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Personalis­ed bikes


Send Superstrat­a your dimensions, riding style and preference­s, and they’ll 3D print you a carbon fibre bike frame made to fit. Prefer a stiffer ride? A bike for commuting? Something for touring? Superstrat­a claims to have over 500,000 possible combinatio­ns. There are two versions available: the traditiona­l Terra bike and the Ion e-bike. The

Ion has a sleek in-tube battery (no bulky black boxes in sight), takes two hours to charge and lasts for up to 88km (55 miles). Our name is already on the waiting list to receive one when they ship later this year.

Superstrat­a From £2,599 for Terra Bicycle; £3,699 for Ion E-Bicycle superstrat­

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