Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Rich Boys and Their Biker Toys

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Rich Boys and Their Biker Toys

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Byline: Jasmine Gardner

THE SHOPS It's no coincidence that two of the major chains, Evans and Cycle Surgery, have outlets in Spitalfields, making them neighbours to RBS. But serious cyclists go to the independents. Bespoke Cycling (143-145 Farringdon Rd, EC1, 020 7837 0647, bespokecycling.com) Bespoke offers hypoxic chamber training (from [pounds sterling]100) and metabolic testing (from [pounds sterling]200) on top of bike fittings and custom bike builds ([pounds sterling]2,000-[pounds sterling]10,000) to match your biomechanics.

Mosquito (123 Essex Road, N1, 020 7226 8765, mosquito-bikes.co.uk) As well as custom bike builds ([pounds sterling]3,500-[pounds sterling]7,000) Mosquito has a tailoring service for cycling-specific tweed jackets ([pounds sterling]800).

Condor (49-53 Gray's Inn Road, WC1, 020 7269 6820, condorcycles.com) Condor has a semi-custom service that matches customers to a stock frame that is then built into a complete bike by the design team ([pounds sterling]1,100-[pounds sterling]6,000). …

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