Sorted Cycles are a new supplier who's approach is quite refreshing:
"Like us, you’ve surfed the web and seen countless wonderful bikes that you’ve dreamt of owning but you’ve always been put off by the hassles of import duty, customs clearance, warranty worries and all manner of other issues. Well, stop dreaming and make it a reality."
Sara and Duncan are the “management" behind Sorted Cycles. They took the long flight to Las Vegas to attend this year’s InterBike show to continue their work – as they put it; "putting the bling into British biking – bringing more top-end US cycling brands to the European market."
The result is bikes from brands like Kelly, Vicious Cycles, Soma, SyCip and Desalvo. They have a range of bikes to suit just about anyone, from BMX and Downhill MTB to touring and Track racing. We are currently testing a Kelly Bonestock, a steel road frame from TIG welding specialist Chris Kelly. So expect to see more on their range later this week.
The very latest of these brands is world renowned bespoke bike builder SyCip. Jay and Jeremy, the Californian brothers who give SyCip (say: see sip) Designs its name, began building frames in 1991. Including their signature design feature of wishbone seat stays capped with US pennies.
Don’t go thinking that it’s a case of form before function. US-cycling magazine Bicycling said the Super Carbonated OE, “…flows down the road with such grace that it surprises you when it also accelerates with dictatorial authority and firmly holds its line when cornering at the limit." Blimey. We'll look forward to having a go.