Rob Hayles links up with Onix Bikes

On board as chief development and test rider

Former track world champion Rob Hayles has joined Onix Bikes as chief development and test rider.

Hayles, who retired from racing at the end of last season, penned the deal with the Lancashire-based firm after being asked to test the 2012 range by Craig Middleton, who founded the company in 2010. This arrangement has evolved into Hayles taking on the more formal developmental role.

“I’ve always loved testing, developing and engineering. It’s part of who I am.” said Hayles, who worked as a consultant in the industry throughout his career. “I’m excited about the opportunity to help develop and test for such a forward looking British company.”

For 2012, Hayles has put his name to two bikes; the racing focussed Black RH Pro and the sportive-friendly Black RH. For more on the company, visit their website.

Specifications

Onix Black RH Pro

  • Carbon frame
  • BB30 bottom bracket
  • Fully internal cabling
  • Carbon rear dropouts
  • FSA Orbit C40 integrated headset
  • Full carbon Onix F01 fork
  • 930g (1340g with fork) (485mm size)
  • Paintwork: Matt black with matt red and gloss black detailing, individual ‘Rob Hayles’ signature
  • Groupsets: Campagnolo, Shimano and SRAM
  • Wheels and tyres: Packages available with SRAM, Fulcrum, Zipp and Shimano or custom spec Paul Hewitt on Michelin, Continental or Schwalbe tyres
  • Finishing Kit: Seatposts, stems, bars and cages available from; Deda, Onix or Zipp
  • Price: Frameset £1,399.99 with two year worldwide warranty. Available in 48.5, 51, 54 and 57cm sizes

Onix Black RH

  • Carbon frame
  • Taller head tube providing a less aggressive position
  • BB30 bottom bracket
  • Top tube internally cabled
  • Aluminium rear dropouts
  • FSA Orbit C40 integrated headset
  • Full carbon Onix F01 fork
  • 1030g (1,410g with fork) (490mm size)
  • Paintwork: Matt natural carbon with matt blue and gloss detailing , individual ‘Rob Hayles’ signature
  • Groupsets: Campagnolo, Shimano and SRAM
  • Wheels and tyres: Packages available with; SRAM, Fulcrum, Zipp and Shimano or custom spec Paul Hewitt on Michelin,Continental or Schwalbe tyres
  • Finishing Kit: Seatposts, stems, bars and cages available from; Deda, Onix or Zipp
  • Price: Frameset £1,199.99 with two year worldwide warranty. Available in 52, 54, 56 and 59cm sizes

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