The Best Bits of Core Bike 2024. Part 2.

Here’s a selection of all the cool mountain bike kit we hunted out at this year’s Core Bike Show at Whittlebury Hall.

The best of the rest from the 2024 Core Bike Show according to us can be found in no particular order below.

Win a Matt Jones replica bike

The lovely team at Ison Distribution are giving you the chance to win this Matt Jones replica bike simply completing a simple form here.


Gusset’s TS stem features a single piece open face plate with an ingenious tab that stops it falling off when you’re trying to tighten it. 6061 alloy with Cr-Mo bolts, 35 bar clamp and 32mm length. £69.99 all in.


Hope’s HB916 gets a few upgrades for 2024. A new green colour looks rather fetching, the larger sizes get longer chainstays for better balance, UDH compatibility arrives and the chain guide moved out board to suit as well as the addition of the lower idler which improves suspension performance with the T-type drive trains. The butty box is now Fidlock compatible.


Deli belly from trailside water be gone. Hydrapak’s Breakaway + now comes with a bonus Katydyn filter built into the cap though it is removeable and replaceable. Two sizes on offer to suit.


DMR will be offering a very short run of their new Trailstar Ti bikes with only fifty being made to celebrate their 30th Anniversary. 29″ only and designed around a 140mm fork, the frame made from 3Al-2.5V titanium tubing. 148 x 12mm rear spacing is complete with sliding dropouts.


Ortlieb’s Seat Pack QR is a nifty quick release, high capacity saddle bag offering 13l of storage. The neatest bit about the bag is that it’s now dropper post friendly thanks to its system that restricts the dropper drop to allow for the bag.


After 170 years of automotive lubrication, French giants Motul have dipped their toe into mountain biking and bring their tech laden lubes to us. Dry and wet bike cleaner, brake cleaner, degreaser and lube all on offer and come with some sensible environmental chops too.


Renthal launched their new Revo-F flat pedals last week and they were here in force at Core. A concave 104 x 100mm platform has a concave profile. Adjustable pins, three outboard bearings, IGUS bushes, fully sealed and home serviceable with a couple of tools. Cr-Mo axle and CNC’d body. Keep an eye out for a review coming soon.


Whether you’re looking for a pedal for smaller feet, a commuter, cargo bikes, gravel bikes… whatever, the DMR Flat 4 is worth a shout. Removeable pads mean you can customise them to suit, run them with trainers in a triathlon, the sky’s the limit.


EVOC’s new chest and back protector is not temperature sensitive, meaning that come rain or shine, the soft padding won’t lose any of its ability to protect you. Adjustable to suit body size and shape, as well as coming in two back protector lengths, much like their backpacks. Also available is a Fidlock waterproof hip pack.


With an ABS shell with EPS and EPP liners, all the usual downhill certifications, breathable cheek pads, breakaway visor and a double D-ring, the ABUS HiDrop certainly has plenty going for it.


DMR Vaults have long been the flat pedal to beat, and whilst the design remains unchanged, they’re now available in this rather fetching black chrome finish too.

Thanks to Core Bike for having us and putting us up. We’ll see you again next year.