Sabbath bikes go to Evans

And you can try out a Sabbath Ti bike at the Evans King of the Downs Sportive

by Tony Farrelly   May 17, 2010  

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The guys at Sabbath have been in touch with some pretty big news if you're a lover of British designed Titanium bikes, as of May 23rd they will be partnering up with Evans Cycles.

The deal will be sealed at the Evans King of the Downs sportive and to mark the event Evans and Sabbath will have a full fleet of demo bikes for riders to try out with Sabbath staff on hand to talk them through the various bikes in the range and to advise on fit

Greg Roche, MD at Sabbath Bicycles explained why the deal with Evans was so important to Sabbath "We're in a position of strong growth as a brand. We therefore needed to look for a larger national retailer as a partner.  But we also needed to ensure that we didn't loose integrity.”

“Evans have allowed us to work closely with staff at each store stocking the brand, we've delivered extensive product training and Evans have worked with us to ensure they are geared up to sell a relatively niche product.  All Evans staff have been very receptive and excited about working with a titanium brand. They are a very enthusiastic team."

The full Sabbath range will be available in selected Evans stores, including Evans’ new flagship store and London’s largest bike shop in Mortimer Street, as well as The Cut (Waterloo). Outside of London, Sabbath Bicycles will be available from Deansgate (Manchester) and Castleford (Leeds).

The Sabbath range is already available from the selected Evans retailers and online through evanscycles.com to find out more about Sabbath visit their website www.sabbathbicycles.co.uk.

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There's a September in the Mortimer Street store, went in there last week. Lovely bit of kit.

posted by StuAff [99 posts]
17th May 2010 - 18:40

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or just plain ugly, depends on ... blah blah blah, think we've been here before Big Grin

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posted by Fringe [1081 posts]
17th May 2010 - 19:18

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Don't like the look of it all.

But I guess it depends how it rides that counts.

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posted by Zaskar [137 posts]
24th May 2010 - 12:35

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agree, the swooping tubes just dont do it for me. Probably rides really well though.

not all carbon is the same.

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posted by Jon Burrage [1076 posts]
24th May 2010 - 13:18

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Is there any engineering/scientific facts that prove that wobbly tubes make a difference to the ride characteristics over straight tubes?

i kinda side with the 'not really' side because if they did wouldn't every body be doing it?

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posted by Fringe [1081 posts]
24th May 2010 - 16:54

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According to Dr Iain Roche, brother of the MD Greg and materials science guy, the curvy tubes aren't so much about 'ride quality' - that's down to diameters and wall-thicknesses and whether the tube is ovalized this way or that way - but 'what angle one tube meets the other'. Are you sure you're keeping up with this technical stuff? See that down tube? If Iain wants both ends to meet their respective partners at the head tube and seat tube so as to increase the surface area of the join, then it helps to have that compound curve. All very marginal, obviously, but it's not like there aren't plenty of options with nice straight tubes if you prefer. And anyway, if you hate the look of it...........Personally, I love that one piece top tube merging into monostay thingy thing.

posted by nick_rearden [858 posts]
24th May 2010 - 17:14

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ah i see, so if you want thiner walled tubing to make it lighter you gotta have bigger bits at the joins to keep it all together, hence the curves.

see i learnt somefing today, cheers Nick Big Grin

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posted by Fringe [1081 posts]
24th May 2010 - 17:34

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i like it. its the School of Benny Hill design

The Spirit of 9 Lives rides on!

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posted by redthing [23 posts]
28th May 2010 - 23:52

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