Chris Hoy Bicycles Coming Spring, Sneak Peek at Shapely Alloy Road Bike
Mutiple-time Olympic Gold Medalist Sir Chris Hoy’s bike range was announced in November, and they’ve recently released a few details on the range.
Produced in partnership with Evans Cycles, they’ll launch this spring with four city bikes and three road bikes, including the alloy looker shown here. With most brands putting their attention on carbon, it’s refreshing to see alloy getting some modern touches. Cannondale and Specialized have done it to great success, and Hoy’s is looking pretty darn good, too…
Smooth lines, a (likely) tapered headtube and glossy highlights over a matte frame give the bike a decidedly upscale look. Seatstays are curved, likely to provide a bit of comfort for the butt and the eyes. External cable routing keeps things simple.
Perhaps the best part is the way the seatstays wrap around the seat tube. Definitely a unique look, and could possibly transfer more of the road buzz into the top tube and away from the seatpost and, thus, you. Details are being kept secret until they officially launch…even the website is just a blank welcome page for now.