A blend of British luxury

See the handmade bike at Rouleur Live 2023

When the car brand Aston Martin is mentioned words like luxury, high-end, performance, speed, exclusivity and style come to mind. Since 1913, the British marque has become iconic around the globe for producing some of the most desirable ultra-luxury performance sportscars in the world. Now, in collaboration with titanium bike builders J.Laverack, Aston Martin has brought its innovative designs and luxury experience from the world of high-performance automobiles to road cycling by launching its J. Laverack Aston Martin .R1 – a fully integrated “visually boltless”. custom bike.

Performance and riding experience are at the heart of its design, and it’s not just a bike to look at. The J.Laverack Aston Martin .1R bike is made from 3D printed titanium lugs and sculpted carbon fiber tubes. The two British brands say this ensures a frame that not only provides an exceptional blend of responsiveness and comfort, but also sets new standards of elegance and beauty on two wheels. The smooth union of the lugs and tubes are truly innovative, and the fabric of the carbon fiber spine on display is immaculate, achieving clean lines where the fixings are normally found.

Oliver Laverack, co-founder of J.Laverack Bicycles, says: “Working with the Aston Martin team has unlocked new ideas and innovations, the application of which has created a more advanced bicycle than anything currently available on the market. By working in partnership with Aston Martin we have not only taken our titanium bikes to new heights, we have also unlocked true innovation in the cycling industry, creating a bike with unmatched levels of craftsmanship and performance engineering.

“Each component is designed to be part of the whole and to marry perfectly with the adjacent elements, achieving an unsurpassed degree of integration, which lays the foundation for the boltless design of J.Laverack Aston Martin .1R.”

The bike’s brakes are also fully integrated, using four piston brake calipers compared to two for greater progression and feel through the levers, says J.Laverack. This also allows for no exposed cables throughout the bike, just a clean, aesthetically simple bike, but what lies beneath is an “unparalleled obsession with detail”.

The supercar brand has previously worked in the bicycle industry, but this is a bicycle that has seen its most advanced engineering. Aston Martin founders Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford have a deep-rooted history with cycling themselves and were brought together through bike racing at London’s historic Bath Road Club, so it seemed only a natural collaboration for the manufacturer. of supercars to team up with British bespoke brand J. .Laverack to blend innovation with tradition.

“The Aston Martin J.Laverack .1R is essentially a titanium hypercar on two wheels,” said Marek Reichman, executive vice president and creative director of Aston Martin. “Simple and clever genius is how we have combined engineering advances throughout the bike with a purity of performance design to deliver a viscerally exhilarating riding experience. The result is a distinctive shape, born from tradition and technology and handcrafted using only the most advanced materials, befitting the pedigrees and forward-thinking nature of our two iconic British companies.”

Almost every aspect of the bike has been custom made for the .R1. The C13 saddle was commissioned by Brooks specifically, and the AERA Components Æ | wheels 55 are also unique to the .1R, with 55 mm deep carbon tubeless rims with an internal width of 22 mm. Customers can also choose from three 12-speed groupsets – Shimano Dura-Ace Di2, Campagnolo Super Record Wireless or SRAM RED eTap AXS.

The luxury experience synonymous with Aston Martin does not end with the design of the bike. Upon purchase of one of these bespoke bikes, individuals will be invited to Aston Martin’s headquarters in Gaydon, UK for a full ride with the founders of J.Laverack, giving customers the opportunity to refine their bikes with expert knowledge. The measurements from the fitting are down to fractions of a millimeter, says J.Laverack, with crank lengths specifically made for each rider and the Sphyr stem made with absolute precision through 3D printed titanium.

For complete individuality, customers will also be able to select from a range of colors and trims of Aston Martin cars (bikes and cars that match the row), as well as saddle and handlebar tape. There is also the option to have the carbon fiber left bare to show the beauty of the raw material. The lower pedal cups, brake calipers and brake disc centers also have a customizable ceramic coating, in either bronze or silent black.

When delivered, the bike arrives in an aluminum or carbon case that can double as a travel bike box and includes a matching track pump and custom tool kit.

The J.Laverack Aston Martin .R1 will make its debut at Rouleur Live 2023.

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