Mark wanted a no compromise, aggressive road race bike. Currently riding the odd T.T. and road race as well as regular fast chaingangs, we knew we could have some fun with this one.

Oversized, everywhere – with the columbus HSS HX shaped down tube keep this bike super stiff. The tapered head tube sits seamlessly with a Columbus FEL fork and slammed cap Deda headset. Mark was keen to keep the rear end of the bike in stainless steel to allow the material to be polished and exposed, so we decided to use the oversized and ovalised Reynolds 953 back end as it’s the stiffest stainless chain stay/seat stay combo available. The main stand out feature of the frame is it’s integrated seat mast which is not only extremely stiff, but smooths the lines of the frame and brings the paint right up to the saddle. Internal cables for the Di2 and rear brake keeps the bike as clean as possible.

Mark’s first ride report: “Really pleased!  The bike rides beautifully super smooth , stiff , comfortable.  And fast. And it looks amazing. Thanks very much.”

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