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Chic grey city bike + mountain of bubblewrap

As a rule I think grey is a rubbish colour for a road bike so it takes special powers to make a good looking grey road bike like the Agio. Condor, it would seem, have the power… it helps of course if you give it a lustrous deep paint job and the London outfit certainly have the knack when it comes to that too.

They also get the prize for the most carefully boxed bike to arrive at road.cc so far – this one turned up in enough bubblewrap and pipe lagging to insulate your loft. Still, it looks like a bike worth taking care of. Designed as a fast Audax machine cum light tourer or commuter the Agio boasts an ITM carbon fork up front and carbon rear stays bonded to an aluminium frame. Groupset is Shimano Tiagra (workmanlike rather than flash) and the wheels are the ever dependable, if not necessarily light Shimano R500s. It is a handsome looking machine with black mudguards contrasting with the battleship gray paint job.

Condor offer the Agio in a number of builds including Shimano Ultegra, Campag Centaur, and SRAM Rival, it's also available as a frameset for £549.99.

Condor describe it as an all year round city bike whose racing roots still show. Weight is a respectable 9.92kg (21.8lb) and we look forward to throwing a leg over it very soon… well I do, our 55cm is just a bitty bit too small for Dave.

Plucked from the obscurity of his London commute back in the mid-Nineties to live in Bath and edit bike mags our man made the jump to the interweb back in 2006 as launch editor of a large cycling website somewhat confusingly named after a piece of navigational equipment. He came up with the idea for road.cc mainly to avoid being told what to do… Oh dear, issues there then. Tony tries to ride his bike every day and if he doesn't he gets grumpy, he likes carbon, but owns steel, and wants titanium. When not on his bike or eating cake Tony spends his time looking for new ways to annoy the road.cc team. He's remarkably good at it.