It’s already mid-March so we thought it was about time we let you know about some of the bikes that have caught our attention this year – here are four of our favourites so far.
The 2017 Look 795 Aerolight ProTeam eTap.
The Look 795 is the ultimate example of a completely integrated bicycle. To create it, Look extracted everything possible from their 30 years of experience of working with carbon The result is a bike that is both aerodynamic and ultralight – as well as being elegant, futuristic and of the very highest quality available in the market today. 836 pieces of carbon and 54 hours of handmade manufacturing were necessary to craft this racing machine.
The 795 Aerolight provides an 11 per cent aerodynamic increase when compared to a classic road bike. It feature a 1.5k carbon frame with NACA aerofoil section tubes, Aerostem angle-adjustable carbon stem, ZED3 carbon monobloc crankset, E-POST 2 with integrated Di2 battery mount, and 100 percent integrated brakes. Released and ridden at the 2016 Tour de France, the 2017 795 is available now at Epic Cycles in very limited numbers as either a fully built bike or a frameset for custom specification. epic-cycles.co
The Alchemy Hyas.
The Hyas is your do everything quiver killer bike. From muddy fire roads to high-speed mountain descents this monster will chew up whatever you throw at it. The Hyas uses the same front end as the Atlas road frame, but the carbon layup is fine tuned for gravel and dirt riding. The rear end of the Hyas is the same as the Aithon, giving the rider more of a cushioned ride while still being stiff for hard efforts and great power transfer. alchemy.bike
The Jamis Quest Elite (2017).
There is an allure to steel that transcends its traditional artisan appeal. And that’s its ride quality. “Stiff but buttery smooth” is the phrase most often used to express that quality and the Jamis Quest Elite is the embodiment. The Quest Elite features a fast-shifting Shimano 105 11-speed drivetrain, high-quality Ritchey components, and a gracefully curved fork that mimics steel versions of yore, but saves some weight. Jamisbikes.com
The 2017 Raleigh Stuntman.
The new 2017 Raleigh Stuntman is the cross between gravel and mountain bikes, and if you’ve ever seen the 1980s tv show, The Fall Guy, then you may recognise the paint job as it pay homage to the shows leading man (and his truck). The stuntman is made from 631 Reynolds butted tubing, with a tapered internal headtube along with front and rear thru axles. The carbon fork keeps things stiff, light and a more predictive steering. Along with that the Stuntman comes with a dropper post and room to clear a 700x50c / 29×1.95 tire. raleighusa.com