Trade show tech treats – massive gallery from Core Bike and The Bike Place

This week we’ve been at the UK’s Core Bike and The Bike Place trade shows, checking out all the latest 2013 kit and 2014 prototypes. There’ll be full stories to follow on some of the key bikes and gear – for now, feast your eyes on our massive photo gallery…

We can't wait to get our hands on this badboy – the new DVO Emerald. We'll bring you the full lowdown tomorrow. Picture by James Costley-White

We can’t wait to get our hands on this badboy – the new DVO Emerald. We’ll bring you the full lowdown tomorrow

Banshee bikes have been sold under the name Mythic in the UK for several years due to a copyright problem. Picture by James Costley-White

Banshee bikes have been sold under the name Mythic in the UK for several years due to a copyright problem

But they've now got a new distributor, Ison, and their proper name back on the down tube. Picture by James Costley-White

But they’ve now got a new distributor (Ison), their proper name back on the down tube and three new models for 2013

Hope Technology were showing off their new grips and Techbar DH handlebar – more on these later in the week. Picture by James Costley-White

Hope Technology were showing off their new grips and Techbar DH handlebar – more on these later in the week

As a co-founder of the company, Hope's Ian Weatherill gets a few perks – like this awesome-looking Santa Cruz V10c! Picture by James Costley-White

As a co-founder of the company, Hope’s Ian Weatherill gets a few perks – like this awesome-looking Santa Cruz V10c!

As you'd expect, it's kitted out with all manner of trick 'Team Green' Hope bits. Picture by James Costley-White

As you’d expect, it’s kitted out with all manner of trick ‘Team Green’ Hope bits

Thomson's eagerly-awaited dropper post is about to go into production. Picture by James Costley-White

Thomson’s eagerly-awaited dropper post is about to go into production

We like the neat remote lever, and the fact Thomson are focusing on reliability – a common issue with dropper posts. Picture by James Costley-White

We like the neat remote lever, and the fact Thomson are focusing on reliability – a common issue with dropper posts

How else would you display the new Evil Undead other than in a coffin, complete with severed body parts! Picture by James Costley-White

How else would you display a bike called the Evil Undead other than in a coffin, complete with severed body parts!

Burgtec showed us their new prototype trail bar and stem. They're working on a mk4 Penthouse Flats pedal too. Picture by James Costley-White

Burgtec showed us their new prototype trail bar and stem. They’re working on a mk4 Penthouse Flats pedal too

Ellsworth provided some swoopy carbon loveliness in the form of the 2013 Evolve. Picture by James Costley-White

Ellsworth provided some swoopy carbon loveliness in the form of the 2013 Evolve

Josh Bryceland was singing the praises of the new Rampage Pro Carbon over on the Fox stand. Picture by James Costley-White

Josh Bryceland was singing the praises of the new Rampage Pro Carbon over on the Fox stand

Burgtec are now bringing Morewood bikes into the UK, and at some very tasty prices too. This is the Makulu. Picture by James Costley-White

Burgtec are now bringing Morewood bikes into the UK, and at some very tasty prices too. This is the Makulu

And this is its louder, wilder (and cheaper) single-pivot little brother, the Izimu. Picture by James Costley-White

And this is its louder, wilder (and cheaper) single-pivot little brother, the Izimu

 Sweet Protection's Fixer enduro helmet has split opinion but their new ride wear should have all-round appeal. Picture by James Costley-White

Sweet Protection’s Fixer enduro helmet has split opinion but their new ride wear should have all-round appeal

This is the full-face version of the Fixer – Sweet Protection reckon it's one of the most protective lids out there. Picture by James Costley-White

This is the full-face version of the Fixer – Sweet Protection reckon it’s one of the most protective lids out there

Labyrinth are known for their downhill bikes but the Agile looks like a pretty sorted all-mountain ride. Picture by James Costley-White

Labyrinth are known for their downhill bikes but the Agile looks like a pretty sorted all-mountain ride

Like the sound of a remote-operated dropper post for less than half the price of a RockShox Reverb? Check out the ICE Lift V8. Picture by James Costley-White

