Jul. 13.16 – Harry’s shades-of-grey custom road bike

Finding a middle ground between contemporary and classic can be a tricky balancing act, but that’s what Harry wanted for his new road bike.

We used Columbus XCR tubing for this build, giving it just the right balance of rigidity, weight and comfort. The bike is also set up for internal cable routing, for that beautifully clean modern look.

In terms of componentry, we selected the very best brands to give Harry’s machine a beautiful ride experience. The groupset is SRAM Red for seamless shifting and we fitted the bike with Avid BB7 SL disc brakes, for that essential precision control when he’s really going after it on the descents.

The Wound Up carbon fibre fork is a key part of the build, these things can compete with a steel equivalent in terms of pure bomb-proof durability, but with the added benefit of being lightweight filament-wound carbon fibre.

We always like a bike to have a personal touch and for Harry we added a couple of neat details in the paintwork. You’ll spot a rose behind the seat tube – the symbol of Harry’s home county, Yorkshire. Then he’s also got his initials underneath the down tube, both of which we did in the exposed stainless of the tube set. Finally, the gradations of grey on the top and down tube give the bike a dynamic, but refined look.