There are plenty of good places on the internet to see new kit but these three bikes have all caught my eye recently –
The Cervelo Rca looks great in a minimal understated way and a lot of research has been done on how it performs. Weighing in at 667g for a size 54 Cervelo claim it is “a lighter bike for easier climbing, optimum stiffness for efficiency and comfort, and our new aero profiles to make you go faster”.
Next up is the Kona Rove Titanium – it’s a very pretty looking “Gravel Grinder” from Kona. Gravel Grinders are a new style of bike influenced by long distance self supported races across the open plains of the Midwestern US states. A bit like a cyclo cross bike with a lower bottom bracket and disc braking is popular as the mud can clog the rear triangle when the conditions get bad.
Kona say “the new Ti Rove featuring big tyre clearance and all the necessary eyelets for racks and fenders, the 3/2.5 Ti, Kona designed frame is drawn around a 44 mm headtube, using an external lower cup for a tapered steer tube fork resulting in a sturdy, confident, comfortable ride feel that’s perfect for riders wanting a supple, tough-as-nails but superlight do-it-all drop bar bike. From around-the-world touring to weekend ‘cross races, winter training to all-day dirt road adventures, the bike goes beautifully with our new Kona Project Two Carbon Disc fork.
Finally, one I have been waiting for a long time to arrive – the Ibis Ripley. This full suspension 29er is from the maverick manufacturer Ibis. Would work nicely with our XC carbon rims!