Condor Bikes Overhauls Road, Cross Bikes For 2011
London-based Condor Bikes is rolling out their 2011 line, with some major revisions to some of their road and cross models, while the company takes a “if it’s not broken, don’t fix it’ approach to the rest of the line. See what Condor has been up to after the break.
At just £999.99 for a complete build, the Italia is quite the bargain. Race it, commute with it, or just enjoy the open road. The 7003 aluminum frame has some cool features, including a curved top tube and internal cable routing. The Italia comes with a Deda Nero carbon fork, built up with SRAM Apex components and a Deda alloy cockpit.
Condor is aiming to break into the higher end road market with the Squadra, redesigned for 2011 with an all carbon frame, taking design cues from Condor’s popular Leggero race bike. The Squadra gets a tapering headtube, internal cable routing, and a Deda 5.6 oversize carbon fork to keep things stiff and comfortable on the front end. Pictures aren’t available for this model yet, but we do know it will retail at £799.99 for the frame, fork and headset, and will be offered in black/white and yellow/white color combos.
“The Baracchi has one aim, which is to make your long ride not only smooth, but also fast.” says Condor. The carbon frame gets updated internal cable routing this year, as well as a new, lighter “wave” fork which Condor says makes the Baracchi much more attractive for climbing. Complete builds start at £1,799.99, with an offering for the frame, fork, and headset for £1,399.99.
The Terra-X was designed with the serious ‘cross racer in mind. Dedacciai EM2 Scandium tubing makes up the frame, which now features a curved top tube for better shouldering and more clearance. Condor also designed a ‘cross specific straight blade fork for the Terra-X, which features the increasingly popular tapered steerer tube.
The Terra-X will come in the brown/blue combo pictured above, as well as a “limited edition team” color combo. Retail for the frameset is £799.99, and Condor isn’t offering these as complete builds.