Tyson spends most of his time riding here in the UK in the lanes south of London. Fast paced group rides mean that his bike was to have the geometry of a true race bike, reacting quickly to steering input. Secondly, Tyson wanted to be able to fit Mudguards over 28c tyres to keep both him and his fellow riders dry and safe. As a little extra when the weather’s good Tyson also wanted to be able to remove the guards to fit larger tyres and a rack for a few days touring! Quite the brief, but we feel like we got it…

Columbus tubes from various sets were used to balance the handling and ride characteristics to best suit the use, even including some stainless steel chainstays to remove the worry of corrosion started by chain-slap. Flat mount disc brakes offer great stopping power in all conditions, including loaded descending! The combination of Chris King hubs and Boyd rims will be both light enough for training and strong enough for a light load.

The paint on Tyson’s bike whilst subtle looking contains nearly a thousand individual dots across frame fork and mudguards – each one applied by hand.

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