TheĀ London Bike Show may not be a hotbed for new products but it's one of britain's biggest cycling events, so brands still roll up in force.

With choking smog, driverless trains and the expectation you'll pay eight quid for lunch, it's not the usual bike industry event. Here's the highlights we found while patrolling the halls and eating our weight in free food samples at the Excel exhibition centre.

Stanton

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Stanton weren't going to let Trillion have all the hardtail glory at the show and they showed off this tweaked Switchblade that is designed to fit tyres of up to 2.6 inches - trendy!

Also new on this bike were Stanton's 810mm bars and new saddle. Finally take a look at the Boost conversion dropouts. It means you can fit wider hubs without a whole new frame, great idea!

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Ion

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Ion's Rascal shoe won both a Eurobike Award and a Design and Innovation award for being packed with new tech like ankle protection, a SupTraction Rubber Soul and NoSew reinforcements. London Bike Show saw the release of the flat pedal version.

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Ion were also showing off Richie Rude's signature kneepad that is designed to deliver breathable performance. As wetsuit specialists, Ion developed a brand new type of Neoprene that was extra breathable just for this pad. They also used memory foam (as opposed to something like D30) for padding for its breathable properties. Finally, there is a small strap at the top that will allow you to cool off while riding on transitions, as opposed to hitching your pads down to your ankles.

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Scott

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Brendog's Gambler was on display and covered in Utah dust, but this wasn't from Rampage. Fairclough has been out in the mecca of freeride with Brandon Semenuk shooting the penultimate section of his new film. It drops early April, get excited.

Fabric

Fabric have taken their cageless bottle idea and run with it - why wouldn't they when 110,000 have been sold across Europe. There's now a 750ml version, and insulated 525ml version and a tool keg with a neoprene liner that all fit on their frameĀ studs.

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Vitus

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Orange

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Canyon

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This is a women's version of the Spectral look sweet.

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A stealthy, stealthy Sender. We can't wait to see how this bike performs on the biggest stage.