Complete Bikes 2021
Based around an adaptable steel frame, our Arise range is ready to follow whatever road you point it down. Our simplest bike, this year all models benefit from updated geometry and sliding dropouts. At the same time, size-matched 650b or 700c wheels now also ensure handling is kept consistent for all riders. First in line, the low-maintenance Arise uses a single-speed drivetrain to keep servicing to a minimum. The Arise Geared adds a wide-ratio 9-speed cassette for hillier journeys, while a front platform rack provides a simple way to carry your stuff. Finally, the distance-orientated Arise Tour sports racks, mudguards, and dynamo lights to help it escape far beyond the limits of the city.
A fast bike for all kinds of riding. The Hook might have been designed as a gravel racer, but that doesn’t stop it also being a perfect tourer, commuter, or even summer-season cyclocross bike. True to the original formula, the standard Hook provides a smooth steel frame designed to fit 700c wheels and tyres. Pushing the limits of what you can tackle, the radical EXT models use robust and nimble 650b wheels. Available in steel and carbon, both offer uprated strength and manoeuvrability. New for this year, the titanium Hook EXT Ti frameset also now provides the freedom to build your own bike from the ground up.
From niche to almost mainstream. Our 650b Audax bike taught the world the joys of fat-tyre touring. Fast on tarmac, smooth over broken ground, its broad WTB Horizon tyres contain enough air to carry you and your kit comfortably above a range of surfaces. Available in steel and aluminium versions, both sport multiple mounts across the frame and fork allowing you to configure your luggage however you choose. Clutch derailleurs and thru-axles on both models also ensure they remain unflustered no matter what the road throws up.
A bike for getting out into the world, our Beyond range has pedalled its way to some of the remotest bits of the planet. With size-matched wheels and huge flared bars, the original Beyond proved able to plot a steady course over uncharted terrain. Since joined by the Beyond+ and Beyond+ ADV, the wider tyres and flat-handlebars on these models open up even more previously unrideable routes. Combining design elements from both touring and mountain biking, each remains ready to haul you and your kit to anywhere on the map. Providing early entry to a life of adventure, the Beyond Junior now makes the range accessible to even younger riders.
The Cale mixes our love of getting loose with our abiding desire to explore. The result is an expedition-ready hardtail that’s as happy to rip around a trail centre as it is to cross an entire mountain range. With a sizable dose of front suspension, wide and aggressive 29er tyres make it feel more capable than its competitors. Ready to tear its way into the most remote terrain, triple cage mounts and fixings for a rear rack let it transport your gear to basecamp before heading off to explore the wildest backcountry routes.
Our trophy-winning cyclocross bike. Starting with an accessible aluminium version and finishing with a World Cup-proven carbon model, each Tension bike is built for racing. Easy to keep running through a whole season of muddy competition, all feature durable Sram single-ring drivetrains, hydraulic brakes, and threaded bottom brackets. Sharing the same aggressive geometry, as you move up the rankings the Tension C also gains a carbon chassis. Ridden to multiple Elite level wins by pro rider Gosse van der Meer, the entire range provides high-speed thrills, meaning there’s no reason not to ride each through the summer too. Ensuring all riders achieve the same great results, both the Tension 1 and 2 now feature size-matched wheels - with 650b wheels on sizes xs and s, and 700c wheels on sizes m-xl.
Find the town’s wild side. All our urban bikes are designed for day-in-day-out use with an emphasis on practicality. This year sees two new models. First, the Munroe AL is among our best value machines. Made to get more people moving under their own power, its single-chainring drivetrain and broad tyres provide simplicity and comfort. Mixing wheel sizes for strength and manoeuvrability when carrying heavy loads, the Munroe Cargo adds a detachable front rack with a sizable carry limit.
Explore the city. Big on fun, minimal on maintenance, the Outlaw makes crosstown commutes a joy rather than a chore. Driven by an oil-free Gates carbon belt drive and rolling on big 650b tyres, wide bars and hydraulic disc brakes create a machine capable of multiple tasks. Freeing your shoulders from a backpack, its front rack provides a convenient space for a six-pack of beers or stack of pizzas. Ideal for nipping across town, its WTB Horizon tyres mean it’s always up for cutting across the park or taking the path less travelled.
Classic styling paired with the best modern manners. The timeless Oxbridge Geared will work just as well in a decade as it does now. Based around a simple steel frame, equally robust downtube shifters provide ever-reliable service. Continuing the theme, an easy to maintain single-chainring 9-speed drivetrain is complemented by a wide 11-34t cassette to ease you up the hills. Contemporary features like dual pivot calliper brakes and wide, 28c tyres provide the best bits of modern technology. Long-running sealed hubs and a deep metallic paint job finish a road bike that’s versatile and timeless.