2016 NAHBS: English Cycles Ombré Road with SRAM RED eTap

Let me give you a background real quick: Oh my oh my. I’ve never had the opportunity to photograph an English before, so when I saw this one sitting in the ENVE booth, I had to snatch it up while I could. Let me tell you, getting this bike to stay put while I was setting it up in my photo studio was nerve-wracking. This bike was so well balanced that I couldn’t get it to sit still.

Anyway, onto the bike. English‘s bikes are some of the most beautiful machines to grace the halls of NAHBS each year and this one is no exception. With a clean ombré paint job, flat mount disc rear end, ENVE wheels, SRAM RED eTap and an elegant internal routing port at the head tube, this bike turned heads and sparked conversations as I wheeled it back to my studio.

Bravo, English on making my absolute favorite road bike of the show so far!

  • Noel Smith


  • Keith Gibson

    sick fade

  • AllenJarvis

    This is awesome, but I can’t figure out what’s going on with the stays. It looks like the seat stays are removable? Are the chainstays also removable?

    • NickW

      It’s the English travel system, you release at the top of the seatstays, it then pivots at the BB underneath the downtube. Then fits in a normal case. WANT

  • Josh Siegel

    mind blown!

  • Harry

    Contender for bike of show?

    • MavicMoto

      Without a doubt

  • Alta

    Easily one of the nicest bikes to ever hit The Radavist. There is a powder blue English I see on 9W all the time, love those bikes!

  • AdamBike99

    GeeZuss… Top. Of. My. List.

  • Salim Riley

    I fukin luv English Cycles. Way too good.

  • JP Coates

    English and Bishop never fail to amaze.

  • ap

    i dont see any of the images ? (only for this page)

  • Western Rapid

    Me neither – on mobile and laptop. Weird. All other posts are fine…

  • Andy Moore

    Really want to be able to see the photos! I’m waiting with baited breath…

  • Tim Button

    Where are the photos?