We worked our fingers to the bone to get everything ready in time. It doesn't get any easier, ever, it just gets less panic-enducing with experience.
The positivity from members of the public and from inside the trade and press was almost overwhelming. A touching moment when Monty came to visit the stand on the Friday and was a bit emotional at seeing everything. People travelled the length and bredth of the country to get there -some specifically to see the Condor bikes.
Amongst other things, this is what they saw:
It's stiff, and it's bombproof and it's going to retail for £1199. In a market saturated by carbon, this is just the thing for a racer such as myself who might only ever spend this racing "career" doing Tuesday night chippers. It is aimed squarely at the racers. It's a bike which is only going to get better with age -the more scrapes and dings the better! That said, I did a 75mile open road race on it, and the build pictured is 17lbs on the nose so I'm sure we'll see a few winging their way off the L'Etape next summer.
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Terra-X Disc Proto.
There were 2 of these at the show, mine with cable-operated Tiagra discs and a second on the USE stand with the same finishing kit and wheels but with the prototype USE cable to hydraulic converter, running into the new jewel-like XTR 985 calipers.
The system is and in-line affair which then wraps under the bartape, unlike the Heath Robinson style linkage systems which we've seen up til now.
The frameset will not retail as a disc-specific set up. The demand just isn't there for disc-specific just yet. For now, it'll be disc and canti compatible. Pic from road.cc