The R.Jack from small British firm J.Laverack was one of the standout bikes from 2016, a finalist in the annual road.cc Superbike awards. And now it’s available with disc brakes.
We don’t have many details about the new bike at this stage, as it’ll be officially launched at the Cycle Show starting this Friday. Remember, if you’re going to the show use the code roadcc to get a 10% discount. Aren’t we generous?
From the pictures we’ve been seen, it looks like the new version of the company’s sporty titanium frameset retains the key tube shapes and design as the rim brake model, but with new dropouts incorporating a 12mm thru-axle and flat mount disc brake tabs. There’s a new fork too, still made from carbon fibre but modified to take a 12mm thru-axle and flat mount, with internal routing for the brake hose.
The bike that the company first launched with a couple of years ago, the J.ACK, a versatile disc-equipped bike with space for wide tyres and mudguard eyelets, will be presented in a very special build at the show. It’s sure to turn a few heads.
It’s called the BLK J.ACK III and is setup with a brand new Shimano Dura Ace R9120 hydraulic groupset, Hunt 50Carbon Aero Disc wheels. Enve finishing kit, Hope bottom bracket, headset and seat clamp Brooks C13 saddle, Schwalbe Pro One Tubeless 28mm tyres and J.Laverack Titanium colour-matched bottle cages.
David has worked on the road.cc tech team since July 2012. Previously he was editor of Bikemagic.com and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds.