Alex Bramley, the founder of Bike Market, selects his four personal favorites from the shop floor which are available now.
Alex: “This is a full carbon frame, with carbon wheels and a very progressive suspension platform. The geometry settings to choose from are slack and slacker. An Ohlins shock controls the rear and I like the wide range of adjustability it offers. With a RockShox Pike up front and Race Face bars the bike is the complete package, ready to rip or race.”
Well rounded trail bike
Alex: “This Giant Trance strikes a good balance between it’s pedal-ability and descending. The maestro suspension platform is Giant’s solution to Eliminate pedaling and braking forces and it does this very well. This is an all-carbon build, that’s frame and wheels which makes it a great buy.”
XC Race Bike
Alex: “If you are looking for an all-carbon race machine for under R25k then this Bianchi Methonal is for you. It’s fast and angry. Absolute full carbon. Even the rocker arm is carbon. It’s built for max efficiency,
This particular bike is specced well, with a RockShox fork and Magura rear shock combination. A 1×11 SRAM GX completes a ready to ride and race machine. I like it because it is ‘a lot of machine’ that was ahead of its time.”
For the purists
Alex: “This is my favourite road bike that has come through our doors. There has been some cool bikes but this is different from the regular all carbon and aero crazed machines. This is Reynolds steel! This is the Ritchey Logic and I love it. Matched with Full Shimano Ultegra and rim brakes to please the purists. Your love and appreciation for this machine will continue to grow, ride after ride. For its classic styling, purist appeal and smooth ride quality, we dig this bike.”
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