Aidan’s XCR road bike is about the stiffest stainless steel road bike can be. This bike is simply made to go fast. Aidan wanted a bike that is no fuss. We decided to go with mechanical gears and rim brakes. We designed the bike around The Cinelli ram handlebars. His previous bike was Passoni which is made from titanium. I idea was to have some of the XCR stainless steel coming through as a continuation from the Passoni. With keeping it clean we went with a pinch bolt which is machined into the seat stays this is only visual from the non drive side. The internal routing for the rear brake is guided through the top tube. We do this with a stainless steel tube. This way when you stick a cable in one side it is guaranteed to come out the other.
The colour is Navy blue we wanted some of the XCR stainless steel showing through. We did this on the chain stays and seat stays and the Saffron on the down tube We feel this gives it a very nice classic look. On the top tube there is the word NatterJack which is the Irish whisky that is from his distillery Gortinore  which taken Aiden out of the banking sector into running a very successful whisky brand
The groupset is Campagnolo Chorus, Wheels Alto rims on Dt-swiss 240 hubs
This is one sweet build. We wish him many happy miles on his new steed.

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