Following the launch at the London Cycle Show, we nipped round the corner to take a closer look at the 2008 Condor range.
It’s been a long time since Condor started making their own frames, but the Diamante brings the range rushing up to date. Condor work extremely closely with Italian-based tubing manufacturer Dedacciai for their top-end frames, with this particular model being built specifically to celebrate Condor’s 60th. They couldn’t have designed a prettier, more head-turning bike for the occasion. With its integrated seat tube and full carbon frame and Condor’s latest curvy fork, the bike looks stunning. It’s been painted in Team Mackeson colours too. Prices start at £2,099 for a Veloce equipped bike up to £3,399 with Record, or £3,099 with Dura-Ace.
If you think you can pull off a decent Dean Downing impression, the team edition Leggero is for you. This is the bike the Rapha/Condor/Recycling.co.uk sqaud will be basing their racing campaign on next year and, while the frame draws similarities with the Diamante, there’s subtle differences to the design, most notably foregoing the integrated seat tube. Prices start from £1,899 rising to £3,199. As well as the Rapha/Condor colours, its available in a less-attention attracting red or blue.
Upgrades to the Squadra see the rear triangle being updated with Drive Tail chain stays and Drive Box seat stays stays. Available in black with red or yellow decals.
Commuters and messengers alike have been buying up the singlespeed/fixed Pista in their hundreds, and they’re an increasingly popular sight around London and other major cities. The Pista is available in Gloss Black, Deep Blue and Grey for 2008, with new Condor wheelsets and Condor branded cranks. £699.