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

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.

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.

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StuAff [121 posts] 5 years ago
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There's a September in the Mortimer Street store, went in there last week. Lovely bit of kit.

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Fringe [1047 posts] 5 years ago
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or just plain ugly, depends on ... blah blah blah, think we've been here before  4

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Zaskar [133 posts] 5 years ago
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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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Jon Burrage [998 posts] 5 years ago
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agree, the swooping tubes just dont do it for me. Probably rides really well though.

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Fringe [1047 posts] 5 years ago
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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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nick_rearden [434 posts] 5 years ago
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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.

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Fringe [1047 posts] 5 years ago
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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  4

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redthing [22 posts] 5 years ago
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i like it. its the School of Benny Hill design