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Handsling A1R0evo Shimano Ultegra Di2 R8100 combines our superb A1R0evo carbon frame fitted with Shimano's best-selling Ultegra groupset.
The Ultegra R8100 is the latest incarnation of the ever-reliable groupset and is available in 12-speed and Di2 only, with semi-wireless shifting. This set up is all the performance bicycle you will ever need - a true all-rounder, it will excel in every situation whether racing or everyday riding.
- A1R0evo frame and fork - check FRAMES section for available colours and stock
- Handsling integrated Race carbon bars (please confirm bar width and stem length in notes when ordering)
- Handsling aero D-shaped seatpost
- Handsling Superlight Thru Axles
- 1.5" Integrated Headset
- Handsling Tubeless Ready handbuilt wheels (please confirm required wheel depth in notes when ordering)*
- Shimano Ultegra R8100 12-speed groupset (please confirm crank length, and chainset and cassette gear ratios in notes)*
- Shimano Ultegra rotors 160mm front and 140mm rear*
- Prologo One bar tape to match bike*
- Handsling Carbon Rib Cage bottle cages
- Prologo Saddle*
- HSCER Ceramic BB86 bottom bracket
- Continental GP5000 or Pirelli P-Zero tubeless tyres (confirm width in notes when ordering)*
- Tubeless rim tape, valve and sealant
*Note that this build is fully customisable with all items marked with an asterisk - contact us for details.
**Wheels can be from any of the following brands; contact us for a quote:
Contact us to discuss your requirements on chat in the bottom right of the screen, on 01420 612440 (9am-5pm weekdays) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Available on cycle to work scheme - we accept the Green Commute Initiative,
Cyclescheme, Cycle Solutions and My Benefits World. More information here: Cycle To Work
We own our
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Handsling are in the fortunate position of being able to control all aspects of production and actually own the moulds which we use to make our bikes. Photo shows the main A1R0evo mould.
Some of our frames are joint ventures - like the TR3evo - and others we own 100% - like the A1R0evo - but in all scenarios we lead the design process and exercise control over the production process. Photo shows the seatstay moulds of the A1R0evo, clearly stamped into the top middle of the mould...
Read more about design
Our frames are designed in-house, working in conjunction with our very talented and experienced engineer who turns our rough designs and crazy ideas into practical 2D , CAD 3D, and then into prototype frames. Photo shows TR3evo CAD drawing.
We use the latest production techniques such as EPS internal moulds to ensure we have the highest levels of carbon compaction in our frames, making lighter, stronger and stiffer frames. The inside of the frames are therefore very well finished making cabling very easy. Photo shows a dissected A1R0evo frame with EPS internal moulds.
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Our frames are rigorously tested in a two stage process involving intense and often destructive testing in the factory, followed by real world testing here in the UK. Photo shows an A1R0evo frame in factory testing.
Handsling Racing History
Handsling manufacture quality products that are designed to be high performing, demonstrated by winning a couple of world titles, over 20 national championships and numerous regional championships, and yet tough enough for amateur racing and riding, where a new frame from a team car is not an option and a broken frame is a real issue. Photo shows Oscar Nilsson-Julien after winning one of his many national championships aboard his Handsling TR3.
Handsling frames were originally created for the Handsling Racing Team. They are designed to perform and ultimately to win races. But whatever your level they allow you to perform at your best. Photo shows Matt Wallis of Handsling Racing winning a crit race on his A1R0.
Read about more about Handsling
Handsling frames are all about robust quality. We decided upon this strategy after experiencing so many issues with high end frames being damaged in minor collisions. Brands' constant striving for lightweight leading to the use of ridiculously thin, brittle carbon ill-suited to all but pro riders with an endless supply of frames. Photo shows Handsling RR1 and Fred Wright (now a ProTour rider) on the cobbles of the junior Paris-Roubaix.
Handsling frames are built up into full bikes in our workshop in Hamspshire, UK. As a result we can tweak each build to suit each individual rider.
We offer a lifetime warranty against any manufacturing defect on all Handsling frames, wheels and components.
"I am blown away by the performance of the bike in all situations flats, descents, acceleration and even more astonished by the improvement in my climbing... friends are now questioning what has happened to their performance! In total transparency I tell them “it’s not me, it’s the bike”."
"I have finally today finished building my Handsling. I’m just back from its first ride. And WOW. What a great bike. So smooth yet fast and stiff. Can’t wait to get out and ride it some more over the weekend. You really have designed a great bike here. As I say blown away with how it rides. It rides as well maybe even slightly better than my S works tarmac haha."
"I was looking for a high-performance road bike for amateur races and triathlons, but also club rides and blasting around the local lanes. I just don’t get how they made A1R0evo so stiff and responsive, but also so comfortable. I went for 28c tyres and the bike ploughs through road debris and potholes. The ride is assured and comes alive when you’re going full gas.”
"Just wanted to follow up now that it's been almost six months since I received the A1R0evo, weather is starting to turn for the better and I have been able to get out and ride more consistently with the earlier sunrises. The new bike rides great! I've been having a blast and riding much faster on my solo training rides which the new rig. I am very pleased indeed."
Why choose us?
The Handsling Philosophy
Handsling manufacture quality products that are designed to be high performing, demonstrated by winning a couple of world titles, over 20 national championships and numerous regional championships, and yet tough enough for amateur racing and riding, where a new frame from a team car is not an option...
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