Vélobici is a UK brand based in Market Bosworth, Leicestershire which makes premium cycle clothing. It’s now teamed up with Kyklos Bikes to branch out and launch its own bike.
>> Struggling to get to the shops try 6 issues of Cycling Weekly magazine for just £6 delivered to your door <<
Kyklos is an Italian maker of high quality bikes, founded by ex-racer Danilo di Luca. Chris Puttnam, founder of Vélobici, says: “Our partnership with Kyklos is born out of mutual respect. We were hugely inspired by Danilo during his riding years and he has long been a fan of our performance wear, so we were keen to work together to develop a road bike that could exceed expectation aesthetically and in performance.”
The new bike combines classic style, including Vélobici’s signature deep blue and tan colours, with a Toray T800 carbon frame which it claims weighs 800g. Vélobici says that it has been designed for speed and responsiveness while providing comfort for extended rides.
Watch: Endurance Bike of the Year 2016
We’ve reviewed Kyklos’s Featherweight frame in the past and been impressed by the performance – but less so by the high price.
Vélobici has been going for a stealth launch of its new machine, with teaser pictures on its Facebook page. From the images posted so far the new bike looks to be well finished and decked out in top-end Shimano Dura-Ace and Fulcrum kit with a Brooks saddle a nod to UK cycling heritage, so expect a premium price.
The complete bike will be revealed at the official launch, which will be a Facebook Live event. It takes place on Thursday 28th July from 12:30pm.