Like the sound of a remote-operated dropper post for less than half the price of a RockShox Reverb? This is the ICE Lift V8

190mm of travel at a trail bike weight (7.1lb/3.2kg)? The Liteville 601 mk2 is bonkers, in a good way. Picture by James Costley-White

190mm of travel at a trail bike weight (7.1lb/3.2kg)? The Liteville 601 mk2 is bonkers, in a good way

These pedals from Liteville's sister company Syntace also caught our eye – they weigh an incredibly light 145g each. Picture by James Costley-White

These pedals from Liteville’s sister company Syntace also caught our eye – they weigh an incredibly light 145g each

Also from Syntace are these ultra-wide rimmed (25, 30, 35 or 40mm, external) yet sub-1,500g trail wheels. Picture by James Costley-White

Also from Syntace are these ultra-wide rimmed (25, 30, 35 or 40mm, external) yet sub-1,500g trail wheels

Mondraker's radical Forward Geometry concept (stretched front triangle, straight-up stem) was in full effect, on everything from trail bikes to the Summum DH rig. Picture by James Costley-White

Mondraker’s radical Forward Geometry concept (stretched front triangle, straight-up stem) was in full effect

The innovation doesn't end there – the Podium is still one of the most futuristic-looking bikes out there. Picture by James Costley-White

The innovation doesn’t end there – the Podium XC bike is still one of the most futuristic-looking machines out there

MRP's new AMG all-mountain chain guide is designed to be used with a clutch mech. Picture by James Costley-White

MRP’s new AMG all-mountain chain guide is designed to be used with a clutch mech

Its big brother, the G3, has an integrated lower guide/bashring and you can swap the jockey wheel for a slider if things get sticky. Picture by James Costley-White

The new G3 has an integrated lower guide/bashguard. You can swap the jockey wheel for a slider if things get sticky

This classic Yeti ARC was on display in the foyer at Core Bike... Picture by James Costley-White

This classic Yeti ARC was on display in the foyer at Core Bike…

... complete with Tioga Disc Drive... Picture by James Costley-White

… complete with Tioga Disc Drive…

... and lashings of purple anodising! Picture by James Costley-White

… and lashings of purple anodising!

The Maxxis High Roller II now comes in a skinnier 2.3in width. And 29er fans looking for a properly aggressive front tyre should check out the new 2.5in Maxxis Minion – it's a beast! Picture by James Costley-White

The Maxxis High Roller II now comes in a skinnier 2.3in width. And 29er fans looking for a properly aggressive front tyre should check out the new 2.5in Maxxis Minion – it’s a beast!

Steve Peat's 20th anniversary World Championships bike took pride of place on the Saddleback stand... Picture by James Costley-White

Steve Peat’s 20th anniversary World Championships bike took pride of place on the Saddleback stand…

... complete with its airbrushed ENVE carbon rims. Picture by James Costley-White

… complete with its airbrushed ENVE carbon rims

Formula's new ThirtyFive all-mountain fork is available in 26in, 650b and 29in formats... Picture by James Costley-White

Formula’s new ThirtyFive all-mountain fork is available in 26in, 650b and 29in formats…

... but it was the super-bling damping adjusters that caught our eye. Picture by James Costley-White

… but it was the super-bling damping adjusters that caught our eye

Ragley's Piglet hardtail has a bold new look for 2013. Picture by James Costley-White

Ragley’s Piglet hardtail has a bold new look for 2013

Green Oil were promoting their new all-natural Agent Apple degreaser but it was the recycled bottle tops that caught our eye. Picture by James Costley-White

Green Oil were promoting their all-natural Agent Apple degreaser but it was the recycled bottle tops that caught our eye

Pyga, Pyga, burnished bright – this is the new Pyga Industries OneTen29 from Patrick Morewood, of Morewood Bikes fame. Picture by James Costley-White

Pyga, Pyga, burnished bright – the new Pyga Industries OneTen29 from Patrick Morewood, of Morewood Bikes fame