Hot on the tails of Francis Cade's mouth watering Wilier MTB build, this week we had the pleasure of building up another super bike for one of our favourite cycling bloggers, podcasters, endurance athletes, and all-round lovable guy Chris Hall.
Chris is equally well known for his long-distance cycling efforts - often for great causes - as he is for his lively content featured on his amazing blog. Close friend of Francis as well as almost everyone else in the London cycling scene, he has some stunning bikes, often featuring on equally stunning rides.
Chris's Cervelo C3 had served him well as a trusty do it all, comfy, winter bike. The plush geometry and ample tyre clearance makes them a popular choice for this kind of bike. Whether it's for a go-everywhere endurance machine or a sturdy winter training/commuter, the Cervelo C3 is a great bike. You can read our previous write up on the model here.
One of the undervalued joys of modern high end bikes is the interchangability inherent within its parts. That's to say that what can be an endurance bike with long winter miles in mind, can quite easily find itself morphed into a peloton-ready superbike with a simple frameswap. This is exactly what Chris had in mind with this build. Enamoured with the shape and clean lines of the all new Cervelo S5s, Chris wanted to upgrade to something a bit flashier and faster.
Get in touch if you would like to do your own build!
Photos courtesy of Chris.
We just got this lovingly restored and resprayed 1980's Woodrup road bike in store and couldn't help but write up a little blog on the bike itself and the brand.
When it comes to buying your new bike there are so many different options when it comes to spec choice that it can be quite the minefield. Bicycle gearing is perhaps the biggest and most complicated one of those mines with different brands, all with different groupsets, all at different speeds,mechanical or electronic, etc - if you don't already know the key differences between groupsets then it's easy to get lost. In this blog we strip back those complexities and offer a simple and basic guide to modern bicycle gearing.