Home
New bike range from Sir Chris nears completion

Evans Cycles tell us that the initial range of Hoy bikes are close to sign off by Sir Chris. We told you last November how the multiple-Olympic gold medalist was working with Evans on four city bikes and three road bikes. 

Sir Chris has been working closely with Evans’ designer James Olsen and Joel Natale who heads up the bike department, and they all seem extremely pleased with the progress and development. They’re promising that the bikes will come with unique aesthetics and distinctive ride qualities.

The guys at Evans aren't giving much away about the bike yet so all we've got to go on are these pictures. As you can see, the seatstays wind their way in and out, which manufacturers usually reckon adds comfort at the back end, The seatstays sit right on the outside of the seat tube, almost surrounding it. Designers often tell us that this wider than normal stance adds lateral stiffness back there. That's a chunky old head tube; it looks like it's tapered so maybe the lower bearing is 1 1/4in or even 1 1/2in for extra stiffness up front.

There's not a great deal more we can tell from the pictures, although those are Mavic Aksium wheels and Aksion tyres. Oh, and that's an FSA chainset, isn't it? Maybe a Gossamer Pro, or something like that. The down tube looks equally meaty.

Sir Chris will be riding his latest Hoy road bike sample in an open public session at the Cyclopark in Kent at 3pm on Wednesday 16 January – so, next week.

Although there will not be bikes available for the public to ride, this is a opportunity to visit one of the newest grassroots cycling facilities in the UK, and catch a glimpse of what the Hoy road bikes might look like, with a sample being put through its paces by the man himself.

We'll keep you updated with more details on the range as soon as we get them.

Mat has worked for loads of bike magazines over the past 20 years, and been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. He's been road.cc technical editor for seven years, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a past winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer.

17 comments

Avatar
RacePace [18 posts] 3 years ago
0 likes

is that the Madison Genesis team colours???

Avatar
Simon_MacMichael [2457 posts] 3 years ago
0 likes

Going by what we've seen to date, they're more turquoise than blue and more orange than red.

Oh, and they'll be riding Genesis bikes.

Avatar
G-bitch [322 posts] 3 years ago
0 likes

That looks pretty damn sweet..

Avatar
lolol [199 posts] 3 years ago
0 likes

So not a track bike then?

Avatar
issacforce [212 posts] 3 years ago
0 likes

Not for me thanx ugly

Avatar
Pitstone Peddler [104 posts] 3 years ago
0 likes

It doesn't look very racey; the head tube is mahoosively long and the fork 'looks' very laid back to me. No doubt it will go quick with Sir Chris Hoy on it. Any track frames in the offing?

Avatar
jimc101 [69 posts] 3 years ago
0 likes

Right about the headtube, my Salsa Vaya's is shorter, and I though that had a long one. Still not sure what the connection to road cycling and the Hoy name is; as he isn't well known for anything other than track work.

Avatar
Sadly Biggins [269 posts] 3 years ago
0 likes

Looks OK to me but nothing special. It's going to have to compete in a very crowded market and, as jimc101 says, Hoy is not exactly known for road work.

Avatar
Yennings [237 posts] 3 years ago
0 likes

Like the seatstay design and colour scheme seems vaguely inspired by Ritte Bosberg, which is one of my fave bikes.

A lot better looking than the Boardmans, IMO - I know they're excellent bikes but hate all the decals. And don't even start me on the Pendleton bikes...

Avatar
james-o [235 posts] 3 years ago
0 likes

It's an XL (60cm) equivalent bike shown there.

Details aren't all finalised yet. The HT on this bike is maybe 10mm longer than some pro race bikes and 10mm shorter than others, for an equivalent frame size + reach. Forks can vary 5, even 10mm by type for a race bike and a lot more for other road-type bikes, so overall front stack is normal.

Avatar
mybrainthinksim... [24 posts] 3 years ago
0 likes

Liking the understated logos, grey on grey although the underlined/overlined H looks a bit college (American) Football.
Rear end comfort, front end stifness is wrong to me. I can take my ass off the seat, I can't take my hands of the bars...

Avatar
stevenxbaker [3 posts] 3 years ago
0 likes

Not the best looking road bike out there but will certainly like a closer look when it hits the market.

Avatar
Brummmie [58 posts] 3 years ago
0 likes

Yuk.

Avatar
mike_ibcyclist [64 posts] 3 years ago
0 likes

Slightly retro look? Hipsters will love it. I bet he upscales to a super-bike in the next 12 - 18months.

Avatar
Leviathan [2136 posts] 3 years ago
0 likes
mike_ibcyclist wrote:

Slightly retro look? Hipsters will love it. I bet he upscales to a super-bike in the next 12 - 18months.

H is for Hipster

Avatar
6654henry [56 posts] 3 years ago
0 likes

What i'm about to say is not interesting>>>> I reckon they took these photos behind the Evans warehouse at Gatwick.

Avatar
jennacatlin [4 posts] 1 year ago
0 likes

Not Appealing.... Could have been presented better... Try out the parking facilities of mobitairportparking.co.uk and travell with finesse.