If you're headed off to the NEC Cycle Show then you're in for a treat as there will be oodles of new tech and bikes to fondle and feast your eyes on. Held on 13-15th September, the UK's biggest cycle show will be packed to the rafters with new gravel and off-road kit from the likes of Hope, Orange, Ribble, Cotic and many more.
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If that wasn't temptation enough, then we're also offering a healthy discount on tickets if you head to the Cycle Show ticketing page and quote the promo code RDCC, which will save 10% off your ticket price. With the discount applied you'll pay £13.95 for an adult ticket, £10 for a child (11-16 years) and under 11's go free.
Anyway, to whet your appetite, here are some of the new things you'll be able to see...
Ribble HT Ti hardtail
We've been impressed by Ribble's stonking value, custom build gravel CGR range, but they're getting stuck into the world of fully-fledged mountain bikes with their new HT Ti, which - as the name suggests - is a titanium hardtail. Shiny...
Halifax's very own bike builders have a new range of gravel machines that you'll be able to admire at the show, as well as their classic range of full suspension and hardtail mountain bikes.
From just over the border from Orange, Lancashire metal-whittler Hope has crafted a new crankset designed just for dirty drop bar action, building on their mountain chainset. You'll also be able to get up close with their complete range of wheels, hubs and brakes.
Steel frame keep-it-realers Cotic will have something very new on display. We'd love to tell you what it is, but we can't - you'll just have to go along and see for yourself.
Cannondale's new gravel machines
The NEC Cycle Show will be your first chance to lay your eyes on Cannondale's new Topstone Carbon gravel bike range in the flesh, with its unique rear 'suspension' design. You can also check out the new Jekyll trail bike and a load more too.
Salsa's new steel
If you like gravel and like things to be magnetic, then you'll be drawn to Salsa's new trio of steel touring, gravel and bikepacking rigs, with the new Vaya, Marrakesh and Fargo on display.
That's just a tiny fraction of what'll be at the show, so well worth checking out, we think you'll agree...
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