The 2015 trade show season continues apace and we’ve been to check out what’s name from Moore Large, a distributor whose brands include Moda, Forme, American Classic, 4ZA, Duck Smart, Sigma, Alpina and Super B. We’ll be showing you new products from all of them.
First up, Moda Bikes have gone all-in on the ‘build-your-own’ theme for 2015. Any of the models in their range are available with a choice of groupsets ranging from lower end offerings like Shimano Sora or MIcroshift – another of Moore Large’s distributed brands – all the way up to Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 or SRAM Red. Moda call it the ‘Dreambuild’, and you get a choice of finishing kit, too, which comes in the form of either alloy or carbon components from Barelli, and wheels from American Classic.
Moda have four core models in their line-up: the Vivo, Molto, Stretto and Finale. The Vivo is a high-end triple butted aluminium frame paired to a carbon fork, and Moda claim that the full bike with alloy finishing kit and American Classic Victory 30 wheels can be built to 7.7kg.
At the other end of the range sits the Finale, Moda’s aero road bike. It combines an aero integrated fork with an oversized headtube/downtube combo. At the back end a PressFit 86 bottom bracket is supported by blade-shaped thin stays included to keep the ride as comfortable as possible while not sacrificing aerodynamics. It’s mechanical and electronic compatible, with a battery mount on the underside of the non-drive side chainstay.
Next up, let’s take a look at what’s on the horizon from another UK-based bike brand, Forme.