Socks? Deodorant? Knitted jumper?
If your relatives’ choice of Christmas gift has left you disapointed in the past, here’s the perfect opportunity to steer them to a more bountiful path.
Scapin have taken the unusual step of promoting their range-topper as “ideal for the Christmas period”, giving you, the bike connoisseur, licence to write “1 x Scapin Etika RC” at the top of your list this year.
A brief survey of the staff at RCUK Towers confirmed that Father Christmas had, to date, failed to deliver anything quite so lavish.
Should he do so this year, you’ll receive a T800 high modulus, monocoque frameset made in Italy, with a BB86 press fit bottom bracket, and a tapered head tube ovalised at the lower bearing.
The frameset weighs 1005 grams, is available in four sizes from small to extra large, and is offered with a range of build kits from Shimano, SRAM, or Campagnolo, and with rolling stock from Mavic or Fulcrum.
Remote though the possibility may be, should you wake on the morning of December 25 to find an Etika RC wedged beneath the tree, remember that while a bike may be for Christmas, unlike a dog, it is not necessarily for life. A Colnago C59 next year, perhaps?