HOY Bikes add new track and kids' bikes to range
By Tom Marvin | Monday, December 2, 2013 2.10pm
The HOY Fiorenzuola is a ready to jump straight onto the track Tom Marvin/Future Publishing
Sir Chris Hoy’s brand, HOY Bikes, have unveiled a new adult's track bike — the Fiorenzuola — as well as kids' 650c road and track bikes.
The bikes were launched at the Sir Chris Hoy velodrome in Glasgow on the weekend, and BikeRadar was there for a preview.
For more details of the bikes, browse through our image gallery.
Fiorenzuola track bike
With Hoy’s success on the track, it was only a matter of time before a track bike came out under his name, and the Fiorenzuola is the result.
At £750 the Fiorenzuola, named after the track in Italy where Sir Chris won his first World Cup medal, is aimed at track cyclists just getting into hitting the boards. While the fork will accept a brake, the bike comes brakeless for dedicated track use.
The frame has been designed and tested with Sir Chris, with the bike being strong and stiff enough for Chris to use himself while the geometry is what he would use on the track. Evans are able to supply different stems for the bike to tune the fit. While Hoy may want a very long and low set up, not many others will, so stem lengths range from 100 to 130mm.
Meadowbank kids' track bike
The Meadowbank kids track bike
While the Fiorenzuola may be aimed at adult track riders, Hoy is keen to get as many people cycling, whether that be track or road, and so the brand is bringing out two kids' bikes.
The £450 Meadowbank, named after the track where Hoy first rode on the track, is a 650c track bike aimed at 8-9 year-olds.
With young riders in mind, the Meadowbank is slightly more relaxed than the Fiorenzuola. But Hoy has aimed to create a bike that can be raced, and with its 6061 butted aluminium frame, weight has been reduced.
To aid fit, bars with a lower drop have been fitted as has a lower 44x16 gear more suited to kids’ legs. The carbon bladed fork gives yet more weight saving.
Cammo kids' road bike
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The Cammo 650c road bike
For those looking to get kids onto the road, there’s the £600 Cammo, named after the area where Hoy's first training loops were.
A scaled down Sa Calobra, the Cammo isn’t just a kid's toy. Hoy has used the same 60601 alloy for the frame along with an alloy fork. Shallow drop bars hold the short reach Microshift shifters, while Shimano’s new Claris derailleurs take care of changing through the 2x8 speed gears.
HOY Bikes is a collaboration between Evans Cycles and gold medal winning Olympian Sir Chris Hoy. The range of aluminium bikes is firmly aimed at getting more people into cycling, with the bikes coming in at competitive price points.
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