Titanium bike manufacturer Spin used the Cycle Show to unveil its new Spitfire Mk X Lightning criterium machine.
Built using the same cold-formed, oversized tubeset as the current Mk III Supermarine, the Mk X has a criterium-specific geometry featuring a 10mm higher bottom bracket, 10mm shorter chainstays and a 75 degree seat tube for greater cornering clearance and sharper handling.
“The Mk X perfectly complements our current road bike offering,” said Spin founder and designer Drew Gill.
“We already have our sportive and Grand Tour geometries and tubesets in the Mk II Super Sportive & Mk III. I have a passion for super-fast titanium bicycles and the Mk X will be a real street fighter.”
Spin plan to have a new domestic team contesting the Elite Circuit Series and Premier Calender events on the Mk X Lightning in 2012.
Production framesets will be available from mid-November this year. The Mk X is the same price as the Mk III – £2350 for the frame, fork, Ti headset, stem, seatpost and handlebars.
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