We’re not big ones for telling you about bikes’ new finishes but we thought we’d highlight this one because we’ve not covered the Storck Visioner in much depth before on road.cc.
Storck, as you probably know, is a German brand headed up by Markus Storck. Here’s a video from Eurobike 2012 with Markus telling us about the then new Visioner...
The bike is built around an alloy frame – 7005 double and triple-butted aluminium alloy – with some of the tubes borrowed from Storck’s Scenario Pro and others developed specifically for the Visioner. All the tube junctions are double smooth welded – very neatly done. Storck say that the stays and seatpost have been designed to add comfort to the ride, as has the all-carbon fork (360g).
The Visioner comes with a press-fit bottom bracket and an integrated headset (1 1/8in at both ends of the head tube). The bike is compatible with both mechanical and electronic shifting, the cables running internally whichever system you opt for.
Storck claim that frame weights start at just 1,190g, with a complete bike built up with a Shimano 105 hitting the scales at 7.2kg (15.8lb). The full bike in that 105 build is priced at £1,749.
The Visioner is also available as a frameset (frame, fork and headset) for £759. This new finish is called Pearl Black and it looks very, very cool to us.
For more info on the Vision and the rest of the Storck range, head to www.storck-bicycle.cc.
Mat has worked for loads of bike magazines over 20+ years, and been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. He's been road.cc technical editor for eight years, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a past winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer.