68 Extremely BEAUTIFUL Highway Bikes For You To Drool Over (Rouleur Stay 2021)

Rouleur Stay is nonetheless a motorcycle present for hipsters, and I used to be again for my second outing. Solely the little matter of a world pandemic since my final go to.

I made the video beneath as a result of I filmed a load of excessive spec street bikes with my GoPro and you might have considered trying a gander.

Additionally I need to justify my journey as a enterprise expense.

When you choose you street bike pron in written/picture format then please-to-enjoy the written account of my day (with plenty of fotos). Simply scroll down beneath the embedded video.

These pictures present the vibe. Excessive finish bike corporations and part makers showcase their bling.

Rouleur Live

There are interviews and panel discussions with professional riders, designers and ultra-endurance athletes. Punters queue for recent espresso and vegan sandwiches with Italian names.

Rouleur Live 2021

I like vegans. And Italians.

However you got here right here for the bikes. So I’ll present you as many as I can in a small variety of minutes. Begin the clock.

That is  the Trek Domane that Lizzie Deignan rode to victory within the inaugural ladies’s Paris-Roubaix earlier this yr. As a Domane proprietor myself I took specific satisfaction within the achievement. Then I remembered I had nothing to do with it. The cobbled sections are famous on the highest tube. I significantly just like the sparkly paint job and the candy Bontrager Aeolus hoops.

Trek Domane Lizzie Deignan

I wasn’t the one excessive profile vee-logger within the bike.

Subsequent onto the Colnago stand. Colnago featured closely at Rouleur Stay, coming off the again of a Tour de France victory and likewise being Italian.

Converse of the satan, this Hearth and Ice model of the Colnago V3RS was designed by Tadej Pocajar.

Colnago V3RS Fire and Ice

Staying with the sub-zero theme, that is the Colnago C64 Disc Italia Frozen Version. That frosted impact is a particular Ceramic Pace chain remedy, a no-doubt-very-expensive various to your bathroom customary lube.

Colnago C64 Disc Italia Frozen Edition

I assumed it was aesthetic. My remark to that impact drew most derision from the man manning the stand.

Lastly the Colnago V3RS Capsule Assortment – Yellow Jersey Version. It was described on the plaque as being “the brand new reference for probably the most excessive {custom} constructed sector”. Let’s ignore that that doesn’t imply something, or truly make sense. As an alternative we’ll reference the intense worth: yours *from* £12,500…

Colnago V3RS Capsule Collection Yellow Jersey Edition

Oop. Fast Ribble alert. Take a look at the entrance forks on that yellow one. Ribble bucking the development by specializing in aero bikes over gravel at this yr’s present.

Ribble Aero road bikes

In the meantime on the BMC stand, I’m shocked they let this bike into the present. It should be a type of flat bar, full suspension gravel bikes that everybody’s speaking about.

BMC mountain bike

That man with the shiny arm is BMC’s high man…(nequin).


The yellow bike is the BMC URS LT. Which undoubtedly shouldn’t be pronounced arse.

BMC URS LT front suspension

It has entrance suspension constructed into the pinnacle tube, managed by that dial:

BMC URS LT front suspension dial

The black thingummy on the high of the seat stays is in reality ‘minimalist rear suspension’, which affords 10mm of journey and 10 models of consolation on your rear finish. The fats and never un-knobbly tires assist cushion the trip additional.

BMC URS LT rear suspension

Elsewhere within the present, on the SRAM stand, that they had the identical bike with a correct suspension fork on the entrance. Far be it from me to counsel that if the bike had flat deal with bars, it is likely to be described as a, whisper it, mntn bike.

Toot! The Specialised stand.

Specialized stand Rouleur Live

Is that our first sighting of motorbike baggage as artwork? I feel it is likely to be. Look out for extra later on this submit.

That is the Specialised Crux. Which I like loads.

Specialized Crux

The fellows on the stand spent quarter-hour telling me it was a cyclo-cross bike. I do some comply with up analysis on t’interweb and the corporate calls it a gravel bike. It’s one or t’different or each.

The black bike and the ‘weapon’ on the high of my first Specialised picture above are each Cruxs.

I significantly just like the good gray and gold color scheme. Sure I’m ready to make use of the time period weapon. No I’m not ready to say ‘colourway’.

Speaking of colourways, *this* is a really cool bike:

Specialized Diverge retro colour scheme

It’s the custom-painted Specialist Diverge that Ian Boswell rode within the latest 2021 Gravel Unbound race. Or at the least a duplicate of it.

