After spending many years road racing, Dan took a break from his road bike and spent a number of years riding off road. After some time, he regained his lust for road bikes and was after a new build that would be unique to him and have a personal touch to it. Going down the custom bicycle route was pretty safe in the sense that we would get him bang on in the right position. The tubes that we used for the bike were a Columbus XCR stainless steel tubeset, along with a 17/4 custom-machined headtube. Campagnolo was the go-to choice of groupset, and after spending such a long period of time riding off road, disc breaks seemed to be the no-brainer choice for Dan. It just so happened that when Dan started to talk to us about this build, Campagnolo were on the verge of releasing a new groupset, so we went down the route of running their Record EPS H11 groupset.
The finishing kit, including the fork, is Enve. We used a T47 bottom bracket as it was imperative that the overall finish of the bike was clean and uncluttered from cables or hydrolic hosers. We placed a guided internal routing for the hydrolic hose, running this through the downtube and bottom bracket, into the chainstay, and up and out at the brake calliper.
The wheels are German-designed and made Lightweights, fitted with 25mm tubs.
The chromatic paint was inspired from a TVR and completely changes its colour dependent on its angle in the light.
Dan has already enjoyed many muddy miles on the roads of Sussex and we are delighted that he has got back into road riding.
Silver fillet brazed