Capture the nostalgia of old-school cycling in its hay-day with the XDS Sole. A road bike designed in the style of a 1960s racing bike, but with modern components, the Sole is the perfect solution for riders pursuing the old-school racing look. Turn heads sprinting through streets on a sleek steel alloy frame complete with brown leather trims.
The Chromoly (Cr-Mo) steel frame is an alloy that includes chromium and molybdenum with a high tensile strength that is a durable alternative to steel, but also lighter than your standard steel bike. In addition to being stronger and more easily repaired than mild-steel, the Sole is more comfortable for commuters, offering superior dampening to aluminium alloy frames.
A Shimano Claris 16 speed drivetrain, with 2 gears in the front and 8 in the rear, will give you the gear ratio variety you’ll need to power through steep climbs, and race across flats.
Stopping is always reliable with Tektro side pull caliper brakes in the front and rear. Shimano Total Integration (STI) shifters let you engage brakes, and up and downshift in the all-in-one lever unit.
Still the most effective handlebar for racing bikes, the Sole’s drop-bar grips are well suited to the aggressive riding posture you’ll adopt to cut through wind resistance. On the Sole however, you’ll stand apart from other road bike riders with a unique style that features brown leather grips, and brown trims.
Cycle into a bygone era of racing history with the XDS Sole.
Vintage Racing at its Finest
The beautiful racing bicycles of the 1960s have inspired the vintage aesthetic of the XDS Sole, but the modern components keep this bike comfortable and efficient to ride. Look no further than the Sole for a reliable retro-styled bike, without the hassle of buying second hand.
Limited Edition Chromoly Steel Frame
Experience the old-school feeling of dashing down the road on the classic Chromoly Steel Frame. Not only is this steel alloy lighter, more durable and easier to repair than mild-steel, it also offers better dampening than aluminium alloy, making it more comfortable over longer rides and commutes.
Shimano Claris Groupset
Power through steep climbs and sprint through flats like a pro with the Shimano Claris 16 Speed Drivetrain. Shift through 2 front and 8 rear gears with STI (Shimano Total Integration) shifters.
Brown leather is the theme of this vintage bicycle, with old school cool brown saddle, brown 25c tyres, and brown leather drop-bar grips offering superb comfort.
Stop comfortably and smoothly with Tektro Front and Rear Side-Pull Caliper Brakes. These brakes are simply reliable, and easy to maintain.
Alloy Double-Wall Rims
Trust in the excellent strength and reliability of Light Alloy Double-Wall rims. With a thinner tyre at 700C x 25C, you"™ll experience minimal rolling resistance and a more efficient ride on road.
|Frame Sizes||49cm, 51cm, 53cm|
|Handlebar||Zoom Alloy (W:400mm Stem:25.4mm)|
|Stem||Zoom Alloy (28.6mm E:80mm, 17° 25.4mm)|
|Seatpost||Alloy Micro Adjust (27.2 x 350mm)|
|Saddle||Velo VL1356 Steel Rail|
|Pedals||Alloy VP - 365 with Ball Bearing (9/16")|
|Front Brakes||Tektro F Side-Pull Brake (L:31mm P452)|
|Rear Brakes||Tektro R Side-Pull brake (L:14mm P452)|
|Tyres||700C x 25c, F/V|
|Rim||XDS DH-18 (700C 28H F/V CNC)|
|Front Shifter||Alloy Shimano Claris 2400 LIX L 2 Speed|
|Rear Shifter||Alloy Shimano Claris 2400 RIX R 8 Speed|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Claris FD 2400 down pull|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Claris RD 2400 8 Speed Index|
|Chainwheel & Cranks||50 x 34T x 170mm|
|Chain||KMC Z72 3/32" x 110L|
|Bottom Bracket||VP (BC1.37'' x 24T 68mm L: 124.5mm)|
|Front Hub||KT Alloy (14G x 28H M9 x 100 x 108mm 112mm)|
|Rear Hub||KT Alloy (14G x 28H M10 x 130 x 140mm 8/9/10-SP 146mm)|