon's beautiful live frame painting.

The Goat, from Dan Craven's new brand Onguza, which builds ISO-tested steel bikes in Namibia, brought true African vibes.

Schwalbe used this lovely vintage frame – complete with a rainbow of extra kit – to show off its Thunder Burt tyres.

HJC brought the classics but we were more interested in this cute af leafy lid.

Festka never fails to deliver on stunning frame design.

Hope's CNC-machined Union Clip pedals bring colour to even the greyest of components.

While New Zealand brand Chapter2's new TOA isn't indestructible, it is gold (gold). 

David Millar's Chpt 3 (no relation to the above) and Alan Shearer's favourites Vielo were displaying their collab bike, which made a splash.

And talking of the famous black and white, this Stella McCartney Cannondale was clearly made to celebrate Eddie Howe's mags.

Legends were certainly a-plenty as BMC brought one of Greg van Avermaet's gold bikes now that he doesn't need them anymore.

And Vitus brought along a very special KAS edition Vitesse Evo to celebrate the king, Sean Kelly.

Finally, how fun are these Altura mitts?

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