Is this the lightest disc brake road bike in the UK?

We take a look at some of the wildest climbing bike builds from the 93rd Monsal Hill Climb

Monsal Hill climb bike
(Image credit: Future / Andy Jones)

Here in the UK, the months of September and October are home to the hill climb season. Groups of cyclists can always be found racing up hellish gradients, for what can only be described as second-degree fun.  

The simple format which sees riders racing against the clock up steep sections of local tarmac sits away from any UCI ruling and, as such, encourages modifications.

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Joe Baker
Tech Writer

Joe is Cycling Weekly's tech writer. He's always had a love for bikes, since first riding a two wheeled steed before the age of four. Years down the line, Joe began racing at 16, and enjoyed great experiences internationally, racing in Italy, Spain and Belgium to name a few locations. Always interested in tech, Joe even piloted his Frankenstein hill climb bike to a Junior National Title in 2018.  After taking a step back from elite level racing in April 2022, Joe joined our team as a freelancer, before becoming Tech Writer in May 2023.