By using a decent aluminium frame instead of trying to fit a carbon frame into a tight budget, the Eastway CX 2.0 manages to hit an accessible price point without compromising on its components.
Dual compound, sparsely knobbed 35mm tyres take the sting out of the trail. The gearing occasionally feels challenging off road but is ideal for blacktop and there are well positioned mudguard and rack eyelets for those who want to use the bike as a complete all-rounder.
An Eastway bicycle ridden last week by BBC Radio One DJ Nick Grimshaw as part of a Sport Relief 12-hour cycling challenge is being auctioned on eBay to raise even more money for the charity.
The black and orange bike has been signed by Grimshaw and other Radio 1 DJs including Fearne Cotton and Bidding currently stands at £99 and the auction is open to 12:51:55 on 3 April, 2014.
Opinion: We’ve worked hard to cater for every club, says Lee Valley park authority in row over Olympic Velopark access
Some local clubs and community groups have expressed unhappiness at the way Lee Valley Velopark is being managed, claiming that the Lee Valley Regional Park Authority has been difficult to work with and has favoured companies running corporate events over local clubs.
Yesterday we reported that local cycling clubs were finding it hard to book use of the Olympic legacy facilities at Lee Valley Velopark.
Since Eastway launched as a bike brand in 2012 we've been keen to get one in to test and finally we have in the shape of the Eastway CX 2.0 a disc equipped cyclo-cross all rounder designed to cope with the rigours of riding on British roads or trails and yours for £1,249.
It's almost a year since we got our first look at the working prototypes of new British bike brand's Eastway's first range and now they're back with the final production range of bikes, time to take a second look. Yesterday we nipped down to Fisher Outdoor Leisure’s (who also distribute Look, Tacx and SRAM amongst others) annual press and trade show to take a gander Eastway's new range of 13 bikes for 2013.
The world got a new bike brand last week. Well, it got a first look at a new bike brand with the unveiling of a slew of production and pre-production prototype bikes from Eastway the new in-house brand from Fishers. Amongst the plethora of intriguing looking machines the star of the show was undoutbtedly the new RD 1.0d a disc brake equipped carbon road bike.