Despite using the most visually disturbing background ever for their booth, No.22 Bicycle Company have proved once again that they are the masters of understated beauty. Shown above is the new Reactor frameset; featuring a more aggressive race geometry than the Great Divide and dropping a lot of weight through several design tweaks including the use of a carbon seat tube/mast.
This show bike tips the scales at 5.9lbs, which is well below UCI limits, thanks to the ee cycleworks brakes, Cannondale cranks & the bankruptcy inducing Reynolds RZR wheelset.
UK pricing is yet to be confirmed but expect to find your wallet up to 4k lighter… Oh, and if you’d like to replicate this show build you’d be looking at 5 figures… Time to sell an organ or 2 (it’ll be worth it).
After a short hiatus Giro shoes are back at CycleLab!
Starting with the Rumble – possibly the best casual shoe we’ve seen – at a wallet friendly £70 these ‘trainers’ can be used with and without cleats.
The Republic LX – £150 – is the office shoe of choice, classicly styled and beautifully made these are spd compatible. Perfect for long sunday rides or cruising to your next meeting.
If your ‘cross shoes have come to the end of their life following a muddy winter season the updated £100 Privateer‘s should be on your wish list! As used by many of our ‘cross team these guy have a mid-stiffness sole thats good for those agonising run sections!
More shoes in stock or available to order… Check the full range here
So, so awesome… Luc Legrand & Erik Elstran hit this sweet curved wall ride on a DIG BMX shoot!
A new British brand we’ve been championing from the start, this latest review of Bowman’s Palace should kill any thoughts you may have that aluminium is a ‘downgrade material’ for a road bike…
Well, what a frame. The Palace sums up to me everything that a proper race bike should be. That raw, uncluttered feeling of some metal tubes and sorted geometry creating a bike that just feels right.
At cruising speed it’s mild mannered and very easy to ride and you can cover a lot of miles with very little distraction. (An) absolutely awesome frame that is a showcase for aluminium; one of the best high-speed handling frames out there
With no weight limit and a sensible price tag this is the bike you need for the 2015 Crit season!
- Frameset (inc headset) £650
- Full Shimano 105 builds from £1450
Read the whole review here
Thanks to Road.cc for the images etc
We like the little guys, brands that step away from the norm and offer something special… Bowman are one of these brands. Born from the imaginations of riders the Palace is a bike built after much riding, racing & consideration, not to follow trends or this seasons marketing buzzwords.
Alloy is back! Didn’t you get the memo?
Bowman frameset £650 – Full builds from £1250 – Shimano 105 (5800) builds from £1500
One of the main issues with commuting seems to be finding a secure lock that’s easily carried around. Most people end up with them dangling from their handlebars which is quick and convenient but dangerous and one of the major causes of broken cables and therefore brakes & gears that just don’t work.
The wonderful thing about building in-house in short batches is that No.22 can evolve their products. Not happy to sit on their hands and watch the $’s roll in after producing one of the most beautifully understated track bikes we’ve ever seen, the guys at No.22 have been slaving away to perfect the Little Wing.
Finally the new disc only Ritte Crossberg as landed in the UK! An aluminium frame built with good ol’ USA ‘cross geometry is matched to a tapered carbon fork allowing you to race through the mud or put in the gravel road training miles… Coming in mud friendly brown (with baby blue highlights) you may even get away with not cleaning it after each ride!
Seized quill stem? No problem, as always we’re up for a challenge… First the blowtorch then it’s time for a healthy dose of Finshline’s wonderful Chill Zone spray to rapidly cool everything down and break the bond between the corroded parts. A bit of elbow grease and hey presto one more repaired bike.
More fun than fixing punctures and one very happy customer… Good times!
One very luck Yorkshireman just got our last Large (and we think the last in the UK) so now we only have one XLarge Bosberg 3.0 left!