Jaw Droppers at the 2023 Cycle Show

Jaw Droppers 2.0 will showcase bikes by some of the most talented bike builders and painters in the UK.

The ’23 Cycle Show will return to London’s Alexandra Palace for its twentieth anniversary show. It’s the UK’s biggest cycling show and there’s something for everyone, bike wise. It combines an indoor exhibition with talks from cycling celebs, plus displays of one-off bespoke machines and ultra rare historic bikes. And if you head outside you’ll be able try out bikes on the on and off-road tracks. It looks to be three days showcasing all things cycling.

Amongst all the other eye-candy, I’m really looking forward to ogling the Jaw Dropper bikes. The Jaw Dropper show is all about showcasing some of the amazing bike brands and painters the UK has. If you look beyond the big name brands, we have some hugely creative brands producing some stunning bikes.

Last year’s winner

22 Jaw Droppers winner
The ’22 Jaw Droppers winner from Fat Creations

Last year’s winner was Fat Creations whose custom paint Scott Patron scooped the £1500 prize money for the Ride for Charlie charity. This year there will be bikes from Condor Cycles, Di Luca Bikes, Enigma, Fat Creations, Fifty One Bikes, Fuel Your Adventures, Handsling Bikes, JMJ Designs, Kustom Flow, Lios, Passoni, QCW, Quirk Cycles, Reilly Cycleworks, and Spoon Customs.

This year’s entrants include…

The Cycle Show will be releasing some sneak previews of the bikes that have been submitted in the run-up to the show. The first two are a couple of stunners from Handsling Bikes and Quirk Cycles. Hampshire based Handsling Bikes have created a gorgeous green and gold aero bike. This features a custom paint job with specially sourced saddle, bar tape and of course gold details on the Dura-Ace Di2 groupset. And those wheels? Well they’re something very special from wheel builders Parcours, we’ll have more info on those soon.

Quirk Cycles have brought their Best Finish Winner from Bespoked ’22, the Kintsugi Mamtor. This is a one off paint-job applied to their All-Road Gravel bike the Mamtor. Commissioned by a client to replicate the Japanese art of Kintsugi, this bike deserves a long lingering look. The photos below are courtesy of Nikoo Hamzavi.

If you want to keep up with those releases, then keep an eye out for posts on social media under the #jawdroppers. The Cycle Show will run from the 21-23 April, so get along and take a look at all the Jaw Droppers and make your own mind up.

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