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It’s all in the finish!

Bikes and bits with cool paintwork and details from Berlin Bike Show

We spent last weekend at the Berlin Bike Show – Berliner Fahrradshau – checking out a vast array of stunning bikes, components and accessories, and here's our round-up of the ones with the most interesting and imaginative finishes.

Check out Berlin Bike Show: 8 of the most eyecatching bikes

 

Zullo 

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This bike from Zullo has a really unusual mustard/brown marble finish along with a polished driveside chainstay and fork. It look pretty neat, huh?

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www.zullo-bike.com

 

Festka

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The top layer of the carbon tubing on this bike from Festka is striking.

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Those are gold bananas on the fork, head tube, bottom bracket shell and seat cluster.

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www.festka.com

 

Velocipedo 

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This Velocipedo DisCourse is made from high-modulus carbon. It’s not often that the frame/fork colour is carried over to the rims, seatpost and stem (unless you count black as a colour!).

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Check out our short video of it on Instagram.

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The Velocipedo Gentleman is titanium with a mainly matt finish but we really like the patterned seat tube.

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http://velocipedo.de/

 

Tommasini

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This steel Tommasini has beautiful detailing along the top tube. 

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www.tommasini.com

 

Coh&Co

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Coh&Co makes its bikes from ash and walnut laminates with carbon-fibre in certain areas to provide reinforcement (the black line you can see on the picture below). 

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Check out this detail on the top tube...

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https://cohandco.com/

 

8bar

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Germany’s 8bar is offering its carbon KronPrinz frameset in this Team Edition paint job. 

https://8bar-bikes.com/shop/framesets/road/kronprinz-carbon-frameset-pre...

 

PoloAndBike

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This Williamsburg track bike from PoloAndBike is liveried up in the Spanish brand’s team colours.

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https://poloandbike.com/

 

Brick Lane Bikes

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London’s Brick Lane Bikes offer many cool finishes that you can apply yourself. This is a clear coat finish called keirin liquid glass purple. We’ve put a short video on Instagram that gives you a better idea of how it glints and sparkles.

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This one is keirin flake multi painted on top of Brick Lane Bikes black. As you can see, this time the flakes are various different colours.

www.bricklanebikes.co.uk

 

Melon 

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Melon offers a zillion different finishes in its Urban Active collection. 

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This one (below) was a finalist in a Revierhelm Arts Contest.

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www.melon-helmets.com

 

Nutcase

This Space Cadet design is in Nutcase’s Youth range although there are similarly off-the-wall designs for adults.

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http://nutcasehelmets.com/

 

Huez

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London’s Huez will launch this jacket, with 3M reflectivity to get you noticed at night, in August. 

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In normal circumstances it looks black.

Like existing Huez clothing, it has a Quickburst system that allows you to open the zip superfast from the middle. 

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This new men’s jersey has an unusual rock-type appearance.

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This jersey is part of Huez’s first women’s lineup that’s due to launch any time now. 

https://huez.co.uk/

 

Urban Proof

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The watermelon finish is one of a whole range that Urban Proof offers on its Ding Dong bell. 

http://urbanproof.nl/

 

Coco-Mat

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This isn’t a wood-effect finish, this is an olive wooden saddle from Greece’s Coco-Mat. Nice grain, huh? And you don’t often say that about a saddle.

www.coco-mat.com

 

 

 

Mat has been in cycling media since 1996, on titles including BikeRadar, Total Bike, Total Mountain Bike, What Mountain Bike and Mountain Biking UK, and he has been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. Mat has been road.cc technical editor for over a decade, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer. Now over 50, he's riding road and gravel bikes most days for fun and fitness rather than training for competitions.

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