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Urban Cyclist - - On Test -

CRÈME ECHO TANGE £1,399.99

The retro Echo has a Tange Pres­tige tube­set in a lugged frame. The long stretch from sad­dle to bar is book- ended by great con­tact points, en­hanc­ing the live­li­ness ev­i­dent in the frame. Creme may not have the rac­ing her­itage of some ri­vals but this is a great frame with good kit for a bar­gain price. www.cre­me­cy­cles.com

FONDRIEST SF2 £2,649.00.

Mau­r­izio Fondriest spent years rac­ing bikes like this as a young pro­fes­sional, so the SF2 is a wor­thy homage to 80’s rac­ers and oozes true au­then­tic­ity. The Colum­bus Spirit tub­ing is light and stiff. Af­ter the retro looks, the an­gles are sur­pris­ingly mod­ern but wel­come; it’s a speedy, ex­cit­ing set-up www.im­pactct.co.uk

MOSS DAVIES £2,250.00

The Davies is a multi-pur­pose road bike, ready for al­most any­thing, in­clud­ing light off-road use with the right tyres. Like all Moss frames, it’s en­tirely be­spoke. It’s made in sil­ver­sol­dered (not brazed) lugged Reynolds 853 Pro tub­ing. The fin­ish is im­pres­sive and it looks un­der­stated yet gor­geous. www.moss­bikes.co.uk

RALEIGH TI TEAM REPLICA £2,000.00

With this Raleigh Ti Replica you can step back to the early 1980s when the Ti pro team briefly dom­i­nated the sport. The 525 tub­ing and Ve­loce 10-speed groupset are fine but not what we’re used to at two grand. The wheels are fan­tas­tic, though. It’s a great ‘ Sun­day best’ bike but the price is in­flated. www.raleigh.co.uk

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