Bike of the Month

Bike of the month....... Is Derek Clifford's very stealth Evo. Built up with some choice lightweight kit to get to down to 5.28Kg, 11.6lbs in old money!! 

bar , stem (ti bolts) , seat post ~ axlightness engage
bar tape fizik 3mm
saddle fizik airone
gear line ~ power cordz white outter red inner
brake line ~ gore
brake cailpers ~ feather light with ashima carbon brake block n shoes
shifters ~arsis 10 speed
bottom bracket  ~ chris king BB30
front mech  ~ dura ace 7900
rear mech  ~ dura ace 7900
cassette  ~ dura ace 7900 11/25
chain ~ kmc dlc black 10sp
crank ~ cannondale sisl2 53/39
pedals -  keo carbons
rims ~ no spec but 38mm tubs front n rear
spokes -  cx rays sapims black
hubs ~ extra light 
tubs - vittoria cx corsa 23s
 
weight in total 5.82kg 

 

 

 

 

 

Bike of the Month...... It is always nice to see how popular cycling has come over the past decade, this months BOTM is a dedicated to one of the next generation of avid bike riders. Adam Pettifer age 7!! Qwerty will be providing him with all of the spares and accessories he needs for his big charity riding adventure with his Dad. (Andy) Read on.......

  

"Adam is an enthusiastic rider who had out-grown his 16” rigid singlespeed, so for his 7th birthday we bought him this amazing little Cannondale Trail 20.  Aside from looking great, the bike has some neat features that you would expect from a full size Cannondale, such internal cable routing along the top tube, colour matched parts and a well thought out component selection especially suitable for little mountain bikers.  The forks are especially plush and offer a decent amount of bounce for a lightweight rider and there’s a handful of gears to allow him to scale decent hills.  As is typical with Cannondale, the finish is superb.

 

We have a big adventure planned this summer.  The two of us are going to ride the length of the High Peak and Tissington Trails over two days, carrying all of our kit.  He’ll be powering his new bike to raise some money to buy bikes for those less fortunate.  All proceeds will go to Hans Rey’s charity Wheels4Life (www.wheels4life.org) with the intention of raising enough to be able to donate at least 1 bike to transform someone’s life."

 

 

February Bike of the Month..... What can we say we are a sucker for a nice Scalpel and this is a nice Scalpel with a difference! Daniel's dream bike was put together on a set budget, but with no grey imports or second hand items. The result is a rock solid 18lbs (8.2kg) bike that is crying out to be raced.

Daniel says "I wanted to show that with some sensible choices and a little patience it is very possible to build a super light weight, very fast, very functional bike without having to spend the earth, mainly through end of season sales at local bike shops and online retailers alike".

 

Frame

Cannondale Scalpel Hi Mod with DT Swiss Carbon shock

SMUD carbon hand made bottle cage

 

Forks

Magura Durin Race

Fibre Lyte carbon top cap and Alu bolt

BBB carbon Ultraspace carbon spacer

 

Drivetrain

FSA K-Force Light

Absolute Black narrow/ wide chainring

Rotor Alu chainring bolts

KMC X10 SL Gold

Shimano XTR M986 clutch rear mech with Alu Bolts & Aerozine Ceramic Pulleys

Shimano XTR M980 shifters with Ti Bolts + Alu adjuster

Shimano XTR M980 11-36 cassette

Shimano SP41 cables

 

Brakes

Shimano M980 XTR brakes with Ti lever bolts

Ti rotor and caliper bolts

KCNC Post-Post adapter

Quaxar Iris 160mm rotors

 

Wheels

American Classic/ Podium MMX/ Revolution

Scwalbe Racing Ralph 2.1

KCNC Ti QR skewers

American Classic Alu Valves

Stans sealant

 

Controls

Syntace F99 105mm with Ti bolts

Mt Zoom Ultralite 25.4, 640mm bars

Thomson Masterpiece with Ti bolts, SMUD carbon hand made lower cradle                        

Foam grips

Mt Zoom Ultralite 34.9 seatclamp

Selle Italia SLR Carbonio

Shimano XTR M980 pedals with Ti spindles

 

After the winter break Bike of the Month is back with this rather nice looking Cannondale Rush from 2008.

Equipped with Industry Nine custom colour wheels, Sram X0 orange components, Hollowgram XX cranks, Lefty Terralogic forks. Still a very classy looking paint job.

Bike of the Month (September) is this O so light 2013 Evo, all pretty standard spec, but what do you really need to change on a bike like this..... That is unless you crash it while on a cycling holiday in Majorca, which is exactly what happened to Richard Brewer, this months winner. The holiday did not start well for Richard with the baggage handlers managing to scratch his frame, then to rub salt into the wound, on a hairpin bend Richard took a spill and wrote off his rear mech and hanger. Remember if you want to be entered please send a picture and description of your bike with BOTM in the title.

 

 This months (August) winner of Bike of The Month is this very nice 26" Cannondale Scalpel Ridden by Aigars Meiers. 

What sets this bike apart for us is the 650b (27.5") wheels fitted to the standard 26" Frame and the 'o' so sweet XX1 groupset. Aigars Receives as 20% off voucher to use on his next order. To Be considered for "Bike of The Month" Send us a email with a picture of your bike with BOTM in the email title. Good luck!  

Aigars Meiers Cannondale

Adam is an enthusiastic rider who had out-grown his 16” rigid singlespeed, so for his 7th birthday we bought him this amazing little Cannondale Trail 20.  Aside from looking great, the bike has some neat features that you would expect from a full size Cannondale, such internal cable routing along the top tube, colour matched parts and a well thought out component selection especially suitable for little mountain bikers.  The forks are especially plush and offer a decent amount of bounce for a lightweight rider and there’s a handful of gears to allow him to scale decent hills.  As is typical with Cannondale, the finish is superb.

 

We have a big adventure planned this summer.  The two of us are going to ride the length of the High Peak and Tissington Trails over two days, carrying all of our kit.  He’ll be powering his new bike to raise some money to buy bikes for those less fortunate.  All proceeds will go to Hans Rey’s charity Wheels4Life (www.wheels4life.org) with the intention of raising enough to be able to donate at least 1 bike to transform someone’s life.