This rather unusual framed poster being sold by Swedish flat-packed furniture merchants Ikea was recently brought to our attention... but can you guess which bike it is?
We've been scratching our heads in the office and have a couple of best guesses, but haven't managed to vote on a definitive answer just yet. Here's the full pic as our lead image above may have been a bit unintentionally cropped...
It appears to be for sale only on the German version of the Ikea website for €39.99 (link here), and is known as the 'Katebo'. Our x-ray cyclist appears to be riding something pretty racey, but the rim brakes with a few cables on show and the not-so-aero fork would suggest this isn't an aero road bike launched in the last couple of years at least. What do you think, is it even a shadow of an actual existing bike or have we been taken for a flat-packed ride? And for extra nerd points, can you identify what the groupset, wheels and the rider's helmet is?
The poster and subsequent guessing game was sent to us from Trevor Hughes, director at Vielo Sports... go check out the Vielo website here and our glowing review of their Vielo V+1 adventure bike here!
After cobbling together a few hundred quid during his student days off the back of a hard winter selling hats (long story), Jack bought his first road bike at the age of 20 and has been hooked ever since. He was Staff Writer at 220 Triathlon magazine for two years before joining road.cc in 2017, and reports on all things tech as well as editing the road.cc live blog. He is also the news editor of our electric-powered sister site eBikeTips. Jack's preferred events are time trials, sportives, triathlons and pogo sticking (the latter being another long story), and on Sunday afternoons he can often be found on an M5 service station indulging in his favourite post-race meal of 20 chicken nuggets, a sausage roll, caramel shortbread and a large strawberry milkshake.