In truth the retro ivory and turquoise color scheme was impressed by one other bike on the present, a Specialised Rock Combo (although fairly the way it impressed the turquoise after I can’t see any of it on the older bike):

Specialized Rock Combo 1989

Launched in 1989, with dropped handlebars and 26″ wheels, the Rock Combo was (in accordance with the plaque) offered as an ‘on/off-road bicycle’. Or to make use of a time period you’ll have heard earlier than, gravel bike.

Properly carried out Specialised. Ten factors to Gryffindor.

Swift Carbon. An organization named with the hope that their bikes would stay as much as the moniker.

Swift Carbon bikes

I forgot to make an observation of the fashions I captured on (digital) movie. I feel the one on the high/again is an Ultravox (aah, Vienna) and the sparkly purple one in entrance is a Racevox.

This one is unquestionably a Swift Carbon Racevox as a result of I took a photograph of the plaque (additionally it says the identify on the seat tube):

Swift Carbon Racevox

That includes the white, crimson and inexperienced of Portugal, the particular livery is to mark that its rider, Jose Neves, is reigning Portuguese nationwide street race champion. Which is sweet.

The Titici Vento purports to have patented plate absorber know-how.

Titici Vento

Which in English interprets to an extremely slim and flat high tube. It’s a placing trying bike. The highest tube reduces to a waffer skinny 8mm the place it joins the seat tube.

This bike is the Shand Drift:

Shand Drift

Which was simpler to {photograph} than seize in a video. It appeared each customer to the present needed to stroll via this specific shot. Notable VeloTuber working right here people.

I just like the funky single chainring. If anybody is aware of what it’s, let me know within the feedback. I’m fairly positive the cranks are Cane Creek. None of it matches the inventory bike elements listed on that piece of paper on the backside. Shandolous behaviour. Ahem.

We convey you a short interlude from all of the bikes to indicate you plenty of helmets. In a submit written by a helmet.

Kask helmets

Abus helmets

No we haven’t returned to the BMC stand. This BMC Aero Highway bike is definitely a slightly costly placeholder for the wheels.

DT Swiss wheels

For that is the DT Swiss stand and now we’re into the part of Rouleur Stay that includes high finish elements hooked up to excessive finish bikes.

Each excessive finish bike wants a spectacularly-pricey drivetrain and Shimano had been available to offer us with a wallet-cratering possibility, within the type of the newest technology 12 velocity Dura-Ace R9200.

Dura Ace R9200 chainset

This chart exhibits Dura-Ace via the ages.

Shimano Dura Ace chart

Woah, the brand new one is a Rod Hull of loads greater:

Shimano Dura Ace R9200 rear derailleur

Oh that’s a detailed up.

To not be outdone, Campagnolo additionally had a stand.

Or truly they had been outdone. They didn’t actually appear to be exhibiting something particularly off. Even Pogacar’s Yellow jersey group bike was overshadowed by the particular version Tour de France Colnago we’ve already seen.

Colnago Tour de France bike

Fizik did a greater job, with the Canyon Aeroad belonging to skilled Emma Norsgaard on show.

Canyon Aeroad Emma Norsgaard

If she rode an aero street bike like that within the latest Girls’s Paris-Roubaix, which the picture appears to counsel, that’s fairly an advert for the consolation of Fizik’s saddles.

Cervelo stand was busy as regular. I don’t know why. It was like this final time I visited. Possibly it’s the proximity to pure gentle coming via the close by home windows.

Cervelo stand Rouleur Live 2021

Or possibly the proximity to the contents of Wout Van Aert’s storage.

We cyclists are a wierd bunch. Most of us have a street bike in our storage that’s lower than clear. We salivate over shiny top quality velocipedes, glowing beneath the present spotlights. We venerate a motorcycle nonetheless lined in northern French cow shit.

Pinarello Dogma F Gianni Moscon

This soiled Pinarello, which isn’t a intercourse act, was ridden by Gianni Moscon in his valiant latest Paris-Roubaix try. Whence clear, I’m fairly positive it’s a Dogma F.

Onto a motorcycle that’s not for using within the rain.

Hope track bike

Having launched the Staff GB monitor bike for the Tokyo Olympics on the Rouleur occasion in 2019, Hope had been again, this time making one stay. This chap is laying up a brand new carbon body in certainly one of their frankly very lovely moulds. I’d hazard a guess that that is the costliest bike on the present. They’re on sale to most people. Hope hasn’t offered one but.

Again to barely extra attainable bikes. It is a slightly beautiful titanium affair from Passoni. Grrr.

Passoni titanium road bike

This one from Genesis, regardless of the eye-catching paint job and the mahoosive deep part wheels is, I feel, there to indicate off the Vittoria Corsa tyres.

