- Drop handle bikes with discs
I have a Roadrat short (in fact I had the first Roadrat short – not much of a claim to fame I guess!), and I love it – not amazingly light, but really fun to ride and I use it all winter as my nightride bike. Its properly quick, and although the brakes are a pain the arse to set up right (the front one particularly), once you get them right, you won’t go back to cantis. Ever.
More piccies here:Posted 9 years agoHalfbikeSubscriber
If you win the lottery, or have a granny you can sell, you could always consider one of these:
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Best looking cross bike ever?Posted 9 years agoCountZeroMember
I agree with druidh, I’ve got a Sutra, the first preproduction one that came over for the bike shows; crap paint and a BB shell that was oval! Great bike, but as has been said, pretty heavy. It is designed as a tough tourer, so that’s not surprising. I’ve singlespeeded mine, hand sprayed it Hammerite black, and put on a pair of Profile Aerobars, with bar-end levers and Crosstop levers, Maxxis CX tyres and mudguards for winter use. It’s been brilliant, the amount of salt put down on the roads collects in the cycle lane I use to get to work, and the Sutra has been ideal, I even put a Taya galvanized chain on it. Just an excellent hack bike, and the discs are awsome. I actually rode it on part of the Conti Route in Wales in original spec, and it coped fine.Posted 9 years agogeoffjSubscriber
James – yes sorry, the CTC thing isn’t really the roadie press or a review. Rather opinions of a few roadies – I should have been more specific / qualifying.
I’m a big fan of your bikes. I have two iOs (one is alfined) and junior has a Ridgeback 16 MX which I really rate. I’m considering the criox de fer for my next cyclescheme purchase 🙂Posted 9 years ago
no probs Geoff, just had to check as you never know what lurks somewhere online! )
maybe we should have a repeat-buyer deal for those that own more than one of our bikes?! seems like iO owners in particular have often got more than one of our bikes now, it’s great to hear.Posted 9 years ago
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