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CY­CLING AND MO­TOR­SPORT SHARE AN OB­SES­SION WITH BREAK­NECK SPEED. WE’VE SE­LECTED SIX COL­LAB­O­RA­TIONS BE­TWEEN BIKE AND CAR MAN­U­FAC­TUR­ERS THAT CEL­E­BRATE THIS SYN­ERGY.

Bicycling (South Africa) - - CONTENTS - By Oli Mun­nik

Cars and bikes can co­ex­ist – and can also come from the same com­pa­nies. Here are six dream bikes made by lead­ing car man­u­fac­tur­ers.

1 MCLAREN/ SPE­CIAL­IZED S- WORKS TAR­MAC R243 000

The 250 Tar­macs pro­duced sport ex­clu­sive elec­tro­form met­al­foil graph­ics and paint­work co- de­vel­oped and ap­plied in-house by McLaren in Sur­rey. Each frame, fea­tur­ing a unique car­bon lay- up, will be built to in­di­vid­ual rider specs (based on an in­cluded Body Ge­om­e­try Fit con­sul­ta­tion), for a truly per­son­alised ex­pe­ri­ence. In­cludes cus­tom-made match­ing S-Works Road Shoes and S-Works Pre­vail hel­met. www. spe­cial­ized.com

2 JAGUAR/ PINAREL LO DOGMA F8

± R180 000

Jaguar con­trib­ute more than just a sticker on the chain­stay – they gave Pinarello “ad­vanced aero­dy­namic knowl­edge and fa­cil­i­ties”; in prac­ti­cal terms, Pinarello gave them a hand­ful of con­straints – in­clud­ing wheel­base and ge­om­e­try mea­sure­ments – and Jag used more than 300 it­er­a­tions of a com­pu­ta­tional fluid dy­nam­ics (CFD) process to op­ti­mise the aero­dy­namic frame’s de­sign, be­fore test­ing it in a wind tun­nel. www. as­g­world.com

3 PEU­GEOT ONYX CON­CEPT TT BIKE

IN PROTOT YPE PHASE

Peu­geot has a rich cy­cle-rac­ing his­tory, with le­gends such as Tom Simp­son and Ed­die ‘ The Can­ni­bal’ Merkcx both hav­ing won ti­tles on the French-made road bikes. The Onyx TT ma­chine – one of three con­cept bikes made by Peu­geot – takes its name from the Peu­geot Onyx su­per­car, and fea­tures the same cop­per-like hue, deep-sec­tion wheels, and fu­tur­is­tic tube pro­files that just ooze speed. www.peu­geot.com

4 IN­FINITI RED BULL RAC­ING F1 TEAM/ SCOTT FOIL

FOR IRBR T EAM MEM­BERS ONLY

In ad­di­tion to equip­ping the IRBR pit crew with su­perlightweight full-face hel­mets and high- end gog­gles, Scott (of­fi­cial team sup­plier to In­finiti Red Bull Rac­ing) will also be sup­ply­ing the IRBR team – in­clud­ing drivers Daniel Ric­cia­rdo and quadru­ple World Cham­pion Se­bas­tian Vet­tel – with bespoke, cus­tom-painted Team Is­sue IRBR Scott Foils. www. scott- sports.com

5 LEXUS F SPORT NOT FOR SALE

Em­ploy­ing the same car­bon fi­bre- re­in­forced plas­tic (CFRP) as the Lexus LFA su­per­car, the F Sport weighs in at 6.8kg, per­fectly in line with the UCI’s le­gal weight limit. With a Shi­mano Dura Ace Di2 groupset, the F Sport shifts with next-level pre­ci­sion. Only 100 units (50 pearl- white, 50 ex­posed car­bon weave) were pro­duced world­wide, each metic­u­lously as­sem­bled and painted to Lexus stan­dard. www.lexus.co. za

6 FER­RARI / COL­NAGO CF 10 PRICE ON RE­QUEST

With both man­u­fac­tur­ers fiercely pas­sion­ate about their ar­ti­sanal her­itage, a col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween Col­nago and Fer­rari – two iconic Ital­ian brands – makes per­fect sense. The heart of it is es­sen­tially a V-1r frame with a cus­tom, limited-edition paint job and build kit. The V-1r’s car­bon fi­bre was se­lected in co­op­er­a­tion with Fer­rari; Col­nago claims it’s their best mono­coque frame in their 60 years. At 835g, it’s also the light­est. www. alpine­sorts.co. za

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