We’re really liking the look of the new range of high end steel road bikes from Genesis, and the 853 Equilibrium is no exception.
This one is for a customer, who specified the new Shimano Ultegra 11 speed group set, which is super tasty, and looks amazing. A nice wheel set built around the Ultegra hubs and H Plus Son Archetype rims complements the build, along with Thomson stem and seat post, Curana mudguards, and Lizard Skins bar tape to match the green flash on the frame.
A really rather bloody nice bike!
We just had the pleasure of building this lovely bike for one of our customers. It’s been a while in the making, as the brief was to make a bike that can do anything, and last a lifetime, so all the finite details were milled over in some detail between us and our customer. The choice to build the bike around a handmade frame constructed from tasty Reynolds 953 tubing seemed sensible for comfort and longevity, with the rest of the parts being chosen for their build quality and functionality. Although it’s been built as a ‘fast tourer’, the frame has the necessary features to be run as a single speed or with a Rohloff rear hub (due to sliding rear dropouts), and even as a belt drive (drive side seat stay has a break in it to allow fitting of a belt).
953 tubing is stainless, and can be left totally untreated and unpainted to show off the lovely finish. We decided to paint the rear stays and headtube to give a nice contrast.
A Shimano Ultegra 10 speed groupset sorts out the gearing, and you can just see the custom Maurice Woodrup headbadge and Chris King headset. Lovely.
Schmidt Son Delux hub dynamo takes care of powering the matching front light and Busch and Muller rear light. Very neat, and the finish completely complements the swanky Royce hub at the back. Laced to Ambrosio Excellence rims for extra shine and a touch of class.
Finally some mechanical disc brakes that work well with drop levers; the TRP Spyre SLC brakes are the only ones we’ve come across which work like a 2 pot hydraulic brake, meaning that both pads move toward to rotor when operated, unlike most other mechanical disc brakes which have one stationary pad. A carbon actuation arm keeps function positive, while saving a few grams.
A titanium Tubus rear pannier rack seemed the only sensible option for this bike.
One of the new Brooks Cambium saddles finishes off the bike nicely. Adorned on top of a Thomson seatpost to match the stem, it looks great with a Brooks saddle bag attached too.
Just built this up for a customer who has one of the most tricked out Bromptons we’ve seen in our shop. Built around a Profile BMX hub with a 10 tooth cog. Nice.
Very much looking forward to putting this bike together tomorrow, more pics to follow, but here’s a couple of teasers…
We had Woodrup build this 631 tourer frame for a customer recently. With a touring holiday date fast approaching when the frame was being built, it was apparent that it wasn’t going to be ready in time, so we had the frame clear coated and built up in time for his holiday, then returned the frame to Woodrup for it’s spanking paint job afterwards. Looks a bit nice!
We have tees in all sizes in black, heather and claret. And sweatshirts in black and charcoal. Tees are £18, sweats £35. Come and get em!
They’re being printed now and should be with us in the next week or so. They usually sell pretty quick, so grab one while you can!
Gotham is a fairly new brand, but they’ve tackled the problem of bike lights being stolen by making a stylish permanently mounted front light (the rear is in production).
Have a look at the video here to see what they’re all about!
We’ve got a good stock of both black and silver, retailing for £65 and £60 respectively.
Check their website here for more info.