Land Rover is announcing a new range of all-terrain cycles at the British International Motor Show that opens today. The cycles, reflecting the ‘go-anywhere’ spirit of the Land Rover brand, have been developed in conjunction with leading British cycle firm, Pashley, the cycles are hand built in England from the highest quality components. Three versions are available from a simple and robust machine to a sophisticated full suspension cycle.
The Land Rover cycle range features strong elements of British engineering and are based on a frame made from Reynolds cro-moly steel tubing. The cycles reflect Land Rover heritage in the silver frame finish with green and black decalling. The range features the highest quality components such as Shimano and Rohloff internal gear sets and ‘Rock Shock’ front forks.
The Full Suspension cycle is the top-of-the-range model. The unique, ‘floating drivetrain’ system separates the suspension and the drivetrain into two separate systems to eliminate unnecessary movement in the suspension making pedalling more efficient. Front suspension is provided by ‘Rock Shock’ forks. Customers can choose between an external SRAM 3 X 9 gear set or a Rohloff fourteen-speed internal hub unit. Front and rear disc brakes provide efficient braking in muddy or wet conditions.
The mid-range Cross Country features higher grade Reynolds tubing in the frame which is also reinforced at crucial stress points. Key to the Cross Country is Shimano seven-speed in hub gear system for easy, rapid and accurate gear changes. First in the range is the Free Ride cycle which is fitted with a single speed drive train and rigid forks for low maintenance. Front and rear V brakes give strong and reliable braking and platform pedals mean that the bike can be ridden in any shoes.
The Land Rover Cycle range will be available in 2001 from Land Rover dealers, specialist cycle shops and other outlets. The Free Ride will cost £299 and the Cross Country £599 while the top-of-the-range Full Suspension will cost £1950.