Sir Chris Hoy has shared a photo of a new disc braked road bike he has been testing on Facebook over the weekend.
We’ve been impressed with the HOY Bikes we’ve tested in the years since Sir Chris Hoy started developing his own bike range, including the £1,000 Sa Calobra 003. And now it looks like there’s a new disc-equipped road bike on its way.
Chris Hoy said: “Sneaky first peek of the upcoming HOY Bikes disc brake road bike. Looking forward to putting it through its paces this weekend!”
We know very little about the bike at the moment. We can tell you it appears to be an aluminium frame with a carbon fibre fork and oversized head tube, with internal cable routing. That suggests the frame is loosely based on the current Sa Calobra, but we don’t know what differences there might be in the tubeset and geometry.
The bike is built up with a Shimano Dura-Ace mechanical groupset and hydraulic disc brakes with Novatec wheels and Conti tyres. And a particularly long stem. More details on the bike when we get them.
Disc brakes on road bikes is a big thing at the moment, with disc brakes gaining popularity with regular cyclists all the time. It’ll be interesting to hear Sir Chris Hoy’s thoughts on disc brakes on road bikes and how he views their impact both on the pro peloton and everyday amateur cyclists.
In other Hoy Bikes news, the brand has revealed on Twitter the Shizuoka urban flat bar bike will get an updated frame with the noticeable change being a switch to internal cable routing.
Here's a sneak peek at one of the new 2016 Shizuokas that will be launching later this year... pic.twitter.com/Re6xhx7qot
— HOY Bikes (@HOYbikes) September 1, 2015
David has worked on the road.cc tech team since July 2012. Previously he was editor of Bikemagic.com and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds.