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68 Extremely BEAUTIFUL Highway Bikes For You To Drool Over (Rouleur Reside 2021)


Rouleur Reside is nonetheless a motorbike present for hipsters, and I used to be again for my second outing. Solely the little matter of a worldwide pandemic since my final go to.

I made the video beneath as a result of I filmed a load of excessive spec highway bikes with my GoPro and you might have considered trying a gander.

Additionally I need to justify my journey as a enterprise expense.

In the event you want you highway bike pron in written/photograph format then please-to-enjoy the written account of my day (with a number of fotos). Simply scroll down beneath the embedded video.

These pictures present the vibe. Excessive finish bike firms and element makers exhibit their bling.

Rouleur Live

There are interviews and panel discussions with professional riders, designers and ultra-endurance athletes. Punters queue for recent espresso and vegan sandwiches with Italian names.

Rouleur Live 2021

I like vegans. And Italians.

However you got here right here for the bikes. So I’ll present you as many as I can in a small variety of minutes. Begin the clock.

That is  the Trek Domane that Lizzie Deignan rode to victory within the inaugural ladies’s Paris-Roubaix earlier this yr. As a Domane proprietor myself I took explicit satisfaction within the achievement. Then I remembered I had nothing to do with it. The cobbled sections are famous on the highest tube. I notably just like the sparkly paint job and the candy Bontrager Aeolus hoops.

Trek Domane Lizzie Deignan

I wasn’t the one excessive profile vee-logger within the bike.

Subsequent onto the Colnago stand. Colnago featured closely at Rouleur Reside, coming off the again of a Tour de France victory and in addition being Italian.

Converse of the satan, this Hearth and Ice model of the Colnago V3RS was designed by Tadej Pocajar.

Colnago V3RS Fire and Ice

Staying with the sub-zero theme, that is the Colnago C64 Disc Italia Frozen Version. That frosted impact is a particular Ceramic Velocity chain therapy, a no-doubt-very-expensive various to your bathroom customary lube.

Colnago C64 Disc Italia Frozen Edition

I assumed it was aesthetic. My remark to that impact drew most derision from the man manning the stand.

Lastly the Colnago V3RS Capsule Assortment – Yellow Jersey Version. It was described on the plaque as being “the brand new reference for probably the most excessive {custom} constructed sector”. Let’s ignore that that doesn’t imply something, or really make sense. As a substitute we’ll reference the intense value: yours *from* £12,500…

Colnago V3RS Capsule Collection Yellow Jersey Edition

Oop. Fast Ribble alert. Take a look at the entrance forks on that yellow one. Ribble bucking the pattern by specializing in aero bikes over gravel at this yr’s present.

Ribble Aero road bikes

In the meantime on the BMC stand, I’m shocked they let this bike into the present. It should be a type of flat bar, full suspension gravel bikes that everybody’s speaking about.

BMC mountain bike

That man with the shiny arm is BMC’s prime man…(nequin).

BMC URS LT

The yellow bike is the BMC URS LT. Which positively shouldn’t be pronounced arse.

BMC URS LT front suspension

It has entrance suspension constructed into the top tube, managed by that dial:

BMC URS LT front suspension dial

The black thingummy on the prime of the seat stays is the truth is ‘minimalist rear suspension’, which provides 10mm of journey and 10 items of consolation to your rear finish. The fats and never un-knobbly tires assist cushion the journey additional.

BMC URS LT rear suspension

Elsewhere within the present, on the SRAM stand, that they had the identical bike with a correct suspension fork on the entrance. Far be it from me to counsel that if the bike had flat deal with bars, it is perhaps described as a, whisper it, mntn bike.

Toot! The Specialised stand.

Specialized stand Rouleur Live

Is that our first sighting of motorcycle baggage as artwork? I feel it is perhaps. Look out for extra later on this put up.

That is the Specialised Crux. Which I like rather a lot.

Specialized Crux

The fellows on the stand spent quarter-hour telling me it was a cyclo-cross bike. I do some observe up analysis on t’interweb and the corporate calls it a gravel bike. It’s one or t’different or each.

The black bike and the ‘weapon’ on the prime of my first Specialised photograph above are each Cruxs.

I notably just like the good gray and gold color scheme. Sure I’m ready to make use of the time period weapon. No I’m not ready to say ‘colourway’.

Speaking of colourways, *this* is a really cool bike:

Specialized Diverge retro colour scheme

It’s the custom-painted Specialist Diverge that Ian Boswell rode within the current 2021 Gravel Unbound race. Or a minimum of a reproduction of it.

In truth the retro ivory and turquoise color scheme was impressed by one other bike on the present, a Specialised Rock Combo (although fairly the way it impressed the turquoise after I can’t see any of it on the older bike):

Specialized Rock Combo 1989

Launched in 1989, with dropped handlebars and 26″ wheels, the Rock Combo was (based on the plaque) bought as an ‘on/off-road bicycle’. Or to make use of a time period you might have heard earlier than, gravel bike.

Nicely achieved Specialised. Ten factors to Gryffindor.

Swift Carbon. An organization named with the hope that their bikes would dwell as much as the moniker.

Swift Carbon bikes

I forgot to make an observation of the fashions I captured on (digital) movie. I feel the one on the prime/again is an Ultravox (aah, Vienna) and the sparkly purple one in entrance is a Racevox.

This one is unquestionably a Swift Carbon Racevox as a result of I took a photograph of the plaque (additionally it says the identify on the seat tube):

Swift Carbon Racevox

That includes the white, pink and inexperienced of Portugal, the particular livery is to mark that its rider, Jose Neves, is reigning Portuguese nationwide highway race champion. Which is sweet.

The Titici Vento purports to have patented plate absorber know-how.

Titici Vento

Which in English interprets to an extremely slim and flat prime tube. It’s a putting wanting bike. The highest tube reduces to a waffer skinny 8mm the place it joins the seat tube.

This bike is the Shand Drift:

Shand Drift

Which was simpler to {photograph} than seize in a video. It appeared each customer to the present wished to stroll by this explicit shot. Notable VeloTuber working right here of us.

I just like the funky single chainring. If anybody is aware of what it’s, let me know within the feedback. I’m fairly positive the cranks are Cane Creek. None of it matches the inventory bike parts listed on that piece of paper on the backside. Shandolous behaviour. Ahem.

We deliver you a short interlude from all of the bikes to point out you a number of helmets. In a put up written by a helmet.

Kask helmets

Abus helmets

No we haven’t returned to the BMC stand. This BMC Aero Highway bike is definitely a relatively costly placeholder for the wheels.

DT Swiss wheels

For that is the DT Swiss stand and now we’re into the part of Rouleur Reside that includes prime finish parts connected to excessive finish bikes.

Each excessive finish bike wants a spectacularly-pricey drivetrain and Shimano have been available to offer us with a wallet-cratering choice, within the type of the newest technology 12 pace Dura-Ace R9200.

Dura Ace R9200 chainset

This chart exhibits Dura-Ace by the ages.

Shimano Dura Ace chart

Woah, the brand new one is a Rod Hull of rather a lot greater:

Shimano Dura Ace R9200 rear derailleur

Oh that’s a detailed up.

To not be outdone, Campagnolo additionally had a stand.

Or really they have been outdone. They didn’t actually appear to be displaying something specifically off. Even Pogacar’s Yellow jersey staff bike was overshadowed by the particular version Tour de France Colnago we’ve already seen.

Colnago Tour de France bike

Fizik did a greater job, with the Canyon Aeroad belonging to skilled Emma Norsgaard on show.

Canyon Aeroad Emma Norsgaard

If she rode an aero highway bike like that within the current Girls’s Paris-Roubaix, which the photograph appears to counsel, that’s fairly an advert for the consolation of Fizik’s saddles.

Cervelo stand was busy as regular. I don’t know why. It was like this final time I visited. Possibly it’s the proximity to pure gentle coming by the close by home windows.

Cervelo stand Rouleur Live 2021

Or possibly the proximity to the contents of Wout Van Aert’s storage.

We cyclists are an odd bunch. Most of us have a highway bike in our storage that’s lower than clear. We salivate over shiny top quality velocipedes, glowing beneath the present spotlights. We venerate a motorbike nonetheless coated in northern French cow shit.

Pinarello Dogma F Gianni Moscon

This soiled Pinarello, which isn’t a intercourse act, was ridden by Gianni Moscon in his valiant current Paris-Roubaix try. Whence clear, I’m fairly positive it’s a Dogma F.

Onto a motorbike that’s not for driving within the rain.

Hope track bike

Having launched the Group GB monitor bike for the Tokyo Olympics on the Rouleur occasion in 2019, Hope have been again, this time making one dwell. This chap is laying up a brand new carbon body in one in all their frankly very stunning moulds. I’d hazard a guess that that is the most costly bike on the present. They’re on sale to most people. Hope hasn’t bought one but.

Again to barely extra attainable bikes. It is a relatively beautiful titanium affair from Passoni. Grrr.

Passoni titanium road bike

This one from Genesis, regardless of the eye-catching paint job and the mahoosive deep part wheels is, I feel, there to point out off the Vittoria Corsa tyres.

Genesis with Vittoria Corsa tyres

Good however not precisely the very first thing your eye is drawn to. However then I don’t have a fetish for rubber. Your mileage could fluctuate.

Each cycle present wants a motorbike made out of a tree. Not wishing to disenchanted, right here we’ve a wooden-framed bike from Twmpa cycles. I don’t know how one can pronounce that identify.

Twmpa wooden gravel bike

And no, your eyes don’t deceive you. It’s one other highway bike, or presumably gravel bike, with a entrance suspension fork.

Now if I used to be making a entrance fork out of wooden, I’d go along with English Yew, the stuff we used to make lengthy bows out of. Very flexible. I’ll e mail them.

Along with a pattern of displaying costly bikes with mud nonetheless on them, there was much more of a pattern of displaying bikes with baggage on.

Which it seems I’m massively in favour of.

Willier bike with bike luggage

I’ve lately developed a fetish for properly designed sacs du velo. As no Frenchman calls them.

Take a look at this undersaddle unhealthy boy.

Fara Cycling F/AR

This adventurous steed is an F/AR from Fara Biking, based mostly in Norway. The AR stands for All-road, and the specially-designed baggage come equipped with the bike. Now, I’ve regarded on the web site, I very coronary heart and really need this bike.

Fara additionally does a highway bike, the F/RD, and a gravel variant, the F/GR. Fara does appear to love a pleasant ahead slash.

Whmpa, there’s that Twmpa bike once more. And as that is the devoted gravel bike room, we are able to affirm that the Twmpa is a gravel bike. No suspension fork on this one although.

Gravel bikes at Rouleur Live

A bit extra bike baggage porn slides into shot and … WTF is that?

Skis on a gravel bike

Which clown thought attaching skis to a motorbike was a good suggestion?

And right here, from Ribble, what I feel is the Gravel SL. Whenever you completely positively can not have sufficient luggarge mounts in your bicycle.

Ribble Gravel SL

Italian bike firms have a tendency *not* to be under-represented at Rouleur Reside. We’ve had eyefuls of Colnago. So the place, you ask, are are Cinelli. Right here, I say, displaying you some photographs.

Cinelli road bike

Cinelli retro track bike

Columbus steel frame

I feel the avant-garde monitor bike and the gold-coloured Columbus metal body have been each Cinellis, however this bike leaves us in little question as to its maker. The successful bike within the U23 highway race world championships.

Cinelli U23 world champion road bike

To not be outdone on the ‘being an Italian bike firm’ entrance, Bianchi have been additionally there to point out off their celeste-ial wares.

Bianchi road bike

Which brings us to the Wahoo part. The place I’m at risk a little bit of a fan boy. Not very best once you’re attempting to publish considerably neutral bike tech movies.

These pictures are attention-grabbing, sure attention-grabbing, as a result of they present two, depend ’em, new Wahoo merchandise.

Wahoo Kickr Rollr

 

First the Kickr Rollr. No letter ‘e’ within the identify and in addition no must take away the again wheel out of your bike whence indoor coaching. The big bracket on the entrance retains the entrance wheel, and the bike, from toppling over.

Second, these Speedplay pedals are the lesser-spotted-and-still-to-be-released energy meter variant. Which I’ve been ready all my life for.

Speedplay power meter pedals

Returning to Wah-products you should purchase proper now, right here’s a Kickr good indoor coach together with the Climb gradient simulation thingummy.

Wahoo Kickr trainer and climb

And each are connected to the tremendous gentle Specialised Aethos. Which counts as one other bike for the video.

It’s much less clear that the Wahoo Kickr good bike counts in direction of the whole. However no matter, I received to journey on it. And now I desires one. For the lounge.

Wahoo Kickr Bike

Right here concludes my Rouleur velo bling-athon. I might inform you what number of bikes we’ve simply drooled over however I couldn’t be arsed to depend them. Let’s say… 68 (okay, I did attempt to depend them).

In the event you like good bikes, or only a fast soiled Pinarello, please do let me know within the feedback beneath. Laters!

Monty - Sportive Cyclist
Monty is an enthusiastic highway bicycle owner with solely average expertise. He began Sportive Bicycle owner in 2013 to report the journey to his first 100 mile journey, the RideLondon 100. Over time the weblog has expanded to incorporate coaching recommendation, gear critiques and highway biking tales, all from the attitude of a not-very-fit MAMIL. Because you’re right here, Monty would additionally such as you to take a look at his YouTube channel. Additionally, Monty actually must cease referring to himself within the third individual.

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