WyndyMilla Reynolds Racing Team’s WyndyMilla Foo Fighter

Check out the aero road bike the team will be on this year

by Mat Brett   March 20, 2014  

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This is the WyndyMilla Foo Fighter aero road bike that’ll be ridden by the UK-based WyndyMilla Reynolds Racing Team this year (formerly MG Maxifuel).

The team will be supporting three tiers of the sport, with a seven female rider line up supported by six males and the newly introduced Youth Development squad of three riders.

The riders will race on custom-built WyndyMilla carbon framesets, the Foo Fighter being the aero option. Like other WyndyMilla frames, it is handmade just outside Venice, Italy, and painted in Surrey by Ooey Custom.

The most distinctive feature of the frame, paintwork aside, is probably the rear end, the offset seatstays extending backwards horizontally before heading down to the dropouts. Wyndymilla reckons that although the frame is stiff, that back end adds to the level of comfort.

The split-legged fork, designed to reduce drag, is closely related to the 4ZA Fast fork used on the RidleyNoah Fast. Ridley don’t own exclusive rights to the basic design so this is a version that’s been modified to fit the WyndyMilla frame. The integrated V-style front brake sits behind the fork legs where it is shielded from the wind, and there’s enough clearance in there for the wider wheels/tyres that many racers are now using.

Although you can’t see it, the rear brake is a Shimano Dura-Ace direct mount one positioned behind the bottom bracket. WyndyMilla say that the aerodynamic benefit of siting it here is negligible but they prefer the extra stiffness of having the brake in this position.

A lot of the WyndyMilla riders will be racing on the Massive Attack, which is their wide-tubed lightweight model, with a Columbus Grammy monocoque carbon fork. The frame is claimed to weigh under 900g.

WyndyMilla run Reynolds wheels. As you can see in the main pic, this is a mixed set – an Aero 46 up front and an Aero 58 at the rear – although they’ll mostly be using Attack (29mm deep), Assault (41mm deep) and Strike (62mm deep) carbon clinchers.

The groupsets are Shimano 9000 11-speed with Rotor chainrings, the saddles come from Fizik, Lazer provide the helmets and eyewear, and the shoes come from Bont.

If you want a Foo Fighter for yourself, you can have it made with any bottom bracket standard, for direct mount or standard calliper brakes, and with either a normal or an integrated seatpost. They’re not built as monocoques so WyndyMilla can easily offer these different options. They can offer direct mount brakes on the Massive Attack for the same reason. You get a lifetime warranty on the frames (excluding crash damage).

Go for a stock size and a full-carbon Foo Fighter frame, fork and headset will set you back £2,650. Opt for a custom size and you’re looking at £2,950. If you want the split-legged fork, that’s a £300 upgrade (it retails at £750 if bought separately).

The team’s focus will very much be on the Women’s Tour Series, as well as National Series Road events. The male team will focus on a strong Nat-B race calendar, selected Nat-A events and guest spots at the Tour Series. The Youth arm will be racing in the UK across all disciplines of the sport.

For more info go to www.wyndymilla.com.

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What a sh!t colour

posted by festival [101 posts]
20th March 2014 - 17:26

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Yes, imagine using pink for cycling. Who on earth would ever use pink.... oh.

posted by Spatulala [36 posts]
20th March 2014 - 17:31

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festival wrote:
What a sh!t colour

See a doctor!! Soon.

Cycling is like a church - many attend, but few understand.

posted by oozaveared [505 posts]
20th March 2014 - 17:32

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Don't mind the colour, but terrible font for 'WyndyMilla'....trying a bit to hard to be very British.

posted by SuperG [52 posts]
20th March 2014 - 17:37

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With those colors I thought for sure they were sponsored by Pepto-Bismol Big Grin

Melancholy is incompatible with bicycling. ~James E. Starrs

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posted by movingtarget [133 posts]
20th March 2014 - 17:46

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Looks awesome- all the best guys!

posted by vgregster [4 posts]
20th March 2014 - 17:46

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If it's got Foo Fighter on it, it can be any colour it likes

Did Nightrider 2013 for Parkinson's UK, doing it again this year just for the fun of it and to raise more money.

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posted by jova54 [589 posts]
20th March 2014 - 18:14

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It looks like VecchioJo font off of the 90's!

Racer 074 for the 2014 Transcontinental Race; 2,000 miles from London to Istanbul.

http://themartincox.co.uk/2014/03/racer-074-transcontinental-race-2014/

posted by themartincox [323 posts]
20th March 2014 - 18:15

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Bonkers! Love it.

posted by allez neg [4 posts]
20th March 2014 - 18:21

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Saw the massive attacks in last years tour series. Great name, big chunky frame with bonkers colours and fonts. They were the best bikes by a mile.

posted by eddie11 [75 posts]
20th March 2014 - 19:28

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Instead of "Allez!", they should yell "KA-BLAMO!!!" at their riders. It seems more fitting, somehow.

posted by Quince [111 posts]
20th March 2014 - 21:47

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been on road.cc for years now and finally seeing WM on the home page :') been riding my Massive Attack for over a year or so now and love it to bits, custom carbon and pink paint job and all! YEAH I WEAR THE PINK!!! Devil

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posted by georgeince [64 posts]
20th March 2014 - 23:06

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Loving the bike n colour but no I wouldn't ride it in that shade or plain black either.

posted by Guyz2010 [281 posts]
20th March 2014 - 23:18

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Bike looks great in those colours, but then add the people and you find that there really is such a thing as too much pink.
Should have gone for black shorts, maybe with a pinky trim.
If in doubt, think Rule #14

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posted by Chris [104 posts]
20th March 2014 - 23:26

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Just look at his smile. The more you look at it, the more it drains off his face...

"I can't believe I ate the whole thing..."

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posted by Cooks [481 posts]
21st March 2014 - 0:12

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Not sure if I can take the "WyndyMilla" logo seriously.

posted by beej.a [40 posts]
21st March 2014 - 1:07

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Thought it was April 1st for a moment...

posted by chokofingrz [260 posts]
21st March 2014 - 2:04

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Is the frame made by Sarto, looks very similar to the Planet X Spitfire?

posted by belgravedave [165 posts]
21st March 2014 - 5:44

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Riding a bright pink bike is like a golfer wearing pastel coloured pants, you better be good or everyone thinks your a tw*t.

Chadders x

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posted by chadders [72 posts]
21st March 2014 - 8:33

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Kudos to 'Windy Miller' for bringing something different to the UK racing scene and particularly for their support for youth and womens cycling. However....

Most people with £3k to drop on a frame aren't going to get off on the kooky spelling, font, colour or names (albeit Foo Fighter is a great name but I'm not their target customer). They're more likely to look at Ritte, Pearson and the like or even handbuilt.

Having said all that, it'll be fun watching one of these blasting by the Rapha boys and their more 'considered' styling.

Reminds me of one of these:

http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Ford-Escort-XR3i-Cabriolet-Pink-White-Roof-/00/s/Mzc1WDUwMA==/z/9xYAAOxyhs5SMhlo/$T2eC16Z,!zYFIcEWRhP0BSMhlog15w~~60_35.JPG

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posted by arrieredupeleton [538 posts]
21st March 2014 - 11:58

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XXX

posted by festival [101 posts]
22nd March 2014 - 19:28

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