Royal H. Cycles: Custom Time-Trial Bike

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Royal H. Cycles: Custom Time-Trial Bike

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As I mentioned in my Shop Visit to Royal H. Cycles earlier, I took some photos of two pristine bicycles while visiting Bryan. Luckily for me, a neighbor in their loft space has a photography studio that we could use. While Justin Keena didn’t leave his lights in the space, the seamless wall made a great backdrop for shooting this Royal H. Cycles time-trial bike.

Check out some more photos below.

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This bike has curves to spare.

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While maintaining a completely aero profile.

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And hidden Dura Ace AX brakes.

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Like something out of Slawta’s paint shop, the coat on this bike is as crazy as its geometry!

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The Look Ergo Stem, pursuit bars, Modolo levers and 650c wheel are all from an era that predates the UCI’s ban on time-trial bikes with a 650c front.

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The disk wheel was hand-painted and designed to distort and display the full color spectrum while spinning.

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Mean!

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So dialed! A little back-story on the inspiration for the build. When Ian and Bryan worked at Seven Cycles together, they told each other they would both build ridiculous time-trial bikes. Shortly after, Ian had his Leviathan and that prompted Bryan to make this beast. I think they’re both pretty original!

Thanks for opening your studio to me Bryan! Check back later for photos of a candy-coated track bike! As always, there are a ton of photos on my Flickr of this bike. Checkem out!

Previously:
Shop Visit: Royal H. Cycles and Icarus