If you’re looking for a carbon-framed tri/TT bike for this year’s race season and want to keep it British, have a look at this – the new DRC Limited II TT bike, designed and assembled in Blighty by carbon frame bike brand Dassi.
Launching at this year’s Triathlon Show, it spent two years in development and is being hand built and finished to order in low volumes, aerodynamically designed and fully customisable to its rider. The bike comes complete with an adjustable stem and double adjustment on the saddle, and each buyer will receive a consultation and bespoke fitting, as well the chance to pick their preferred components, paint and decal finishes.
In terms of spec, Dassi says the new DRC Limited II TT bike includes full internal cable routing, Toray 700 carbon frame, is DI2 compatible, has a double seat clamp adjustment, aero integrated brakes and twin bottle cage. Claimed weight is 1,700g for the frame and fork, with an average fully-assembled weight of 7.4kg including pedals.
Prices start at £2,250 and go up beyond £6,500 for full Dura-Ace spec – head to www.dassi.co.uk for more info. If you want to see it up close then come to the Triathlon Show in Surrey this weekend (preview here), where you’ll also be able to meet the new Dassi elite women’s team, which includes Vanessa Raw, Georgie Rutherford and Clare Cunningham.
For our advice on how to adapt to your first tri/TT bike, how often you should train on it and set it up for climbing hills, head here