If the first batch of Tech Randoms from Core Bike Show
wasn't enough to satisfy you, here's another trawl around the garishly carpeted hotel and some more interesting new products coming soon to a bike shop near you.Lezyne Bells and Lights
Lezyne has added a range of brass bicycle bells to its range, in case you want to be heard when riding on shared trails. Three sizes available and they all make a slightly different sound so you can play a tune. Probably…Cane Creek
Brand new from Cane Creek is the Slamset, a low profile headset that reduces the stack height by 5mm, useful for any bike with tall headtube if you need to get the front end and handlebar height a bit lower. Maxxis
Maxxis has just dropped the price of all its tires measuring 2.6” and above and all wire bead tires by 35% in the UK, which is interesting enough. But how does a Minion DHF 2.5 WT on a 35mm rim measure up compared to a Minion 2.8in tire on a 50mm rim? Reynolds Bernard Kerr Wheels
Reynolds had their Bernard Kerr signature wheelset on display, wheels that were developed especially to meet the demands of riders like Kerr. They have the same profile, and indeed come out of the same mold, as the company’s existing enduro rims, but they have beefed up the carbon fiber layup to increase the strength and durability. Along with an increase in spoke count from 28 to 32, the weight has gone up about 200g. They’ve apparently passed Kerr’s testing with flying colors; he’s still riding the first set of seven they sent him, saying he hasn’t broken them yet. They cost £2,150.FizikCrankBrothers
Popular with XC and trail riders, the Candy pedal range has been updated and has a new slightly larger pedal to work better with the latest shoe designs, and a new central traction pad to increase grip when clipped in. The top-end pedals have the same clip-in inserts like we’ve seen previously on the Mallet pedals. Fabric
Cannondale and Fabric have got you covered if you want to strap tools, inner tubes and CO2 canisters to your frame, as demonstrated on this Jekyll.
There was no shortage of new grips at the show. These are the new AM Grip with Micro-Hex Technology from Fabric. Token
I’ll just leave this one here… Token carbon fiber thru-axles. Yes, I did just write carbon thru-axles.
<Deleted photo>POC Carbon DH Helmet Coming Soon
We've heard a rumor that POC could be launching a carbon fiber version of the Coron helmet that Paul tested last year.
It may be available in March and that's about all we know for now.Exposure Sync Bluetooth Light App
Exposure Lights has been busy developing an app to use Bluetooth to wirelessly control its new Diablo light. The app lets you choose from six default brightness and max/low settings, as well as two user programmable settings, so you could tweak the brightness settings to perfectly suit your night ride requirements. The new Diablo also gets a lumen upgrade from 1500 to 1850. There’s also a new remote control button you can attach to the handlebars so you don’t always have to dig your phone out of your pocket.Endura
Stop the press! Endura has developed a onesie. They’ve taken an MT500 jacket and MT500 trousers and blended them together, with a reinforced seat area, full front zipper so the jacket works like a normal jacket, and zipped vents all over the place. The bottom of the trouser legs can be zipped off. It’ll cost £400 when it’s available, probably in September. Paul Aston will have the enviable task of testing it, since he tested the DirtLej last year.Hard To Ignore e-Bikes At Bike ShowsYeti GlovesReverb Dropper On A Road Bike?
Never seen a RockShox Reverb on a road bike? Well, you have now. This is new British brand Vielo’s all-road bike, designed to be able to tackle dirt tracks as well as smooth roads, but what’s really interesting is that they’ve hooked up the Reverb dropper post to the SRAM trigger shifter that is redundant because of the bike's 1x11 gearing.Kona
27.5” wheels aren’t just the preserve of mountain bikes, seems road bikes are getting in on the action, such as this Kona Rove kitted out for an adventure with loads of storage bags strapped to it.