Rob Hayles puts the 'RH' in Onix Black RH

Having got the stubble 'just so' RH heads into the studio with forthcoming signature bikes

by nick_rearden   February 13, 2012  

The Onix Black RH and RH Pro models are now not just ready but have had the obligatory moody studio photography shoot featuring their mentor, former track world champion and British road race champion Rob Hayles.

Remember those two new Onix bikes we posted about last week? At that point they were just built and hastily snapped, as several eagle-eyed readers spotted and Onix chortled about in the comments, "on the scenic Anglezarke climb" with Chorley as a backdrop.

The requisite glamour has now been added to the new carbon bikes coming in April by a photoshoot featuring top GB rider Rob Hayles in his new role as brand ambassador for the Preston-based company.

Mr Hayles is pictured with the race-orientated Toray T800 unidirectional carbon Black RH Pro above - the bike with the red cables - note the horizontal top tube, shorter head and overall more aggressive position that would be right up a road champion's proverbial street. The Black RH is the model below with blue frame accents. Price for the 'Pro' frameset is £1,399.99 which you can then have built up with the specification you need, while the slightly calmer version starts at £1,199.99.


Out-and-out racing geometry for the Onix Black RH Pro...

...while the sportive-orientated Black RH '10mm shorter in the top tube, 10mm longer in the head.'

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Great photo's!
Black on black apart from Rob's pastey winter timber!
This latest fashion for photographing black on black always gives me the impression that the manufacturers seem almost embarrassed and appologetic about their products.
It would be nice to be able to see what's in the photo!

posted by Glossies [29 posts]
14th February 2012 - 10:55

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Were Very Proud of our products..

Have a look at these very clear outside pictures here Big Grin

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posted by Onix Bikes [3 posts]
18th February 2012 - 12:47

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Good for printer ink sales, perhaps Wink

I know it's a bit nippy outside at the moment but the Chorley pics do show the bikes off better (though a tripod with spirit level might have helped this pic).

I like the name Onix more than some, but I can't help thinking that the carbon race/sportive market has mushroomed with the presence of Boardman, Verenti, Velocite, Comtat, Spin, Forme, Ghost to name just a few. Still, it's a positive indicator of the popularity of recreational cycling, and we can't complain that there's too little choice.

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posted by Simon E [1947 posts]
18th February 2012 - 15:34

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