From the moment we first unveiled the Arise we were overwhelmed by the response it got. The original concept for the bike was to be a simple low maintenance single speed bike that could be used for commuting through the week, and small adventures.
The Needle is all about balance. In Crit racing you need a bike that has enough stiffness to ensure it reacts to your every input, but with enough ‘give’ to absorb the rougher surfaces of a typical Crit circuit.
Thanks to the wonders of social media, we’ve loved the ability to see how our Arise bikes get transformed by their owners to fit their daily needs, from commuting, doing a school run or even as a weekend CX toy.
Built on a 27.5” rim and using a wider tire produces a wheel with the same outer diameter as a typical 700x28c. This means it’s possible to run bigger knobby mountain bike tires, with all the grip they offer, yet retain the geometry of a CX/gravel bike.
Brand new for 2017, the Tempest Disc brings with it the superior braking performance of disc brakes to our trusted road bike. Although the pro peloton can’t enjoy the benefits of disc brakes at this moment, fortunately us mere mortals can.