Jan rides one so we had to too. This is the long awaited RCUK TT bike…
It’s taken a while to get this baby together and the list of suppliers is a long one; wheels from Zipp, brakes from Cane Creek, Bottom bracket from Royce, Pedals from Speedplay… but at long last we finally finished building the RCUK speed machine.
The build-up takes a while because this bike needed to match up perfectly with a previous TT position. The adjustability is incredible especially the seat cradle that can be moved to alter the effective frame angle. The Nokon cable set (supplied with the farme) also takes a while to install… we’ll no doubt be changing stuff around a little, watch this space.
So last night it got it’s first outing at the Hounslow CC 10. Safe to say that it had a crowd of admirers at the start.
But is it any good? Yep. It flies, a full report will follow.
Frame sizes: S, M & L
Size tested: M
Frame tubing: Giant carbon monocoque
Fork: Giant Carbon integrated
Headset: Giant Integrated
Crankarms: Campagnolo Record Carbon
B/B: Royce Carbon sleeved Racing Gold
Pedals: Speedplay Zero Stainless
Chain: SRAM 10
Freewheel: Miche Alloy 11-21, 10 speed
F/D: Campagnolo Record
R/D: Campagnolo Record
Shifters: Campagnolo Record bar end
Handlebar: Giant carbon
Stem: 12cm Deda
Brakes: Cane Creek with carbon levers
Wheels: Zipp 999
Tyres: Continental 19mm Sprinter Tubs
From: Giant bicycles
Contact: Giant UK 0115 977 5900