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Monday 9th October 2023

Reynolds Bike Shows 2023

Reynolds has had the privilege of exhibiting at some amazing bike shows this year. We have launched several new projects, met new people and potential customers, and collaborated with builders to create some epic frames to display!

With a return to the more usual trade show schedules in 2023, Reynolds’ overview is similar to many industry contacts. The bike industry boom during 2020/2021 became an “over-stock” for companies with higher volume sales, especially in the low and medium-range of products. For the high-end and custom builders, we hear different aspects that vary based on the specific market they focus on – but generally, these companies have been more optimistic.

At the recent trade shows, product planning for 2024 onwards is high on the agenda, with customers already working on the basis that there will be a more “normal” market by 2025 as the supply chain settles down again.

The gravel bike market continues to go from strength to strength. Whether for bike-packing adventures, or just versatile year-round riding, it has become an established niche that draws in both road riders and MTBers. Reynolds has a strong offering across all our materials for gravel. Our versatile range of tubes and bent stays are proving to be popular with frame builders looking to maximise tyre clearance.

Taipei Bike Show – Taiwan

To kick the year off, our team visited Taiwan for the Taipei Bike Show in March. After a 3-year gap, the team were excited to have the chance to meet our friends, customers, and suppliers face-to-face again!

Eurobike – Germany

We launched Rey-Drive at a very busy Eurobike, and now that the dust has settled, we’ve had time to take onboard the feedback and move forward with finalising some of the details. The reaction to the E-mpact bike was very positive and the battery integrated into the down tube was well received.

The Cotic 853 and Meteor Works 931 bikes which used the battery in the Restrap bag also had very positive feedback for these concept designs which allow simple removal of the e-drive system. To this end, we are pursuing 56mm CrMo tubing in 1.0mm plain gauge and also as a butted tube in 0.9/0.6/0.9 at 750-800mm. This will be available as 525 or 725. We are looking at availability around November 2023.

We have also now finalised the drop-out offering – initially a laser-cut stainless steel version and a 3D-printed Titanium version. Both are available to order.

3D Printed Parts in Steel & Titanium

We have availability of X20 kits both in the UK and at RTEU, as well as Restrap bags and associated smaller parts. We are currently advising that kits will be available through the autumn and winter in limited numbers – but we can increase the order rate according to demand. We are currently able to ship kits approximately 60 days from ordering.

Our Custom Restrap Bag Containing the X20 System from Mahle


The MADE show is a brand-new builders show in Portland Oregon. It drew in frame builders from Portland’s thriving builder community and further afield, particularly California and Colorado. Reynolds exhibited alongside our two US distributors, Torch and File and Ti Cycles, with help from legendary Iowa frame builder Jeff Bock. The show was in a former barge building shed that gave a quirky atmospheric space for everyone to hang out in.

Photo Credit: MADE Bike Show

There was a broad range of builders from established names, like Moots, Merlin Cycles, Breadwinner, to new builders who were exhibiting for the first time. The Reynolds stand featured a show bike from Ti Cycles – a super lightweight Titanium gravel bike, with Brooks saddle & bar tape and Challenge hand-made gravel tyres.

There were two further Ti Cycles machines together with a Strawberry 853 framed bike and a quite stunning and elaborate creation from Jeff Bock. The show was really energising, and we met lots of new people as well as seeing many of our long-standing American friends.

The talent and diversity of the show was quite astonishing. The after-show parties were ace and the Chris King factory tour was something of an epic, especially with jet lag. And it is a definite for next year.

Photo Credit: MADE Bike Show

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