NeilPryde Bura SL review

NeilPryde has been in the bike game for seven years now – we've got hold of the lightweight Bura SL to test and it's a great bike

Neil Pryde Bura SL
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Cycling Weekly Verdict

This is a high-quality, sophisticated frame made more affordable by making some savings – the wheels – which inevitably affect its performance. However, as NeilPryde points out, in this build the Bura SL is supposed to be upgraded. At its heart it has a super-light, super-stiff 750g frame that could be built way under the UCI’s 6.8kg weight limit and that, crucially, rides beautifully.

Reasons to buy
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    Superlight frame

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    Great handling

Reasons to avoid
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    Budget wheels

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    Slightly underwhelming paint scheme

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The NeilPryde name has appeared on bicycle down tubes for just seven years, but the Hong Kong company has been manufacturing carbon-fibre booms and masts for the windsurfing industry since the 1980s. The NeilPryde bike division is now UK based but still selling to a global market via online platforms, including this the new NeilPryde Bura SL.

There are four models in the 2017 range: the Bura is the lightweight race bike while the Nazaré is the aero road racer. There’s also the endurance-oriented Zephyr and the UCI-compliant Bayamo triathlon/time trial bike.

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