Apart from the lack of ejector seat and built-in machine guns, it's a bike the most famous fictional Aston Martin aficionado would approve of - the Storck Fascenario.3 x Aston Martin has a nanocarbon frame weighing just 770g, and is finished in a swish paintjob that Storck have dubbed Argentum Nero.
Like 007, Storck's founder Marcus Storck is into his Aston Martins as well, so initially teamed up with the brand's bespoke team to work on their 'One of Seven' project (presumably why 107 of the bikes have been made) to showcase cars built with carbon fibre. This led to Storck's meeting with Aston Martin's EVP and Chief Creative Officer Marek Reichman, who together decided to make a bike together too. The result was "the ultimate evolution of the Fascenario.3" according to Aston Martin, with the full build weighing 5.9kg
The bike is dressed with a Sram Red wireless groupset, Zipp 303 NSW wheels, THM brakes and cranks and Pirelli PZero Velo tyres. The Argentum Nero piant job actually changes colour subtly depending on the light in which the bike is viewed, changing between green, grey and silver.
It's hardly surprising, but this handsome ride has a suitably handsome price tag - a whopping £15,777, even more than the €14,999 limited edition Aernario Signature that was shown off at Eurobike this summer. "I would say that this is probably the best bicycle ever built with an automotive name on it", says Marcus Storck; check out these bikes from Bianchi and Ferrari, BMC and Lamborghini and Specialized and McLaren to see if you agree...
Arriving at road.cc in 2017 via 220 Triathlon Magazine, Jack dipped his toe in most jobs on the site and over at eBikeTips before being named the new editor of road.cc in 2020, much to his surprise. His cycling life began during his students days, when he cobbled together a few hundred quid off the back of a hard winter selling hats (long story) and bought his first road bike - a Trek 1.1 that was quickly relegated to winter steed, before it was sadly pinched a few years later. Creatively replacing it with a Trek 1.2, Jack mostly rides this bike around local cycle paths nowadays, but when he wants to get the racer out and be competitive his preferred events are time trials, sportives, triathlons and pogo sticking - the latter being another long story.