WyndyMilla has announced an update to the Massive Attack, its all-round road race bike.
The British custom bike brand is perhaps best known for its jazzy paint jobs and design collaboration with 2004 Paris-Roubaix winner Magnus Backstedt. Its bikes are individually handmade in Venice, Italy, to completely custom geometry and specification, then painted and built at its design headquarters in the Surrey Hills, just outside of London.
The update to the Massive Attack frameset brings a more modern design approach, with all of the key features that are currently so ubiquitous on performance road bikes. The new Massive Attack aims to be stiff, lightweight, more aero and more comfortable.
2020 WyndyMilla Massive Attack
- Handmade, tube-to-tube carbon construction
- Made-to-measure geometry and fit
- Updated tubing, with Kammtail shapes in key areas
- Available in rim or disc brake
- Bespoke paint options
- RRP: £4,000 (rim brake) / £4,200 (disc brake)
The down tube, seat tube and seatpost now all use Kammtail tube shapes (first seen on the Trek Speed Concept back in 2009, and since becoming practically an industry standard), and yes, it’s dropped the seatstays.
The D-shaped seat tube and seatpost, in particular, are claimed to offer better aerodynamic performance and comfort than the round tubes they replace, while the oversized down tube focuses on stiffness and shielding the water bottle cages from the wind.
Furthermore, the Massive Attack frameset has been redesigned to accommodate the modern trend for wider rims and tyres (tyres up to 30mm will now fit on disc brake models). On that note, the frame is available in either rim or disc brake format.
The oversized bottom bracket shell is shaped for maximum pedalling stiffness, and also takes a threaded BSA bottom bracket – hallelujah.
WyndyMilla’s claims of improved, well, everything may be nothing new, but where the brand stands apart from many of its rivals is on its manufacturing and customisation options.
As each bike is made to order, WyndyMilla is able to offer complete customisation not just of parts and paint, but also of geometry and fit – right down to 0.5mm and 0.1 degrees.
This level of individual choice naturally doesn’t come cheap – the Massive Attack costs £4,000 for a rim brake frameset and £4,200 for a disc brake chassis – but WyndyMilla does also offer a lifetime warranty on all of its frames.
The Massive Attack is available now from WyndyMilla website.