Holdsworth's new Elan is a classic road bike with a twist. Compact frame angles, sloping top tube and a short head tube are paired with disk brake functionality to provide the perfect all-rounder, a bike that demands to be ridden with energy and enthusiasm. With double butted steel tubing it's every bit a Holdsworth but with the additional advantage of powerful braking that only disk brakes can offer.
Frameset: No other material offers the feel of steel. It absorbs road shock and lays out a magic carpet over the roughest road surfaces. Built from lightweight double butted Cro-mo tubing and designed for disk brakes the Elan offers a confidence-inspiring ride on any road.
The Elan frameset features a sloping top tube and short head tube typical of 'compact geometry' bikes. Shorter frame tubes save weight and you'll appreciate every saved gram when you're powering up the hills on the Elan. A steep seat tube puts you over the cranks for the easiest pedal stroke while shorter chainstays and a carefully considered front end package deliver agile handling that makes the Elan simply a delight to ride.
As you'd expect from a bike with English brand heritage we've specified a BSA bottom bracket and a slender 27.2mm seat post to complement the Elan's traditional styling. The Elan is finished off with investment cast dropouts and brazed on full-length mudguard mounts so you can enjoy it all year round. Created for disk brakes you'll ride safely in the knowledge that no matter how aggressively you attack the corners that you'll be able to pull up to a stop quickly whatever the weather conditions.
Groupset: Shimano's 105 5800 groupset introduces 11-speed gearing at a new, even lower price point. 105 features all of Shimano's top-level technology and performance, trimmed and trickled down to a seriously competitive price point. Shifting finesse, ergonomics, drivetrain efficiency, and durability is second to none with 105. It provides some serious competition to other brands 11-speed groupsets.
Braking is courtesy of Avid's tried and tested BB5 mechanical disk brackes. There's plenty of power and modulation on tap making the Elan perfect fro riding 365 days of the year, whatever the weather.
Wheelset: Gipiemme are well known for their alloy and carbon fibre race wheels, now they've put their all into creating a practical, value for money 29"/ 700c disc brake wheelset. Built for road and off-road use the Gippemme Roccia is supremely versatile, it'll be equally at home on our touring bikes as it would any of our Gravel Adventure or cyclocross bikes. Disc brake ready and built to last the Roccia is the perfect inexpensive do it all 700c wheelset.
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