For those that live in a bubble and are not aware, SPIN x LCF is this weekend and Ragpicker will there displaying their new collection, plus launching and selling The 5th Floor Cap. Make sure you grab yours. Ragpicker will also be displaying a few of our own products. Get your free tickets here or pay £5 on the day.
Once again The Cycle Show returned to the NEC Birmingham this past weekend and like every year I took the short drive down the M42 to see what goodies were on display. This year’s event was by far the busiest one I’ve been too since the Cycle Show was reintroduced to the midland’s venue 3 years ago. With the well documented success of British Cycling over the last 12 months within many disciplines, it was little surprise to see such an influx of people attending the event this year. Thankfully there was plenty of products for the attendants cast their eyes at.
Again, I was more an happy to help out my friends here at The 5th Floor with some shots I got from the day and a write up.
We’re stoked to be amongst the media partners supporting SPINLDN;
SPIN London is the worlds’ first urban focused bicycle consumer show & festival, making it’s debut in East London on the bank holiday weekend of 3rd, 4th, 5th May 2013.
Set in the historic hotbed of consumer cool & street culture at The Old Truman Brewery in East London, SPIN London promises to be the hottest ticket the city has to offer for cycle traders, enthusiasts & the general public.
There’s a lot of good people involved and we’re looking forward to catching up with all of them and showing you what they have going on. Check out everything here.
Garrett Chow’s All Chips on The Table one man show about his design and its relationship to cycling launched at the start of the month and judging from the coverage over on Mash it and the accompany Cutty Cross Cat went really well. Luck for you its on until the end of the month at the Rapha CC in SF. Get there if you can.
The Cycle Show returns to the NEC, Birmingham for the second year and once again it didn’t disappoint. Although it is no where near as big as Eurobike or Interbike, the Cycle Show is the best event for cycling enthusiasts in the UK to drool over next years products, and a few concept ones. Plus, if you go on the right day, you may even get to meet some true British cycling heroes. Rudy asked if I’d like to get some images from the event and I was more than happy to oblige.
There was plenty of stands with some interesting products but for me the ones that really impressed me were Condor and Specialized. The 2013 Condor range looks incredible and the guys have done a wonderful job in design. Plus, true value for money. As for the 2013 Specialized range, stunning. The design team deserves some major props as the 2013 range is by far the best looking range they’ve done in years. I’m not 100% that all of the bikes have been revised when it comes to geo & spec but I know a few of the top end frames have been altered and I imagine that the changes will only be beneficial. Overall the event was really enjoyable, as it is every year and at £16 (on the door) you can’t go wrong. It’s worth it just to pick up bargains like a Catlike helmet for £45 or a pair of Oakley Radar for £60. Be sure to check it out next year. Angus Sung