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Part 8 – the end.


These are the last few pictures from Cycle 2004. Some more new bikes to the UK and some re-vamped favourites. If your buying a new bike for 2005 you will certainly be spoilt for choice. And if you want a folding bike, 2005 is going to be a vintage year.

Argon are Canadian built. They have some very lovely TT and road frames.
Argon

Bianchi celebrate 120 years of bicycle building. Which is incredible. So is their latest range, which have some original design features and a new paint scheme. In case you’ve gone off Celeste. We have a test bike on it’s way to RCUK HQ Bianchi

Seven bikes are subtle and understated – they can even paint titanium too Seven

TT bikes are almost as popular as Track and cross bikes now. Fuji’s Aloha is a triathlon/TT bike with an excellent specification for £1179. Fuji Bikes

Terry Dolan builds bikes for Bradley Wiggins. He’s getting the hang of it and so is Terry. This is a detail of his very well put together carbon frame Dolan

Koga Miyata are not a new brand to the UK, but they have been absent for the last ten years or so. This year they are back with a great range of bikes, very competitively priced too. They build bikes for many of the Dutch track team including Olympic champ Leontien Zijlaard-van Moorsel. This is their range topping Carbon Frame which will retail for £865…

…and this is the track frame. Very competitvely priced at £495 frame and fork. Koga Miyata

Sean Yates’ Omega TT bike. I haven’t got a clue how he gets on it, without putting his back out. He goes quite quickly though…

Omega’s titanium bikes look really sorted. We will be doing a test very soon. This is their Alchemy which retails for £1295. Omega

Airnimal folders are getting cheaper. You can now get one for around £650. They are certainly the best folder/road bike we’ve ridden. Airnimal

Although we haven’t ridden the Bike Friday yet Bike Friday

And we can’t wait to prise this Mezzo away from designer John Whyte. They should be available around next February. Cost from £545. Mezzo

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