Here's a few quick snaps of Rhod's new Reynolds 953 frame built up with a Campag Record Group. The Fizik Cryano R1 stem and seatpost look particularly sleek alongside the deep section Mavic Cosmic Carbone rims. Exceptional work Rhod. Thank you very much for the photos. Build list: 953 Reynolds Frame ENVE 2.0 Road Forks Campag Record Groupset Mavic Cosmic Carbone Wheels Fizik Cryano R1 Finishing Kit
York cyclist Chris Gargett is British Cycling qualified, a SkyRide Leader and a cycling writer - it's fair to say he knows a thing or two about bikes. This is his new Reynolds 931 frame built up with an Ultegra group and Fizik & Thompson finishing kit. Chris also keeps the minimal aesthetic with a Planet X carbon fork in matt black with no logos (for just £99.00). There's an obligatory Chris King headset too. "Rides like a dream. Just on about 8kg I think... light enough anyway! Geometry is tall enough to ride a quick 50-75 miler without any discomfort and low enough to get into a decent TT position, which pretty much covers my riding needs. Don't think I'll need to buy another frame ever again." Build details are: 931 Reynolds Frame Planet X Pro Carbon Fork Shimano Ultegra Groupset Fizik Antares Saddle Fizik Cyrano Bars Chris King Headset Thomson Stem and Seatpost Swiss Side Gotthard Wheelset Chris was an absolute gent while waiting for his pre-ordered frame to arrive, so a big thank you for that and also for the build photos. If I'm ever in York on a weekend morning I will look you up for a quick blast into the Howardian Hills.
A quick post show the latest customer build. This is Matt's 931 Stainless Road Bike, which was put together for under £1000. Matt built the Gosforth 931 stainless road frame up with a Columbus Minimal carbon road fork. With the exceptions of some new cables and bar tape, all the other parts were reclaimed from an old Specialised Allez. The finished article look fantastic - a simple, minimal build that proves you don't need to break the bank to ride a top-notch stainless steel road bike. Big thanks to Matt for the photo. "Finished the build, got my steering tube cut to size and loving my new bike! Been out a couple of times on it and it is a massive improvement on my Specialized (not to mention looks exponentially better...). Feels like quite a stiff ride so far - looking forward to getting out and about on it more!"
One of our first 953 frames was sent across the Atlantic to Seattle. Here she is all built up with a fantastic spec: Campy Record Campy Shamal Millie wheels Chris King headset Thompson seat post collar Lizard Skins tape Enve fork, seatpost and bars. What a beauty. A big thank you to Mark for the photos. I'd love to get this one on the scales as with the quality of the finishing kit it could be sub-7kg! "I want to thank you very much. I received the frame today, and it is perfect. I will be sending you progress pictures over the next few months until the bike is all built up. Definitely in love with this frame." -- Mark, Seattle.