We are now taking orders for the new Handsling A1R0evo road frame.
It is even faster than its predecessor with new aero tube shapes and 100% hidden cables/hoses.
We were keen to shed a bit of weight from the original A1R0, so for 2018 the A1R0evo is lighter, making it better in every situation.
We didn't want to lose the stiffness that racers loved the A1R0 for, so we have gone even further with the A1R0evo retaining the asymmetric chainstays but adding asymmetric front forks, a wider bottom bracket shell and 12mm thru axles front and rear.
It is also more comfortable thanks to a smaller diameter seatpost and by being optimised around the new fastest 25-28mm tyres. The extra frame stiffness need not interfere with ride quality as wider tyres can be run at lower pressures, have been proven to offer less rolling resistance and, with the addition of our new, wider 28 and 30mm rims, actually be more aero once integrated into the overall frame design.
In line with new rule changes, common sense and improved safety, we will offer the new A1R0evo as disc brake only to allow maximum performance.
Versatility is improved by having disc brakes, being lighter and running on wider rubber, so the new A1R0evo will be well suited to a wide range of cycling events, styles and conditions.
Continuing our theme of developing our own design frames, we have the new CEXevo cyclocross frame ready to launch this summer.
We have just completed 3-months testing on the first sample frame using Ultegra Di2 and our new 30mm wide tubeless wheelset.
It is made of Toray 800 series carbon so it is lighter while being just as stiff as the current race winning CEX.
There is massive clearance, no rear seatstay bridge, so it accepts up to 45mm tyres - as a serious cyclocross frame, it should make a great gravel and beach racer. As we have discovered during testing it makes a great do-it-all bike and has become our go to frame.
RRP is £1299 and we have a variety of full build options starting from just £2000.