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Thursday, 27 January 2011

Raffi's Ti Tourer

Raffi already has a Di2 Parlee Z1 (and a Di2 IF SSR on its way)
This bike was very different - designed by the Hampsten brothers and built by the legendary Kent Eriksen, it is a bike designed to be taken all over the world (hence the S&S couplers)

It has a KE Ti post, a Dura Ace groupset with long reach brakes and will soon have some hand-built wheels with lovely 27mm tyres

Robert's Parlee cross bike

Yum yum yum
All I can say !
Wants to make me get all muddy !!!!

We had a total blast with Robert specc'ing this beauty
Wax carbon Parlee with Super record and TRP Magnesium brakes
Robert is from Scotland, and this will not be a dedicated out and out cross race bike. Rather it will be a bike for those epic rides
where the road ends and the muddy fire road begins

Robert's company logo is of a Merlin, so we etched the logo on the seat tube
very subtle, very unique...

TRP Magnesium brakes on an Edge cross fork - does not get better than that

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Z1 pista

Here is a Z1 track bike, with Reynolds carbon track wheels
Bring on the 2012 velodrome!!

Friday, 7 January 2011

Two very different Z5s

These two bikes show just how much can be done with custom paint

This is Anthony's new Z5 with Super Record/Record and Reynolds Carbon wheels
We also went with white Deda Zero100 kit to complement the white
It look immense in the flesh

Unfortunately it has been raining so badly that I have not been able to take good pictures of Andrew's blue tinted Z5. Shame, as it looks amazing. Its a normal Z5 but the clearcoat has a candy blue tint in it. Then we did the Ghost decals underneath. On overcast days like today it is very, very subtle

But on a summers day in the Alps the blue will really 'pop' and look amazing......

One model, two customers and two very different outcomes
I would take them both !

Saturday, 1 January 2011

Wunder bike...

When we first announced we were going to be working with Trek I had a few of my most loyal customers call to express their concern that we were losing our focus and moving more 'mass market'
I assured them that was not the case. Simply put I want to be able to offer the best products in the world and Trek have a huge pedigree in pro Tour road bikes, full suspension MTBs and also speed rocket TT machines

As someone who dabbles in the occasional TT and Triathlon, the Speed Concept is a bike I have been very much looking forward to getting my hands on. It is incredibly advanced, with its hidden brakes in the forks, integrated stem/bar front end and the integrated storage system at the back of the bike. The Speed Concept is so clean.....

And with the help of Peter, we got our dream assignment: This project really is a 'best of the best':

Speed Concept with Project One graphics (we went for a monochrome look throughout)
Zipp 1080 front wheel and Super 9 disk
SRM DA powermeter

Peter is coming off of a Cervelo P3 which is no slouch itself, but he called me up after his first Richmond Park shakedown ride to say the bike is amazing and that the bike fits him like a glove
Wishing you many quick miles !