Bikes Built Your Way
Gravel, time trial/triathlon and road, we are looking at some of our favourite examples from each discipline in the April edition of Bikes Built Your Way. Kicking off with a green and mean Festka Rover, we then take a look at one of Cervelo's fastest bikes, the P-Series, before rounding off with Sigma Sports co-founder, Jason Turner's Fat Creations custom Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL6 Road Bike.
1. Festka Rover Gravel Bike
Renowned for their custom carbon and titanium frames, Festka don't just produce road-specific models, they also handcraft the Rover. No, not a quintessentially British family car, an out and out gravel bike with serious trail-crushing features. This exact model is owned by Sigma Sports Senior Campaign Executive, Ollie, and was carefully specced to his exacting requirements. He wanted a comfortable and timeless machine and this is exactly what he got. Being taken through the process by the Festka team over in the Czech Republic, the Shimano GRX equipped bike really is something that little bit different.
The best of both worlds, the Rover's main triangle is made from the same carbon tubing found on the brand's premium road models, the Spectre and Scalatore. Where this frame differs is the chainstays, where the engineers have developed specific tubing for this model, which ultimately is designed to accommodate the pressures experienced on rougher surfaces better than their road-focused tubing. Standout features on this build include a Deda Elementi Super Zero Seatpost and Specialized Pathfinder Pro 2Bliss Ready Clincher Tyres.
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2. Cervelo P-Series Disc TT/Triathlon Bike
Cervelo knows how to make fast bikes, period. Whether it is the spaceship-like S5 or ultra-aerodynamic P range of bikes the Canadian brand ensures every bike that leaves their HQ is designed specifically for the rider's needs. The P-Series is new for 2020 and is Cervelo's more traditional time trial/triathlon bike. One for the purists, the geometry is suited for short and long course triathlons as well as for time trials and visually, is very different from the P3X and PX-Series.
Available either as a full stock build or a frameset, this example is the latter. Built to the customer's exacting specifications, with a Shimano Ultegra Di2 groupset, Zipp Vuka Integrated Aerobar and PRO Aerofuel Carbon Rail TT Saddle, this is an out and out race bike. It may be designed to race against the clock but that doesn't mean functionality has been compromised for speed. The integrated aero bottle sits neatly on the downtube, improving the frame's wind-cheating credentials.
3. Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL6 Road Bike Fat Creations Edition
Sigma Sports founder, Jason Turner, was dreaming of a Specialized Tarmac SL6 with a difference. The outcome pretty much ticked all the boxes. Based on the standard S-Works Tarmac SL6, Jason sent the frame to Fat Creations, experts when it comes to painting bike frames, where they worked their magic on the Tarmac to pull off a design that is both classy and unique. Paying homage to Sigma Sports' logo, the Sigma Sports lines can be spotted in numerous places on the frame.
It's not just the frame that has been given the custom treatment. The seatpost is in keeping with the rest of the build, with the black and white design and instantly recognisable Sigma Sports graphic. When it comes to components, a Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 groupset and PRO finishing kit have been added. A personal touch, the Bontrager Montrose Elite Saddle features hollow titanium rails and a Contour Relief Zone Plus (CRZ+) full saddle cutaway to provide comfort and support.