Gear

Cor! Cool car Co col­lab­o­ra­tion con­jures up a cy­cling cre­ation that costs a chunk of cash

Bikes Etc - - CONTENTS -

The £15k As­ton Martin su­per­bike, plus Bromp­ton’s col­lab­o­ra­tion with Bar­bour..

A ston

Martin are, of course, best known for mak­ing the type of high-end mo­tor you’d see James Bond smash­ing up in a splen­didly gra­tu­itous chase scene. Well, the clas­sic Bri­tish mar­que has col­lab­o­rated with renowned Ger­man bi­cy­cle man­u­fac­turer Storck to pro­duce a lim­ited-edi­tion run of road bikes. With im­pres­sive re­sults. The As­ton Martin Edi­tion is the ul­ti­mate evo­lu­tion of the Storck Fas­ce­nario.3. Us­ing fill nano-car­bon tech­nol­ogy, the frame weighs a mere 770g. Even once loaded up with SRAM’S wire­less etap gear shift­ing, THM com­po­nents and a set of Zipp wheels, it’s still su­per light, barely both­er­ing the scales at a feath­er­weight 5.9kg. Markus Storck who owns Storck bikes had pre­vi­ously worked with As­ton Martin’s Q Di­vi­sion – a proper posh ser­vice that cre­ates be­spoke cars – to de­velop its ‘One of Seven’ project to pro­duce sports cars that fo­cused on show­cas­ing car­bon fi­bre. And Q Di­vi­sion’s re­paid the favour by mix­ing the bike’s sub­tle yet dis­tinc­tive paint. Named Ar­gen­tum Nero, it is a twist on the com­pany’s clas­sic rac­ing green. De­pend­ing on the light, the paint colour changes sub­tly, ap­pear­ing a lus­trous grey, green or sil­ver. This colour will also ap­pear on a fu­ture car col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween Storck and As­ton Martin. Just 107 of the As­ton Martin Edi­tion will be made and they don’t come cheap. In fact, you’d have to have been an ex­ceed­ingly good boy this year for Santa to bring you one of these. How good? £15,777-worth of good! For a slightly more af­ford­able ver­sion of the bike, see our full re­view of the Storck Fas­ce­nario.3 on page 18.

PRICE: £ 15,777 CON­TACT: stor­ck­world.com

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.