Dreaming of Bikes in 2021 (AD)

We help join the dots between dreaming and riding your perfect bike in 2021

Posted by Philip Cavell

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Open have the perfect bike for all seasons. Including this one

2021 (AD) The Year Of The Bike

It is surely no secret that the entire bike industry is having a moment? Never blessed with the most robust supply-chain, if we are brutally honest, Cov-19 quickly exposed the internal workings for all to see. Many of the smaller companies just don't have the resources to scale quickly, and frankly some of them just love being small and have no interest in getting any bigger. A perfectly respectable position. The very biggest companies, more used to dictating terms to the industry and customers alike, are frantically demarcating production capacity. A few manufacturers, distributors, retailers and online retailers are even haplessly wargaming in a theoretical balloon-debate as to who gets slung out of the basket at altitude in the post pandemic landscape. We are very thankful that our friendships reach back a long way with most of the brands that we deal with. Which means that we are in a good position to try and help you join the dots between dreaming about a bike and actually riding one in spring or summer. We have come up with a few options that may just tickle your fancy? It is still possible to ride the bike of your dreams this spring or summer.

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Trek Emonda SLR with Dura Ace or Red AXS by mid-June?

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Or a Madone SLR with Dura Ace by mid-March!

Pro-Peloton Credibility with Trek - 2021

Whilst there are frequently big waits with off the shelf Treks for 2021, there can be significantly shorter wait times by skiing off-piste into their à la carte Project One menu (to mix my metaphors). Right now we can curate:

  • Trek Madone SLR9 800 Series OCLV Carbon - choice of 3 paint schemes
  • Shimano Dura Ace Di2 9150 Power Series
  • CeramicSpeed T47 BB
  • Bontrager XXX4 wheels
  • £12560 - for delivery mid-March

Or maybe for the mountains in the summer

  • Trek Émonda SLR9 - 800 Series OCLV Carbon for - 3 colours
  • Shimano Dura Ace or SRAM Red AXS Quarq Power
  • CeramicSpeed BB
  • Bontrager RSL 37 wheels
  • RSL bar/stem
  • £10,760 - for delivery mid-June

We can also deliver Trek Project One Domane SLR9's in under a month

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Open MIND - Light, Comfortable, Elegant. And you can ride one in Spring 2021!

Open Season

The tiny award-winning Swiss company have been truly epic through 2020 and the entire crisis. They have benefited from being high-end, efficient, excellent communicators and very niche. We are able to build you an Open UPPER / U.P. and Open MIND in most sizes in around three weeks. Open have small quantities of most of their models arriving all the time. Please call us if you would like your Dream Open for Summer or even Spring.

Pegorett I Terreno Corsa

Limited Edition Pegoretti Terreno Corsa

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In Cyclefit Landrace Grey with a Ciavete Panel

Pegoretti TerrenoCorsa

Pegoretti is another little company that hasn't stumbled or tripped at all during the current crisis. They have worked consistently in their Verona workshop, fabricating exquisite artisan frames, from locally sourced bespoke Columbus Niobium and XCR stainless steel tubing. And surely this is an almost universal lesson - small is in many ways, beautiful? We have ordered a small quantity of limited edition Cyclefit/Landrace Pegoretti TerrenoCorsa frames that are coming through now. We have also bought several Campagnolo groupsets and finishing kits, so we can build a you a complete classic Pegoretti bike in only a few weeks.

  • Pegoretti TerrenoCorsa - Columbus Niobium steel
  • Campagnolo Super Record/Record 12sp groupset
  • Campagnolo Shamal Mille wheels
  • Deda Elementi Zero 100 - bar/stem/seatpost
  • Vittoria Open Pave 27c tyres
  • Fizik bar-tape
  • £6873.50 - complete bike

Current Pegoretti lead-times on most other frame orders - 12-14 weeks.

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Seven Axiom XX in 9 wks - with internal routing.

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The lightest disc-brake ti frame in the world!

Seven Axiom XX

The ultimate bike for everything, forever. We can build you your dream titanium bike in 9-10 weeks. The Seven XX excels for so many reasons - here are a few of them:

  • Ultra-butted frame is the lightest in the world
  • But still has a lifetime warranty
  • Internal cable-routing
  • Custom-made in Boston in 9-10 weeks
  • Saves 2-300 grams on normal double-butted ti frame
  • Legendary Seven build and ride quality
  • £5399 (frame only)

About the author

Philip Cavell, Co-founder

Co-founder, bike fitter and bike designer. Phil rides a Seven titanium disc bike. He likes dogs and fine wine.

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