7am start, road trip in the racing VW Caddy, coffee, breakfast, BOOM I was there ready to roll in and grab me press pass for the day.
It’s 2017 and it’s that time again for another London Bike Show held at the Excel centre, each year this show grows bigger and bigger, having done the rounds at the trade shows it was time to see what the public version was like.
My first stop was Hope and the sexy looking HB-211, this one was a little different to the one I saw at Core Bike Show, that said this is one sexy looking weapon!!!
Everything about this bike is just amazing every time I see it I’m in a mess!.
After dragging my self away from HB-211 I rocked over to Scott Bikes to see Brendan Fairclough’s Scott Gambler Rampage bike, complete with Utah dust, yes DUST…..which will be on our trails at some point in the near future (we hope).
Oh yeah and Nino Schurter’s Bike just because!!
Now it was time to pop on over to the Halifax legends of making metal look beautiful, that’s it you got it Orange Bikes.
After spending time with the good fellows at Orange Bikes, I had a coffee break and a little scout about.
This bike needs no introduction, Alistar and Bex @Fatcreations with another beautiful ”creation”.
Stopped off at Schwalbe tyres for a little look at some epic rubber and tyre sponsor for our very own Ride.io DH team, big thanks for the amazing support as always.
Rose Bikes and their ”Jumbo Jimbo” Tandem full bouncer!!.
Had a blast over to see the boys at Stanton bikes to see whats what, espresso, bikes, Ti frames, handcrafted porn….so a pretty damn good coffee break I’d say haha.
I do like some hand crafted fabrication and the TI frames welds just make me fizzy!!.
The boys over at the Freeride Mountain Bike World Tour were putting on a mega show for the masses and busting out some BIIIIIIIIG tricks!!
Shaun from ION Sports was on hand to talk and is always nice to catch up with him top lad and some very nice products coming out!!
The Canyon Carbon Sender….this looks like an epic machine, team is looking on point and fresh, good things to come from the boys I reckon!!.
Well that’s all folks, London Bike show thanks for having me it was mega.
Words and Photos – Brett ‘Tree’ Shelfer
For more check out his blog over at https://brettshelferphotoblog.wordpress.com/the-london-look/