Fashionistas will dig Cannondale's G-Star Raw
By Jez Loftus | Tuesday, June 10, 2008 3.37pm
Cannondale has partnered with G-Star, a hip Amsterdam-based denim brand, to design and develop a limited run of 500 military looking Bad Boy Raws, urban commuters built with Shimano's 8-speed internal hub, Brooks leather saddle and grips, plus ultra-retro Vredestein Moiree brown tyres.
All components get a custom paint job. The Alfine internal hub gear, rims, spokes, brakes and cranks all get the same utilitarian colour.
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The Raw is also high on practicality with Curana mudguards that feature a non-stick surface to ward off dirt. Cables and disc hoses are all internally routed to create a clean look, and a service-free ride. Cannondale's Headshock suspension fork can locked out and the stem's face plate features an integrated high-output LED light.
Rounding off the look is a Brooks B-17 leather saddle and grips. Considering the level of componentry, the cost is a rather reasonable £1,500. What price fashion, eh? Only available in Europe, folks. There's been some talk about a possible US version in 2010, based on the demand already mounting for the 2009 version.
For more information, visit http://gb.cannondale.com/g-star/index.html.
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