Blizzard -50 Fat bike Rocky mountain-bike off-road

Bike World: Part 2

The greatest invention since the wheel is two wheels, as proven by the surging popularity of the bicycle. From triathlon and trail bikes to must-have safety accessories, this is the year to get in the saddle
1. For the mountain

Megatrend: Fat bikes

With tyres twice as thick as normal, fat bikes are especially handy in mud, snow and deep sand. The Blizzard -50 (photo above) from Canadian luxury bike makers Rocky Mountain also gets the details right: superior tyre clearance, quality parts and a tailor-made suspension fork.


Cube Stereo 160 C:68 mountain bike, replica enduro winner


The Cube Stereo 160 C:68 is quick, but that’s not all: this replica enduro winner also has ingenious shocks you can operate from the handlebars, a super-light carbon frame, and aggressive geometry that blends climbing prowess with downhill freeriding nimbleness.


2. Finest Cycling Clothing
3. For the road
V1-r Limited Edition by Colnago: Ferrari counterpart


Colnago has been creating high-end racing bikes for decades, but with the V1-r Limited Edition the Italian luxury bike maker has pedalled the extra mile, teaming up with its local motorsport counterpart, Ferrari. This has resulted in a super-charge of F1 engineering to Colnago’s already advanced carbon manufacturing – the frame geometry has been tuned up and every tube shape-optimised via wind-tunnel testing. Add Mavic Ksyrium 125th Anniversary wheels and you’ve got a limited-edition bike that’s anything but limited in performance.


4. For the city
Gazzetta City Bike by Cinelli


In its single-speed rocket, the Gazzetta, traditional Italian bike manufacturer Cinelli has fused steel perfectly to make a whole greater than the sum of its parts. Designed as a bike for both track racing and modern city life, you’ll be overtaking cycle messengers on this one.


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07 2016 The Red Bulletin

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