Genesis with Vittoria Corsa tyres

Good however not precisely the very first thing your eye is drawn to. However then I don’t have a fetish for rubber. Your mileage might differ.

Each cycle present wants a motorcycle made out of a tree. Not wishing to disenchanted, right here we’ve a wooden-framed bike from Twmpa cycles. I don’t know the best way to pronounce that identify.

Twmpa wooden gravel bike

And no, your eyes don’t deceive you. It’s one other street bike, or presumably gravel bike, with a entrance suspension fork.

Now if I used to be making a entrance fork out of wooden, I’d go along with English Yew, the stuff we used to make lengthy bows out of. Very flexible. I’ll e mail them.

Along with a development of exhibiting costly bikes with mud nonetheless on them, there was much more of a development of exhibiting bikes with baggage on.

Which it seems I’m massively in favour of.

Willier bike with bike luggage

I’ve not too long ago developed a fetish for properly designed sacs du velo. As no Frenchman calls them.

Take a look at this undersaddle unhealthy boy.

Fara Cycling F/AR

This adventurous steed is an F/AR from Fara Biking, primarily based in Norway. The AR stands for All-road, and the specially-designed baggage come provided with the bike. Now, I’ve appeared on the web site, I very coronary heart and really need this bike.

Fara additionally does a street bike, the F/RD, and a gravel variant, the F/GR. Fara does appear to love a pleasant ahead slash.

Whmpa, there’s that Twmpa bike once more. And as that is the devoted gravel bike room, we are able to affirm that the Twmpa is a gravel bike. No suspension fork on this one although.

Gravel bikes at Rouleur Live

A bit extra bike baggage porn slides into shot and … WTF is that?

Skis on a gravel bike

Which clown thought attaching skis to a motorcycle was a good suggestion?

And right here, from Ribble, what I feel is the Gravel SL. If you completely positively can’t have sufficient luggarge mounts in your bicycle.

Ribble Gravel SL

Italian bike corporations have a tendency *not* to be under-represented at Rouleur Stay. We’ve had eyefuls of Colnago. So the place, you ask, are are Cinelli. Right here, I say, exhibiting you some photographs.

Cinelli road bike

Cinelli retro track bike

Columbus steel frame

I feel the avant-garde monitor bike and the gold-coloured Columbus metal body had been each Cinellis, however this bike leaves us in little doubt as to its maker. The successful bike within the U23 street race world championships.

Cinelli U23 world champion road bike

To not be outdone on the ‘being an Italian bike firm’ entrance, Bianchi had been additionally there to indicate off their celeste-ial wares.

Bianchi road bike

Which brings us to the Wahoo part. The place I’m in peril a little bit of a fan boy. Not splendid while you’re making an attempt to publish considerably neutral bike tech movies.

These pictures are fascinating, sure fascinating, as a result of they present two, rely ’em, new Wahoo merchandise.

Wahoo Kickr Rollr


First the Kickr Rollr. No letter ‘e’ within the identify and likewise no must take away the again wheel out of your bike whence indoor coaching. The big bracket on the entrance retains the entrance wheel, and the bike, from toppling over.

Second, these Speedplay pedals are the lesser-spotted-and-still-to-be-released energy meter variant. Which I’ve been ready all my life for.

Speedplay power meter pedals

Returning to Wah-products you should buy proper now, right here’s a Kickr good indoor coach together with the Climb gradient simulation thingummy.

Wahoo Kickr trainer and climb

And each are hooked up to the tremendous gentle Specialised Aethos. Which counts as one other bike for the video.

It’s much less clear that the Wahoo Kickr good bike counts in the direction of the entire. However no matter, I received to trip on it. And now I needs one. For the lounge.

Wahoo Kickr Bike

Right here concludes my Rouleur velo bling-athon. I might let you know what number of bikes we’ve simply drooled over however I couldn’t be arsed to rely them. Let’s say… 68 (okay, I did attempt to rely them).

When you like good bikes, or only a fast soiled Pinarello, please do let me know within the feedback beneath. Laters!

Monty - Sportive Cyclist
Monty is an enthusiastic street bicycle owner with solely reasonable expertise. He began Sportive Bicycle owner in 2013 to report the journey to his first 100 mile trip, the RideLondon 100. Over time the weblog has expanded to incorporate coaching recommendation, gear opinions and street biking tales, all from the attitude of a not-very-fit MAMIL. Because you’re right here, Monty would additionally such as you to take a look at his YouTube channel. Additionally, Monty actually must cease referring to himself within the third particular person.

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