September 08, 2012

ExpoCycle Canada 2012

     Today was the public access day for ExpoCycle. It was held at the Direct Energy Centre on CNE grounds and featured a large number of distributors showing off products for the 2013 season. Here are some of the products I got to see today:


Giro Air Attack available in spring 2013. It was very light and looked kind of cool. I'd like one painted in a Judge Dredd helmet scheme.

Wall of Catlike helmets

Catlike Whisper Plus (on left) and Chrono (on right)

Interior structure of the helmet

ENVE wheels. Handmade in the USA. They also had some cool road forks (some equipped for road bikes with disk brakes!)

Lightweight wheels

Cole wheels
Contact Points

Cinelli Ram integrated handlebars and full carbon saddle.

Prologo saddles

Absolutely awesome Sugoi jerseys! If anybody I know is looking at this these are an awesome gift idea lol.

Arundel bottle cages, Bonk Breaker energy bars and K-Edge stuff

Lezyne tools for pumping your tires

Pretty Lezyne tools

Prototype Yakima fork mount bike rack that matches the Whispbar

Dura-Ace 9000 11 Speed

Dura-Ace 9000 cassette

Storck with Xentis wheelset

Stunning frames from Stage Race distributing. The same owner also owns Blacksmith Cycles on Queen St W.

More from Stage Race

Van Dessel frame

Merckx frames


Merckx headtube badge

Ridley Noah

Masi Evoluzione bikes


Surly Pugsley. The large volume wheels allow you to ride through some normally unrideable terrain line sand and mud

Surly Troll all packed up and ready to go

Time NXRS. Love the angles

Marin Stelvio

Look 595 frames

Canada themed Look 695 Premium Collection

A Look frame that I can't identify but it had a crazy integrated stem.
Update: Big thanks to markie for identifying the frame as the 675!

Closer look at the integrated stem

Brodie road bikes from Vancouver. I had a nice talk with one of the reps and the bikes seem like a good deal.

My favourite bike of the show. The Masi Gran Criterium was a great looking steel frame. A bit expensive at over $2000 for a 105 equipped bike though.

Closer look at the Gran Criterium downtube
     Overall ExpoCycle was a worthwhile trip. I got to see some of the products and trends making it to the stores over the coming year. The big trend in bikes seems to be towards electronic shifting, mat paint jobs and high prices.


  1. The Look with the crazy stem is the Look 675. Cool pictures, thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks! I'm glad you liked them. I'll update the post with the identification.