Monday, 19 November 2012

Bournemouth Cycle & Tri Expo 2012

The Cannondale Stand
 At the weekend my son-in-law Scott suggested that we visit the Bournemouth Cycle and Tri Expo 2012 which was taking place at the Bournemouth International Centre. 
This was being staged by Primera who are the main cycle store in the town. They stock a wide variety of bikes covering Road, Mountain and Leisure although the emphasis at the show was to be more towards the triathletes among us.....
Now regular readers to this blog will be well aware that I am no triathlete but my son-in-law has developed an interest in it, even entering his first mini event a couple of months ago...
For my part I am always too ready to drool over some bikes so we headed off to have a look.
The Specialized Stand
There were plenty of  stands displaying lots of very nice bikes including Cannondale, Specialized, Focus and Pinarello......However I have to say that I saw nothing that made me want to dip my hand in my pocket, take out my wallet and buy a new bike.... 
This must be proof that I am more than satisfied with my own high end Felt road bike.....
A number of local clubs also had stands to help recruit more members including Zoom Tri Club based in Bournmouth.
Looking to build a new bike..? Plenty of frames..
I always find these type of shows are great for keeping you up to date with what is happening in the biking world....
It's always nice to be able to see the latest products and innovations from a lot of the biggest brands in the industry as well as having the opportunity to obtain some good products at clearance prices..
Sprint Roller Racing provided by South Coast Sprints
 One stand that did grab our attention was the sprint roller racing challenge provided by South Coast Sprints...
My youngest grandson who came with us wanted his dad to have a go...Scott was heard to reply "No, I'm not going to do it because I don't want to be beaten in public by a pensioner"  obviously referring to me...
My answer to my son-in-law  "Get used to it!"
The Focus Stand

Pinarello Dogma

Lot's of business being done with those smaller must have items
 I saw lot's of business being done with those smaller must have items....lights...pumps....etc. 
Scott even opened his wallet and found that he had the urge to part company with some cash......
However I managed to spend a couple of hours at this show surviving with my wallet unopened and intact..!.. 
Almost unheard of for me!!
Argon and Fulcrum wheels

Argon 18 with Fulcrum wheels and Shimano 105 groupset
 The Argon stand caught my attention not just because of the bikes, but also because of the Fulcrum wheels that were displayed with them. 
I am a great fan of Fulcrum wheels...
I have a set of Fulcrum Racing Zeros on my Felt Bike and I think that they are a really great wheelset....Not only do they perform well but they look fantastic on the bike too.... 
It was nice to see the latest incarnation of the Zeros although I must say that I think that mine with the red spokes win in the looks department......
Just a 'Token' wheelset...
 Before we left we were given a 'goody bag' with lots of bits and pieces and all in all I enjoyed the time we spent looking around...
As I said Scott is pretty keen on triathalon and although I might be able to beat him at the moment riding a bike, he would wipe the floor with me when it comes to the swimming and the running....
It will be interesting to see how he progresses with triathalon next year....
We are planning on entering a couple of events together during 2013 but I must point out that those events will be strictly bike only..!!

8 comments:

JU team said...

really good blog congratulations

Anonymous said...

Hi Trevor I didn't know such shows existed. Mind it would only make me want to spend so best I didn't know . Despite serious health difficulties in the past, don't you think it makes you more determined to get out there on the bike and beat the youngsters.
Brenda in the Boro
www.cyclinginthesixthdecade.Wordpress.com

Paul said...

Trevor, it's always great, when you have family interested in one of you're favorite things to do.

Chandra said...

Lots of cool stuff. I don't see a lot of Pinnarello around here.
Peace :)

roby said...

hello trevor, as you can see I found you and I will be pleased to your blog, it's well made ​​with a lot of reports, which I find only my exit and my races, it was a pleasure to meet you virtually.
roby

Trevor said...

*JU team*
Thanks for your visit and your kind comment....

*Brenda in the Boro*
It's probably a good idea to leave your money at home when visiting these shows Brenda... You are so right...since recovering from my illness I am more determined than ever...

*Paul*
It's always a pleasure to involve family if you can.....

*Chandra*
The brand has become more popular over here since Team Sky started using them Chandra....
By the way,
enjoy your Thanksgiving......

*roby*
Welcome to the blog Roby...pleased that you found it OK....
It is certainly a pleasure to meet if only in the virtual world....

Chunky Mamil said...

Hi Trevor,

Thanks for visiting my blog, looking at yours I've got a lot of catching up to do. What do you reckon to mine, any advice greatly appreciated.

Cheers Gaz

Trevor said...

*Chunky Mamil*
Thanks for returning the visit....I enjoyed you blog hence the follow...keep up the good work..!!